LUSHER CHARTER SCHOOL: An open house for students in grades six through 12 will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Fortier Campus of Lusher Charter school, 5624 Freret St., New Orleans. Prospective middle and high school students will gather in the Atlantic Bridge Gymnasium, between the school and the football field. For information, call Jenny Cromer at (504) 304-3961.

An open house for the families of prospective kindergartners will be held a 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Lower School Campus, 7315 Willow St. For information about the Lower School, call Becky Bell at (504) 324-7318. To download an application, go to Timely applications must be submitted in person by noon Jan. 12.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL HIGH SCHOOL: The Archbishop Rummel Parent-Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the gymnasium at the school, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. There will be a collection for the Clothe-A-Child program of the Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs. Clothe-A-Child shopping and wrapping will begin at 8 .m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Kmart at 2940 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. 

AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL: An open house for prospective parents and students in grades four through eight at Audubon Charter School will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at Audubon's Upper School campus, 1111 Milan St., New Orleans, (504) 324-7110. Open houses for prekindergarten through third grade will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 8, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 at the Lower School campus, 428 Broadway, New Orleans, (504) 324-7100. Audubon is a OneApp school. Applicants should go to to apply. For information, email or go to

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: 

  • Prekindergarten through grade four, , 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9
  • Middle school preview, 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
  • STEM Expo open house, prekindergarten through grade eight, 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26

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 and financial aid, at (504) 866-6553.

LSMSA: Exploration Day at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10. Students in grades eight through 11, along with their families, will tour the campus, meet staff and students and sit in on classes led by the third-ranked faculty in the nation. The winter Exploration Day will be Saturday, Jan. 20, and another Exploration Day will be Friday, March 9. To register for Exploration Day, visit the admissions section at For information, call (800) 259-3173.

MOTHER-SON MASS: The Archbishop Rummel High School mother-son Mass and luncheon will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Chateau Estates Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Tickets are $40, for reservations, visit by Nov. 8.

"XANADU": The musical theater department at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts will present "Xanadu" at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-17 in the Nims Blackbox Theatre at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Tickets are $20 at

ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Walk-through tours for prospective families are offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, and every Monday when school is in session, beginning in the office at St. Ann Catholic School, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

ROSARY PRAYER GROUP The rosary prayer group of the Archbishop Rummel Parent-Booster Club will gather at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the chapel of the school, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. All parents and grandparents are invited to attend. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the prayer service.

ST. ROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The 2017-18 student of the year at St. Rose Elementary School is Saniya Abbas, a fifth-grader in Bruce Thompson's class. She was chosen on the basis of her overall grade-point average from grades three through five, community service, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. 

 BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: The Louisiana Music Educators Association has chosen Cameron Balser, a junior at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, for its All-State Orchestra. Balser was the highest-scoring percussionist in the orchestra wind ensemble section from the association's District VI.

  MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY: The Mount Carmel Academy quiz bowl team won the junior varsity championship at the LSU Spooktacular Invitational on Oct. 28 at LSU. It defeated teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, finishing the playoffs with an undefeated record. The team will next compete at the Cajun Quiz Bowl at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Nov. 18. Mount Carmel will host an invitational on Dec. 2.

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY: Members of the National English Honor Society at Academy of Our Lady in Marrero collected 792 books during a recent donation drive for the Friends of the Jefferson Parish Public Libraries and St. Vincent de Paul.

JOHN L. ORY MAGNET SCHOOL: Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day brought several officers from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office to John L. Ory Magnet School in LaPlace recently. The pledge asks students to keep guns out of schools and to avoid the urge to pick up a gun to settle disputes. 

ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL: The St. Ann Home and School Club will hold a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the gym of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Attendees are encouraged to bring Adopt-An-Angel gifts. There will be a holiday shopping boutique at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The co-presidents of the Home & School Club are Shelly Nunes and Wendy Cooper.