The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is offering a preview of campus to interested high-achieving, academically motivated high school students and their families in Louisiana. Events scheduled in Natchitoches include Exploration Days, Saturday Tours, and private tours. LSMSA recruiters will also be hosting informational night meetings around the state.
Over the summer Dr. Allison Landry, Principal Lecturer of Biology at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA) completed a Genome Editing and CRISPR virtual workshop through the Milwaukee School of Engineering. This workshop was put on by the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling.
Six students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) have been commended in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. While these students won’t continue in the National Merit Scholarships competition next spring, they’re being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.
To keep the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) community safe, two of the school's annual traditions will be held virtually this year. The Ring Ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. and the Matriculation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. during a new Traditions Weekend for students, faculty, and staff.
Three Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) seniors have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Olutunmike "Tum-Tum" Adeleye ('22) of Natchitoches; Nyaleima Gbondo ('22) of Thibodaux; and Michael Meaney ('22) of DeRidder have been recognized for remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on PSAT and/or AP tests.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) Principal Lecturer of Visual Arts Chris King hopes to strengthen his skills during a sabbatical this semester. When he returns, he’ll use what he’s experienced to provide art students with new and improved curriculum, projects, and opportunities.
As weather experts continue to narrow predictions for the upcoming storm that's projected to hit Louisiana, I am confident that it is in the best interest of all our faculty, staff, students, and their families to dismiss classes beginning tomorrow (Friday) at noon. Classes will be canceled during this time (no physical or virtual classes).
All students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) live in a state-of-the-art residence hall, the Living Learning Commons, under the supervision of a professionally trained, full-time student services staff while engaging in and exploring extracurricular activities.
Even though the in-person Living Learning Commons tour was postponed due to Covid-19, we were so happy to capture a walk-through with Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce President Laura Lyles to share with you.
Louisiana School Senior Riley Leger won third place for his essay submission for the 2021 Northwestern State University Louisiana High School Essay Contest. Winners will receive a $200 per semester NSU scholarship with a value up to $1,600 for 4 years.
In light of Gov. Edwards' presentation on Monday regarding the sudden surge in outbreaks of Covid and its variants in Louisiana, we feel it's in all of our best interests to postpone our sneak peek of LSMSA's Living/Learning Commons scheduled for Monday, August 9 with the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout her life, Sue Rosenthal (‘85) has been pleasantly surprised to discover various sources of strength. From achieving high test scores to being accepted into advanced programs, Sue still recalls those early achievements. And while she doesn’t rest on her laurels, she does allow her past achievements to serve as reminders that she has what it takes to tackle hard situations.
It’s not difficult for Rodney Allen to easily keep up with the latest at LSMSA since retiring. As the father of the first Legacy Member of the LSMSA faculty, Dr. Allen is proud that his daughter, Associate Lecturer of English Emily Allen, PhD (‘00), followed in his footsteps in serving on LSMSA’s faculty.
If you think Art and Sharon Williams are institutions at Louisiana School, you’re not exaggerating. One of the school’s first employees, Sharon was hired by the late Dr. Alost in 1982 to oversee Residential Life, and Art moved from South Carolina in 1984 to begin teaching at LSMSA. These two are so Louisiana School that they were even set up by a member of the school’s first graduating class, Caprice Brown Ieyoub (‘85) of Donaldsonville. But what has the couple been up to since retiring?
Sophia Abbahou graduated as a member of the class of 2021 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA). Finishing out her senior year, she received a 2021 Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
Seven LSMSA seniors were recently recognized as Elite Scholars. The Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Northwestern State University and the Excellence in Education Coalition hosted an Elite Scholars Ceremony on May 18 to honor select seniors living in and attending schools in Natchitoches Parish. Elite Scholars included Byron Pinckley, Andrea Chen, Gloria Church, Mary Long, David Peters, Margaret Wheat and Stephen Wheat.
One hundred and thirty seniors from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) graduated during the school’s 37th Commencement Ceremony on May 15, 2021 in Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University.
LSMSA senior Hannah Lewis, of DeRidder, is being recognized as one of this year’s Louisiana Young Heroes by LPB. This program celebrates the achievements of students who have inspired those around them, and have devoted their time, talents, and energy to making their communities better places.
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA will hold its 37th Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2021 Saturday, May 15 at 2 pm in Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University. Serving as the guest speaker is Darrell Bourque, professor emeritus in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, a former Louisiana Poet Laureate, the recipient of the Writer Award 2014 from the Louisiana Book Festival and the recipient of the James Rivers Award from the Center for Louisiana Studies, ULL, for his contributions to Louisiana Literature and Culture.
Eleven Louisiana School students were officially inducted into the Hispanic Honor Society during a virtual ceremony on April 8. Students must meet certain requirements to receive an invitation for membership.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held its virtual Louisiana State Leadership conference on March 24-30. The results, published on April 12, revealed that LSMSA Junior Julia Ferrell was elected by a statewide vote as Louisiana State FBLA President and LSMSA Sophomore Aroma Chanda was elected District III, vice president.
LSMSA senior Maggie Wheat performed in the piano solo event of the National Federation of Music Clubs at Northwestern State University on March 6. She received her 12th consecutive superior rating and as a result won her fourth gold cup, the event's highest award.
Ben Marcel (‘00) was born in Taiwan but laughs that he “grew up a Cajun” in Houma. Quick to attribute his unique life perspective to his parents’ decision to adopt him, the 1983 Society member is a firm believer in the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities he’s been given while helping others along the way.
Dr. Pamela Francis has never been one to sit still for very long, but these days she’s zooming non-stop. After being propelled into the virtual teaching world last March, the Associate Lecturer of English is thanking donors for the new technology that's helping her teach students in-person and on-screen at the same time.
Twelve Latin and Mythology students from the Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) competed in the annual Louisiana Junior Classical League (JCL) Convention, held virtually March 5-6.
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) recently received certificates and notification that all nine students who were chosen among 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program have advanced to Finalist standing in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Chris King, Principal Lecturer of Art at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) has been accepted to a 6-month North Louisiana Virtual Residency Program. This residency has brought together eight American artists and eight international artists, from Scotland, Greece, Pakistan, India, and Nigeria.
Just a few days before a polar vortex descended on Natchitoches, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) held a matriculation ceremony for 44 students in the Blue Cohort, who were on campus Jan. 16 through Feb. 14.
Senior dance students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) will benefit from a virtual workshop with guest artist Hilary Peterson, as part of their Dance Ensemble Class with Associate Lecturer of Dance Crystal Lewis.
1983 Society member Amanda Callais (‘01) is no stranger to advocating for others. As a teenager, the Denham Springs native turned a personal tragedy with side effects from an Accutane prescription into an opportunity to bring awareness to others taking the same medication.
Since forming last summer, LSMSA’s IDEA Advisory Council has been hard at work organizing and prioritizing the many issues to address, and is focusing on three main initiatives to discuss with the school board this spring: anti-Black racism; LGBTQ+; and policy review.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, LSMSA was able to purchase the REACH platform to ensure a safe in-person return to school this semester. The software automates many manual processes, including necessary daily COVID symptom checkers for on-campus students, faculty and staff.
He’s recognized as a mastermind, a visionary, a Natchitoches treasure, and the founding father of a preeminent residential high school, which offers students one of the most transformative educational experiences in Louisiana.
Even at an early age, Merisa Aranas Pasternak (’91) was aware of the impact the people around her had on her life. Today, the Tulane School of Medicine Director of Anesthesiology and Radiology credits both the people she surrounds herself with and the emotional intelligence she’s developed over the years for her strong career in public health/health policy and management, and she credits LSMSA for building her strong foundation of critical thinking skills.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.