Folwell Dunar is one of 20 elementary and middle school principals from across the nation who has been selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to receive a “Champion Creatively Alive Children” school grant. Dunbar is the School Leader at Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna, Louisiana. Crayola and NAESP together selected 20 schools to receive the grants, which will fund innovative programs aimed at fostering children’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.
The Champion Creatively Alive Children grants are intended to help schools build creative capacity, nurture children’s creativity and inspire other schools to do the same. Young Audiences Charter School received a $2,500 monetary grant and $1,000 worth of Crayola products. Dunbar will share outcomes from their program via NAESP’s website and a special Principal Magazine Supplement to help other principals develop promising practices related to arts education.
On the morning of Friday, November 21, Sci High will be hosting its 2nd annual Health 360, an interactive fair that highlights physical and emotional wellness, strategies for healthy living and careers in Health Care and STEM fields. The event will take place at Sci High’s campus on 5625 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA.
The event, from 8am-noon, will consist of four segments, providing every Sci High student with the opportunity to interact with a panel of health care professionals, participate in group physical activities, attend two Wellness Workshops, and meet with three local professionals. The goal is for students to leave Health 360 with greater understanding of how to strive toward a life style of holistic health and how their current academic course work relates to Health Care and STEM careers.
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and seven Type 2 charter schools won an initial victory in the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge when Judge Wilson Fields denied requests by the Louisiana Association of Educators and the Iberville Parish School Board to immediately strip 33 charter schools of their Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding and threaten their closure as of November 15.
“The Court today acted in the best interest of public education,” said LAPCS Director Caroline Roemer Shirley.
“This is a significant, but ultimately small victory. We have protected 33 charters and their funding for now, but the attack on the 13,000 Louisiana children who attend those schools and their right to attend the public school of their choice is far from over.”
What: Students from Sci High will participate in a Dooky Chase Restaurant Research Trip as part of the school’s ongoing Heroes Project celebrating the women heroes of New Orleans for the Tricentennial. The project seeks to engage students in defining what makes a person a hero in a larger society that freely throws around the word "hero." Leah Chase is one of the several women of New Orleans that Sci High students have researched and they will use their visit to the famous restaurant to do further research on the legendary chef for presentations they are working on.
When: Thursday, November 13
FROM WILSON CHARTER SCHOOL
TO ALL NEWS MEDIA AND INTERESTED PUBLIC
Wilson Charter School will resume classes tomorrow, November 12. The school will proceed with its regular Wednesday schedule with a school dismissal time of 2:00pm. Grief counselors will be available for all students. Report card conferences and after school programs are cancelled with the after school programs resuming Thursday, November 13. Please visit http://www.wilsoncharterschool.org or http://www.gofundme.com/wilsoncharter to support the Anderson family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family doing this difficult time.
CORRECT DONATION INFORMATION FOR BROADMOOR FAMILY FIRE TRAGEDY
A family of five, with long ties to Wilson Elementary Charter School, was killed this morning
in a fire. Those wanting to help surviving ANDERSON family members can make cash donations only at this time
to the following:
PREFERRED METHOD OF DONATION:
Or checks may be dropped off to the school or mailed to
Darius Munchak Andrew H. Wilson Charter School 3617 General Pershing St. New Orleans, LA 70125
The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) and Louisiana Appleseed will hold a training on their joint publication Louisiana Charter School Board Legal Handbook which offers free Continuing Legal Education credits. The training is open to attorneys and interested charter school advocates and board members.
The training is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Baton Rouge law offices of Adams and Reese, Chase North Tower, 450 Laurel St., Suite 1900.
International School of Louisiana will be presented with a special flag on Veteran’s Day from Josh Bravo, a member of the 159th Air National Guard. Bennet Bravo, son of Josh and ISL parent, will donate the flag to the school’s Jefferson Campus on 8101 Simon St. in Metairie at 8:00am.
“We are honored to be chosen to receive this special gift,” said ISL Principal Adierah Berger. “Not only will this be a sentimental occasion, but also a learning one for our students, and a great way to honor those who have served our country.”
The flag was flown over the Gulf Coast on November 7, where it was wrapped and flown in a training mission. The Air National Guard then certified the flag.
PowerMoves.NOLA, a national initiative focused on providing access to capital, connections and guidance to increase the number of America’s venture-backed, minority entrepreneurs will introduce its inaugural class of PowerMoves.NOLA Fellows, sponsored by Chevron.
PowerMoves.NOLA will host an open house for the Fellows on Monday, November 10, 2014, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new PowerMoves.NOLA headquarters, 1525 Religious Street in New Orleans.
The PowerMoves.NOLA Fellowship helps high-growth, minority-led startups succeed by individually connecting them to executive, capital and technical assistance through a national network of advisors, mentors, experts and investors over a twelve-month period. During their fellowship year, the Fellows work with the PowerMoves.NOLA team to refine their business models, market test their products and services and secure additional funding.
“After a comprehensive recruitment and review process, we are incredibly excited to announce our inaugural class of PowerMoves.NOLA Fellows, made possible by Chevron’s generous sponsorship,” said PowerMoves.NOLA President Earl Robinson. “These innovative startups will be a powerful force to draw, keep, and grow minority intellectual capital in the region. I am optimistic the strategic guidance, operational support and investment monies given to these companies will pale in comparison to the economic impact they will make on the Greater New Orleans area.”
Chevron’s sponsorship of the PowerMoves.NOLA Fellowship program is part of the energy company’s efforts to support community partners making investments in programs that promote self-sufficiency, job growth and economic development. Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit is based in Covington, LA.
“Chevron believes that economic opportunity should be extended to as many people as possible, and that companies should be reflective of the diverse communities they serve," said Chevron Gulf of Mexico General Manager of Public Affairs Sakari Morrison.
"Chevron is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of PowerMoves.NOLA as it seeks to build a more diverse, powerful entrepreneur community by bringing together talented minority entrepreneurs and providing them with access to capital, thought leaders and mentors to help them succeed."
Members of the 2014 Class of PowerMovesNOLA Fellows sponsored by Chevron are:
What: Lusher Charter School is hosting its annual Soiree on Friday, November 14 at 8pm with a silent auction as well as food, excellent musical entertainment, and fun at Eiffel Society! Proceeds from Lusher’s silent auction will help hundreds of public school children. Supporters will also receive valuable exposure and visibility in the Lusher community.
When: Friday, November 14 8:00 pm
Where: Eiffel Society 2040 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130