ENGINEERING COMPETITION: The eighth-grade team from Mount Carmel Academy placed first in the middle school division when the Junior Engineering Technical Society held its annual competition recently. Team members are Jordan Berry, Kaitlyn Freese, Caroline Gillen, Sophia Happoldt, Ellie Holzman, Sara Saak, Abby Samaha and Anna Trahan. Also, these ninth- and 10th-graders placed first in their division and second overall in a mystery design competition: Jessica Davis, Laura Dehart, Cameron Howard, Sarah Liang, Sloan Livaccari, Mallory Maza, Shyla Slater and Shelby Wickersham.
EINSTEIN CHARTER SCHOOL: Einstein Middle Charter School at Sarah Towles Reed will open this fall, occupying its own floor of the school building at 5316 Michoud Blvd., New Orleans.
The new school will accommodate 500 students from prekindergarten through eighth grade. Applications are being accepted at einsteincharter.org. For information, call (504) 324-7450.
“This campus marks the opening of Einstein’s third school,” Einstein CEO Shawn Toranto said. Einstein’s second school, Einstein Extension, opened in fall 2013 at the site of the former Intercultural Charter School. Its main campus is at 5100 Cannes St., New Orleans.
Toranto also said Einstein will open a high school at the Reed campus for the 2016-17 school year. The high school, Einstein Charter High at Sarah Towles Reed, will open ninth grade only in August 2016. Einstein will use a slow-growth model for the high school and add one grade level each year through grade 12. Einstein was selected to operate at Reed after a series of community meetings and presentations among the Recovery School District, community organizations and stakeholders in eastern New Orleans.
BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Members of Brother Martin High School Crusader Marching Band became stars of their own Disney show when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom on April 3. The group traveled from New Orleans to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program. The marching band, under the direction of Dominick Caronna, marched through Frontierland and around Cinderella Castle and onto Main Street, U.S.A before the “Festival of Fantasy Parade.” The group’s performance included “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and “Show Me How You Burlesque” by Christina Aguilera.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH SCHOOL: The National Junior Honor Society at Archbishop Chapelle High School inducted 72 eighth- and ninth-graders recently: Maryam Abdulrazzak, Madison Adams, Camryn Aucoin, Brooke Bagley, Kaitlyn Barber, Alexis Bellocq, Katelynn Berteau, Madison Bertucci, Kristina Bickham, Nicole Bou, Emily Boudreaux, Renee Boudreaux, Olivia Bourgeois, Kiersten Brader-Garcia, Kaitlyn Braud, Madisson Brayton, Sydnie Campbell, Gianna Catalanotto, Kayla Culotta, Jacqueline Dantagnan, Emily Delord, Kacie Dennis, Amber Deslatte and Rachel Dupuis.
Also Hiruni Fernando, Julia Folse, Victoria Gagliano, Kerri Grass, Haley Gratia, Faith Guillot, Rana Hachem, Alexis Hartman, Brenda Hebert, Holly Hedrick, Megan Hingle, Isabel Huggins, Nora Jaber, Riley Killian, Sarah Lastrapes, Samantha Ledesma, Caitlin Mathes, Katie Mracich, Gabriela Ochoa, Mallory Panzavecchia, Jordyn Prattini, Alexis Rafidi, Kaitlyn Ranatza and Hannah Reames.
Also Elise Richoux, Kaylee Ricks, Abigail Russo, Jeanne Sanders, Sarah Savaski, Olivia Scallan, Natalie Shepherd, Mamie Short, Molly Snakenberg, Allison Southworth, Bailey Springler, Makayla St. John, Ashley Stall, Lauren Stevens, Natalie Sunseri, Skyla Thompson, Lauren Timphony, Gia Veau-Neely, Haley Verbois, Rachel Virga, Ashley Vogt, Hannah Volpi, Emily Vu and Rebecca Willis.