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Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Liberté !

Summary: Stuck in bad situations, these wild animals find a way to escape.

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute, our first and third graders participate in programs at Lycée’s very own zoo classroom. Science learning comes to life through interactive activities with animal and plant life.

This short film is an example of final student projects, in which students develop storylines, incorporate specialized vocabulary, and act!

The First Tee NOLA

Registration for the First Tee of Greater New Orleans’ spring afterschool program is currently open now through Friday, March 17. The First Tee offers afterschool and Saturday classes that take place at multiple program locations across the Greater New Orleans region. Programs teach character education, life skills and healthy habits, through the game of golf. The ten-week program is $70.00 and scholarships are available for any student who qualifies for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch to participate at no cost.

The First Tee program is open to any school-aged student (5-18), regardless of their physical or mental ability, or ability to pay for programs. Registration is open at www.thefirstteenola.org/register. Classes began on March 4, so we encourage parents to register as soon as possible.

Italian Flagwavers

Lycée had the unique honor of welcoming Sbandieratori Sansepolcro, the Flagwavers of Sansepolcro, Italy. They regaled students at Patton Campus with amazing feats of coordination and impressed us with their depth perception. Let’s just say.. some staff here at Lycée can’t throw a ball two feet in the air and count on catching it.

According to the Sbandieratori Sansepolcro, the history of flagwavers dates back to the Middle Ages:

Europe in the late Middle Ages was often afflicted by wars and the standard-bearing officers were those that led the troops into battle. These standards, armed with blades, gradually become real weapons.

In periods of peace, the standard-bearers would meet in order to develop and improve their techniques, and over time, greater emphasis was given to perfecting the routines and the spectacle.

What a special presentation it was for everyone present!