The Weekly What: Friday, October the 18th, 2019

October 24th, 2019

The Weekly What:
Friday, October the 18th, 2019

Open House

Our next Open House for prospective New Harmony families or anyone interested in learning more about our community is on Wednesday, November the 6th from 4:30-6:30pm at 3368 Esplanade Ave. We hope to see you there! 

Shadow Days and Events for
Prospective NHH Families

The One App opens in just a little over a month! Mark your calendars for Friday, November the 22nd to complete your application and join us for the 2020-21 school year. Although the year has just begun, we’re already getting geared up for the NHH class of 2024 as well as students joining existing classes. We’d love to have your student join us for a shadow day, come to an event at your students’ school and chat with current 8th graders, or answer any questions you may have about joining our community. For all inquires please contact our recruitment leader, Hope, by clicking the button below. You can also schedule your shadow day by clicking the “Shadow at NHH”. We hope to hear from you soon!

Shadow at NHH

Upcoming Opportunities

Last Call for the Bayou

Filmaker Dominic Gill captures the lives, livelihoods, and cultures facing extinction along with this precious ecosystem (and the city of New Orleans that it protects) in Last Call For the Bayou. Come see the five stories this series intimately follows: from a local fisherman, to a biological scientist, to the Native American people of the United Houma Nation who call the wetlands home.

Where: Tubi Theatre at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130
When: Monday, October 21st fro 6:30-8pm

More information here

New Harmony partners with NOCCA!

 NOCCA Audition Information Session

Is Your Student Interested In Learning More About The NOCCA Audition Process?
NOCCA invites parents to register their students for the Audition Information Session scheduled for Saturday, November 2. 

Audition Information Sessions are not required to apply to NOCCA. They provide students the opportunity to learn directly from NOCCA Arts faculty about the audition expectations and requirements. This event is not the formal student audition, but is a FREE resource for students considering applying and auditioning for NOCCA’s programs. 

Click here for more info

It is that time!

-Have your student apply to NOCCA-

Click Here To Begin Your Online Application

Click Here For Arts Requirements

What We’re Reading

Humanities II began reading Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” on Tuesday and will be talking about the historical context for and implications of the work over the next few weeks. We will discuss how the book addresses themes of power, privilege, race, gender, and colonialism, and will continue to discuss how our own perspectives, experiences and relationships shape our personal narratives.

The Robottom Foundation
Founders Day Gala

The Robottom Foundation raised support from donors to sponsor students so that they could attend the annual gala. A close friend of New Harmony, Angel, took our students this year.

“Dedicated to the education of five through seventeen-year-olds, the intention of The Foundation is to expose and educate this age group to fitness, health, nutrition, and wellness.”

Below are some fun photos of New Harmony students living it up at the event last weekend!

Community Engagement &
Career Exploration Program:

New Harmony’s Community Engagement & Career Exploration (CECE) Program is a major pillar of our students’ academic experience. The program offers students an opportunity to build relationships with people and organizations in our community in order to gain exposure to careers across various sectors. Through this explorative process, students will receive knowledge and develop skills that are essential for a fruitful, healthy and successful life.
For more information please visit our involvement page on our website here

Click Here to Get Involved


Jack, Class of 2022

What is something you do well?

I adapt well, it’s something I’ve always worked on doing. I always try and find someone I can connect with and how I can adjust best.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

With internships, today I learned about looking for opportunities that may not be aligned with my interests but could still benefit what I’d like to do in the future. For example, I’m interested in working with animals and know that the field requires serious skills in responsibility.

What is a misconception people have about you?

A lot of people see me as very academic and naturally good at school, but I’ve actually experienced a lot of anxiety issues that make school challenging. I often struggle with not getting too overwhelmed because of my anxiety.

What is the biggest dream you have for yourself that you do not often say aloud?

I want to reach a point where my ego doesn’t get in the way of my view of the world, I think it’s a lifelong struggle but a dream to not be affected by how something impacts just me and my own life.

Who has had a positive influence on your life so far and why?

My friends. Finding friends that I’ve really connected with has always helped me feel more confident and less out of place. My friends have helped shape my understanding of what kind of person I want to be.

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? 

I would probably get more openly honest. I often see social issues or people doing things that I don’t morally agree with, and I want to confront them but obviously it’s not always my place and it will likely be taken as a negative thing and cause more conflict.

What do you like about New Harmony?

There’s a lot I like about this school. I really like the teachers. They have a lot of hope, aspirations, and dreams that they all have a shared understanding of and a lot of youthful energy that makes them less intimidating and really energetic in their dedication to my interests.

Enjoy your weekend!

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