On October 16-18 2015 nationally known researchers and scholars will gather in New Orleans at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Airport, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana for Oswald's Summer of Secrets: New Orleans and the JFK Assassination.
The conference will break new ground in unlocking the mysteries of Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities in New Orleans in the summer of 1963 and explore other topics such as David Ferrie, Dr. Mary Sherman, and the Garrison trial, according to organizer Kris Millegan.
Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged. Contact Kris Millegan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Denton ( email@example.com) for more information and or go to http://oswaldconference.com.
Over 80 volunteers from Crossroads Church helped to renovate new Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah Towles Reed
Over the past two weeks, more than 80 volunteers from Crossroads Church, based in Cincinnati, have been helping to renovate the new Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah Towles Reed, 5316 Michoud Blvd in New Orleans East. Set to open for this school year, Crossroads volunteers from all over the country have been hard at work (on their own vacation time) painting, landscaping and replacing ceiling tiles and carpeting in anticipation. The volunteer effort was organized through HandsOn New Orleans.
“We are so thankful to the amazing group from Crosswords Church who have made our school a beautiful place to learn in,” said CEO Shawn Toranto. “The amount of work, effort and sacrifice that these volunteers have shown is priceless and we cannot express our gratitude enough. Our Middle School has become a wonderful academic environment where our children will feel at home.”
As Einstein's third school in New Orleans East, Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah Towles Reed will offer innovative Career and Technical Education programming in addition to traditional college preparatory curriculum. Einstein is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year ( www.einsteincharter.org ).
Judge Michael G. Bagneris (Ret.), who served 20 years as a Civil District Court Judge in Orleans Parish, is the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, honoring his work in advancing civil rights.
Judge Bagneris, 64, will receive the award Wednesday, July 22, Noon (Pacific) at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California, 404 S. Figueroa St. The National Bar Association is holding its 90th Annual Convention.
Louisiana Connections Academy still has open spots available for 2015-16 school year
Louisiana Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every parish of the state, has 500 additional openings for students in grades K-12 for the upcoming school year, said Lead Principal Glenda Jones.
Parents are encouraged to contact the school about enrollment now. Parents can enroll their child online at www.LouisianaConnectionsAcademy.com or call the school at 225-372-8389.
“We are excited to offer openings, but it is also late in the enrollment game. If your child is not happy with their school assignment or if virtual schooling would help your student excel in the 2015-2016 school year, contact us now,” said Principal Jones.
What: Sci High is hosting its annual Summer Internship Showcase. This event is the culmination of the Summer Internship Program and the celebration of the accomplishments of the 44 Sci High Interns that held internship placements around the city.
When: Thursday, July 23 4:00pm
2015 Assessor Rolls Open
New Orleans property owners who wish to discuss the taxable assessment on their property with the Assessor’s Office may do so during the Open Rolls period, said Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams. The tax rolls will be open weekdays beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2015, to Monday, August 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
International School of Louisiana - Jefferson Parish Registration Event to be held
The International School of Louisiana’s (ISL) Jefferson Parish Campus is currently accepting Kindergarten applications for the 2015-2016 school year. ISL, a French and Spanish language immersion school in grades K-8, was named Charter School of the Year, a Certified World Language School, a Top Gains School and is consistently a high-performing school. Limited spots are available in Kindergarten for Jefferson Parish residents only.
Einstein Charter School has been selected as one of 10 national finalists in the Operation Playground Imagination and Rigamajig voting Contest, sponsored by The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM!
Please vote for Einstein Charter School once a day at http://kaboom.org/operation_playground/vote through July 24 to help them win a new playground .
WHAT: White House Conference on Aging (http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov) takes place this Monday, July 13, 9 to 11 a.m. CST
MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICARE
WHY: Conference happens once a decade (last one was in 2005) and brings together leading thinkers, constituencies, and stakeholders in aging community for robust dialogue on what lies ahead in this critical sector. The first conference was held in 1961 and has been viewed as a catalyst for establishing or improving Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Older Americans Act.
WHO: Jefferson and Orleans Parish Councils on Aging hosting watch party at Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave.