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Einstein Charter at Sherwood Forest Elementary Becomes 2nd Orleans Parish School Inducted into National Elementary Honor Society

Date: October 18th, 2023
Sherwood Forest Elementary School

Einstein Charter Association Sherwood Forest Elementary School Becomes 2nd Orleans Parish School inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society

Induction program to be held on October 18 at 6pm

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has sponsored the Prestigious National Honor Society since 1921, an organization dedicated to advancing scholarship for the highest achieving scholars in America’s public and private high schools. In 2008, NASSP founded the National Elementary Schools Honors Society in partnership with the National Elementary School Principals Foundation.

Membership in the National Elementary Honor Society requires strict adherence to the highest standards of academic excellence. Only students with a demonstrated, superior focus on outstanding scholarship and character are admitted into this National Organization.

In August, 2023, Sherwood Forest Elementary School applied for Charter Chapter Membership and was accepted. Sherwood Forest Elementary School is Orleans Parish’s second National Elementary Honor Society School. 

“We are elated to join the ranks of an organization that recognizes the academic excellencies in our children and we’re humbled that our school can pioneer this effort in the New Orleans East Community,” says Dr. Christopher Mayes, Principal of Sherwood Forest Elementary School.

“There is a diverse group of learners in New Orleans East. We have students who are growing and learning, and we have students who excel beyond what’s expected, and those children deserve to be honored and celebrated,” said Vida Thompson, NEHS Advisor for Sherwood Forest Elementary School.

Students will be inducted into the organization at an invitation only Black Tie Affair to take place at Einstein Charter Schools Headquarters, 4801 Maid Marion Drive, New Orleans, LA on October 18 at 6pm.

For further questions, comment, and/or interviews, please contact Einstein Charter Schools, Chief Executive Officer, Tara Johnson at

ABOUT EINSTEIN: Einstein Charter Schools was founded in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina taking the lead on rebuilding public education infrastructure in New Orleans East. The mission of Einstein Charter Schools is to nurture students to be academically strong as well as socially and emotionally resilient. The organization currently manages four New Orleans East Schools, Sherwood Forest Elementary School, Village De l’Est Elementary School, Einstein Middle School and Sarah T. Reed High School. For more information, go to:

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