Jan 212017
 

Audubon Charter School and OPSB officials cut a ceremonial ribbon at Audubon Charter School’s renovated Broadway campus in August 2015. Audubon is considering launching a new campus in the fall of 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Audubon Charter School must decide within the month whether to it will launch a new campus in another part of the city in the fall of 2018 that would combine a French-immersion curriculum with Montessori techniques. Continue reading »

Jan 092017
 

French consul general Gregor Trumel (right) listens to Lycee board member Alysson Mills during a February 2015 board meeting. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans plan to seek a change to state law that would allow them to guarantee admission for children of teachers they recruit from France, officials said Monday night. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Lycee Francais to seek new state law guaranteeing admission for children of French teachers
Jan 092017
 

When you consider McGehee, think about the girl who comes here… and the leading woman who will graduate. A McGehee girl: acts her age, thinks for herself, is fearless, takes a stand, makes better choices. A McGehee girl leads. Visit and see for yourself.

Join us for an upcoming admission open house and experience the magic of McGehee. To register please email: admissions@mcgeheeschool.com You may also call our Admission Office at 504-561-1224 to schedule a private tour of our school.

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Advertiser Bulletin: McGehee: A School for Leading Women
Jan 082017
 

Citing a lack of cooperation with Jefferson Parish school leaders, the International School of Louisiana will close its Metairie campus next year, the school board announced Friday evening.

The more than 400 students at the Jefferson Parish campus will have first preference for admission at the International School’s other campuses — at the former Bethune building in Hollygrove, on Camp Street in the Lower Garden District, and in Algiers, officials said.

For more details on the decision, read the full report from Mid-City Messenger.

 Comments Off on International School of Louisiana to close Jefferson Parish campus
Jan 062017
 

Rachael Levine, a senior at Lusher Charter High School, has been selected to play in the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for the second year in a row. Rachel will be performing on cello with the Strings Orchestra at the famous concert venue on February 5 this year. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Local high school student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall for second year
Jan 022017
 

The former Bethune building at 4040 Eagle Street. (Google maps photo from June 2016)

After weeks of uncertainty as to how it would house its students next year, the International School of Louisiana has been granted the use of the former Bethune elementary building in the Dixon area of Hollygrove, officials announced. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on International School of Louisiana secures Bethune building in Hollygrove
Dec 192016
 

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School, photographed in 2011, may become the temporary home for Lycee Francais. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Lycee Francais voted Monday night to enter negotiations with the Recovery School District to lease the former James Weldon Johnson school building as a temporary campus for the next two or three years. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Lycee Francais votes to request Johnson building in Carrollton as temporary space
Dec 172016
 

The McDonogh 7 building, photographed in May 2013, is home to Audubon Charter’s upper school. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Audubon Charter School’s governing board is forming a committee to begin formal study of launching a new campus, officials said Saturday morning. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Audubon Charter forms committee to study creating new campus (live coverage)
Dec 142016
 
Hoffman campus director Ebony Walker (left) and College Prep CEO Ben Kleban lead a tour of the new Hoffman campus in October 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Hoffman campus director Ebony Walker (left) and College Prep CEO Ben Kleban lead a tour of the new Hoffman campus in October 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

In hopes of attracting as broad a cross-section of the city’s families as possible, the New Orleans College Prep charter network has released the new income-based sliding scale for tuition at the expanded preschool site officials intend to launch at the Hoffman site next year. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on New Orleans College Prep unveils sliding scale for tuition at new Hoffman preschool
Dec 122016
 
Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lusher Charter School. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lusher Charter School governing board voted Monday morning to dismiss its lawsuit over the new school funding formula — unless the formula is changed to reduce Lusher’s funding significantly in the future. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Lusher Charter board votes to drop school-funding lawsuit, again (live coverage)
Dec 092016
 

Housed in a home-like setting, Mathilde Hall provides a visually rich and stimulating environment for one, two and three year olds in McGehee School’s early childhood program, Little Gate. Designed to inspire learning and spark the imaginations of both students and faculty, Mathilde Hall opened its doors in August in the architecturally rich setting of this historic St. Charles Avenue home. Mathilde Hall is at the heart of Little Gate, a local leader in early childhood education.

L to R: McGehee Headmistress Eileen Powers, Richard Currence, George Young, Mathilde Villere Currence

L to R: McGehee Headmistress Eileen Powers, Richard Currence, George Young, Mathilde Villere Currence

Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Advertiser: Louise S. McGehee School Dedicates Historic St. Charles Avenue Building ‘Mathilde Hall’ for Early Childhood Program Little Gate
Nov 302016
 
Bob and Sheryl Merrick (center) are joined by daughter Lacey Merrick Conway ’98 and Jason Conway, daughter Amanda Merrick Seale ’97 Justin Seale’99, and grandchildren outside the Robert W. Merrick Family Building at Green Trees Early Childhood Village at the November 10 dedication ceremony and reception. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer, courtesy of Isidore Newman School).

Bob and Sheryl Merrick (center) are joined by daughter Lacey Merrick Conway ’98 and Jason Conway, daughter Amanda Merrick Seale ’97 Justin Seale’99, and grandchildren outside the Robert W. Merrick Family Building at Green Trees Early Childhood Village at the November 10 dedication ceremony and reception. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer, courtesy of Isidore Newman School).

Bob Merrick (courtesy of Newman)

Bob Merrick (courtesy of Newman)

The main administrative building of the new early-childhood education building at Isidore Newman School will bear the name of Robert Merrick, CEO of Latter & Blum, after he and his family gave $1 million in support of the school. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Newman names early childhood building for Latter & Blum CEO after $1 million gift
Nov 222016
 

inspirenola-scores

InspireNOLA Charter Schools achieved impressive academic results for the 2015-2016 school year at all three of the schools that it operates, continuing its status as the highest performing open-admissions charter network in New Orleans and Louisiana.

InspireNOLA’s two foundation schools, Alice M. Harte Charter School and Edna Karr High School, both achieved A letter grades for the second year in a row. Alice Harte’s school performance score (SPS) rose to a 104.3, with 45% of students scoring mastery or advanced on state assessments – far surpassing the district and state averages of 27% and 33%, respectively. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Sponsored Message: InspireNOLA schools continue to score high
Nov 212016
 
Letter-grade increases highlighted in blue; decreases in orange. (chart by UptownMessenger.com, source: Louisiana Department of Education)

Letter-grade increases highlighted in blue; decreases in orange. (chart by UptownMessenger.com, source: Louisiana Department of Education)

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans became the latest Uptown charter school to receive an ‘A’ rating from the state, and Sophie B. Wright rose to a ‘B,’ according to the latest School Performance Scores released late last week.

But three schools in the College Prep network all struggled this year — Cohen fell a grade level from a B to a C, Crocker saw its score fall, and Sylvanie Williams remained at a D. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Lycee earns an ‘A’ from state; Sophie B. Wright rises to a B; College Prep stumbles
Nov 162016
 

JCC logoThe New Orleans Jewish Community Center, located at 5342 St. Charles Avenue, will host the annual benefit concert, “Coats For Kids”. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on November 16 (tonight) and will feature performances by Germaine Bazzle, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Jewish Community Center to host ‘Coats for Kids’ benefit concert
Nov 142016
 
The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School (photographed in 2011) will eventually be refurbished and assigned to KIPP Believe Primary under a new configuration for Carrollton public schools announced Thursday morning. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School (photographed in 2011) could become a temporary home for Lycee Francais next year. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Expanding their footprint in the Carrollton area, officials at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans are considering moving some of their upper grades into the former James Weldon Johnson school on Monroe Street for several years while continuing to work on their long-term home on the Priestley campus. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Lycee Francais eyes temporary move to former Johnson campus (live coverage)
Nov 102016
 
(via Holy Name of Jesus School)

(via Holy Name of Jesus School)

Holy Name of Jesus School will celebrate its 125 years of Catholic education as the school hosts its 33rd Annual Gator Fest this Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13. The three-day fair will feature carnival rides, food, live entertainment by MoJEAUX, talent show, and more. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Holy Name of Jesus School to celebrate 125th anniversary with annual Gator Fest