Music performance in our schools at the Académie Belle Chasse, and other news from the metro school | Crescent City Community News

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC SCHOOL: The winners of the middle school spelling bee from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Metairie are Guy Bumpas, first; Esti McLaughlin, second; and Johnathan Costello, third. The elementary school spelling bee winners are Jett Dawson, first; Jace Shaw, second; and Camille Bouckaert, third. Denise Dwyer organized the spelling bees.

JEFFERSON PARISH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Enrollment for publicly funded early childhood education seats has opened in Jefferson Parish. Families should visit to learn more and complete application forms. Places are available for children from birth to 5 years old for the 2022-2023 school year. To register, visit

BELLE HUNTING ACADEMY: The US Marine Corps Brass Band performed for middle school students at Belle Chasse Academy on March 2 in honor of Mardi Gras and Music Month in our schools. The band members had performed the previous night, Shrove Tuesday, for Her Majesty Rex and the Carnival Queen at the Rex Ball.

W. SMITH JR. PRIMARY SCHOOL: Members of the Junior Beta Club from W. Smith Jr. Elementary School in Violet took third place in the elementary school band performing arts category at the club’s state convention. The Super Stars also participated in the Solo Performing Arts Competitions and Songfest.

  • Performing a jazz dance, members of the Shooting Stars Cheer and Dance Team consisted of Mi’Chaelyn Alexander, Kaisyn Banks, Terrionne Brazil, Kylee Hazel and Lily Suazo.
  • Songfest performers, featuring an original National Beta themed song “Beta Together”, were Mi’Chaelyn Alexander, Kaisyn Banks, Keith Banks, Jazae Branch, Terrionne Brazil, Leslé Edwards, Dylan Edwards, Promise Green, Kylee Hazel, Layla Heidel, Jarett Jones and Lily Suazo.

IHSNO: The What a Wonderful World of Languages ​​Gala benefiting the International High School of New Orleans will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 on campus, 727 Carondelet St., New Orleans. The event will feature international cuisine, entertainment, student artwork and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 at

JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOL FORUMS: A series of public forums are underway for Jefferson Parish Schools. At these town hall meetings, Superintendent James Gray will answer questions and hear concerns. The schedule is:

Twice a day we’ll send you the day’s headlines. Register today.

  • April 20, 6-7:30 p.m., family and community oriented, East Jefferson High, 400 Phlox Ave., Metairie
  • May 17, 6-7:30 p.m., employee-focused, Washington Elementary, 606 Clay St., Kenner
  • May 24, 6-7:30 p.m., family and community oriented, Lincoln Elementary, 1429 Ames Blvd., Marrero.

Interpreters will be available. To register, visit

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: No registration is required for a walk-in Wednesday campus tour at St. Charles Catholic High School, 100 Dominican Drive, LaPlace. Walk-ins will be welcome from 10 a.m. to noon on April 13. For more information, contact Director of Admissions Carly Flynn at [email protected] or (985) 652-3809.

DISCOVERY SCHOOLS: The Discovery Bash gala benefiting Discovery Schools will be held April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Chateau Golf & Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. The event is organized by Friends of Discovery to benefit Discovery Schools. General admission tickets are $100 at

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: Prospective seventh and eighth graders and their families can visit St. Charles Catholic High School, 100 Dominican Drive, LaPlace, from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 13. Registration for the 2022-23 school year is open. For more information, contact Director of Admissions Carly Flynn at [email protected] or (985) 652-3809.

ST. DOMINICAN SECONDARY SCHOOL OF MARY: Registration is open for one-day events for prospective students at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. Events will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 25 and 28; and April 20, 21 and 25. Participants will meet students, faculty and staff and get a sense of what it means to be a Dominican student. To register, visit

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