Ben Franklin to host Open House
WHAT: Benjamin Franklin High School will host an Open House for prospective students and parents at the school’s campus.
The Open House will include a tour of the school and information about Franklin’s curricula, programs, activities and mission. Prospective students/parents will also have the opportunity to speak with students, teachers and staff.
WHEN: Thursday, October 9 5:30-8:00 pm
International High School of New Orleans (IHS), Louisiana’s only open enrollment public charter school to offer French and Spanish immersion programs and an IB diploma, will hold an Open House for prospective students in grades 9-12 on Wednesday, October 1, at 6:00 pm at the school, 727 Carondelet St. in New Orleans.
The International High School (IHS) of New Orleans is a high performing, open enrollment public charter school open to students throughout Louisiana in grades 9-12. The world language program at IHS includes Spanish, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Arabic courses. A full college preparatory curriculum is complemented by an authorized International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) and Bard Dual Enrollment Courses. An IB Diploma demonstrates student completion of a rigorous two-year academic program.
Open House for Parents and Prospective Students in Gifted PK, K-8 Interested parents are invited to tour Lake Forest Elementary Charter School and meet teachers and staff and visit classrooms. Lake Forest Charter School's mission is to provide a nurturing environment, which facilitates maximum student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural and creative arts, which will ultimately enhance each student's ability to become a global, contributing citizen.
If the idea of the Draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) makes you yawn, maybe this will make you wake up: This is a once-in-a-generation change to the “DNA” of New Orleans. The decisions soon to be voted on in this document by the City Council will affect YOUR neighborhood for years to come!
On September 9, the City Planning Commission voted to send a 684-page, redlined version of the Draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) to the City Council.
This version contained many important differences from the previous version seen by citizens – many changes seem at the special requests of developers. Yes indeed, it has good things in it – but it also actually loosens important protections for neighborhoods.
By: Keith Hardie
The Master Plan tells us what every New Orleanian already knows: we are a city of neighborhoods, many of them so completely unique that they could not be mistaken for any other place on earth. And, in its very first pages, the Master Plan promises to keep it that way, guaranteeing that land uses will be "tailored to [the] character, conditions and needs of specific neighborhoods."
Unfortunately, the proposed new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance ("CZO"), though it is supposed to implement the promises of the Master Plan, breaks those promises in more ways than can be addressed in this column, but most of all by allowing live music in every restaurant from Lake Catherine to the Jefferson Parish line, and allowing restaurants city-wide to continue operations to as late as 2 AM. Instead of recognizing the differences between neighborhoods, the proposed CZO, if approved by the Council, will impose a one-size-fits-all template, threatening to add quiet neighborhood restaurants to the growing list of late-night tourist traps.
The French Consulate visiting IB schools in Louisiana on Monday, starting at International High School of New Orleans
Monday, September 22, 10 to 11 a.m.
International High School of New Orleans 727 Carondelet St., NOLA
Mr. Raymond Hinz, Attache for education and linguistic cooperation, Consulate General de France
And Mr. Sean Wilson, Head of School, IHSNO
Lusher Charter School student named 2014 National Student Poet at White House today
Lusher Charter School senior Madeleine LeCesne, 18, was among five students appointed as a 2014 National Student Poet at the White House today by First Lady Michelle Obama.
The First Lady hosted a poetry reading in the Student Poet’s honor where LeCesne and fellow honorees read original poems for the audience.
The five recipients were chosen from over 13,000 entries nationwide for the honor. Earlier in the spring LeCesne was named as one of 37 poetry ambassador semi-finalists as part of the selection process for the new class of National Student Poets. The other Student Poets were Weston Clark of Zionsville, Indiana; Ashley Gong of Sandy Hook, Connecticut; Cameron Messinides of Camden, South Carolina; and Julia Falkner of Louisville, Colorado.