The Weekly What: Friday, September the 13th, 2019

September 16th, 2019


The Weekly What:
Friday, September the 13th, 2019

Happy Friday! We’ve got a lot to share with you this week, so make sure you read carefully. If you’d like to get involved with New Harmony’s Community Engagement & Career Exploration Program, please read below carefully. 

A Message about Family Engagement
to NHH Parents from our
Parent Board Member

Any parent or guardian who is interested in being involved in or would like to have more information on the Parent Engagement Committee please email

Great to see you all tonight. This evening’s Back to School Night made me even more excited about the school and what it is and will do!  The teachers and staff are wonderful and full of everything necessary to make New Harmony a premier school in our community! I left the school tonight smiling and so did my Maxine! 

Hot Off the Press!

New Harmony was featured in the New Orleans online community news organizer Mid-City Messenger this week. You can read the full article here

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

Community Contributors

This week, our two sophomore student ambassadors volunteered at Waldorf’s Tour & Tea event. Here, they discussed their experiences at New Harmony with prospective New Harmony students. Thanks for helping us spread our mission, y’all! 

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Grammy Museum Career Pathways Program
Music Technology Training – FREE!!!

The GRAMMY Museum, in partnership with Best Buy, is pleased to bring a new program that is free for high school students and allows for longer participation in multiple career tracks.

GRAMMY Museum/Best Buy Career Pathways Program is a school year-long program that covers all areas of music technology. There will be three major career tracks taught over the next 9 months: video production and motion graphics, electronic music production, and audio engineering. 3 months will be dedicated to one of those three tracks. Participants will have the option of registering for 1, 2, or all 3 of the music technology tracks. Students will engage in these music technology tracks while also walking away with skills that can be transferable to careers in or outside of music. A portion of your training will also include soft skills such as resume building, networking sessions, and teamwork. 

Click here for the flyer.

Please register online here

Or call 504.596.2565, or email

Getting to Know Our Advisories:
Kat, 9th grade

This week we’re giving a round of applause to Kat’s 9th-grade advisory. They’re friendly, fun, and fabulous! Check out what Kat and her advisee’s had to say.

“Advisory is my favorite time of the day, especially when we go on a mini-adventure out of the building. Each of my students brings their own unique form of creativity, energy, and thoughtfulness to our little community. I am excited to watch them grow and evolve over the next few years!” -Kat

“I love that we get to leave campus as an advisory on Tuesday’s. It makes Kat’s advisory unique and it’s super generous of Kat. Recently we’ve gone to Pandora’s and Cafe Du Monde.”-Isabella

“I like that every day we have a schedule. We have off-campus days, journal days, game days, circle days, and current event days.” – Amyree

“I love the people in my advisory. We’re very open, especially during circle and she lets us be us.”  -Qwontrell and JaRon

What We’re Reading

Jeff’s 9th-grade Humanities class began their book clubs this week. Students chose their preferred book and will gather in class to discuss the themes and do literary analyses. You can read along with us too! See our reading list below…
  • Persepolis 
  • American Born Chinese
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • Skin I’m in
  • Catcher in the Rye 
  • Long Way Down
  • House on Mango Street


Autumn Maison (2023)

What is something you do well?

I like to draw, recently I’ve been working on human anatomy. Not the whole body but bits of the body, for example, I’ve been taking pictures of my teeth and drawing them lately.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

In Fernando’s Environmental Science class I learned about different types of biases in scientific research.

What is a misconception people have about you?

Everyone says I’m mean before they know me, but I’m really not!

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

I’d like to move to Japan because I started learning Japanese and studying Japanese culture.

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

Currently, my friends, they’re always keeping me happy, especially Phoenix.

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

I don’t know, I don’t think I’d do anything differently. I’m pretty open and don’t really care what people think.

What do you like about New Harmony?


Some of Autumn’s recent anatomy drawings. 

Happy Friday the 13th and Happy full moon!


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