Crescent City school briefs for September 16, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Immaculate Conception SchoolÑFourteen seventh-grade students from Immaculate Conception School in Marrero chosen to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. They qualify for educational programs through Duke University and are eligible to take the ACT as seventh-graders. In the front row, from left, are Christina Rodriguez, Carlos Nacianceno, An Vu, Shawn Campagne, Tatum Sonnier and Calley Chauvin. Behind them are Jessica Caballero, Megan Lee, Olivia Maher, Lindsey Scheibe, Nha Nguyen, Stefani Monfra and Starla Aguilar. Gabrielle Johnson was also chosen.

  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LOUISIANA: “An Evening in Morocco” will be the theme of the International School of Louisiana’s Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Advance tickets are available, through Sept. 18, for $75 per person or $140 per couple at or (504) 229-4375. Tickets will also be available at the door.
  • ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE SCHOOL: Hallie Cao has been elected president of the Student Council at St. Matthew the Apostle School in River Ridge for the 2015-16 school year. Other Student Council officers are Corinne Lobell, vice president; Josh Bares, treasurer; Sara Sciortino, secretary; Mia Rodriguez, Madison Richardson and Katey Haydel, seventh-grade representatives; Annie Carr, Lauren McMahon and Brooke Tillman, sixth-grade representatives; and George Cazabon, Emma Cook and Bella Roberts, fifth-grade representatives. The moderators are Rhonda Foret and Carol Hobson. The following students qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program seventh-grade talent search: Natalie Bou, Peter Cannata, Hallie Cao, Kaine Casady, Bryce Davey, Margo Flores, Lindsey Foles, Henry France, Katherine Haydel, Melanie Little, Liam Mathis, Tyler Quinn, Sara Sciortino, Maia Silva and Emily Taylor.
  • PIE OF THE MONTH: The pie of the month from the culinary arts students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is banana Boston cream pie. The deadline for ordering a pie, at a cost of $20, is midnight Sunday. Pies can be picked up at Press Street Station, 5 Press St., beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. To order, visit
  • OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE: The Parents’ Club at Our Lady of Divine Providence School will hold a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the cafeteria of the school, 917 N. Atlanta St., Metairie. Refreshments will be served and there is also free babysitting.
  • The Parents’ Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, September 25, in the school cafeteria. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children for spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, brownie and a drink. Take out is also available. For information, call the school office at (504) 466-0591.
  • ST. PHILIP NERI VOLLEYBALL: Members of the senior girls volleyball team at St. Philip Neri School in Metairie are Hope Couvillion, Megan Faustermann, Sara Rohli, Catherine Poche, Taylor Rumney, Karley Nuccio, Madie Attardo, Isabelle Fitzmorris and Madison Perez. Members of the junior girls volleyball team are Isabella McCann, Ainsley Poche, Caroline Guitterez, Marie Rohli, Ashley Reech, Brennan Harlton, Elizabeth Ehrhardt, Grace Dufrechou and Ashley Faustermann.
  • ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL: The St. Ann’s Men’s Club will hold a donut breakfast after the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday in the cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. The St. Ann Home and School Club will hold a new mom social at 7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. A general meeting will follow the social at 7:30 p.m. A St. Ann Cub Scout pack meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the cafeteria.
  • STEM FUNDRAISER: Core Element will be the beneficiary of a Strike for STEM bowling competition from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $50 and include food, drink and live entertainment featuring The Benchwarmers. Team sponsorships are available. For information or to purchase tickets, go to or call (504) 274-3611. Core Element is a regional collaborative that provides K-12 science and math teachers with the training, content, resources and support they need to provide meaningful, hands-on STEM learning for students.
  • NOCCA COOKING CLASSES: Chefs James Cullen and Robert Barnard will teach three Monday evening cooking classes this fall at the Press Street Station restaurant of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 5 Press St., New Orleans. A Terrific Tailgating class will be held Oct. 12; a Classic French Cuisine class will be held Oct. 26; and a Thanksgiving Tips, Tricks and Treats class will be held Nov. 9. All three classes will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a cost of $100, with proceeds benefiting the NOCCA Institute and its programs for NOCCA students, faculty and the community. To register, visit For information, email rread@nocca