The International School of Louisiana (ISL) will hold Open Houses for parents and prospective students in grades K-1 at its Westbank Campus. Interested parents are invited to visit the school and learn about ISL’s unique and high quality language immersion education. The mission of the International School of Louisiana is to provide a challenging education emphasizing language immersion, international awareness, and the celebration of diversity and community responsibility. ISL’s Westbank Campus is open to any resident living in the state of Louisiana.
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.
Thursday, October 8 5:30-8:00 pm
Ben Franklin High School, 2100 Leon C. Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122
The U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday that Einstein Charter Schools will be awarded $5 million through its Charter Schools Program (CSP), which funds the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation. Einstein Group, Inc. will receive $2,189,999 for its first year, with $5,000,000 total recommended funding (contingent on future Congressional appropriations over five years).
Einstein Charter Schools CEO Shawn Toranto said the organization plans to use the money to expand the capacity of three of its current schools and open two new schools. “We are so proud to receive the honor of this grant for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools. All children deserve the best education and with this money we can provide that for a larger segment of our population.”
For their efforts in writing/directing the book, Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History, co-directors/authors Warren Perrin, Mary Broussard Perrin of Lafayette and Phil Comeau of Montreal have been awarded le Prix France-Acadie 2015.
The final deliberation by the jury took place this week in Paris, France. The award ceremony will take place on November 20 in Paris. This is the first time a book with Louisiana content wins this international award.
Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra to Perform for Einstein Charter Middle School students
Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah Towles Reed will be hosting a performance by the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra.
Monday, September 28 th , 1:45 PM
Einstein Charter Middle School at Sarah Towles Reed
5316 Michoud Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: (504) 503-0110
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (“Discovery”) has reason to celebrate because its students read more than 2,074,424 minutes this summer, ranking Discovery #14 in the world and #1 in Louisiana for the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. This is the second year Discovery placed #1 in the state. The school will be listed in the 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records and will receive a special personalized plaque to commemorate the students’ summer reading achievements. This summer, children from across all 50 states and 28 countries read 286,611,349 million minutes in Scholastic’s 9th annual summer reading program.
This free, global summer reading program, created by Scholastic and powered by Energizer®, encourages children worldwide to “Power Up & Read” and to log the minutes they spend reading in order to unlock 12 original stories written by favorite children’s authors and earn digital rewards for reading milestones. The program aims to avoid the effects of the “summer slide” – the learning losses which can occur when school is not in session.
Audubon Charter School Principal/CEO Janice Dupuy is retiring after 10 years at the school and 38 years as an educator in Orleans Parish. Her retirement goes into effect September 30. Assistant Principal Latoye Brown will take over as Interim CEO/Principal for Audubon Charter School effective October 1, 2015. A permanent replacement will be selected before the end of this school year.
“My ten years at Audubon have been the most fulfilling of my long career and it is with bittersweet emotion that I have made this decision, said Dupuy. “I consider the Audubon Charter School staff, Board, administrators, faculty, and students to be my extended family. This was not an easy decision to make but after nearly thirty-eight years as an educator, I feel it is time to move on and concentrate on my family. I leave the school in good hands with Ms. Brown.”
Morris Jeff to host 7th Annual Community Gala and Auction on Oct. 8 Event includes special performances from The Cedric Watson Trio and Colin Lake Band
Attorney Geri Broussard Baloney (D) qualified for the Attorney General’s race today in Baton Rouge.
Ms. Broussard Baloney remarked, "I am committed to changing the way this public office is operated. I am not a part of this state’s traditional political system, so I will have the ability to truly serve the people of Louisiana. That is why I will be unlike any Attorney General this state has ever seen."
Ms. Broussard Baloney is an entrepreneur and lawyer. She has extensive experience in governmental affairs, complex litigation and contracts. She is an honor graduate of both Southern University at New Orleans, with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and Loyola University School of Law, graduating with Moot Court Honors upon receiving a Juris Doctorate and Certificate in International Law. Her government experience includes working as a legislative aide to the New Orleans City Council and as Administrator of the City’s Board of Zoning Adjustment.
ATTORNEY GERI BROUSSARD BALONEY (D): I’LL BE UNLIKE ANY ATTORNEY GENERAL LOUISIANA HAS EVER SEEN
Thursday, Sept. 10, 12pm. at Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office in Baton Rouge, 8585 Archives Ave.