JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:The Jefferson Parish public school system will hold a second round of pre-kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

During the second round of registration, applicants may register for open slots in LA4 and 8g classes on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants for slots in Title I classes must undergo a screening process, which will be held at the school. Students eligible for Title I have been identified as being at risk of failing to meet the state’s academic achievement standards when they reach school age.

Schools with projected openings where screening is required are: Audubon Elementary, Green Park Elementary, Harahan Elementary, Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary, Leo Kerner Elementary and Walter Schneckenberger Elementary.

Other schools with projected openings are: Joshua Butler Elementary, Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary, Clancy/Maggiore, Judge Lionel Collins, Greenlawn Terrace Elementary, Mildred Harris Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, McDonough 26 Elementary, Vic Pitre Elementary, Catherine Strehle Elementary, Myrtle Thibodeaux Elementary, Miller Wall Elementary, Washington Montessori, Woodmere Elementary and GT Woods Elementary.

For information on the registration process, visit

LOUISIANA GREEN SCHOOLS CHALLENGE:AnnaBell Hines, a sophomore at Benjamin Franklin High School, has been honored as a State Ambassador for her efforts to increase awareness of sustainability issues at her own school and at schools throughout Louisiana.

Hines worked to make Franklin the first Louisiana school to sign up for the Green Schools Challenge, a program of the U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter.

She continued to display her leadership outside of her school’s own project by starting a Green Schools Challenge blog and Facebook page; leading a team of more than 40 volunteers for Green Apple Day of Service; presenting the student perspective on green schools as a featured speaker at the USGBC Louisiana Sustainability Series; and taking an award-winning photograph that was honored on a national level by the USGBC Center for Green Schools.

The mission of the Louisiana Green Schools Challenge program is to educate schools across the state about the benefits of green building and environmental stewardship by participation in hands-on real world projects. On Earth Day, winners of the inaugural Green Schools Challenge were announced at Benjamin Franklin High.

Emily Riordan, USGBC Center for Green Schools, and James Garvey, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, announced the following winners from the New Orleans area included in the elementary school division, first-place winner Hynes Charter School, New Orleans; middle school third-place, Harry Hurst Middle School, Destrehan; and high school, first place Ben Franklin High School and second place, New Orleans Science & Mathematics High School.

For information, contact USGBC LA Chapter Coordinator Jolie Lemoine by email at or call (504) 330-1292; or