11 a.m, Jan. 1, 2015
Dillard University's John Georges Auditorium, 2601 Gentilly Blvd; the Professional Schools and Sciences Building
WHAT: In celebration of coastal awareness, International School of Louisiana art teacher Mario Padilla will be unveiling his sculpture ‘The Pelican’ at the school’s Bunche Campus.
Friday, December 19th 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Maybe the best present you can give your child this holiday season is to let them switch high schools.
Louisiana Connections Academy Principal Glenda Jones is encouraging families to explore virtual charter schooling, which is one of the public education options available for students in every parish of the state, particularly if a student in grades 8 to 11 is unhappy or under-performing.
"Sometimes students need a break from the traditional brick-and-mortar setting and find that a virtual public charter school can help them catch up or take a break from the day-to-day peer pressures of high school," said Principal Jones. "We provide a change of mindset."
“We welcome mid-year enrollment,” said Board President Wade Henderson. “Let us show you what great opportunities we offer every child in Louisiana."
According to Principal Jones, the top reasons for mid-year switching in high school grades are:
VCPORA and French Quarter Citizens Inc., two long-standing organizations dedicated to preserving the historical integrity of the French Quarter, the city’s first neighborhood, are taking the City of New Orleans’ City Attorney, Law Department and the City Planning Commission to court to produce public records relevant to Section 8.1 of the City Zoning Code.
The case will be heard by Judge Lloyd Medley on Dec. 22, 10 a.m.
The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools unified applications for admission for the 2015-16 school year are due at the prospective school on Friday, January 9, 2015. Schools participating in the ECCS unified application process are: Audubon Charter School, Benjamin Franklin High School, Einstein Elementary Charter and Extension, Hynes Charter School, Lake Forest Elementary Charter, Lusher Charter School, New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School “Sci High,” and Warren Easton Charter High School. All schools accept Orleans Parish students only. “
We encourage all applicants to get their applications to the schools by January 9,” said Rose Peterson, Executive Director of the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools. “These applications are considered timely applications and are important for those schools requiring a lottery.”
The Cajuns are Coming to New Orleans!
And while the University of Lafayette New Orleans Bowl parties rage on, some will take the time to find out why it took them hundreds of years to get here.
Lodged among all the party stations set up for ULL at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel for the big bowl game, Host Home Bank President John Bordelon decided to squeeze in a little history. Historian Warren Perrin will be signing and selling his book Acadie Then and Now: A People's History and educating anyone who'll listen about the French exiles around the world, though best known as the Acadians of Louisiana.
December 19, 3:30 p.m.
19th floor, Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Stacy Head & community leaders applaud Einstein Charter for groundbreaking turnaround of failing school to a "B" in 1 year
Mayor Mitch Landrieu (invited, not confirmed)
Council President Stacy Head
Councilmember James Gray
Einstein Charter School CEO Shawn Toranto
Einstein Charter School staff and students
Einstein Charter School is proud to announce that Einstein Charter School Extension has been graded a “B” school for the 2014 school year by the State Department of Education, making it the first failing school in the state’s history to turnaround in one academic year.
City Hall (on the front steps)
Friday, December 12, 10 a.m.
The consistently high-performing, open admissions Einstein Charter took over the failing former Intercultural School in New Orleans East for the 2013-14 school year and is the first in Louisiana history to turnaround a failing school to a “B” grade in only one year. Einstein Charter School and Einstein Charter School Extension were graded jointly as a “B” school, with a 91.9 score.
So, the holiday break is upon you and there is no avoiding one reality: Your child is miserable in their school.
This might not be what you wanted to concentrate on during the winter break, but it’s not uncommon.
In Louisiana, some families are finding the switch to a free, public virtual school meets their needs.
“Changing to a virtual charter school is not just a change of venue, but a change of mindset,” said Louisiana Connections Academy Principal Glenda Jones.
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved the charter renewals of three Eastbank Collaborative of Charter School members: the International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO), International School of Louisiana (ISL) and Morris Jeff Community School. IHSNO and Morris Jeff were renewed for six years and ISL was the only school renewed for 10 years at the meeting.
BESE followed the Louisiana Department of Education’s recommendations for the three schools released on November 22.
“We are excited that BESE has renewed our charter and validated the important work we are doing here at IHSNO,” said CEO Sean Wilson. “As an open enrollment school offering a full college preparatory curriculum with the exclusive International Baccalaureate Programme (IBP), we understand and embrace the importance of a global education and offer a unique international curriculum that is vital to this city.”
Warren Easton Charter High School Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Week: Easton Hosts 6th Annual SAVE/No Place for Hate Challenge Day Program
WHAT: Warren Easton Charter High School is hosting its 6th Annual SAVE Week, a unique educational awareness event focusing on effective ways to prevent and reduce youth violence and bullying. Warren Easton Charter High School and its Student Council will join the Student Council members of Lusher, McMain, St. Augustine and the International High School for this year’s SAVE/No Place for Hate Challenge Day Program.
WHEN: Friday, December 5, 8am-2:30pm *Please call Coach Steve Costa at (504) 239-1931 or (504) 324-7417 or Warren Easton (504) 324-7400x9 if you would like to attend.
WHERE: Warren Easton Charter High School, 3019 Canal Street, N.O., LA 70119 (In the Auditorium)