• ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL: The St. Mary Magdalen Parents Club will hold its first general meeting of the 2015-16 school year at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the cafeteria of the school, 6425 Metairie Ave., Metairie.
  • ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS: The Metairie Rotary Club presented college scholarship money to 19 students during a recent lunch meeting at the Metairie Country Club. The scholarship fund was augmented with money from the former Harahan Rotary Club, distributed by Randy Martin.
  • CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Samantha Evers, a junior at Cabrini High School, was a delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders June 28-30 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. Evers finished her sophomore year at Cabrini with a 4.5 GPA and is a member of the Excalibur Honors Science Club and the Junior Honors Club.
  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SCHOOL: Christian Brothers School is enrolling boys and girls for the 2016-17 school year and has planned a series of open house events to introduce families to its existing campus at 8 Friederichs Ave. in City Park and its new St. Anthony campus at 4600 Canal St. No registration is necessary. Christian Brothers will provide a comprehensive, accelerated education program for boys and girls from prekindergarten through seventh grade. The open house schedule is as follows:
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 6:30 p.m., boys and girls, prekindergarten and kindergarten, St. Anthony Campus.
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 6:30 p.m. boys and girls, grades one through four, and girls, grades five through seven, St. Anthony Campus.
  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, BOYS GRADES FIVE THROUGH SEVEN, CITY PARK CAMPUS. TOURS WILL BEGIN AT 6 P.M. AND 7:15 p.m.
  • Each open house will feature a welcome from the school president and an overview of the admission process followed by the opportunity to hear firsthand about the Christian Brothers experience from alumni and current Christian Brothers School families. Guided school tours led by current students or faculty will highlight the key educational, religious and extracurricular offerings at each campus. A closing reception will provide prospective parents and students the chance to mix and mingle with current Christian Brothers School faculty and students.
  • JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL: Occupational therapist Ellie Streiffer will be the Play Day facilitator at the Jewish Community Day School Jewish Babies program from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, in the second-floor beit midrash, 3747 West Esplanade Ave, Metairie. “Beit midrash” is Hebrew for “house of study.” Streiffer will lead parents and babies in play activities that encourage development. She will also bring ideas and toys that children may enjoy at home.
  • NPR VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Soprano Lindsey Reynolds, a 12th-grader in the Academic Studio of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, has been invited to perform at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Gateway, Montana, for the National Public Radio program “From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley.” Her Sept. 27 performance will be broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to an audience of more than half a million listeners; the release date is Nov. 23. She is a student of Phyllis Treigle, NOCCA vocal faculty chair.
  • SCIENCE FAIR TEACHING RESOURCES: A free workshop for teachers implementing science and engineering fair projects at the classroom and school levels will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Room 104 of the Lindy Boggs Engineering Building at Tulane University. The Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair is host of the workshop, which will also help teachers prepare for the 2016 fair, to be held Feb. 23-25 at the University of New Orleans. Attendees will be awarded a certificate at the conclusion of the five-hour training, which can be submitted to their school district for the purpose of requesting continuing learning unit credits.
  • FOR INFORMATION, VISIT gnosef.tulane.edu.
  • MOCK TRIALS: A summer pre-law program for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates concluded with mock oral arguments in front of two judges panels at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, in New Orleans. The Suit Up for the Future program, June 15-26 and July 6-10, involved 17 local students, chosen on the basis of their academic performance and application essays. South Plaquemines High School junior Kayla C. Barthelemy won the award in the morning session for best oral argument for the prosecution. The defense award went to Holy Cross High School junior Gerald A. Aviles. In the afternoon session, Treslyn E. Davenport, a St. Mary’s Dominican High School senior, won the best oral argument for the prosecution. Lusher High School senior Kyree M. Magee was awarded best oral argument for the defense. Awards were also granted for students who presented exceptional written memoranda. The award for the best written memorandum went to South Plaquemines High School junior Kayla C. Barthelemy for the prosecution and Haynes Academy graduate Emily R. Lema for the defense. Panelists included U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, Magistrate Judges Joseph C. Wilkinson Jr. and Daniel E. Knowles III and Chief Judge of the 24th Judicial District Court, Judge June Berry Darensburg. Other schools represented were the International High School of New Orleans, Cabrini High School, St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory High School, Jesuit High School, Warren Easton Charter High School, Edna Karr High School, Cypress Falls High School in Houston and John Ehret High School.
  • CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION: Benjamin Franklin High School was represented by members of its faculty, staff and board during this summer’s National Charter Schools Association conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Participants from across the nation attended workshops about charter school finances, communications and transparency, governance and nutrition programs, along with academic topics.