A facility that served the children and families of the Milan neighborhood for decades on Peniston Street until Hurricane Katrina is now finally nearing its reopening, 10 years after the storm, officials said.
The long-shuttered Priestley campus on Leonidas Street will see its first signs of life this summer when Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans begins some groundskeeping work at the site, in anticipation of using it as its first school-bus pickup and dropoff point next year.
“The neighborhood will begin seeing some things start to happen this week,” said CEO Keith Bartlett.
The International School of Louisiana will renew its lease for the former Andrew Jackson school building on Camp Street for the next 10 years, and officials are now preparing for long-awaited renovations to the building to begin in November.
Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to attend Loyola University’s Writing Institute’s summer workshops for young writers, held from June 8 to June 26. The cost of the workshop is $400, and need-based scholarships are available.
One of Aesop’s fables is that of the young crab and his mother.
“Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?” said the mother crab to her son. “You should always walk straight forward with your toes turned out.”
“Show me how to walk, mother dear,” answered the little Crab obediently, “I want to learn.”
Mother crab tried in vain to walk straight forward, but she could walk only sideways, like her son. When she wanted to turn her toes out she tripped and fell on her nose.
The moral of the fable? Don’t tell others how to act unless you can set a good example. And local government could learn something from it.
Wilson Charter School offers a daily summer camp for children 4 to 6 years old who are entering kindergarten or first grade in August 2015. The five-week summer camp starts Monday, June 1, and includes free breakfast and lunch, as well as activities in art, literacy, music, and field trips.
Article by Sarah Tan for UptownMessenger.com
With the purchase of the Priestley campus in Carrollton now complete, the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school plans to begin initial renovations on the long-vacant campus using a new $800,000 line of credit.
A project to repair sidewalks on Coliseum Square near the International School of Louisiana accidentally punctured a still-functioning drainage canal dating back to the 1880s, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV. The city is now working on a plan to repair the canal and complete the sidewalk project without damaging the nearby oak trees, Capo reports, though neighbors are worried about the unfinished construction site left so close to a school.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school has completed its purchase of the former Priestley campus in the Carrollton neighborhood, after authorizing its CEO to do so Monday morning.
New Orleans College Prep will present its spring concert to honor New Orleans’ musical legacy on Wednesday evening at Cohen High School.
The governing board of Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans on Thursday night reversed a decision made earlier this month to expand to a building on Poydras Street next year, but school leaders said it was because the costs of remaining in the current buildings had lowered dramatically — not because of a “nasty” outcry from parents that led to the sudden resignation of one board member.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold its annual 5K run Saturday morning at a new location in Audubon Park. A kid’s 1/2 mile run will start an hour later, and all finishers 6th grade and under will receive a free kids’ meal from Raising Cane’s.
A Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orleans board member who led major efforts to find a school leader and more space for the growing charter school has resigned, as parents seek to revisit a decision by her facilities committee to expand the school to a space on Poydras Street in Mid-City next year.
As Lusher Charter School plans its budget for the upcoming school year, the administration is setting aside money to renovate the high school’s library — which has raised the question of what, exactly, goes into a library in a rapidly approaching future where digital text is overtaking the printed word.
“We don’t know what libraries are going to look like in 20 years,” said operations manager Frank Israel. “I don’t know, in 25 years, that it’s going to be a big giant room full of books.”
The Orleans Parish School Board may postpone the planned auction of the historic Carrollton courthouse to give neighborhood activists time to research other options for it.
Two months after the Uptown Learning Center announced its possible imminent closure, its former director has been arrested on charges that she stole well over tens of thousands of dollars by taking cash payments from parents, then under-reporting the total number of students at the school, according to New Orleans police.
As the student population continues to increase, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans plans to expand next year into the Poydras Street building in Lower Mid-City recently occupied by Morris Jeff Community School.
The International School of Louisiana is discussion a possible partnership with the University of New Orleans to host some of the school’s elementary-grade classes.