Crescent City school briefs for Jan. 27, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by St. Catherine of Siena School — ST. CATHERINE FUNDRAISER: The Throwback Fair, held in October by the co-op and the Men's Club of St. Catherine of Siena, brought in $190,000 for the school and parish. The fair chairwomen, Jamie Thomas, left, and Jennifer Collins, presented the proceeds to the Rev. Ronald Calkins, pastor, and the Rev. Tim Hedrick, parochial vicar.

  • ANDREW H. WILSON CHARTER: An open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, 3617 Gen. Pershing St. Wilson is an InspireNOLA Charter School. Prospective parents can meet with teachers and staff to learn more about academic instruction, extra-curriculars and enrichment programs, as well asother services.
  • ST. CATHERINE GATORETTES: The St. Catherine of Siena Gatorettes have won the Junior High Division 1 state championship in the American All-Star dance and drill team competition. Members are Claire Adams, Carlie Bujol, Caroline Dawson, Kaitlyn Dawson, Megan Douglass, Mia Gervais, Ashley Heller, Abigail Herbert, Emily Jeanes, Madeline Kerber, Catherine Kernion, Kaila Kitchen, Reiley Macicek, Meghan McMahon, Sophia Merritt, Eliza Miller, Maggie Miller, Molly Moran, Katelin Obletz, Claire Oster, Madison Robichaux, Gracie Roule, Sylvie Sausse, Lauren Schneider, Kristalyne Stewart, Sofia Torrealba, Bella Villacorta and Gracie Villarrubia.
  • STEM NIGHT: The St. John the Baptist Parish School District will host its first Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Night at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the East St. John High School Gym/Media Center. The goal is to give students a strong STEM-based foundation. The family night is aimed at informing parents and the community of the importance of STEM-related activities. St. John students will serve as hosts, and several local businesses will showcase STEM-related career opportunities within their companies. Hands-on activities will be provided. Alsie Dunbar, of BASF Chemical Co. and founder of STEM GEMS, will speak. The event is free and open to the public.