The Weekly What: Friday, September the 6th, 2019

September 9th, 2019


The Weekly What:
Friday, September the 6th, 2019

Back to School Night for
NHH Families

This Thursday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30pm
New Harmony High will be having a Back to School Night. Families and students are invited to attend and see what is taking place this year. The event is to allow everyone to:

  • Meet and hear from the founding principal Sunny Summers
  • See the new location
  • Visit classrooms and talk to teachers
  • Meet and connect with the student advisors
  • Hear details about our internship program
  • Complete Free and Reduced Lunch Forms
  • And more!

Once again, we look forward to seeing everyone at the NHH Back to School Night this Thursday at 3368 Esplanade Ave. from 5:30 to 7:30pm!

When: Thursday, September the 12th, 2019 

5:30-6pm – Check-in, complete your Free and Reduced Lunch form (if you haven’t already)
6-7pm – Day in the life of your student
7-7: 30pm -Meet the advisors, tie up any loose ends
Where: New Harmony High, 3368 Esplanade Ave.

Please mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Community Contributors

Students from New Harmony spent the day volunteering with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. We planted 5,000 native marsh grasses (Spartina Alterniflora) as part of a marsh creation project. 

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Chevron Future Leaders Program

Are you looking for an extracurricular program that provides young people with leadership and career development skills in a way that is fun and engaging? Then the Chevron Future Leaders Program(CFL) is for you! CFL provides teens with: College Tours, mentoring with professionals from all walks of life, career exploration, fun socializing opportunities, and so much more!

FREE Best Buy Teen Tech Classes

Getting to Know Our Advisories:
Dina, 10th grade

Meet Dina’s advisory, also known as “Intergalactic Scoobies”. Dina has the largest group of students of any advisor, totalling at 17 kids, as she welcomed two new sophomores this year.  Dina enjoys being an advisor because it feels like a family – a home away from home where they laugh, cry, and break bread together. Here’s what your advisee’s had to say.

“Our advisory is chill. It is a time to relax but also an opportunity to connect with people you don’t usually have classes with or wouldn’t usually make friends with” – Sofia

“Dina’s advisory is calm and mellow. In our advisory, we have a choice to do what we want.” – Leyton

“I love being in Dina’s advisory because I know that she will always support me no matter what. She backs me up when I’m right, she challenges me when I’m wrong, and I know that she’ll never give up on me.” – Jojo

Way to go Dina. We love you! It was also Dina’s birthday this week, make sure to wish her a happy belated. 

What We’re Reading

On Wednesday, everyone in Humanities II selected the texts they will be reading and analyzing for the remainder of the quarter in their weekly book clubs. Each story follows the Hero’s Journey template, whether exactly (as in Homer’s Odyssey) or a little more loosely (like Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and gives NHH students a chance to discuss and apply major themes across genres and time periods, while getting invested in the habit of reading for pleasure. For the next five weeks, we will focus on a different literary device and seek out examples of how each author crafts their tale and develops a hero, while writing our own reflections about the experience. Ask your student which book they’re working on!


Carl, 9th grade

What is something you do well?

Dance and act. My favorite show is “Bring It” on lifetime. It’s about girls showing sportsmanship, and that learning is the most valuable lesson of all.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

You cannot control other peoples actions, only your own.

What is a misconception people have about you?

People think that I’m mean, but I’m definitely not, just outgoing but can be intimidating.

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

I want to be just like Cardi B someday.

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

My Papa (grandpa), he shows me how to be a real man and take care of myself. He doesn’t let me depend on anyone else but myself.

Have a great weekend!

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