Support Little Red Schoolhouse’s outdoor classroom

Funds to purchase four benches, each 6 feet wide, as a solid start to their classroom.  These benches will be anchored into the ground in the front of the building, along St. Philip Street.  As such, they need to be solid, safe, and attractive.  At approx. $500 each, we need a total of $2000 to fully fund this project.  
We need your help in meeting this funding goal.  Between Patio Planters members, Plessy School parents, and caring neighbors, we are confident we can have this classroom in place by late September.  Please consider giving whatever you can for this cause. Plessy garden

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Homer Plessy Protests

Homer Plessy Community School is one of several schools in our area that held walkouts Wednesday as part of National Walkout Day.

Students brought out balloons, gave speeches, read poetry, sang and chanted.

Kindergarten through 6th-grade students participated. The discussions regarding gun violence were coordinated with a school counselor, to make sure they’re appropriate for each class.

 

 

‘Children have the power’: Homer Plessy students stage walkout, singing and chanting for peace

Welcome Homer A. Plessy Community School

Our new charter school at 721 St. Philip St. To assist this school, contact them for moving assistance, school volunteering opportunities or donate funds to build this community school at their new location.

On June 7, 1892, Homer Adolf Plessy Purchased A First Class Railroad Ticket, Boarded The Train, And Was Arrested Two Blocks Later At The Corner Of Press And Royal Streets. He Was Charged With Violating The Separate Car Act, Which Mandated Separate Accommodations For Black And White Railroad Passengers.

The result was the landmark Plessy v Ferguson Supreme Court case, which made “Separate but Equal” the law of the land until the ruling was overturned in Brown v Board of Education in 1954.

We draw inspiration every day from Homer Plessy and the Citizens’ Committee — for their bravery, their ingenuity, their sense of community, and their commitment to justice

This seemingly simple act w, in fact, t the result of meticulous planning by a group called the Citizens’ Committee. Their creative and highly sophisticated work was designed with a Supreme Court challenge in mind, intending to stem the tide of segregation that was taking over post-Reconstruction America.

History Of The School

Back in 2009, a community of educators, families, and advocates began to come together around a simple idea: we saw a need for an excellent elementary school in downtown New Orleans. Through door-to-door campaigns and hundreds of small-group meetings in homes and church halls, a vision came together of a school that placed that a high value of critical thinking, creativity, diversity and citizenship. Today that is the Homer A. Plessy Community School.

In 2012, the Plessy School’s Type 1 Charter Application was approved by the Orleans Parish School Board. Plessy opened its doors in the fall of 2013, serving children in grades Pre-K-2 with an arts-integrated, project-based curriculum. The school will grow by one grade level each year to serve children in grades Pre-K through 8.

The Plessy calls itself a community school but it could even more accurately be called a family school. Every member of the Plessy family is highly valued, and together we work to provide a top quality education for all of our young people.

 

Homer A. Plessy Community School