• ORLEANS PARENTS EDUCATION NETWORK: The Orleans Parents Education Network has presented awards to the Morris Jeff Community School, Benjamin Franklin High School and the International School of Louisiana. Morris Jeff Community School was recognized for innovation in school design and delivery. Benjamin Franklin High School was recognized for excellence in high school achievement. The International School of Louisiana was recognized for exemplary language immersion education.
  • NOCCA AUDITION INFORMATION: Audition information sessions for students interested in the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts will be Dec. 5 at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The session provides students the opportunity to learn directly from faculty members about audition expectations and requirements. This event is not the formal student audition, but a resource for students considering applying and auditioning for NOCCA’s programs. Students may reserve a ticket for only one arts discipline. Parents may attend a parent orientation session with RSVP. The first sessions will begin at 9:15 a.m. They are for classical instrumental; classical vocal; creative writing; culinary arts; dance, grades six and seven; drama; jazz; eighth-grade media arts; musical theater; theater design; and visual arts, grades eight through 11. The second sessions will begin at 10:45 a.m. They are for dance, grades eight through 11; media arts, grades nine through 11; and visual arts, grades eight through 11. For information, call (504) 940-2854.
  • ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA MATH: Sixth- and seventh-graders from St. Catherine of Siena competed Oct. 9 at the Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society’s Competition at Brother Martin. Sixth-grade results were: A general math team test made up of Rhea Bawa, Camille D’Arensbourg and Gracie Villarrubia, honorable mention. In the relay competition, Camille D’Arensbourg, as a member of the Brutal Black Broncos team, third place. Seventh-grade results were: Pre-algebra individual test: Emily Dominique, honorable mention. General math individual test: Katie Glas and Audrey Wild, honorable mention. General math individual test: Justin Legrand, fifth place; Ashley Heller, fourth place; Ben Mathieu, third place; and Joey Schmidt second place. Pre-algebra team test: Reagan Krupp, Emily Dominique and Madison Ferguson, The Mathletes Number Ninjas, second place. General math team test: The Flying Dragons, Justin Legrand, Ben Mathieu and Joey Schmidt, third place. Relay competition: The Dangerous Dandelion Dinosaurs, with Katie Glas, third place. Relay competition: The Discreet Desert Dogs, with Madison Ferguson, second place. Relay Competition: The Decrypted Denim Dears, with Joey Schmidt, first place.
  • CHAPELLE SERVICE LEARNING: Members of the Archbishop Chapelle High School Chips In Action Club recently accepted a check for $1,727 from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation for the school’s service learning program. The money will be used to provide home-cooked suppers for cancer patients at Hope Lodge and for the LSU Coastal Roots Program. Members included religion teacher JoAnn LeCarpentier, Rachel Chimeno, Hannah Glynn, Catly Dang, Faith Guillot, Noor Maalauli, Leslie Kennedy, Sydney Acosta, Sydney White, Francesca Giroir, Madeline Barrios and Hannah Lovrovich.