Keenly aware of the eyes of the world on New Orleans this week, supporters of both the KIPP: Believe and Lafayette Academy communities came together Wednesday morning for a joint celebration of the opening of the long-awaited Paul Dunbar school building Wednesday morning on Forshey Street in Hollygrove.
The Isidore Newman School has completed construction on its $6.5 million new “Green Trees” early-childhood education building, and its first students arrived at the building this month.
The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will be hosting “Forum: 10 Years Later: We’re Still Recovering- Black Lives Matter” this Thursday, August 27, in order to commemorate ten years since Hurricane Katrina. The event is free to the public and will feature Alicia Garza, a coufounder of #BlackLivesMatter. The event will focus on the reform to ultimately end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Lusher administrators are actively negotiating with Orleans Parish School Board leaders about an upcoming reworking of the requirements of charter schools in the district, they said Saturday morning.
After years of construction and struggle, Audubon Charter School will welcome students back to its newly renovated campus on Broadway Street this week.
“This is a long-awaited day, to be back on Broadway,” Audubon Charter School principal Janice Dupuy said during a Monday-morning ribbon cutting ceremony.
A home on General Pershing Street previously slated for demolition to make way for the expansion of St. George’s Episcopal School is instead being moved to Mid-City, where it will be rehabilitated and sold to a teacher.
The trees and overgrowth have been trimmed, a new Lycee Francais banner hangs from the roof, lights are being installed, and for the first time in decades, schoolchildren will soon begin gathering at the former Priestley campus in west Carrollton in the mornings.
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.