New Orleans area school news, June 6, 2013

NOMMA teacher receives scholarship

The Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana has named New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy civics teacher Alexis Long one of the 2013 Colonial Williamsburg scholarship recipients.

The Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana is an organization made up of descendants of the American Colonies, and formed to commemorate events in Colonial History from the formation of Jamestown in 1607 to the Battle of Lexington in 1775. Member Cliff Jackson coordinates the selection of Louisiana teachers to participate in the renowned Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, an eight-day immersion program in Williamsburg, Va., designed for those who teach U.S. history and government.

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy is a college preparatory high school which requires all students to participate in MCJROTC. For more information about NOMMA, visit http://www.nomma.net.

Plessy school gala
to be at Opera House

The Homer A. Plessy Community School will hold its second annual All Aboard Gala on Friday at the Marigny Opera House, celebrating the opening of the school this fall.

Guests will be treated to live music and culinary delights from neighborhood artists and restaurants, and a silent auction.

The Marigny Opera House is located at 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans.

The Homer A. Plessy Community School will be located in the Frederick Douglass building at 3820 St. Claude Ave. for the 2013-14 school year.

The mission of Homer A. Plessy Community School is to develop students who think critically and act responsibly as citizens, and to provide a stimulating environment that promotes academic excellence.

Wilson alumni asked to support school

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, 3617 Gen. Pershing St. in Broadmoor, invites former students, staff and teachers to reconnect by joining its Alumni Association. As a member of the Alumni Association, alumni will connect with classmates and receive news of events and reunions, as well as general news about the school and its programs.

Membership is free and all alumni who sign up will receive a gift. To sign up, email contact information (phone, address, email) to alumni@wilsoncharterschool.org, call (504) 373-6274 or go to http://www.wilsoncharterschool.org/. Wilson will also be holding periodic school tours for alumni interested in seeing the renovated campus that merges the historic building with state-of-the-art design and classrooms.

Holocaust teacher training set for July

The deadline is June 17 for teachers of grades six through 12 to apply for the Southern Institute Goldring Teacher Fellow program, which trains teachers to make presentations on Holocaust survivors.

The third annual program will take place July 15 to July 19 at Tulane University. It is open to middle and high school teachers in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.

A secondary goal of the program is to instruct teachers to train others in making presentations on Holocaust survivors.

This year the program offers a $1,000 stipend to cover transportation, meals and housing.

For more information, contact Lance Hill, executive director of the Southern Institute for Education and Research, at (504) 247-1600.