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Hynes Charter School-Lakeview Awarded Prestigious  “LabelFrancÉducation” Seal by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Date: April 19th, 2022

Hynes Charter School-Lakeview has received the prestigious “LabelFrancÉducation” seal by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced Hynes Charter School CEO Michelle Douglas.  The Label FrancEducation seal is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to schools around the world promoting French language and culture and recognizes outstanding education in French among students and parents.             Jacques Baran, Attaché de coopération et d’action culturelle / Cultural Attaché and Consulate General of France in New Orleans presented the school with a certificate and plaque recognizing the work the Hynes-Lakeview staff has done with its French immersion program. “The exceptional standards of the Hynes program have been distinguished with the Label FrancEducation,”said Baran. ““French immersion programs are playing a big part in the advancement of a new multilingual generation, and the children at Hynes represent the future of francophonie in Louisiana.”Hynes is a Louisiana Department of Education World Language Certified School offering a French Immersion program at its Lakeview and UNO Campuses for grades K-5th. The instructional staff are native speaking, French certified teachers.“Hynes is proud to have received this ‘LabelFrancÉducation’ honor,” said Hynes Charter Schools CEO Michelle Douglas. “Our French Immersion program gives students the opportunity to learn to speak French and take classes completely in French.  There are numerous proven benefits to language immersion learning, beyond the obvious academic achievements.  Not only will these students earn the advantage of a second language, in the process they will gain understanding of another culture and expand their world view.”            “LabelFrancÉducation” is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an interministerial advisory committee composed of representatives from the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), the French institute (IF) and Mission Laïque Française, a non-profit organization.            For more information on Hynes Charter Schools, go to:            For more information on LabelFrancÉducation go to:  www.labelfranceducation.frPHOTO ATTACHEDPictured left to right:


Photo 1 
Margo Johnson, Hynes-Lakeview Assistant Principal; Laurence Pastorello, Kindergarten teacher; Sophie Verstrepen, 5th grade teacher; Lise Pinto, 3rd grade teacher; Jacques Baran, Attaché de coopération et d’action culturelle/Cultural Attaché and Consulate General of France in New Orleans; Gerard Coulon, 4th grade teacher; Christelle duPavillon, 2nd grade teacher; Jean Baptiste Gerveau, 1st grade teacher and Dawn Lobell, Hynes-Lakeview Principal.


Photo 2 Anne Kramer, Hynes Charter Schools Chief Academic Officer; Jacques Baran, Attaché de coopération et d’action culturelle/Cultural Attaché and Consulate General of France in New Orleans;  Dawn Lobell, Hynes-Lakeview Principal, Michelle Douglas, Hynes Charter Schools Chief Executive Officer and Jean Baptiste Gerveau, 1st grade teacher.

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