Five members of Academy of Our Lady’s Key Club visited the residents at Woldenberg Village on Saturday, September 14. While there senior Rachelle Sancho, senior Kaylin Bair, senior Amber Verdin, freshman Kidron Romoser and freshman Sanaa Frazier assisted with set up for a Hawaiian themed barbecue for the residents. In addition to setting up, the students spent their time serving the residents while getting to know them. Everyone had a wonderful time. For more click on the title of this post.
The Broadway Benefit held May 17 was a production sponsored by Academy of Our Lady’s Key Club and Thalian Society to raise money for the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization which raises money to build wells to provide safe, clean water and sanitation to the Kingdom of eSwatini. The Key Club promoted and sold tickets while members of the Thalian Society, as well as faculty members, sang a wide range of songs from a variety of Broadway shows. Together the club members raised more than $1600 with ticket sales and donations. To view pictures click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s Key Club attended their annual convention in Natchez, Mississippi on April 4, 5 and 6. As a club, they won the distinguished key club award, second place in the scrapbook contest, first place in the video making contest for the Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee District. While there, junior Amber Verdin was pinned as Lt. Governor for the Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee District and Moderator Mrs. Judi Zimmerman won District Convention Key Club Kiwanian Advisor of the Year. Senior Victoria Parria won one of the District Kiwanis club Leadership Scholarships and freshman Olivia St. Germain, the key club president, won the outstanding freshman award for the Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee District. To view photos click on the title of this post.
On March 12 the Culture Club hosted an International Day in the Chapel Courtyard. During lunch students were able to experience traditions and delicacies from various cultures around the world. To view photos click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s robotics team traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas to compete in the FIRST Rock City Regional on March 6-9 and returned home with the Imagery Award. Read more by click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s chapter of the National Honor Society hosted an annual Academic Fair for students in first – fourth grade on March 16. Thank you to all schools who participated including Christ the King, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, St. Cletus and Visitation of Our Lady. Congratulations to the winners! For a list of winners and photos click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s Student Union Diversity in Action club hosted a Women in Professional Careers Day during lunch on Friday, February 8. Kim Knighten, Community Outreach Representative at United Healthcare and alumna Tiffany Williams ’10 AOL, Promotions Director of Cumulus Media spoke to students and answered their questions regarding the professional world.
Academy of Our Lady’s Lend A Paw club held a school-wide emergency supply drive for the both Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters. Items collected included treats, food and toys. The Westbank and Eastbank shelters recently accepted around 100 dogs from the St. John Parish Animal Shelter. St. John animal control seized more than 100 cats and dogs from deplorable conditions from a home in St. John Parish. Given the number rescued they were unable to house the animals moving them to Jefferson Parish animal shelters. To view photos click on the tile of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s Sparkles of Light club coordinated a donation drive benefitting the Harry Thompson Center in New Orleans, an organization that provides shelter services for the homeless. Items collected from the students consisted of socks, towels and snacks. To view pictures click on the title of the post.
Academy of Our Lady’s Mission Club sponsored the annual Christmas Toy Drive. Academy of Our Lady students and staff provided toys and clothing for 30 students from the Algiers School District who are in a particular need of a little help to have a brighter Christmas this year. To view photos click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s chapter of the National Honor Society sponsored an annual school-wide food drive November 26 – 30. A total of 1,300 items were collected and donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Immaculate Conception parish directly benefiting those in Marrero, Harvey and Westwego. To view photos click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s National Honor Society hosted Academic Games for students in 5th-7th grade on Saturday, December 1. Students tested their knowledge in various subjects. Congratulations to the following overall winners first place Stuart Hall School, second place Belle Chasse Academy and third place St. Cletus School. Thank you to all participating schools including Immaculate Conception and Holy Cross School. For a full list of results please click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady’s Robotics Team has recently been named the House Team by NASA for 2019. As the NASA House Team, The Power Struck Girls have also been awarded a $5,000 grant to utilize in preparation for the annual Bayou Regional robotics competition held in the spring. Additionally, the team has received grants from DOW and Leidos. They are sponsored by numerous local businesses including Olive Branch Café, Chick-fil-a Clearview Parkway, BHL Construction, Geico, Diamond Food Distributors and Intralox.
Academy of Our Lady's Thalian Society presents Check Please and the Theatre II class presents 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview. Performances of these two comedies will take place on November 1-3 at 7 pm at the Penguin Petite Theater. Cost to attend is $5.00
On October 8 Academy of Our Lady students celebrated Mass and new members of the Sparkles of Light Club received their pins as they read an entrustment to our blessed Mother, Mary. Sparkles of Light is a club open to all students at Academy of Our Lady who love Mary. The purpose of Sparkles of Light is to deepen devotion to Her in order to love like Her, serve like Her and live like Her. To view photos click on the title of this post.
The Sparkles of Light Club, which is devoted to the Blessed Mother, held a sock and towel drive for those in need October 1-5. All items collected were donated to the Harry Thompson Center. To view photos click on the title of this post.
Thirteen members of the Academy of Our Lady Power Struck Girls traveled to Baton Rouge on Saturday, August 25, to compete in the annual Red Stick Rumble hosted by Woodlawn High School. Twenty-eight teams with a total of thirty-four robots competed in this off-season event to get energized for the new school year and new robotics season. The Power Struck Girls had a strong performance in the qualifying matches, with their robot Ada accomplishing many required tasks. To view photos click on the title of this post.
Academy of Our Lady students had the opportunity to view club offerings on August 23 at the annual Club Fair. Students are encouraged to get involved. With more than 25 clubs, there is something for everyone at Academy of Our Lady!
Academy of Our Lady’s drama club, Thalian Society, presents Bits of Broadway benefiting freshman Rylee Pizani. Rylee has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. All proceeds raised will be donated to Rylee. Students will perform musical numbers from their favorite Broadway shows. Performances will take place on August 28 at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. in the Penguin Petit Theatre. To reserve your tickets, contact Ms. Favaloro at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information click on the title of this post.
Members of Academy of Our Lady’s robotics team, The Power Struck Girls, stopped by Summer Camp to teach campers the important components of building, constructing and engineering. Campers participated as a group in a number of fun hands-on activities. Click on the title of this post to view photos.