NOCCA COLLEGE FAIR: The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts will hold a college fair focused on arts programs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Solomon Family Hall in The Chevron Forum on the NOCCA campus, 2831 Chartres St., New Orleans. The free program is open to the public, including public, private, parochial and home-school students, and no reservation is needed.
DOMINICAN OPEN HOUSE: St. Mary’s Dominican High School will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the school, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. There will be continuous tours highlighting Dominican's STREAM — science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math — initiative, which aims to form students who are believing thinkers and thinking believers. For information, visit www.stmarysdominican.org.
ST. MARY MAGDALEN: The Parents Club at St. Mary Magdalen School will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the cafeteria of the school, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.
TRUNK OR TREAT: The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Home and School Association is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the school, 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Admission is $2 per person. Music will be provided by a DJ, and snacks will be available for purchase. For information, call the school office at (504) 468-3524.
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL: Dr. Warren R. Bourgeois III, a member of the Jesuit High School Class of 1974, has been chosen as the school's alumnus of the year. He received the award Oct. 1 during the school's Homecoming Mass in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs on campus. After earning two degrees from Tulane, including his medical degree, Bourgeois served as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps Reserves and then went on active duty for four years, including Operation Desert Storm. Bourgeois and his wife, Dr. Usha Ramadhyani Bourgeois, have two children: Jason, a 2004 graduate of Jesuit, and Camille.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH SCHOOL: Kate Lorio, a senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie, is the winner of the $2,000 Gregory Brunet Memorial Scholarship from the Daughters of Isabella. The Daughters of Isabella are proponents of furthering the Catholic education of young women. Kate's winning essay and her actions as a Chapelle student convey her active pursuit of mercy according to Pope Francis' directives in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
CHARTER SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE: Latoye Brown, CEO and principal of Audubon Charter School, has been chosen as 2017 president of the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools. The other executive officers are Patty Glaser, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, vice president; Sean Wilson, International High School of New Orleans, treasurer; and Michelle Douglas, Hynes Charter School, secretary. The collaborative is directed by Ken Ducote. It is a formal alliance of 13 public schools that promotes public charter schools as a permanent and viable option for children.
TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS GRANT: The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching has awarded a grant to the Algiers Charter School Association to improve the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders and increase student achievement. The money is part of a five-year, $49 million federal Teacher Incentive Fund grant shared by six Louisiana school districts. All six Algiers schools are included: Algiers Technology Academy, Martin Behrman Charter School, Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy of Global Studies, William J. Fischer Accelerated Academy, L.B. Landry-O.P. Walker College & Career Preparatory High School, and McDonogh No. 32 Literacy Charter School.
J.B. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL: Abby Matherne, the daughter of Mark and Rebecca Matherne, of Luling, has been chosen to represent J.B. Martin Middle School in Paradis as its 2016-17 student of the year. Matherne, an eighth-grader, is a member of the choir, cheerleading team and drama club at the school.
CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL: Abigail Markey, of Metairie, a sophomore at Cabrini High School, was selected to participate in the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition of the New Orleans Opera Association. She has been training for the past five years under local opera singer and vocal coach Alan Payne and studying theater with the Archbishop High School Genesian Players under the direction of Carol Eshleman.
ST. ROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: A dozen members of the St. Rose Elementary School Choir have been chosen to perform with the St. Charles Parish Elementary Honor Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Destrehan High School, 1 Wildcat Lane, Destrehan. The choir members from St. Rose are Te'Andre Batiste, Lauren Fields, Caitlin Garcia, Kristina Gillette, Emma Griffith, Kalyn Hampton, Isabel Medina, Mia Medina, Ava Rockefeller, Sam Rockefeller, Mariah Stevens and Kaylee Story. Tim Weller is director of the St. Rose Elementary School Choir.
ALBERT CAMMON MIDDLE SCHOOL: The September students of the month at Albert Cammon Middle School in St. Rose are Eric Gonzalez, eighth grade; Jonathan Hebert, seventh grade; and Kabeer Ahmed, sixth grade.
J.B. MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL: The September students of the month at J.B. Martin Middle School in Paradis are Leanna Cazenave and Shawn Coats from the Phoenix team; Lily Dalon and Wyatt Ignaczak from the Thundercats team; Evan Carlini and Naomi Davis from the Hornets team; Hunter Dufrene and Alexa Folse from the Cool Cats team; Drew Bode and Molly Hindman from the Blaze team; and Drake Cortez and Jenna Wyatt from the All-Star team. The students of the month were chosen on the basis of their trustworthiness, honesty, compassion, citizenship, respect and fairness.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH SCHOOL: The officers of the National Honor Society at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie are Francesca DeVille, president; Rebecca Willis, vice president; Sarah Aleman, secretary; Jennie Echelard, treasurer; and Erin Nash, historian. Those recently inducted into the National Honor Society at Chapelle are Katelynn Berteau, Hailee Blount, Shelby Brandstetter, Kaitlyn Braud, Gabrielle Brister, Rachel Brown, Gabriella Cipriani, Jacqueline Dantagnan, Kacie Dennis, Rachel Dupuis, Natalie Gilmore, Nicole Gilmore, Emily Gladhart, Haley Gratia, Rana Hachem, Brenda Hebert, Holly Hedrick, Daeja Jeanpiere, Caitlin Mathes, Kaylee McNeil, Gianelli Mejia, Hailey Melerine, Gabriela Ochoa, Alexis Rafidi, Emily Sabido, Meagan Scuderi, Natalie Shepherd, Mamie Short, Brooke Siegle, Molly Snakenberg, Lindsey Sommers, Makayla St. John, Ashley Stall, Emily Stark, Natalie Sunseri, Skyla Thompson, Robin Torres, Kinyson Voges, Ashley Vogt, Hannah Volpi and Megan Winingham.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH SCHOOL: The officers of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics society at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie are Francesca DeVille, president; Claire Wei, vice president; Ayesha Tabassum, secretary; and Sarah Aleman, historian. Those recently inducted into Mu Alpha Theta are Emily Boudreaux, Madisson Brayton, Jennie Echelard, Hiruni Fernando, Desiree' Galliano, Brenda Hebert, Megan Hingle, Nora Jaber, Sahabia Kamal, Sarah Lastrapes, Michelle Lee, Cassie Ohlmeyer, Phuong Pham, Minh Pham, Molly Snakenberg and Ashley Stall.
DOMINICAN SCIENCE DAY: Domini-Science Saturday at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. The event for girls in grades four through seven will feature science experiments, lunch and interacting with Dominican students and teachers. A $15 registration fee includes lunch and a Domini-Science T-shirt. To register, visit www.stmarysdominican.org.
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS: The Most Rev. Gregory Aymond, archbishop of New Orleans, will be the keynote speaker when the Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs holds its annual luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Armstrong Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. The club of the year will be honored, and awards for club scrapbooks will be distributed. Tickets are $45. To buy tickets, call Michelle Dennis at (504) 957-7965 by Nov. 3.