• ST. CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL: The Drama Club at St. Christopher School will present “Westward Whoa!” at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the school office or at the door.
  • ST. ANN CONCERT: The St. Ann band will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 5 in the gym of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
  • SKATE NIGHT: The St. Ann Home and School Club will host Skate Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 12 at Airline Skate Center, 6711 Airline Drive, Metairie.
  • ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL: Melville S. “Mel” Brown has been appointed as head of school for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in New Orleans, effective this summer. Brown was head of school at Waring School in Beverly, Massachusetts, from 2012 through 2015. Before that, he was director of the performing arts department at Trinity School in New York City for 17 years. He and his wife, Inka Rudnycka, have two adult children. Brown will succeed Mason Lecky, who has been head of school at St. Andrew’s for seven years.
  • NOCCA CLASSICAL VOCAL: Soprano Lindsey Reynolds, who studies with Phyllis Treigle at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, is one of only five vocal students nationally accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Reynolds also was accepted to Juilliard, Boston Conservatory, Loyola University New Orleans, Mannes College The New School for Music and New England Conservatory. Her senior recital will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Freda Lupin Memorial Hall at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans.
  • HAHNVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Catelyn Errington, who studies English with Deborah Unger at Hahnville High School, is the Louisiana winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana. This year, 378 Louisiana students in grades four through 12 wrote personal letters to authors, living or dead, to thank them and to explain how their works changed the students’ way of thinking. Errington’s letter was addressed to Markus Zusak, author of “The Book Thief” and “I Am the Messenger.” To read the winners’ letters and see the names of the state finalists, visit state.lib.la.us.
  • ST. JOHN SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS: These students from St. John the Baptist Parish schools placed in the Louisiana Region 10 Science and Engineering Fair. First-place regional winners were Alyssa Duhe, medicine, and Jose Folgar, computer science; Folgar went on to place third in the state competition. Second-place regional winners were Cairon Becnel, environmental science, and Anthony Cases, chemistry. Third-place regional winners were Leah Brown, physics; Amiya Lumar, plant sciences; Ijha Miller and Lizbeth Perez, biomedical and health science; and TyJon Monoe, engineering and mathematics.
  • ST. JOHN SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR WINNERS: These students from St. John the Baptist Parish schools placed in the Louisiana Region 10 Social Studies Fair. First-place regional winners were Alexis Dusang, Louisiana history; Joann Herrera, anthropology; Jenna Necaise, geography; and Fred Turner, political science. Second-place regional winners were Loren Aubert, anthropology; Donrell Lumar, political science; and Cory Mitchell and Alan Burl, sociology team. Third-place regional winners were Madison Boudreaux, sociology; Ria Edwards, sociology; Norelle Frank, anthropology; and Jaden Porter, Louisiana history.
  • LSMSA DANCE CONCERT: Janie Bourgeois, a junior from LaPlace, and Lacey Hines, a senior from Gretna, were among the performers during the spring dance concert at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches. Performances by members of the dance ensemble included “Just Madness,” “All I Need is a Bumpin Beat,” “Swinging in Place,” “Serenade Classique” and “Dream,” all choreographed by Audra Allen, instructor of dance at LSMSA. Technicians included D.J. Picolo, costumer and poster and program designer, a junior from Destrehan.
  • CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Students explored the properties of solar power and plants during a recent Super Science Saturday Learning Camp at Cabrini High School in New Orleans. Science department head Ann Smart led the program, during which students made necklaces with beads sensitive to UV light; experimented with Sunprint paper; and dissected azaleas to identify the flowers’ petals, sepals, pistil and stamen. They took home sock animals stuffed with potting soil and grass seed, ready to grow grass “hair” after being soaked in water.
  • ST. JOHN COUNSELORS: The school counselors of the St. John the Baptist Parish school system got special recognition during the April 7 meeting of the School Board. Those receiving plaques were Stanley Alexis, Amanda Bourgeois, Shanda James, Demecca Jones, Elizabeth Leatherwood, Carol Mills, Renisha Oubre, Jennifer Russell, Jill Talbot, Mechelle Terrio and Jennifer Vial. Russell, who is a counselor at East St. John Elementary School, received the You’ve Got Heart Award in recognition of service going above and beyond what is expected.