The International School of Louisiana (ISL) will hold Open Houses for parents and prospective students in grades K-8 at its Uptown, Westbank, and Jefferson Parish (Bunche) Campuses. Interested parents are invited to tour the school on these dates and learn about ISL’s unique and high quality education. The School's mission is to provide a challenging education emphasizing French and Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility. Students from all over the state are invited to apply to ISL’s Uptown and Westbank Campuses. ISL’s Jefferson Parish campus is open to Jefferson Parish residents only.
International School of Louisiana (K-8)
1400 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 • (504) 654-1088
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:00 AM
502 Olivier St., New Orleans, LA 70114 • (504) 274-4571
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 1:00 PM
Bunche Campus (Jefferson Parish residents only):
8101 Simon St., Metairie, LA 70003 • (504) 934-4875
Tuesday, November 19,2013 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM
For more information, call (504) 913-9830 or visit the school website:
The parents of more than 1200 Louisiana students have learned that one of the responsibilities of a free, virtual charter education for their child is being right there with the child’s day-to-day school activities.
“At Louisiana Connections Academy, our parents are actively involved in a student’s achievement and accountability,” said Principal Caroline Wood. “Our parents serve as learning coaches with their children.”
This is actually a role most parents look forward to playing. After all, some parents enrolled their child in a virtual, public charter school like Louisiana Connections Academy because of the flexibility it allows for planning the family schedule.
“Being a learning coach to my three kids has been gratifying to help them achieve academically while also giving our family a chance to have time to handle our personal schedules,” said parent and learning coach Caprice Abed.
As Louisiana Connections Academy’s Parent Outreach Coordinator, Shelly Centanni is quick to point out, a Learning Coach is not a substitute teacher. Rather, the parent or guardian at home is a facilitator ensuring that their student is completing assignments and attending on-line lessons.
“In early grades, the parent ensures the child is practicing necessary skills taught by the teacher and through the curriculum in order to master grade level concepts. But these parent responsibilities decrease as a child progresses to middle and high school and becomes a more independent learner,” said Ms. Centanni.
Lusher Charter School is proud to announce that the school’s orchestra and cast of “Hello, Dolly!” won a $10,000 prize to support the school’s music program.
Lusher Charter School’s Orchestra and the cast of “Hello, Dolly!” recorded a video performance of the all-time classic song from the musical to compete in a contest sponsored by Popeye’s “Love That Music” Competition. All public and private schools were invited to submit a video to be judged on artistic merit, band dynamics, confidence, energy, group cohesion, interpretation of style, originality, and rhythmic control.
Judges included Grammy Award Winner Irvin Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Musicians, and Jazz Studies faculty from the University of New Orleans.
The Lusher students won first place in the regional division and overall winner across divisions.
Enjoy the video in the link below:
THE C-SPAN BUS ROLLS IN NEW ORLEANS ON NOVEMBER 8 TO VISIT BEN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL & AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL
Students from Benjamin Franklin High School and Audubon Charter School will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Friday, November 8 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its fall tour.
The visit is extra special as officials from C-SPAN will visit with Brendan Gonzalez. Brendan is a Social Studies teacher at Ben Franklin High School and is a 2013 C-SPAN Teacher Fellowship Award Recipient. The C-SPAN Bus is helping inform communities about the public affairs network’s new First Ladies feature series and promoting C-SPAN’s student documentary contest, StudentCam.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Ben Franklin High School
2001 Leon C. Simon Drive New Orleans, LA 70122
Audubon Charter School
719 S. Carrollton Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118
Contact: Heather Harper (504) 897-6110
Morris Jeff Community School to Host Open House on November 7
Morris Jeff Community School will hold an Open House for prospective students in grades Pre-Kindergarten 4 to 6th Grade on Thursday, November 7, 6pm to 7:30pm at the school’s temporary location at 3368 Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. Morris Jeff’s brand new Mid-city facility is under construction and will open in January 2015.
Morris Jeff Community School recently received its certification as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme, making it the only authorized IB elementary school in Louisiana.
Morris Jeff Community School’s mission is to offer an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for children, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become effective citizens in our democracy, and attain the foundation they need to excel at high school, college, and beyond.
REQUEST FOR COVERAGE
November, 4, 2013
Contact: D. Johnson 504.897.6110
WHO: Lila Leff, Founder of the Umoja Student Development Corporation and community members
WHAT: Presentation and Community Forum that will include practical and interactive activities, as well as a case-study format, allowing attendees to reflect on their own successes and challenges and refine both their goals and strategies for community partnerships
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bowers Auditorium, 1555 Poydras, New Orleans, LA 70112
WHY: To address and seek resolution to the tension that sometimes exists between school operators and the community and help develop strong partnerships between schools, families and community partners to drive academic success
ABOUT THE EVENT: On November 12, the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and The Cowen Institute will co-host a forum to explore effective school community partnerships. Lila Leff, founder of Umoja Student Development Corporation in Chicago will serve as the presenter and moderator. ----- Register at lacharterschools.org----