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NOLA Public Schools' Open Enrollment Opens Wednesday

(New Orleans – June 4, 2024) — Open Enrollment through NOLA Public Schools' Common Application Process (NCAP) officially opens Wednesday, June 5th for the 2024-2025 school year. This annual process is for children in grades Kindergarten through 12 who are enrolling in NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and did not have a chance to enroll during NOLA-PS'...

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NOLA-PS Graduate with Perfect Attendance Wins New 2024 Toyota Corolla LE at Premier Stay in School Event

60 recent high school graduates were eligible for the drawing.  (New Orleans – (May 22, 2024) – 18-year-old Tyran Zardies Jr, a soon to be graduate of The Willow School won this year's Stay in School Car Giveaway. Zardies, who plans to study finance at LSU, walked away with 2024 Toyota Corolla LE for being one of 60 NOLA Public School (NOLA-PS...

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PUBLIC NOTICE   The Orleans Parish School Board proposed FY2025 General Fund Budget and Special Revenue Fund Budget is available for public inspection at the following locations effective Wednesday May 15, 2024: Orleans Parish School Board, 2401 Westbend Parkway, NOLA 70114 - 1st Floor Reception Desk On the OPSB website – nolapublicschools.com The Orleans Parish School Board shall facilitate a Public Hearing on the proposed budget Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 5:00 PM, 2401 Westbend Parkway, Suite 1050, New Orleans, LA 70114.

DATELINE -   ###  About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish. It includes the district's administration and elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 67 public schools and is led by Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams, the f...

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NOLA Public Schools Releases K-12 and Early Childhood Main Round of NCAP Results for 2024-2025 School Year

(New Orleans – April 30, 2024) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) released its NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP) Main Round placement results for Early Childhood and grades K-12 for the 2024-2025 school year. Families can log-in and review those placement results for Early Childhood by visiting: apply.avela.org/nolaps and placement resu...

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NOLA Public Schools Announces New Roles for the District & The Leah Chase School

Meet the new NOLA-PS CAO & Director of Fine Arts, as well as the Principal of The Leah Chase School (New Orleans – April 12, 2024) — As the eagerly anticipated opening of The Leah Chase School draws near, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) proudly announces the addition of three distinguished professionals to its team. These appointments mark a sign...

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NOLA-PS Issues Weather Advisory for April 10th: Potential Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall Expected

(New Orleans – April 9, 2024) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is closely monitoring weather conditions for Wednesday, April 10th, as numerous severe storms and heavy rainfall are anticipated. As of now, there is no significant threat to the morning school arrival process. However, concerns heighten for the afternoon to early evening hours, where da...

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NOLA-PS to be Awarded $25,000 by Special Olympics Louisiana During 4th Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge Kick-Off

Event Supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to receive $25,000 from Special Olympics Louisiana as it officially kicks-off the Opening Ceremony of its annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools! WHEN: Tuesd...

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NOLA-PS Announces Community Meetings for The Leah Chase School

(New Orleans – March 21, 2024) — Eager to embark on a journey that signifies a monumental milestone in the city's educational history, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) proudly announces the commencement of community meetings for the new, direct-run Leah Chase School – the first traditional public school for the district in nearly two decades. "I'm gra...

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Ochsner, NOLA Public Schools Team Up for FREE Book Fairs in March and April; Saints Players, Cheerleaders will Join Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams

(New Orleans – March 20, 2024) — Ochsner Health is collaborating with NOLA Public Schools, Scholastic Books and the New Orleans Saints to support Orleans Parish public schools by hosting three student book fairs in March and April to promote the importance and joy of reading. Ochsner will donate 300 books per school, and each student will receive t...

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Homer Plessy Community Schools and NOLA-PS Announce Siting Decision

Plessy to remain in McKenna Building (New Orleans – February 27, 2024) — Homer Plessy Community Schools (Plessy Schools) and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) are pleased to jointly announce a significant decision regarding the permanent site for Homer Plessy Community School's elementary program. After careful consideration and community engagement, t...

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LEAH CHASE SCHOOL: A BEACON OF CULTURAL RICHNESS AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

(New Orleans – February 27, 2024) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously approved the creation of The Leah Chase School, a direct-run institution under the auspices of NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS). It will be the district's first, permanent direct-run school in 18 years. This decision marks a significant step towards providing a high...

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OPSB Postpones Board Business Meeting Due to CCC Police Investigation

(New Orleans – February 22, 2024) — In light of the tragic shooting incident that occurred on the Crescent City Connection (CCC) bridge earlier this afternoon, resulting in the closure of the bridge, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has made the decision to postpone today's regularly scheduled Board Business Meeting. The new date for the meet...

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NOLA Public Schools Continues Black History Month Celebration with Inspiring Events

(New Orleans – February 22, 2024) — In a continued commitment to honoring Black History Month, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS), along with The Blairisms, presents a series of engaging events featuring the remarkable talents of scholars from The Delores Taylor Arthur School for Young Men. The month-long celebration will culminate in a closing event ho...

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NOLA-PS Statement on Passing of Edgar L. “Dooky” Chase, III

(New Orleans – February 22, 2024) — It is with a heavy heart that NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) acknowledges the passing of a cherished member of the New Orleans community, Edgar L. "Dooky" Chase III. On behalf of NOLA-PS, we extend our deepest condolences to the Chase family during this difficult time. Dooky III was not only a beloved patriarch of...

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NOLA Public Schools Celebrates Black History Month with Inspiring Events

(New Orleans – February 8, 2024) — NOLA Public Schools proudly commemorates Black History Month with a series of engaging events featuring talented scholars from Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary and The Delores Taylor Arthur School for Young Men. Black History Month Quiz Bowl at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary Date: Thursday, February 8, 10 amLocation...

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NOLA Public Schools and the University of New Orleans Renew Partnership to Expand College Access through Orleans Instant Admit Program

(New Orleans – February 7, 2024) — In an effort to empower students from Orleans Parish with enhanced educational opportunities, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) are pleased to announce the renewal of the Orleans Instant Admit Program. The program is designed to streamline the admissions process for local high s...

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NOLA Public Schools Celebrates Black History Month & Encourages Scholars to Apply for Superintendent’s Equity in Action Scholarship

(New Orleans – February 6, 2024) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) invites its scholars to celebrate Black History Month by applying for the Dr. Avis Williams' Equity in Action Scholarship. This $1000 award aims to recognize and support a deserving scholar in pursuit of their college and/or career plans upon graduating from a NOLA-PS high school. Spo...

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OPSB Elects New President & Vice President to Lead School Board

(New Orleans – January 19, 2024) — During its regular monthly board meeting, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted to elect Katie Baudouin as its President and Leila Jacobs Eames as its Vice President. "I express my gratitude to my colleagues for placing their confidence in me. Being chosen by one's peers is a significant honor, ...

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NOLA Public Schools and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Collaborate for Unforgettable Concert Experience Celebrating Mardi Gras Indians

(New Orleans – January 24, 2024) —NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) for a series of extraordinary concerts that will captivate the hearts and imagination of more than 3,000 students in grades 2nd-5th. This unique initiative, born out of a partnership wit...

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NOLA Public Schools Extends NCAP Deadline to Jan. 26

(New Orleans – January 17, 2024) — In response to the recent weather-related school closures impacting our community, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is sensitive to the challenges our families may have experienced in accessing our Family Resource Centers and their schools' resources in completing the NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP). As a r...

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