Morris Jeff Community School Celebrates the Holidays with Concerts and Performances

Morris Jeff Community School (MJCS) will celebrate the holidays with three events this month.  The events are free and open to the public. All events will take place at the Morris Jeff Community School Lopez Campus Gym at 211 S. Lopez in Mid City, New Orleans.Morris Jeff Holiday Band Concert on Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 p.m. The MJCS Holiday Band Concert will feature music by students in Grades 6-11. Performances will be by the Pelican Beginning Band, the Pelican Concert Band, the Pelican Jazz Ensemble, and the Pelican Symphonic Band, all directed by MJCS Band Director Daniel Akins. 

Morris Jeff Winter Arts Celebration on Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 pm The Morris Jeff Winter Arts Celebration will feature performances by students in grades 1-3 accompanied by the Pelican Jazz Band, and directed by Elementary Music Teacher Steven Kennedy. The event will have a hot chocolate bar and bake sale in the cafeteria with proceeds supporting the Morris Jeff Performing Arts department.  Morris Jeff Pre-K Winter Arts Performance on Friday, December 20, 9am – 9:45amThe Morris Jeff Pre-K Winter Arts Performance will feature music by MJCS Pre-K students, directed by Pre-K Movement Teacher Renee Rednour.  ### Morris Jeff is a top-performing, open-admissions public charter school serving over 1200 students in Orleans Parish.  Morris Jeff Community School has been recognized nationally as a model for public education. As the only authorized PK-12 International Baccalaureate World School in Louisiana offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), Morris Jeff Community School is committed to producing engaged, talented, creative and caring young people who will contribute to our global society in a rich and meaningful way. “These IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” (from the IBO mission statement). For more information on Morris Jeff, go to:

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