Metro New Orleans school briefs for Jan. 24, 2013

Senior student wins
concerto competition

Metairie Park Country Day senior Sam Shreves has won the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, in which he performed the Koussevitzky Bass Concerto and competed against students playing a variety of instruments.

Shreves will perform the concerto again as the featured soloist accompanied by the orchestra in the May 12 GNOYO concert at Loyola University.

Country Day places
six on honor band

Six Country Day students were named to the district honor band and performed in a concert at Belle Chasse High School recently.

Named to the All-Star groups were: Bevin Zlatkiss, first chair euphonium; Caroline Berger, flute; Miller Goldenberg, clarinet; Sully Howard, trombone; Jack Mello, alto saxophone; and Caitlyn Redfearn, flute.

Academy hosts open house for parents

The New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy will hold an open house for parents and prospective students in grades 9-11 on Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its temporary campus in Federal City at 2000 Opelousas Ave., Building H-100, Algiers. Interested parents are invited to tour the school and meet faculty and staff.

The New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy is in its second year. NOMMA is an open-admission charter, accepting students from all 10 metropolitan parishes. All students are cadets in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and receive an education that combines rigorous academics with ethical decision-making.

The campus will be moving to a new Federal City campus in Algiers in 2013.

For admission information, call (504) 227-3810 or visit the school website at http://www.nomma.net.

Wilson school seeks digital cameras

Shawn Allen-Boyd, a Loyola University student who interns for Broadmoor Community Care, is leading a psycho-educational project with Wilson School’s eighth-graders. The project will look at the students’ lives and various experiences that have influenced them. The students will then represent those experiences through photography.

Allen-Boyd is hoping to get working digital cameras from the community for the project. To donate a camera, email Allen-Boyd at shawnieb74@gmail.com.

NOCCA set to stage spirituals festival

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts stages a Festival of Spirituals Vocal Concert featuring student performers in the vocal music program and NOCCA choirs on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Nims Blackbox Theatre on NOCCA’s campus, 2800 Chartres St, New Orleans.

The concert, part of African-American History Month at NOCCA, is billed as “an uplifting celebration of those who have faced adversity for us.”

Free. Call (504) 940-2854.

Warren Easton preps for centennial year

Warren Easton Charter High School, a “National Blue Ribbon” school and the oldest public high school in Louisiana, has begun preparations for its celebration of its 100th anniversary.

Easton is inviting all alumni, former faculty and friends to participate.

The official anniversary date is Sept. 16. Easton encourages all interested parties to stay updated on all the upcoming events and activities by registering at http://www.warreneastoncharterhigh.org.

For more information, call (504) 324-7436.

Super Bowl brings students together

Fifth-graders from Lusher Charter School, Hynes School, Arden Cahill Academy, Esperanza Charter School, Alice Harte School, Langston Hughes Academy, Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and St. Catherine of Siena School will take part Monday in the NFL’s diversity program “One World: Connecting Communities, Cultures, and Classrooms.” The students will gather at the Audubon Zoo to meet with pen pals of varying backgrounds for the first time.

They will learn about the cultural significance of the Louisiana Wetlands, discuss similarities and differences among animals from around the world, dance to Brazilian Samba, and more. Students also will have the opportunity to learn more about their pen pals and meet NFL players.

Rummel observing Catholic school week

Archbishop Rummel High School has planned several activities for Catholic school week, culminating Feb. 1 with a day of service.

A Mass for students and faculty is scheduled for Monday in the Rummel gymnasium. On Jan. 31, Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate a special Mass for high school students at St. Dominic’s Church in Lakeview.

Several Archbishop Rummel students and teachers will participate. On Feb. 1, the Archbishop Rummel student body, faculty and staff will celebrate the week by going into the community for a day of service. The school will serve at 25 locations, including senior citizens’ homes, churches and schools, animal shelters, parks and playgrounds.

‘Super Bowl’ literacy set at Chateau school

NFL players and Scholastic Books will host a special Super Bowl literacy event at Chateau Elementary School, 4121 Medoc Drive in Kenner. It will include a weeklong Scholastic Book Fair, a special schoolwide reading assembly and a Family Night.

As part of the event, NFL PLAY 60 will donate a gift certificate to every student to purchase a new book at the Scholastic Book Fair.

At Family Night, parents will get tips on healthy lifestyles and raising a reader. Meanwhile, students will experience a 30-mintue NFL PLAY 60 clinic led by NFL players and staff. Afterward, parents and students will create a book together.

During the reading assembly Thursday, NFL players will talk to students about the importance of being active and healthy and doing well in school, and will read to the students from their favorite childhood books.

Jeff language school taking applications

The new International School of Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, is accepting applications from Jefferson Parish students. The school offers French and Spanish immersion classes.

The school will move this summer to 8101 Simon Ave. in Metairie, the former Ralph J. Bunche Accelerated Academy, from its temporary location at 822 S. Clearview Parkway.

The new Bunche campus spans 3 acres with 36 classrooms, a gym with basketball court, locker rooms, large cafeteria with cooking kitchen and a band room.

Tuesday tours, at 822 S. Clearview, will be held on Feb. 26, March 26, April 16 and May 14. Admissions applications can be downloaded at http://www.isl-edu.org.

For more information, call (504) 274-4578.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau