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!”
The Arts Schools Network Board of Directors has designatedLusher Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana an Exemplary School in recognition of its commitment to excellence. The five-year designation is awarded for 2018-2023.
Lusher Charter School, an “A” rated school, located in Uptown New Orleans, will host open houses for prospective students and their parents to highlight its K-12 arts-integration, inquiry-based approach to education.
Lower School Open House for incoming Kindergarten students will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00 am at the Lower School Campus at 7315 Willow St. Open House for grades 1-5 will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 9:00 am at the Lower School. Contact Becky Bell at (504) 324-7318 for information about the Lower School.
The Middle and High School Open House for students in grades 6-12 will be held Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 pm at Lusher’s Fortier Campus, 5624 Freret St. in the Atlantic Bridge Gymnasium (between the school and the football field). Call Jenny Cromer at (504) 304-3961 for more information about Middle/High School.
Lusher Alumnus and current University of Michigan Freshman, Keiana Cavé has been chosen as one of Forbes “30 Under 30.”
See Keiana’s Forbes profile here: http://www.forbes.com/profile/keiana-cave/
Lusher Charter School, an “A” rated school and the highest performing K-12th grade public school in the state, located in Uptown New Orleans, will host open houses for prospective students and their parents to highlight its K-12 arts-integration, inquiry-based approach to education.
Lower School Open House for incoming Kindergarten students will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at 9:00 am at the Lower School Campus at 7315 Willow St. Open House for grades 1-5 will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 9:00 am at the Lower School. Contact Becky Bell at (504) 593-8275 for information about the Lower School.
Lusher Charter School senior Madeleine LeCesne, a 2014 National Student Poet, was given the honor of introducing President Obama at the Opening of National Poetry Week in Washington DC on Friday. Madeleine was one of five chosen from over 13,000 entries nationwide for the honor of National Student Poet.
SEE VIDEO HERE:
Lusher Charter School’s Literary Magazine Receives Highest Award from National Council of Teachers in English
Lusher Charter School has received Louisiana’s Highest Award from the National Council of Teachers of English for its 2014 Literary Magazine, Street. The award recognizes excellence in student literary magazines.
Participants in Lusher’s Creative Writing Program contributed to the magazine. Lusher students also contributed artwork, photographs and graphic design. Lusher’s literary magazine Street’s Faculty Advisor was Brad Richard and Student Editors were Peyton Brunet and Helene Lovett.
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
STATEMENT FROM KATHY RIEDLINGER, CEO, LUSHER CHARTER SCHOOL:
“We have been informed by NOPD that no criminal event occurred on Lusher’s campus as previously reported by NOPD and the news media. The allegation that a sexual assault of a student happened on our campus has been proven not to be true. No criminal incident occurred on Lusher’s campus.
"The safety and security of our campus was never compromised. We continue to examine all aspects of safety policies and protocol, recognizing the safety of our students is our number one priority.
Our thoughts remain with this family as they deal with this serious issue.”