After enrolling through OneApp, please come by the school to complete the registration process. Summer office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-3pm & Wednesday 12pm-6pm. A list of required documents can be found here.
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An eventful weekend on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina saw a lot of change happen around our building. Big shoutout to all of the volunteers and staff who helped make this past weekend a success! Here at Plessy, volunteers were vital in restoring asphalt games, painting a new mural, revitalizing the outdoor classroom, and building new (and awesome!) things for our school grounds. Come on by and see all of the improvements!
If you'd like to learn more about your young child's development, along with strategies for challenging behaviors, join us for our Nurturing Parent class!
Come join us on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm, in the 2nd floor Homer Plessy Community School Library for our weekly parenting sessions. Free dinner and child care provided during the course, and all attendees have the chance to win a door prize! RSVP by calling us at the school (504) 503-0055 or check the box on the flyer provided to your child at school and return it to his/her homeroom teacher. Hope to see y'all there soon!
Exciting updates to our arts curriculum! This year, students will have the ability to go to General Music, Dance and Drama, and String Ensemble classes in addition to their arts integrated curriculum. New instruments this year, donated to Plessy courtesy of NAMM, can be seen on our Facebook page. Check us out!
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Please join the Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, the NOCCA Institute, and community partners on June 6th and 7th. We will host multiple events in celebration of the legacy of Homer Plessy and the Citizens’ Committee’s challenge to legalized segregation in the 1890s. Events kick-off on Saturday at noon with a free community meal and story circle lasting until 2pm at the corner of Royal and Press Streets.
On Sunday, join us from 4 to 6 pm at Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ for archival presentations and discussions on New Orleans History & the Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights. Panelists include Keith Weldon Medley, A.P. Tureaud Jr., Keith Plessy and local high school students. The Plessy & Ferguson Foundation Freedom Fighter's Award will be presented to Mr. Jerome Smith and Attorney Willie M. Zanders, Sr. Then, starting at 8 pm, join us again at Dauphine and Press Streets for free screenings of Phoebe Ferguson’s documentary short, A Perfect Storm about education reform in New Orleans, followed by the Academy Award winning film Selma.
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We're excited to announce that we have switched website platforms to SquareSpace. We hope the new website is a substantial improvement. Please send any feedback (positive or negative) or questions to Neal Dixit at email@example.com. Posts from the old website are located in "Archived Posts" in the About Us tab.Special thanks to Ray Su of Tulane University for his help.
Join us Wednesday May 13 at 6pm for the Homer Plessy Showcase. PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be performing a version of “Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortnin’ Bread.” Homer Plessy Violinists will perform pieces they have been working on throughout the year (2nd and 3rd grade students). The cast of “The Jungle Book” will perform songs from their upcoming production. Students should arrive at 5:30. A program for the show can be found here.
The fantastic Julia Brem from Tulane University produced this awesome video detailing exactly how we do Arts-Integration here at Plessy. Check it out!
Alfre Woodard and Jacques Rodrigue showed up at Plessy once again as part of the White House Turnaround Arts initiative. Alfre worked with the cast of the Jungle Book, perfecting their acting skills. She also witnessed an outstanding performance by Ms. Chimento's 3rd Graders who sang "Down to the Bone" and "Go Be Awesome." Thanks Alfre and come again soon!
New Plessy families are invited to join us for open houses on April 21st and April 29th at 9AM. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Plessy parents and witness “what awesome is.” Parents will be given a walk around the school by the Head of School, Joan Reilly. We hope to see you there!
Our very own Head of School, Mrs.Reilly, was on NPR's "Chartered Waters" panel hosted by Michel Martin. Mrs.Reilly discussed the future of New Orleans schools with others who are involved in education in New Orleans. More information can be found here. We hope they post the full conversation soon.