Tuesday, July 5, 2011

NEWS RELEASE: Attend the Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School’s “Rebirth of Clark” Kickoff Party

Volunteer Work Day Scheduled for July 9

NEW ORLEANS, LA, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – As of July 1, 2011 FirstLine Schools assumed operation of Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School (formerly Joseph S. Clark Senior High School). FirstLine Schools is a New Orleans-based charter school organization that started the first charter school in the city 18 years ago.

Saturday, July 9 from 10:00am to 2:00pm marks the “Rebirth of Clark” Kickoff Party at Clark. Staff, Tremé community groups, alumni, Clark families and volunteers from across the city will work together on renovations to the exterior and interior of the Clark campus.

“We are excited to partner with students, families, alumni and neighbors in the Rebirth of Clark Kickoff Party,” stated Reginald Coleman, Principal of Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, 10 - 12th Grade.

Highlights of the day include a performance by Clark Alums, the Rebirth Brass Band, other musical entertainment and lunch. Projects will include: building flower beds, planting and landscaping, painting interior spaces and creating art projects that will improve the appearance of the campus.

“The Joseph S. Clark Community Council is excited about the "rebirth" of Clark High School. We're excited about the possibilities that the partnership with FirstLine has to offer to the students of this community and beyond,” remarked Dr. Monique Gibson Cola, Chairperson of the Joseph S. Clark Community Council and President of the Joseph S. Clark Alumni Association.

WHERE: Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, 1301 North Derbigny Street

WHEN: 10am, Saturday, July 9, 2011

To RSVP for yourself or a group of people, please contact David Durand at ddurand@firstlineschools.org. For parents and students interested in learning more about Clark, speaking with the Clark leadership team, or interested in enrolling, please contact Darcy McKinnon at 504-228-4247 or dmckinnon@firstlineschools.org. More information about Clark and the leadership team can be found at www.clarkprep.org.

FirstLine Schools

The mission of FirstLine Schools is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans. We do this by directly operating open admissions public schools and by developing training programs for teacher and school leaders across New Orleans.


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