OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE: The church parish continues the celebration of its 50th anniversary with a fair Thursday through Sunday, April 23-26, at the church, 1000 N. Starrett Road, Metairie.
The fair opens with Thriller night on Thursday, April 23, when rides are $20 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Karma will perform beginning 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, when the fair will operate from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Paris Avenue will perform at 4:30 p.m. and Category 6 will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, when the fair will operate from noon to 11 p.m.
The band 90 Degrees West will perform at 4 p.m. and The Top Cats will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, when the fair hours will be from noon to 10 p.m.
ST. MARY MAGDALEN: The board of the St. Mary Magdalen Parents Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the cafeteria of the school, 6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.
BEN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL: A student from Ben Franklin High School is one of 44 students of German from across the country who have been awarded an all-expenses-paid summer study trip to Germany.
Sage Sigler was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 96th percentile on the Level 2 2015 National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German. Nearly 21,000 students participated in the program. After qualifying with a high score on the National German Exam, she submitted responses to several short essay questions in German and in English and was then interviewed by a committee of high school teachers and college professors of German. She is a student of Philippe Radelet, German teacher at Ben Franklin High School.
The study trip includes round-trip air transportation to Germany from New York, a homestay with a host family and excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. The study trip award is made possible through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany.
EINSTEIN CHARTER SCHOOL: Einstein Charter School is a finalist for a 2015 COSEBOC School Award from the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. Einstein is one of nine finalists for the national award and the only Louisiana school.
The national award recognizes innovative education practices that achieve academic success and increase graduation rates among boys of color. Applicants are rigorously reviewed for their student outcomes and the policies and practices that generated those outcomes.
“Einstein is incredibly proud of our students’ accomplishments,” said CEO Shawn Toranto. “In our community schools, every child will achieve academically and our mission is to cultivate self-motivated, confident and respectful learners. This award validates our hard work and progress, and we thank COSEBOC for this recognition.”
Three of the nine finalists will be honored at the ninth annual Gathering of Leaders in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 23. Each will receive a $10,000 unrestricted grant. They will conduct workshops to share their successful strategies with other educators.