Hynes Charter Schools has appointed Leon Mathes as its new Chief Financial Officer. Hynes Charter Schools operates a Lakeview Campus at 990 Harrison Ave. and a new Hynes Charter School at UNO will open in Fall 2019 in a temporary location at 6101 Chatham Dr. Hynes is the highest demand, non-selective admissions elementary school in Orleans Parish.
Hynes Charter School, in partnership with the University of New Orleans (UNO), announced today that they will open a new school for the 2019-20 school year. The name of the school will be Hynes Charter School-UNO.
Hynes Charter School-UNO will initially open with approximately 75 Kindergarten students and eventually grow to a full Kindergarten-8thgrade charter school focused on a well-rounded, core curriculum with a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) focus. The school will also offer a French Immersion program. Hynes Charter School-UNO will replicate the current Hynes curriculum, core values, and framework.
Morris Jeff Authorized by International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization to Offer IB Diploma Programme
Morris Jeff Community School is proud to announce that it has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the globally recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11-12, said Morris Jeff Head of School, Patricia Perkins.
“This recognition completes our goal of becoming a fully authorized IB school,” said Principal Perkins. “After years of hard work to get here, we can now say we are the only authorized PK-12 International Baccalaureate school in Louisiana. We are so excited to expand our unique program and continue the high-quality level of global learning we are known for. Our students can now graduate with a full IB Diploma, which is highly respected by leading universities across the globe, giving our students an edge in college admissions.”
Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School “Baby Ben” will hold its 2018 Open House for prospective students on grades K-8 on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7pm at its Lower Elementary Campus at 6101 Chatham Drive.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary is an open-enrollment, high performing K-8 school with a focus on math and science, open to any student in Orleans Parish. Baby Ben consists of two campuses located at 1116 Jefferson Avenue (currently being renovated and located in a temporary campus at 6101 Chatham Drive) for grades K through 5 and 401 Nashville Avenue for grades 6 through 8 in Uptown New Orleans.
International School of Louisiana (ISL) invites prospective families to tour its campuses and/or attend an Open House to learn about ISL’s unique experience and language immersion programming. ISL is open to any resident living in the state of Louisiana.
A New Orleans-based law firm is launching a call-billing app that will allow users to track the time and duration of client phone calls with precise billing statements.
The Acadiana Law Firm, LLC, operated by New Orleans attorney Thomas Ainsworth Robichaux, is rolling out Talk-Time, an app which allows users to designate their native mobile phone contacts as clients. It will then track all calls, texts and emails to or from that client with date, time duration, and other data central to those who track by hourly rates.
“At billing time, the user can export the data via email attachment or directly to other compatible apps,” said Robichaux,” and event make manual notes for each entry.”
While there are other time management and billing apps out there, this is the only one that tracks the data in real time, said Robichaux. The app is initially only usable for Android phones.
Louisiana far ahead of others in documenting the sad truth: Childcare unaffordable for most working parents
The national Child Care Aware organization released its annual review of child care costs across the country and confirmed what families in Louisiana already knew: The costs of early care for children aged 0 to 4 years can exceed 27 percent of household incomes for working, single parent families and cost $9000 a year per child for any household.
In Louisiana, single parents pay 37.9 percent of their income for infant center care while married parents of two children living at the poverty line pay 47.4 percent of their household income for center-based child care. The cost of infant care in Louisiana is nearly the same as the annual cost of college tuition at a four-year college, coming in at $7540 per year, according to Child Care Aware.
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS), the only arts-integrated charter school in Jefferson Parish, invites prospective students, along with their families, to attend an Open House for Grades Kindergarten-9th on Saturday, November 10 from Noon to 2pm at the Kate Middleton Campus, located at 1407 Virgil St., in Gretna, LA.
Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the school. There will be a STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) Table activity where prospective students may draw patterns and textures they see in nature. The afternoon will feature presentations from school administrators, staff teaching artists, and a performance from the renowned YACS Jazz Ensemble.
New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School “Sci High” will hold an Open House for parents and prospective students on Thursday, November 8 from 5:00-7:00p.m. at its campus at 5625 Loyola Ave. in Uptown New Orleans.
Parents and students are invited to learn more about Sci High, tour the campus and meet the faculty and staff.
“Sci High” is the highest performing open-enrollment science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) school in the state. Sci High offers students cutting-edge and industry-focused STEM electives. Sci High was given the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation’s Class Nobel School of Distinction Award for its academic efforts.
Young Audiences selected for $2.3M funding for arts education in partnership with Jeff Parish public schools
Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) is pleased to announce that they have been selected to receive funding through the United States Department of Education’s (DOE) Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants Competition (AAEDD). YALA is the local affiliate of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network (YA Network), a national organization committed to inspiring young people and expanding their learning through the arts.
YA Network affiliates YALA, ArtsNow Learning (ArtsNow), and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), have each been awarded more than US$2.25 million in funding over four years to advance pioneering projects in the arts integration field. These winning initiatives represent three out of only 22 AAEDD grants awarded for FY18, culled from more than 90 applications.