New Orleans metro school news, April 18, 2013

Advocate staff report

‘Peace, Love
and Hynes’ fair

Hynes Charter School will hold a fun run and fair Saturday at its new campus, 990 Harrison Ave., in Lakeview.

The fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the fair will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This will be the third fun run and the first fair since Hurricane Katrina.

The theme is “Peace, Love & Hynes” and is part of Hynes’ no-bullying campaign at the school this year.

The fair will include games for all ages, live music performances, food and a market. Proceeds from the fair will go toward Hynes Charter School to raise funds to build play structures and outdoor learning areas.

For information or to download sponsorship/donor forms, visit www.hynesschool.org, call (504) 324-7160 or email hynes.pto@gmail.com.

Mount Carmel sets alumnae luncheon

Mount Carmel Academy alumnae are invited to an alumnae weekend Friday and Saturday. On Friday, there will be an alumnae Mass and reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mount Carmel Academy.

Following Mass, there will be a catered reception and guided campus tours. On Saturday, alumnae and their guests are invited to a luncheon beginning with cocktails and mingling at 10:30 a.m. at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to wear hats.

The luncheon is $50 per person. To register, call (504) 288-7626 ext. 217/218 or email alumdev@mcacubs.org.

Ladies for Purple Scholars hosts lunch

The Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation, supporting St. Augustine High School, will hold a luncheon Saturday at noon at Dooky Chase Restaurant, 2301 Orleans Ave., in New Orleans.

Keynote speaker is Tracie Washington.

Sci High celebrates 20th anniversary

New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School celebrates 20 years with a “Brain Storm” gala from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 5625 Loyola Ave., in Uptown.

Alumni, teachers, neighbors, friends and alumni of Allen Elementary School, the school that preceded SciHigh in the building, are all invited.

There will be Brain Freeze cocktails, music, the 610 Stompers and fun with chemistry.

Tickets are $20 at the door; $15 for those who graduated after 2005. Go to http://www.noscihigh.org.

Raphael Academy fundraiser planned

Raphael Academy, a Waldorf-centered school for special-needs students in the middle school grades and older, will hold its Soraporu Soiree at 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 517 Soraporu St., No. 104.

The school will raffle a Renegade 50cc scooter, and there will be live music by the Bad Penny Pleasure Makers. D’Project and Timothy Wade on bagpipes.

A silent auction and light refreshments are also planned.

Tickets are $35 at the door. For information, call (504) 598-3227.

Mount Carmel
to host art show

Mount Carmel Academy hosts its annual spring art show “Brown Linen Night” on Monday in the Duplantis Gym, 7027 Milne Blvd., in New Orleans.

Guests can view students’ creations and hear performers from Mount Carmel’s music and theater departments.

The event also will feature a silent auction of student work with proceeds going to the artist. For information, call (504) 288-7626 or visit http://www.mcacubs.com.

Show: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ upcoming

Mount Carmel Academy will host the spring musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Once Upon a Mattress” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fitzmorris Performing Arts Center, 7027 Milne Blvd., in New Orleans.

The musical is a romantic and humorous spin on the story of “The Princess and the Pea.”

Tickets are $10/student; $15 per adult. For information, call (504) 288-7626 or go to http://www.mcacubs.org.

Cabrini in finals
of speech tourney

The Cabrini High School speech team, led by Samantha Eshleman and Rachel Morris, excelled at the Louisiana High School Speech League State Tournament of Champions.

The students, both of Metairie, were finalists in the Duo Reading competition for their recital of “13 Ways to Screw Up your College Interview,” earning All-State Speech Team honors.

Performing individually at the Tournament of Champions, Samantha was a semifinalist in Original Oratory with her rendering of “I am a Cynical Grade Collector.”

Several weeks prior, she won second place for her performance of the same material at the New Orleans Catholic Forensic League Qualifying Tournament.

It will be Samantha’s third national tournament and the first for Rachel.

Sacred Heart presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Academy of the Sacred Heart Drama Department’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the school’s Assembly Room, 4521 St. Charles Ave. Enter front gates on St. Charles Avenue.