The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) held its 1st Health and Wellness Fair on October 14 at the school. The goal of the fair was to increase visibility of health and wellness resources within the IHSNO community as well as to increase personal health awareness. The Student Support Services department organized the event for students and staff to receive health resources information and flu shots as well as to donate blood. At the event, Walgreens provided over 50 flu shots to staff, students and families and more than 70 students donated blood to the Ochsner Blood Bank. New Orleans Hope and Wellness Center provided screening and consultation about eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental health concerns. The American Diabetes Association provided diabetes risk assessments and pre diabetes information. Choices Behavioral Health and Wellness provided information on community mental health resources and Luke’s House Clinic provided information on services, including no-cost healthcare to patients without health insurance.The Institute of Women’s and Ethnic Studies, NORD, St. Thomas Clinic and Jamba Juice also participated.
The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) is a high performing, open enrollment, public charter school open to students throughout Louisiana in grades 9-12. The world language program at IHSNO includes Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, French, Spanish and Vietnamese courses. A full college preparatory curriculum is complemented by an authorized International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) and Dual Enrollment Courses. An IB Diploma demonstrates student completion of a rigorous two-year academic program. IHSNO received “The Best Kept Secret” award from the Downtown Development District of New Orleans.
For more information on IHSNO, call (504) 613-5702 or visit the school website: www.ihsnola.org
PHOTO: The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) Seniors Xiomara Castillo, Angela Cantillano, Maya Smith, and Elizabeth Rodriguez at IHSNO’s 1st Health and Wellness Fair.