GREEN SCHOOLS SHOWCASE: Benjamin Franklin High School will be featured during the Green Schools Showcase of the U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the school, 2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, New Orleans.

The showcase will be the last stop on the Green Makes Cents tour offered in connection with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2014 being held at the Morial Convention Center through Oct. 24.

Vendors of green building products have donated and installed approximately $150,000 worth of materials at the school.

The innovations include sound-buffering ceiling tiles, self-tinting windows and Idea Paint in two classrooms, to turn walls into white board. Two bathrooms have been updated to make them water-conserving and energy-efficient.

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AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL FALL F Ê TE: Music from Dave Pirner, of Soul Asylum, Los Po-Boy-Citos, the TBC Brass Band and Little Freddie King will be featured during the Audubon Charter School Fall Fête from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Danneel Park, 5501 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. There will be a costume contest and Audubon Art Market. For information, visit

SERVICE LEARNING: The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation brought together more than 700 students representing 55 schools at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Sept. 9 for an event showcasing model service-learning projects and sharing information about how schools link classroom learning with service.

The foundation awarded $346,702 in service-learning grants to 55 schools and seven agencies.

The Interact Club at John Curtis Christian High School received a $3,200 grant to continue its Positive High School Mentorship program with Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts. The Interact Club sponsor at John Curtis is Cathy Boucvalt.

John Curtis students participating in the service-learning showcase were Jordan Canamar, Angelina Chifici, Sarah Drake, Bailey Duxworth, Layne Estes, Zoe Fernandez, Joseph Guillie, Robert Lance, Alexis Lang, Craig Matise, Tristyn Mussall, Matthew Nelson, Matthew Perniciaro, Meridith Perniciaro, Gabe Richardson and Justin Turner.

DELGADO TECHNICAL SKILLS EXPO: More than 800 high school students from Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines parishes were exposed to career options using technical skills through the Technical Skills Expo recently held at the Delgado Jefferson campus in Metairie.

The expo was presented by Delgado and Greater New Orleans Inc., in cooperation with industry partners including Chevron, Cornerstone, Laitram LLC, Phillips 66, Shell Motiva and Turner Industries.

The event featured demonstrations of technical training and skills and information sessions led by industry craftsmen and technicians as well as Delgado Community College faculty and staff. Featured programs included carpentry, electrical, electric lineman, automotive, welding, industrial maintenance and precision machining.

Students interested in getting a fast start toward career success were encouraged to consider dual enrollment at Delgado, allowing them to start college while enrolled in high school. Students and their families can contact the dual-enrollment program at Delgado by calling (504) 671-5549.

AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL: Audubon Charter School will hold open houses next month for parents and prospective students in grades prekindergarten through eight. Audubon’s French program conforms to the curriculum defined by the French Ministry of National Education. Audubon also offers a Montessori program that is an initiate member of the American Montessori Society.

Students can apply to either program.

The open house for the Lower School, for grades prekindergarten through three, will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the temporary campus, 6101 Chatham St., New Orleans. The phone number there is (504) 324-7100.

The open house for the Upper School, for grades four through eight, will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 1111 Milan St., New Orleans. The phone number there is (504) 324-7110.

For information, call (504) 324-7112 or go to