The Weekly What: Friday, September the 20th, 2019

September 23rd, 2019

The Weekly What:
Friday, September the 20th, 2019

A Message to Parents From
Our Social Worker

Hey parents/guardians, please take note of two important tasks that need your attention. Below you will find further explanations regarding these tasks. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call our school social worker, Christine at
(504) 228-4303 or via email at
IWES: Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
This is a sex education and mental health curriculum, which will be implemented at NHH for 9th grade studentsstarting October 15th, and ending at the beginning of December. The consent form was passed out to your student, so please ask them if they have a copy or click the link provided to print and sign a copy. You may also scan and email a completed consent form to If you decide that you do not want your student to participate, the form does not need to be returned. If you do want your student participating, this form needs to be completed and turned into the school social worker by Friday, September 27th. 
Please click here to access the IWES form.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
This is a universal behavioral screener that will be administered to all participating students by the school social worker and social work intern on Thursday, September 26th, during advisory. The screener is 25 questions and should only take about 15 minutes to complete. The purpose of this is to help the school social worker further address student needs based on their responses. 
This form should ONLY be returned if the parent/guardian does NOT want their student participating.
Please click here to access the parent letter for more details about the SDQ.

Community Engagement &
Career Exploration Program:
Get Involved Here!

Thank you for your interest in supporting our Community Engagement & Career Exploration Program at New Harmony High School. If you or someone you know are interested engaging in one or more of our Impact activities, please complete this form which will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Once you’ve completed this form, Anthony Burrell, New Harmony’s Community Coordinator, will contact the referenced person or organization.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Click Here to Get Involved

Getting to Know Our Advisories:
Amanda, 10th Grade

Amanda’s 10th-grade advisory is a New Harmony All-Star advisory. Her kids get involved, work in the community, and stay active. Here’s what her and her advisee’s had to say:

“Advisory is my favorite part of the day. It’s a place where everyone actively contributes to create a community; whether that be through food, discussion, or asking questions we are learning skills on how to grow a community together.” – Amanda

“Our advisory is the best advisory because we’re free here. Amanda is the best teacher in the world because she really lets us be us, and she’s herself with us too.” -Mike

“We did circle and group discussions so much last year that I feel like it made us all very comfortable with one another. I can share anything. We’re not focused on being “the best” advisory but rather being our best selves.” – Izzy

“Because we don’t all hang out outside of advisory, Amanda gives us all a platform to come together and connect with one another.” – Vera

“Our advisory is easy going. We can joke and play but we can also be serious. We never have to pretend to be something we’re not or fake a feeling.” – Naje

What We’re Reading

It’s time to start Freshman Projects! Our class of 2023 is beginning their research of this essential question:

“What are the implications or restoration and preservation in New Orleans?”

This cross-curricular project examines questions through multiple lenses and disciplines such as…

  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Social
  • Economic 
  • Identity 
See more info below!


Sincere Davis, Class of 2022

What is something you do well?

I play games, I also code and draw.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

I learned new drawing skills, especially in animation.

What is a misconception people have about you?

People think that I’m lazy because I like to chill and be calm, but I really enjoy my hobbies.

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

I never get scared to say anything! I dream big.

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

My parents, they’re great people they keep me motivated and happy.

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

I’d like to wear what I feel comfortable in, like pyjamas!

What do you like about New Harmony?

It’s a free speech school, I can say what I want without fear. The teachers really hear me and listen, genuinely.

Have a lovely weekend! 


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