JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM: Weather caused students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to miss instructional time on Jan. 4, 17, 18 and 19. The time will be made up as follows:

  • Feb. 19 to May 15: Schools will add 10 minutes to the instructional day by taking time from a combination of lunch, change of class time, recess, etc. The school day will not be extended.  
  • March 15: Students will attend a full day of school. This day was originally a student holiday for teacher professional development and parent conferences. March 12-16 will be designated as parent-teacher conference week. Parents should contact their school for information.
  • May 23: All students will attend a full day of school. This day was originally a half-day for middle and high school students.

NOCCA PRESIDENT HONORS: President Honors will be awarded to student-artists Eve Axelrod, Demetris Chambliss and Willa Richards at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Freda Lupin Memorial Hall at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Axelrod is studying visual arts, Chambliss is studying jazz instrumental music, and Richards is focused on academics. Nominees for the honor also included:

  • Ealon Boudreaux, drama, Mandeville High School
  • Eliana Casas, culinary arts, NOCCA Academic Studio
  • Jonathan Cole, classical instrumental music, Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Kylie Ferguson, musical theater, NOCCA Academic Studio
  • Emily Fincher, theater design, Belle Chasse High School
  • Olivia Gray, classical vocal music, NOCCA Academic Studio
  • JaMyra LaSalle, dance, John Ehret High School
  • Walker Meyn, media arts, New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School
  • Zora Parker, academics, NOCCA Academic Studio
  • Finn Roussel, creative writing, Mandeville High School.

BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Participants in the Louisiana Music Educators Association solo and ensemble assessment held Feb. 6 at St. Mary's Dominican High School included three students from Brother Martin High School: Andrew Butler, Carl Davis and Hunter Dunn. Each received a superior rating for his solo performance, based on his tone, intonation, diction, technique, interpretation and musical effect. 

ST. MARY'S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: Four students from St. Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans earned recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition for the Southwest art region at large. The competition is organized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. They are:

  • Catherine Elvir, honorable mention for her photograph "New Orleans"
  • Madison Manale, Silver Key award for her drawing "Gap"
  • Sabrina Nguyen, honorable mention for her drawing "Bleeding Orange"
  • Kristen Tholen, Silver Key award in drawing and illustration for "Otter" and honorable mention for her mixed-media work "Mind Field."

ST. JOAN OF ARC SCIENCE: Jay Childs, a sixth-grader at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, placed first in the materials science category at the regional science fair at Nicholls State University. He qualified to present his project on identifying the most effective whitening toothpaste at the state science fair. 

ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Cathy Tramonte, who has taught second grade at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School for 30 years, was honored for district service during the Catholic Schools Week Mass at the LaPlace school. Also, Brent Remondet '82 was honored as SJA's National Catholic Education Association distinguished graduate. Remondet is a member of the SJA Pastoral Council and Finance Committee, and a member of the school advisory board. Honors also went to Hartley Faucheux, the school's fifth-grade student of the year. 

ST. MARY'S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: Registration is open through Feb. 21 for the St. Mary’s Dominican High School Debs technique clinic Saturday, Feb. 24, for girls in grades five through seven. Girls may choose to attend the morning clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, with an advance registration fee of $25, or the all-day clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an advance registration fee of $50. The clinics will include technique instruction on hip-hop moves, turns, leaps, kicks, conditioning and stretching. To register, visit For information, contact Sina Baldwin at or (504) 865-9401, ext. 502.

ST. PIUS X MOTHERS' CLUB: The St. Pius X Mothers’ Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the gymnasium of the school, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. For information, call (504) 282-2811 or visit

ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Walk-through tours for prospective families are offered at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22, Feb. 26, and every Thursday and Monday morning school is in session, beginning in the school office, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION: The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation will award $48,000 in scholarships to 20 students, who will be honored at the event “Serving the Future — Celebrating Careers in Hospitality” Feb. 26 at Generations Hall in New Orleans. The LRAEF ProStart Scholarship is presented to students who have or will receive the National ProStart certificate of achievement. This year’s recipients include Ida Henry, a graduate of John Ehret High School in Marrero, attending Delgado Community College. The LRA Board Fund Scholarship is presented to students who intend to pursue a career in the restaurant, food service, tourism or hospitality industry. This year’s recipients include:

  • Autumn Canova, currently being homeschooled, who will attend Louisiana Culinary Institute
  • Jesse Everett, a graduate of the National Guard–Louisiana Youth Challenge Program, attending Louisiana Culinary Institute
  • Daniel St. Etienne, attending Brother Martin High School/New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, who will attend Nicholls State University
  • Jason Stant, attending Brother Martin High School, who will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Cierra Varnado, a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, attending University of Holy Cross (second-year recipient)
  • Kiersten Wegmann, a graduate of Chalmette High School, attending Nicholls State University (third-year recipient).

ST. MARY'S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: Registration is open for the free Black and White Friday Night student recruitment event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. Attractions will include food, games, crafts, a cupcake station and a photo booth. To register, visit by March 12.

ST. MARY'S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: Prospective students in grades five through seven will have opportunities to spend a day at St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, on March 23, March 27, April 9, April 13, April 16, April 20 and April 26. They will be paired with a Dominican student and follow her throughout the school day, meeting faculty, socializing with students and engaging in classes and activities. To register, visit