Certified teachers are invited to join the New Orleans charter school movement at the 8th annual New Orleans Charter Schools Teacher Fair, Saturday, March 22,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hynes Charter School Gym, 990 Harrison Ave.
“Full and part-time positions are available for certified teachers and those who will be certified by May, 2014,” said Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools President Alexina Medley.
Interested teachers are encouraged to register online at www.eastbankcollaborative.com by March 16. Candidates who pre-register by March 16 will have exclusive access to hiring schools for the first hour of the event, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., but are required to bring a copy of their Event Brite ticket for early admission. Additionally, pre-registrants will have the option to have their resumes posted for all charter school leaders to review on the ECCS website.
Event includes post race party with Mini Zumba and Yoga classes, nutrition advice, and kid’s activities including face painting, unicycle races, Chinese yo-yo competitions, and circus arts juggling workshops
International School of Louisiana Hosts 5k Spring Shuffle and 1 Mile Family Fun Run
Saturday, March 15
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am - 1 mile; 8:30 am - 5k
LaSalle Park (next to Zephyr’s Field)
6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
Learn about health & wellness, enjoy an international experience and support a great cause with ISL’s 5k Spring Shuffle. Proceeds from this event help underwrite the International School of Louisiana's Physical Education and food services programs.
Louisiana Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, will open enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year on March 3rd and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state, beginning March 5.
“The good news is that we expect to have additional student seats, scattered across all grades, which will be open for the coming academic year,” said Board President Wade Henderson. “Since we already have a waiting list, we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”
Enrollment topped 1,200 students at Louisiana Connections Academy for the 2013-2014 year and is expected to expand by another 600 K-12 students for the coming academic year. Parents can enroll their child online at:
“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.”
How did you become involved with this charter school?
With four kids myself and intentionally living in an under-resourced neighborhood for the past twelve years, education has been an important issue for me, my family and my neighbors. A few years after the storm a
grassroots effort began to emerge specifically around the Colton school on St. Claude and the future use of the building. Before long I had joined with other parents to champion the effort to create a school in which the hallways reflected the diversity of the sidewalks of the surrounding community, where parental and community involvement was valued and where an environment could be created that would produce well-educated kids through project-based learning who had a deep care for social justice issues. Little did we know that our hundreds of hours of meetings over several years would result in the birth of Homer A. Plessy Community School.
Why did you say 'yes' when asked to serve?
As a Christian, I believe that God is at work redeeming and restoring all things, including people, families and communities and that a major part of the restoration of our community was seeing the education system redeemed. It was also a very personal decision to serve. Beyond having kids myself who needed a school, I was sick of seeing so many young men from my neighborhood, who I had come to love, die in the streets and young women become pregnant and struggle to finish school. With the great academic disparities that existed between youth from my neighborhood and their counterparts at high-performing schools in other neighborhoods, I wanted to be a part of the solution that would help level the academic playing field and provide opportunities to break generational cycles of poverty.
WHAT: As part of Einstein Charter Schools’ No Place For Hate anti-bullying campaign, the school will host a “No One Eats Alone” Day designed to build student relationships and prevent bullying. As well, Einstein Charter School Extension will hold a production of “TET: Celebrating the Year of the Horse.”
Einstein Extension TET Celebration
Friday, February 14 10:00am
Einstein Charter Extension
5316 Michoud Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70129
Einstein Charter Schools’ No One Eats Alone
Friday, February 14 12:00pm
Einstein Charter School
5100 Cannes St, New Orleans, LA 70129
Einstein Charter Schools are ‘No Place for Hate’ and the schools empower this anti bullying campaign that the whole school community engages in to tackle prejudice, bullying and intergroup conflict. The day will include a TET New Years celebration that will feature Dancing Dragons and traditional dress, song, and dance. Followed by the "No One Eats Alone" anti bullying campaign which will feature activities, lunch, and structured games designed to reduce bullying.
CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JESSE JACKSON, FORMER MAYOR MARC MORIAL/URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT TO JOIN FORMER COUNCILMAN ARNIE FIELKOW/NBRPA, HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS IN BASKETBALL CLINIC AT OLIVER BUSH PLAYGROUND THIS SATURDAY
WHEN: SAT., FEB. 15
TIME: Event begins at Noon 3 P.M. PRESS EVENT FEATURING JACKSON, MORIAL, FIELKOW, GLOBETROTTERS TO KICK OFF BASKETBALL CLINIC WITH THE KIDS
WHERE: OLIVER BUSH PLAYGROUND, 2500 Caffin Ave. in Lower 9th Ward
Behind the Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association, to volunteer at Young Audiences Charter on Thursday
NBA All Star Week at Young Audiences Charter School:
Volunteers from Behind the Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association,
to visit Young Audiences Charter School on Thursday, Feb. 13
Volunteers from BTB, Chevron and wives of the New Orleans Pelicans players
to paint mural in school gym; YACS Creative Learners to perform
As part of the NBA All Star Week, volunteers from the Behind the Bench, Chevron and wives of the New Orleans Pelicans players will visit Young Audiences Charter School to help students paint a mural in the gym as part of their “Community Day.”
Thursday, February 13, 1-3pm Schedule below.
1:00 | National Basketball Wives Association and members arrive with representatives from Chevron
1:00 - 1:10 | Welcome in Parent Engagement Center
1:10 – 2:30 | Forty NBWA and Chevron volunteers will split into groups to work on a gym mural with artist Lamar Pierre and YACS Creative Learners and tour the school
2:30 - 2:40 | Mural “unveiling,” and photos
2:40 - 3:00 | Performance by the Young Audiences Charter School Creative Learners with singing, dancing and drum corps
Young Audiences Charter School, 1407 Virgil St., Gretna, LA
Behind the Bench, The National Basketball Wives Association, has chosen Young Audiences Charter School to visit as part of their Community Day, a part of the NBA All-Star Week.
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, will be hosting a free community celebration, youth summit and youth basketball clinic at Oliver Bush Playground in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans on February 15, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m. as part of its NBA All-Star Weekend activities. Supported by the global law firm Dentons, this very special philanthropic event is collaboration between the NBRPA, National Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL), National Urban League, Dillard University, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans City Council offices of James A. Gray and Stacy Head.
Details for this very special event are as follows:
WHO: More than 20 former NBA/ABA players, including Thurl Bailey (Utah Jazz), Rick Barry (Golden State Warriors), Otis Birdsong (New Jersey Nets), Willie Burton (Miami Heat), Harvey Catchings (Philadelphia 76ers/Milwaukee Bucks), Dwight Davis (Cleveland Cavaliers/Golden State Warriors), Bob Elliott (New Jersey Nets), Steve Hayes (Cleveland Cavaliers), Spencer Haywood (Seattle Supersonics/Los Angeles Lakers), La Rue Martin Jr. (Portland Trailblazers), Johnny Newman (Charlotte Hornets/Milwaukee Bucks), Eldridge Recasner (New Orleans native/Atlanta Hawks), Marvin Roberts (Denver Rockets/Los Angeles Lakers), George Tinsley (Kentucky Colonels/Washington Capitols), Sam Vincent (Chicago Bulls/Orlando Magic), Slick Watts (Xavier University of New Orleans/Seattle Supersonics) and Morlon Wiley (Orlando Magic/Dallas Mavericks)
WHAT: Free community lunch from McDonalds followed by a youth summit conducted by Dillard University and youth basketball clinic conducted by the NBRPA, PAL and National Urban League.
WHEN: February 15, 2014. Timing is as follows:
12-2 p.m. Community Celebration with lunch provided by McDonalds
2-3 p.m. Youth Summit conducted by Dillard University
3-4 p.m. Youth basketball clinic conducted by the NBRPA, PAL and National Urban League
WHERE: Oliver Bush Playground (2500 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70117)
International School of Louisiana designated as state-certified Wide World Language Immersion School
The International School of Louisiana is proud to announce its recent designation as a State-Certified World Language Immersion school. The high performing language immersion school has three campuses, two in Orleans and one in Jefferson Parish.
The Louisiana State Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has recognized ISL based on its overall excellence in offering high quality, highly effective world language immersion learning and teaching. ISL was also commended as a school that consistently adheres to guidelines governing time of daily instruction in the immersion language, protects the written and oral forms of the immersion language, employs teachers who possess native-like fluency, offers professional development on best practices for immersion language, and creates written policies that enhance the immersion learning and teaching.
In recognition of their success and dedication to educating the children of Louisiana, the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools awarded Sylvanie Williams College Prep the 2013-2014 Giving Tree Award.