A two-year ride through the heart of New Orleans 300 for 300 Print Email Tim Williamson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Tim Williamson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Email the author | Follow on Twitter on January 01, 2017 at 4:59 AM, updated January 01, 2017 at 9:03 AM Happy New Year, New Orleans. As 2017 begins, I'm proud about the past, excited about the future - of our city, and our company. When I took the helm of The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com four months ago, I promised new initiatives that sharpen our journalism and deepen our community engagement. That process begins in earnest today, as we embark on a two-year ride through the heart and soul of New Orleans
Inspired by the belief that young people, through their everyday decisions, can play a role in reducing gun violence, students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Belle Chasse signed individual pledges on Oct. 19 promising to never to bring a gun to school; to never to use a gun to settle a personal problem or dispute; and to use their influence with their peers to discourage the use of guns to settle disputes.
OLPH Students Help Others Reach New Experiences Through Service. So far the kids have collected 704 cans. Kindergarten is in the lead. The drive ends Friday, November 18. The class who collects the most pantry items will be awarded a pizza party when they return from Thanksgiving Break!
On October 19, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO) partnered with the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana, the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Division, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Catholic School in Belle Chasse in recognizing Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day 2016 in Plaquemines Parish.
True to the “green” spirit of the honor, the plaque presented to last school year’s class of Our Lady of Perpetual Help seventh graders was made out of a circuit board creatively recycled from an old computer. The unique prize, brought to the Belle Chasse elementary school Aug. 30 by a representative of a New Hampshire-based recycling advocacy group, was presented at a schoolwide assembly to thank the now-OLPH graduates for their successful media campaign to maintain pick-up at Plaquemines Parish’s 18 public recycling bins.