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Morris Jeff High School Students Celebrate Magazine Publishing with Tulane University

Date: June 6th, 2019

Morris Jeff High School Students Celebrate Magazine Publishing with Tulane UniversityStudents partnered with Tulane to write and produce student publication “Krewe” of New Orleans based articles Morris Jeff High School students, in collaboration with Tulane University, held a party to celebrate the publishing of their first student magazine, Krewe. The magazine is a joint publication of local-interest stories by the Morris Jeff High School English Department and the Freshmen Creative Writing Course at Tulane. The party was held on May 10 in Tulane University’s Josephine Louise Ballroom. 
A dozen Morris Jeff High School students participated in the making of the magazine, guided by Tulane faculty and the Creative Writing students. The magazine’s articles are all entirely New Orleans based, detailing people, customs, histories and events from the local community. During the school year, Tulane students and their Professor came to Morris Jeff High School every other Friday for 45-60 minutes and worked one-on-one with the students, guiding and editing work. 

“The sessions were vigorous and created a delightful yet intense learning environment in our school while working with these amazing college students,” said Morris Jeff High School English teacher Gerard Mc Clelland. “The experience gave our students invaluable knowledge of writing and publication and we can’t wait to see and celebrate the finished product!”

MJCSKrewe1:Morris Jeff High School (MJHS) published authors: (left to right) Kyia Smith, Travis Denney, Lydia Dohre, Tayla Hunter, MJHS English Teacher Mr. Gerard Mc Clelland, Pia Heyert, Jolie Bordenave, and Alejandra Vargas
MJCSKrewe2:Pia Heyert (left) and Lydia Dohre (right) review their published articles for the first time.
MJCS Krewe3:MJHS Author Alejandra Vargas looks overKrewewith her mother.
####Morris Jeff Community School is a top-performing, open-admissions, PK-1public charter school serving more than 1000 students in Orleans Parish. As the only World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization in Orleans Parish offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the 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 meaningful way. The PYP (grades PK-5), MYP (grades 6-10), and DP (grades 11-12 ) provide a rigorous framework for academic curriculum that crosses disciplines and aligns with Common Core State Standards for learning. Morris Jeff is currently accepting applications for grades PK-11, with a grade added each year until the school is PK-12. Morris Jeff will offer the International Baccalaureate’s globally recognized Diploma Years Programme to its high school students by the school year 2019-2020. Morris Jeff is a ONE APP school. Applicants should go to enrollnola.orgto apply. For more information on Morris Jeff Community School, email, call (504)373-6258 or go to:


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