ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL: St. Andrew's Episcopal School is holding a series of open houses for parents interested in enrolling their children. The schedule is: 

  • Cottage program for ages 18 months to 3 years, Thursday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.
  • Prekindergarten through grade four, Thursday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
  • Middle school preview, Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
  • STEM Expo open house, prekindergarten through grade eight, Friday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.

Each open house will begin in the Chalstrom Parish House, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave. To register, visit For information, call Lisa Witter, director of advancement, enrollment & financial aid, at (504) 866-6553.

NOCCA AUDITION INFORMATION: The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts will hold an information session for students at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. There will also be an optional information session for parents. Audition information sessions provide students the opportunity to learn directly from faculty the audition expectations and requirements. Students may reserve a ticket for only one arts discipline. Students in grades six and seven may attend either the classical music or dance sessions. Students in grades eight through 11 may register for any one session. 

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON: The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Home & School Association will hold a principal's appreciation breakfast at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. For information, call Dayna Toscano at (504) 208-8935 or Melinda Orellana at (504) 669-4098.

PRESCHOOL READING CARNIVAL: Children 5 and younger are welcome at the Preschool Reading Carnival from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at R.K. Smith Middle School, 281 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling. The event aims to build literacy awareness through fun, learning activities and storytelling. Representatives from Early Steps, the health clinic, fire department, the public library and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office will provide demonstrations and information. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. 

ST. MARY'S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL: A Domini-Science Saturday program for girls in grades four through seven will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. It will feature science experiments and interacting with Dominican students and teachers. For information or to register, visit

KENNER DISCOVERY HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY: Through Oct. 31, students at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy are collecting donations of gently worn or new shoes to raise money for the school's music program. The shoes will benefit micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations. The money will be used to buy instruments, music and basic equipment for orchestra and band classes. Shoes may be left at the main campus, 2504 Maine Ave., Metairie, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and at Michon Music, 3200 Severn Ave., Suite 118, Metairie. For information, call (504) 233-4720.

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Prospective students in grades six through eight and their parents can tour the campus of St. Charles Catholic High School during an open house with assemblies at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. Prospective students also can participate in a Comet-for-a-Day opportunity beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1; or Friday, Nov. 3. To register, visit For information, call the St. Charles Catholic High School admissions office at (985) 652-3809, ext. 119.

URSULINE ACADEMY: Ursuline Academy's High School division recently inducted 68 girls into four nationally recognized honor societies: Mu Alpha Theta, the National Art Honor Society, the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Of those 68, six were inducted to three of the four honor societies: Jonté Bernard, Allison Chevis, Charlotte Fowler, Isabelle Giangrosso, Erin Goebel and Cindy Nguyen.

LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Sydney Troxler has been chosen as the 2017-18 student of the year for Lakewood Elementary School in Luling. She is the daughter of Tab and Jena Troxler. 

NOCCA CLASSICAL VOCAL: Three classical vocal students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts received top honors in the recent youth vocal competition coordinated by the New Orleans Opera Association. All three study with Phyllis Treigle. Rafael Rovelo, of Metairie, who attends Grace King High School, took first place among men. Olivia Gray, of Covington, who attends the NOCCA Academic Studio, took second place among women. Madeleine Cucullu, of Mandeville, who attends the NOCCA Academic Studio, got an honorable mention among women. They were judged on quality of voice, musicality, technical skill, diction, interpretation and presentation.

ALBERT CAMMON MIDDLE SCHOOL: The 2017-18 Student Council representatives at Albert Cammon Middle School in St. Rose are Isabel Barattini, Indira Escobar, Bradly Hubbard, Emma Loper, Joyce Lucurto, Bodhi Ravipati, Ava Rockefeller, Clarence Smith and Mia Walton.

ALBERT CAMMON MIDDLE SCHOOL: Members of the 4-H Club at Albert Cammon Middle School in St. Rose have received $1,000 from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation for their annual service learning project, which willl be a senior citizen Christmas luncheon. Group members include Marcon Anderson, Amna Aslam, Alexis Ellis, Indira Escobar, Savana LeSassier, Kaylee Moore, Abihail Navarro, Bodhi Ravipati, Bershell Reynaud, Hannah Rodrigue, Helena Schuler, Diane Smith, Ariyan Spurlock and Joseph Whitley. The club's leaders are teachers Jennifer Foss and Tanya Bourgeois.