Spring Break is Friday, April 14- Friday 21. Students return to school on Monday, April 24.
There will be no school these days. Enjoy the break!!!
Leap testing dates:
April 26 & April 27 (5th grade only)
May 1-5 (3rd - 5th)
1. Champ Camp End of Year Performance is on Thursday, April 27th at 5 pm. Come out and support the students as they show you what they have been learning in Champ Camp.
2. The last day of Champ Camp is Friday, April 28th. Please make sure you have made arrangements for your child for the remainder of the school year in the afternoon.
Field day is April 28th
Pre-K - 1st grade from 9 am - 11 am
2nd - 5th grade from 1 pm - 3 pm
Want to help us out? Here are some items we will need for the day. If you are interested in donating any of these items, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Small balls (approximately 20 inflatable or bouncy balls)
Duct Tape (2 rolls)
Large burlap potato sacks
Also, as always, we look forward to seeing parents/guardians attending this event as well.
May 8th - 12th
Plessy Night at the Joint
15% of sales at the Joint on Tuesday, May 16th will be donated to Plessy. Please spread the word and enjoy the best barbecue in town!
The Joint: 701 Mazant St.
Last Day of School
Last day of school:
PK and K - May 17th
1st - 5th grade - May 19th
Saints visit Plessy!
Thanks to Reggie Bell, Brandon Coleman, Garrett Grayson, and Cam Jordan for coming to play football with our students during Playworks on May 10th. The students were thrilled to play football with REAL Saints players.
Adventure in the Wetlands
3rd and 4th grade students visited the Barataria Preserve where they were able to observe life in the wetlands. Students were able to dip their nets into the water to collect and observe the aquatic invertebrates. They learned about the importance of national parks and the wetlands. They also learned how quickly the wetlands are disappearing and what they can do to help. Check out our Facebook page for more information and pictures!
Kendra Scott Visits Plessy
Kendra Scott, a local jewelry designer, visited Plessy on January 14, 2016 to demonstrate and teach 3rd grade students how to design jewelry. The students each got to take home a piece of jewelry they each made themselves thanks to Ms. Scott. Check out the segment about Kendra Scott and Homer A. Plessy students on WGNO. See more photos on our Facebook page! Thank you to Ms. Scott, LAA+, and Jacques Rodrigue for making it all happen. See more on the story at WGNO!
Katrina 10 Day of Service
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!
Welcome our Director of Development
Meet our new Director of Development at Homer Plessy, Julie Hanks, and read more about her in the New Orleans Agenda article.
Spotlight: 2015-2016 Plessy Arts Curriculum
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!
Plessy Day Weekend
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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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Introducing Plessy's New Website
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
New Orleans Mini Maker Faire
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The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire brought together inventors, makers, movers, shakers, and musicians for a day of learning and fun at the Bricolage Academy. Thank you to all of you who attended (and stopped by for an invigorating lesson on musical water glasses)!
Alfre Woodard paid us a visit.. again!
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!
Mrs. Reilly on NPR
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.
The Homer A. Plessy Community School is a progressive charter school in the 7th Ward of New Orleans. We are committed to an arts-integrated, Reggio-inspired curriculum that emphasizes academic excellence and creativity.