7th grader’s winning banner to lift high the cross
Last fall, when Michael Buisson III created his own spin on George Rodrigue’s “Blue Dog,” his favorite element was a small tombstone cross he had painted into a cemetery scene of the famous canine.
St. Augustine High School
Brother Martin will drop 7th grade, return to grades 8-12
‘Sweet 16’ ideas picked for Junior Idea competition
A used uniform business. A computer with a built-in printer. Armpit pads to help eliminate stains on clothing. A business that would teach grandmothers how to use technology. Fast-food container recycling.
These are just a few ideas that high school students developed to reach the “Sweet 16” round of Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans’ “Junior Idea” competition.
Schools to implement uniform grade-level structure
The reality of the strategic plan for the future of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, released in May 2013, hit home in many schools Jan. 14 when those that asked for an exemption to the grade-level structure of the plan received word that exceptions would not be granted.
“Just about every school that did not conform with the grade-level structure mandated by the strategic plan asked for some sort of waiver,” said Dr. Jan Lancaster, superintendent of Catholic schools.
The strategic plan, developed from years’-long consultative study by the Center for the Advancement of Catholic Education at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and input from local pastors, school administrators, teachers and parents over the past few years, called for action plans in specific areas, including academics, governance, grade-level structure, facilities and marketing.
Carmelite Sister Catherine Arceneaux to celebrate 50th
Discalced Carmelite Sister Catherine Arceneaux’s baptismal name was Teresa, and she says “my vocation began here. I have called you by name, you are mine.”
Her community will join her in celebrating 50 years as a Carmelite with a jubilee Mass Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Monastery of Mary, Mother of Grace, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette.