HYNES CHARTER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: An open house for parents and guardians of prospective students at Hynes Charter School will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, beginning in the school gym at the corner of Orleans and French streets, New Orleans. The school’s main address is 990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. The school serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade, and gifted prekindergartners. For information, call (504) 324-7160, or visit www.hynesschool.org.

AOL FOOD DRIVE: The Academy of Our Lady National Honor Society has challenged the students to a Thanksgiving Food Drive that continues through Nov. 20 to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

AOL is collecting peanut butter, rice or rice mixes, spaghetti sauce and pasta, canned meat and canned soup to help families in the local community. For information, call (504) 341-6217.

‘MIRACLE WORKER’: The Academy of Our Lady Theatre II class presents “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the Academy of Our Lady gymnasium. Admission will be $5.

This classic play tells the true story of the blind and mute Helen Keller, trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, and her extraordinary teacher, Annie Sullivan. For information, call (504) 341-6217.

LUSHER CHARTER SCHOOL SOIREE: The Lusher Charter School fundraising soiree will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. There will be a silent auction along with food, music and fun, with proceeds helping hundreds of public school children. Tickets are $35 each, or $60 for a couple. For information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.lushersoiree.com.

LUSHER CHARTER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES: Lusher Charter School will hold its Lower School open houses on Friday, Nov. 14, and its middle and high school open houses on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The Lower School open house for prospective kindergartners and their parents will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at 7315 Willow St. The open house for prospective students in grades one through five and their parents will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at 7315 Willow St. For information about the Lower School, call Becky Bell at (504) 593-8275.

The open house for prospective students in grades six through 12 and their parents will be held at 6 p.m. in the Atlantic Bridge Gymnasium, between the school and the football field, at the Fortier Campus, 5624 Freret St., New Orleans. For information about the middle school and high school, call Jenny Cromer at (504) 304-3961.

Lusher Charter School has an arts-integration, inquiry-based approach to education. For information or to download an application, go to lusherschool.org.

ST. ANN MEN’S CLUB: A seafood dinner will be served during the meeting of the St. Ann Men’s Club at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the cafeteria of the school at 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. The meeting is open to all men in the parish and the school.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN: The St. Mary Magdalen Parents Club board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the cafeteria of the school, 6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. The school phone number is (504) 733-1433.

ST. ANN SCHOOL: Grandparents of students at St. Ann are invited to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the cafeteria at 4921 Meadowdale St. in Metairie. Wine and cheese will be served at 6:45 p.m. The guest speaker will discuss volunteering at the World War II Museum.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LOUISIANA OPEN HOUSES: The International School of Louisiana will hold an open house at its Uptown campus from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, and at its Jefferson Parish campus from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. The Uptown campus is at 1400 Camp St., New Orleans, (504) 654-1088; and the Jefferson Parish campus is at 8101 Simon St., Metairie, (504) 934-4875.

The Uptown campus is open to any Louisiana resident, and the Metairie campus is open only to residents of Jefferson Parish. For information, visit www.isl-edu.org.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR: The November students of the month at St. Edward the Confessor School in Metairie are kindergartners Alex LaBauve and Ellie Shall, first-graders Liam Ducos and Austin Amadeo, second-graders Thomas Schmitt and Greyson Lusignan, third-graders Isabella Rivera and Emma Batty, fourth-grader Raleigh Lusignan, fifth-graders Andrew Cavignac and Madison Abboud, sixth-graders Noah Leingang and Jacob Dantin, seventh-graders Molly Buras and Michael Brown, and eighth-grader Emily Sabido.

Jesuit student earns perfect mark on ACT : Garth Cook, a senior at Jesuit High School, achieved a perfect ACT composite score of 36. His parents and stepparents are Krystil Borrouso Lawton and Joseph R. Lawton III, of Metairie, and Garth W. Cook Sr. and Tammy Cook, of Baton Rouge. Before Jesuit, Cook attended Stuart Hall School for Boys.