July 19, 2017 -- Due to delays in construction at the ReNEW SciTech Academy (STA) campus, the first day of the 2017-2018 school year is now set for Monday, August 7. Classes at all other PK-8 campuses in the ReNEW Schools network will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, August 1.
May 9, 2017 -- Ciera Paul, a teacher at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, was one of eight New Orleans teachers selected to receive a 2017 'New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award.' New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) accepted 90 nominations from schools across the city for educators who go above and beyond with their work in the classroom.
March 9, 2017 -- Following a national search of candidates, the ReNEW Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted this evening to appoint Kevin Guitterrez as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Guitterrez, who currently serves as president of ReNEW Schools, will transition into the new role as CEO in June.
February 17, 2017 -- During NBA All-Star week in New Orleans, several former players visited ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary students during their first week at the temporary Gaudet site. Dikembe Mutombo, Gary Payton, Muggsy Bogues, Bob Lanier and others offered words of encouragement for the students, just one week after a tornado damaged their primary school building in New Orleans East.
January 10, 2017 -- At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports. (Excerpt courtesy of PBS)
December 16 -- For a second consecutive year, ReNEW SciTech Academy will host Chili In The Channel. The fourth annual event is set for Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.