Morris Jeff Community School will hold Open House events for prospective students in Pre-Kindergarten - 8th grade on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at its Lopez campus, 211 S. Lopez St. in Mid-City and for grades 9-11 on Thursday, November 1 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Clark campus, 1301 N. Derbigny St.
Morris Jeff will offer PK through Grade 11 in the 2019-20 school year. Its first senior class will graduate in 2021.
Morris Jeff is the only World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Orleans Parish offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) and is a Candidate School of the IBO’s globally recognized Diploma Years Programme. IBO provides the curriculum framework behind some of the most rigorous, creative and successful schools in the world.
Audubon Schools announces its 2018-19 Open Houses for parents and prospective students in grades PK3 through 8th for its Uptown and Gentilly schools.
Audubon Uptown will host its Lower Campus (grades PK3-3) Open Houses on October 17, October 24, November 7, November 28 and December 5 at 8:30 a.m. at 428 Broadway St., New Orleans, LA 70118, phone (504) 324-7100.
Audubon Uptown’s Upper Campus (grades 4-8) Open Houses will take place on October 26, November 30 and December 8 at 8:30 a.m. at 1111 Milan St., New Orleans, LA 70115, phone (504) 324-7110.
Benjamin Franklin High School will hold itsAdmissions Open House on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and all interested families are invited to attend.
Students, faculty, staff, and parents at Ben Franklin will open the school’s gates and greet prospective students and their families from across New Orleans for an up-close look at the Ben Franklin experience.
“Our students love to offer a one-on-one guided tour for each visitor, discovering where their interests are, what inspires them, and how they can find that at Ben Franklin,” says Admissions Director Lynn Jenkins. “I find ninth graders to be some of our very best ambassadors because they can really explain to prospective students what the transition was like from middle school to Franklin and what they can expect.”
The Louisiana Science Teachers Association is a partner of the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools.
The 9th Annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts gala will be held at Harrah’s Casino Theatre on Friday, November 16 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm starting with a red carpet reception and cocktail hour. Inspired by ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, the gala will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with professional dancers for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Festivities include a silent auction, open bar, fine fare, and entertainment.
All proceeds from the gala will support Young Audiences’ afterschool, summer, and early learning arts education programs. All ticket levels include food, drinks, and live entertainment. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to vote for their favorite dancers online. Ticket prices start at $75. To purchase tickets or tables and/or vote or please visit www.ya4la.org. ;
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) today recognized Lusher Charter School as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. Twenty years ago in 1988, Lusher was one of the first schools in New Orleans to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors schools that are either high-performing or have closed achievement gaps, especially among minority or disadvantaged students.
“We are so proud and honored to be recognized again as a National Blue Ribbon School,” said Kathy Riedlinger, CEO of Lusher Charter School. “Our amazing students, staff and teachers truly deserve this prestigious honor and consistently help us remain a top performing school. It is wonderful to be recognized for all of our hard work and dedication!”
Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) will hold its first school-wide exhibition of artwork created by its visual arts creative learners in grades K and 5th - 8th. The “Art Bright” Exhibition will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 5pm-7pm at Young Audiences Charter School, 1407 Virgil St, Gretna, LA 70053.
“YACS is excited to present our first school-wide exhibition of artwork created by our multi-talented students,” said Young Audiences Charter School Leader Brandon House. “This exhibition is part of Young Audiences Charter School's mission to educate through arts integration and equip our creative learners to flourish as leaders in life and learning.”
Former Legislator Austin Badon has won the united endorsement of the Orleans Parish Democratic and Republican Executive Committees, uniting the organizational structure of both political parties behind his candidacy for Clerk of First City Court.
International High School of New Orleans First School in New Orleans to Use New Cell Phone Pouches to Keep Students Engaged in Learning
Finally some good news for teachers tired of competing with students’ cellphones for their attention during class. Students can no longer text, answer calls or browse social media during the school day at International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) with the advent of new technology in the form of a security pouch for cellphones.
IHSNO has just launched the new cellphone pouches for the 2018-2019 school year. The security-proof pouches manufactrured by Yondr ensure students don’t have access to their cellphones during school hours. The initiative is the first of its kind in New Orleans to create a cell-free school campus and lessen distractions in the classroom.