International School of Louisiana to host Safe Routes 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 15
For media inquiries, contact: Karla Rivera (504) 913-9830 or H.Harper (504) 897-6110
What: The International School of Louisiana (ISL), in partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School, will host a 5K Walk & Fun Run to benefit the school with the purpose of promoting a safe, healthy, and active lifestyle, and to encourage students to walk and bike to and from school. The race will be professionally timed and awards will be given to the top three female and male finishers by age group.
When: Sunday, September 15, 8:30am
Registration on the day of the race is from 7:15am – 8:00am. The first race starts at 8:30am with post walk/run activities following from 10 am – 12 noon.
Where: Coliseum Square, 1400 Camp Street in Uptown New Orleans
(across the street from the ISL Camp Street campus)
Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Announces
Three New Staff Members
Organization welcomes its first Director of Membership Simone Green along with Special Projects Manager Nikki Chatelain and Development Director Toryah Cameron
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) welcomes Director of Membership Simone Green, Special Projects Manager Nikki Chatelain and Development Director Toryah Cameron as the newest members of the LAPCS team, announced Executive Director Caroline Roemer Shirley.
"As charter schools grow across Louisiana, the LAPCS must also adapt to help our members navigate the changing educational landscape," said Ms. Roemer Shirley. "The needs of charter schools now are different than when we began our work five years ago."
A key component to these improvements is the addition of the LAPCS’ first Director of Membership, Simone Green.
Board Member Focus: Anderson Baker
"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." ― Robert F. Kennedy
Anderson Baker, Board Chairman for Success Preparatory Academy, has made more than his fair share of ‘ripples of hope’. While his day job keeps him duly occupied, much of his passion is channeled into service on a number of professional and civic boards. And, as President of Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. – a New Orleans-based insurance agency, founded in 1933, employing approximately 35 people and producing nearly $70,000,000 in insurance premiums, annually – the value of his service cannot be understated.
High school students at Louisiana Connections Academy have access to college and career-level training
High school students at Louisiana Connections Academy are finding that options once reserved for higher education are available to them this back-to-school season, as online learning meets career technical education (CTE).
Connections recently expanded its traditional college-prep curriculum to include a series of Career Technical Education courses – all delivered online, said Principal Caroline Wood. Students at Louisiana Connections Academy can take courses like Introduction to Law, Accounting, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Medical Terminology, and more.
“Career education isn’t a new idea, but increased awareness for CTE coupled with online delivery to all high school students, not just seniors, is really exciting,” said Principal Wood. Louisiana Connections Academy is a K-12 free, virtual charter which has 463 students enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2013-2014 school year.
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LAPCS Annual Conference, September 13
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools will host its 6th Annual Conference Adjusting the Sails: Staying on Course for Success from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge.
1200 Louisiana K-12 graders' first day of school last week was totally online...and they weren't the only ones.
Community leaders, education reform advocates, parents, educators: Three weeks until LAPCS’ Annual Charter School Conference in Baton Rouge
Register now @ www.lacharterschools.org
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools invites educators, parents, current and prospective charter board members, and community leaders to register now for its 6th Annual Conference Adjusting the Sails: Staying on Course for Success, announced LAPCS Executive Director Caroline Roemer Shirley.
The day-long event from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13 at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., features keynote Jeffery Duncan-Andrade as well as conference tracts dedicated to building strong charter school teaching and accountability in student achievement, excellent charter school employment and operation policies, effective charter board leadership, and involved parent communities.
Principal Paulette Bruno welcomed back students and parents to Robert R. Moton Charter School, at its current location on Gentilly Boulevard, but all the buzz was about the new school location being prepared in North Kenilworth at 8550 Curran Rd. Moton has been waiting for a permanent building since it was displaced following Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee failure. The new building will be ready for students in January, 2015.