EINSTEIN CHARTER SCHOOL: Einstein Charter School took first place in the middle school debate tournament held March 7 at Xavier University.
The tally at the end of the tournament was 12-4.
“After last year’s second-place finish, we could not be more delighted,” said Linda Manint, seventh-grade math teacher and debate coach at Einstein Charter School. “Our students trained for months for this day, and they brought home a big trophy!”
“We could not be more proud,” Principal Sabrina Marsh said.
In addition to first-place overall, many of the school’s competitors took home individual trophies including Tina Nguyen, Joshua Jones, Kenntrel Boyd, Tianna Robinson, Nya Carey, Calvin Desdunes, Quynh Duong, Katlen Lacayo, Mikel Metx, Trinity Myers, Anthony Tran, Huong Tran and Zeta Williams.
Einstein Charter School in eastern New Orleans has 1,000 students, including the city’s largest number of English learners. In the fall, it will open its third campus, adding 500 seats.
UNI Ó N TANGUERA: The NOCCA Institute and the New Orleans Ballet Association will present performances of “Nuit Blanche” by the Unión Tanguera dance company Friday to Sunday in Lupin Hall at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The Saturday performance is sold out; the Friday performance will be at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at www.nobadance.com.
DOMINICAN LEGACY GALA: St. Mary’s Dominican High School will host “The Legacy Gala: A Night for all Generations” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St.
The patron party will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by the gala and auction until 11 p.m. The Benchwarmers will be the entertainment.
For ticket purchase and sponsorship information, visit www.stmarysdominican.org.
PIE OF THE MONTH: Strawberry limeade crumble is the pie of the month for culinary arts students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. The deadline to order is Sunday, March 22. To order a pie to pick up at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans, visit shop.noccainstitute.com.
ST. MARY MAGDALEN: Grandparents Day at St. Mary Magdalen School will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday for children with surnames beginning A-J, and Wednesday for children with surnames beginning K-Z. The St. Mary Magdalen Parents Club is sponsoring the event, which will take place in the cafeteria of the school, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.
The St. Mary Magdalen Parents Club board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.
ART AUCTION: Morris Jeff Community School and Homer A. Plessy Community School will be the beneficiaries of an art auction to be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.
The auction will feature works by artists such as Dr. Bob, George Rodrigue, Devin De Wulf, Virginia Waldrop and Oscar Brown.
BROADWAY @ NOCCA: Ana Gasteyer of “Saturday Night Live” will be at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts at 7:30 p.m. March 28, to share behind-the-scenes stories and sing. Tickets range in price from $50 to $100 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
HOLY NAME OF JESUS: The Holy Name of Jesus Parent-Teacher Club is presenting its Spring Fling from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the school basement, 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans. The theme is “Around the World Spring Fling,” and there will be music, food, beverages and raffles. Cost is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Costumes are encouraged.
For information, visit www.hnjschool.org or call Rosalie Tomeny at (504) 861-9709.
ISL JEFFERSON: The Jefferson Parish campus of the International School of Louisiana is accepting kindergarten applications for the 2015-16 school year.
ISL, a French and Spanish language immersion school for kindergarten through eighth grade, was named Charter School of the Year by the Center for Education Reform, and a Certified World Language School and Top Gains School by the state Department of Education.
Spots are open for Jefferson Parish residents only. To apply, call (504) 229-4391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The International School of Louisiana-Jefferson Parish Campus is at 8101 Simon St. in Metairie.
ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: The Ray Laiche Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting St. Charles Catholic High School will be held Friday, April 10, at Belle Terre Golf and Country Club, 111 Fairway Drive, Laplace.
There will be a morning flight at 8 a.m. and an afternoon flight at 1 p.m., with a scramble format. The entry fee for the tournament is $100 per player. A silent auction also will be held.
To register, visit stcharles catholic.org. Questions about the golf tournament should be addressed to coach Frank Monica at (504) 915-0374 or (985) 652-3809, ext. 108. Questions about the silent auction should be addressed to Courtney Millet at millet.courtney@stcharles catholic.org.
AFTER-PROM PARTY: St. Charles Catholic High School is recruiting supporters for the after-prom party it will hold from midnight to 4 a.m. Sunday, April 12, beginning half an hour after prom sign-out begins Saturday night.
The party will offer students and their dates music, dancing, games, food and lots of prizes at no charge. Last year, 77 percent of eligible students attended the after-prom party.
Supporters may donate money or a prize, or sponsor a game or activity. Tax-deductible donations marked “Attn: APP Chairperson” can be dropped off by April 3 at the school, 100 Dominican Drive, LaPlace.