recognition schools

School chief announces his picks for renaming McDonogh schools on Esplanade Avenue

By Domonique Tolliver, Mid-City Messenger Orleans school Superintendent Henderson Lewis has chosen his suggested names for the schools to renamed across Orleans Parish. In the Mid-City area, the John McDonogh 28 and 15 buildings are up for renaming.  Orleans Parish School Board is changing the names of the buildings only, not the charter schools they Read More…

recognition schools

Warren Easton is most-requested high school in latest OneApp round

Warren Easton Charter High School on Canal Street in Mid-City was the most requested high school for incoming ninth-graders applying to New Orleans Public Schools through the first round of OneApp for 2021-22 school year. Warren Easton was named as a top choice on 2,009 applications, NOLA Public Schools reported in its list of Top Read More…

recognition schools

Sci High students win big at city and state science fairs

Students from New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School in Mid-City gained recognition recently in science competitions. The public STEM-oriented school known as Sci High moved to a new campus this year at 2011 Bienville St. in the Tulane-Gravier area, near the biomedical corridor. Five Sci High students came back from the Louisiana Science and Read More…

arts, books and music festivals recognition

French Film Festival honors longtime Mid-City resident

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Tickets go on sale today (March 12) to the public for the 24th New Orleans French Film Festival, one of the longest-running foreign language festivals in the country. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of the New Orleans Film Society’s late artistic director emeritus, John Desplas. This long-time Read More…

city government recognition

Norman C. Francis cuts the ribbon on the parkway named in his honor

About a month after the “Jefferson Davis Parkway” street signs were replaced by “Norman C Francis Parkway,” the city celebrated the change Thursday (Jan. 28) with a dedication of the renamed boulevard on its neutral ground outside Xavier University. It’s a rare street-naming ceremony that can include the street’s eponym. Norman C. Francis, 89, sat Read More…

parks and greenspace recognition

City Park names new CEO, announces Bob Becker’s retirement

The New Orleans City Park Board of Directors announced Thursday (Jan. 14) that a new chief executive officer will take the reins of the 167-year-old park starting in February. Following an extensive national search, park officials tapped Cara Lambright, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Memorial Park Conservancy in Houston, to replace Read More…

city government Featured recognition

City planners approve renaming Jefferson Davis Parkway for Norman Francis

The removal of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis’ name from the grand Mid-City boulevard moved a step further on Tuesday when the City Planning Commission handed it to the City Council for final approval. The commission unanimously approved renaming the 27-block Jefferson Davis Parkway to Doctor Norman Francis Parkway, honoring the New Orleanian who led Read More…

city government good works recognition

Group is petitioning the city to rename Jeff Davis Parkway for Norman Francis

  Three years after the statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its perch on Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway, there’s a movement to remove the Confederate president’s name from the Mid-City thoroughfare. In an effort to honor the contributions of local African-Americans, the A.P. Tureaud Sr. Legacy Committee is petitioning the City Council Read More…