Mayor, Council Members and Advocates Celebrate
Historic Investment in Early Childhood Education
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans City Council Members and early childhood education advocates will gather Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. in the Mayor’s office in celebration of the historic, first-of-its-kind, $750,000 City investment in quality early childhood education seats in New Orleans.
“I am so proud to have been part of crafting a budget that invests in building stronger people rather than trying to repair broken ones. The way this Council has budgeted for the past three years has been an entirely new way of engaging with the issues. We are setting people up to succeed instead of waiting for them to fail. The $750,000 allocated for early childhood education is an unprecedented investment in this city’s children. We cannot have a successful New Orleans without providing avenues for learning and growth. I am so proud of this Council and this administration’s work in approving a budget this year that is truly focusing on and investing in the people of New Orleans,” said City Council President Jason Williams.
Morris Jeff Community School will hold a Winter Arts Performance with performances by the Band and Choir and PreK, 2nd and 5th Grade (Movement and Music). There will also be a student artwork gallery, Winter Holiday Cards and Prints and Ceramics on display.
Tuesday, December 19 @ 6:30 pm
Morris Jeff Community School
211 S. Lopez
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6258
Common Ground Relief restores five miles of Louisiana Coastline in 2017
With the help of hundreds of local and visiting students and volunteers Common Ground Relief planted over 5,500 bottomland hardwood trees and restored five miles of Louisiana’s fragile, eroding coastline in 2017. Over 500 volunteers are already scheduled to plant another 6,000 trees and 30,000 marsh grass plugs in 2018, announced Thom Pepper, Executive Director of Common Ground Relief.
“When you think about the sustainability of Greater New Orleans and those communities across Louisiana below I-10, stabilizing and rehabilitating our coastline is one of our greatest needs,” said Thom Pepper.
Morris Jeff School Recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to Offer Middle Years Programme in Grades 6-10
Morris Jeff Community School Recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization
to Offer Middle Years Programme in Grades 6-10
Morris Jeff Community School, the only World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization in Orleans Parish offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to grades K-5, is proud to announce that it has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to now offer the Middle Years Programme in grades 6-10, said Morris Jeff Principal Patricia Perkins.
“This recognition comes on the heels of much work over the past three years to plan, prepare, and execute units of study that are written by our faculty and approved by the IBO,” said Principal Perkins. “It gives us the capability to expand our unique program and continue the high quality level of global learning we are known for.”
Morris Jeff is currently accepting applications for grades PK-10, with a grade added each year until the school is PK-12. Morris Jeff will ultimately offer the International Baccalaureate’s globally recognized Diploma Years Programme to its high school students by the school year 2019-2020.
International School of Louisiana (ISL) is the only non-high school in Orleans Parish to earn the state’s Top Gains designation due to its School Performance Scores (SPS) growth.
An “A” rated school, ISL has grown into one of the largest K-8 schools in the city, with 1,400 students across three campuses.
“We are very proud of earning the state’s Top Gains designation again this year,” said Melanie Tennyson, ISL Head of School/CEO. “It is through the hard and vigorous work of our school leaders, faculty, staff, and students that we continue to achieve success at this level.”