Crescent City school briefs for July 22, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by John Curtis Christian School -- John Curtis Christian School students, from left, Brandi Nelson, Alexis Lang and Zoe Curtis received awards in Louisiana's Environmental Awareness Arts and Language Arts Contest.

  • UNIFORM EXCHANGE: The St. Mary Magdalen Parents Club is having a uniform exchange from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in the school cafeteria, 6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. All items are $1. If you wish to donate items, please bring them.
  • JOHN CURTIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge led the state in the number of students winning awards in Louisiana’s Environmental Awareness Arts and Language Arts Contest. A reception for the award winners was held June 23 at the governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge.
  • AMONG STUDENTS AGES 14-18, BRANDI NELSON PLACED FIRST IN WRITING FOR HER POEM “WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT.” IN THE SAME AGE GROUP, ALEXIS LANG PLACED THIRD IN WRITING WITH HER POEM “BIODIVERSITY-WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?” AND DAWSON CROSBY PLACED THIRD IN ART FOR “BIODIVERSITY: The Interlocking Chain Between Fish and Water.” Among students ages 11-13, Zoe Curtis placed third with her poem “My Wish.”
  • ST. PHILIP NERI: The St. Philip Neri Ladies’ Co-Operative Club has elected its board members for the 2015-16 school year: Jennifer Allen and Cherie Johnson, co-presidents; Bridget Tamborella, vice president; Brigette McGoey, secretary; Tricia Lara, treasurer; Christie Jones, representative to the Council of Catholic School Co-operative Clubs; Karen McDonald, parliamentarian; Stephanie Plauche, historian; Tiffany Pearce, publicity; Tara Fuselier and Lori Hensley, general board; and Ansley Hammons, past president. The 2015-16 board members for the St. Philip Neri Men’s Club are: Erick Aertker, president; Dennis Gerarve, vice president; Steve Giarratano, secretary; Darryl Schexnayder, treasurer; Erik Toups, historian; Keith Lee, food director; Carlo Clesi, prize coordinator; Duane Plauche, hospitality director; and Ken Couvillion, past president.
  • STEM EDUCATION: Core Element, a professional development program for teachers of science and math, will be the beneficiary of a charity gala to be held by Young Professionals of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Delta Chapter, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 19, at The Chicory, 610 S. Peters St., New Orleans. The Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler gala will feature casino games, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door, with corporate and group ticket pricing available. For ticket information contact Oscar Pasache at opasache@tanaexp.com. To purchase tickets, go to www.spe-delta.org. The event is part of the society’s annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium. Core Element provides K-12 science and math teachers in the New Orleans area with the training, content, resources and support they need to provide meaningful, hands-on learning for students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Since 2007, Core Element has trained more than 500 teachers from 295 schools and impacted more than 55,000 students.