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2018

  • November

    Newman's 2018 Distinguished Alumna: Ti Martin '78

    Newman’s Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award is Ms. Ti Adelaide Martin ’78. Award-winning restaurateur, author, speaker, philanthropist, and advocate for New Orleans, Martin is one of the country’s most admired leaders in the hospitality industry.
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  • Newman Upper School Observes Mental Health Awareness Week

    Newman Upper Schoolers recently led a week-long initiative to observe Mental Health Awareness Week. Through series of lunchtime discussions, Upper School students explored mental health issues that were especially significant to adolescents.
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  • October

    Newman Dedicates Jolly Science and Technology Building

    We are thrilled to officially unveil the Rupa and Tarun Jolly Science and Technology Building, a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square-foot home for science and technology at Newman.
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  • September

    Newman Teacher Finalist for National Award

    R. Hibbert
    Sixth grade science teacher Lisa Swenson was named a Louisiana finalist in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST awards are among the nation’s highest awards for teachers of mathematics and science.
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  • 10 Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Ten students in Isidore Newman School’s Class of 2019 were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
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  • Newman Celebrates Homecoming 2018

    Today Newman recognized the members of the 2018 Homecoming Court in a ceremony for the Upper School. Homecoming Queen Laine Nowak joined Homecoming King John French and the other members of the Court on stage to be presented to their peers, and to hear remarks by Darryl Berger ’65.
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  • August

    Green Trees' First Day

    R. Hibbert
    For our youngest Greenies in Green Trees, the 2018-19 school year has officially begun! We are happy to welcome more than 160 new and returning children to Green Trees. Read on for a story and slide show.
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  • June

    Students Win Prizes at Environmental Awareness Art and Language Arts Contest

    R. Hibbert
    Several Newman fourth Graders made visual art and written submissions to the Louisiana Environmental Awareness Student Art & Language Arts Contest. The group dominated the Age 8-10 division, earning five 1st-3rd place wins in both written and visual art categories.
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  • Commencement of the Class of 2018

    The Class of 2018 began the evening as Newman seniors, and ended it as alumni. We are so proud of all they have accomplished in the classroom, on the stage, in the studio, and on the playing field – and we anticipate greater achievements from them as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Read on for the full story.
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  • May

    Seniors Celebrate Move-Up Day 2018

    E. Eagan
    On their last official day on campus before Awards Night, the seniors joined the underclassmen to celebrate Move-Up Day, and then gathered as a class on the Michael Lupin Field to count down to the final bell.
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  • Newman Teacher Inducted into the National Speech and Debate Hall of Fame

    R. Hibbert
    Newman teacher and Debate Coach Greg Malis has been inducted into the National Speech and Debate Hall of Fame – the highest honor the National Speech and Debate Association bestows on its members.
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  • April

    Senior Signing Days

    R. Hibbert
    In two signing events this week, seniors Alaliyah Burras and MiKayla and Jessi Ruhl formalized their intent to join sports programs at Nicholls State and the University of San Diego.
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  • Students Honored at Underclassman Awards Assembly

    Students from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes were honored for their outstanding performance this school year in an array of academic and artistic disciplines. 
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  • Newman Students Earn Top Honors at Country Day Math Olympiad

    Newman fifth and sixth graders competed at the Country Day Math Olympiad, with one winning the competition outright and two others sharing 2nd and 3rd place.
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  • March

    7 Newman Students Earn State Championships in Speech and Debate

    This past weekend the Newman Speech & Debate Team competed in the State Tournament for the Louisiana High School Speech League. Seven students were named State Champions and the School earned Second Place overall. 
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  • Green Trees Welcomes Lambeth House Residents

    As part of the Founder’s Day school-wide service projects, our students in Green Trees welcomed guests from the Lambeth House to share a morning of discovery, play, and companionship. Our guests and Greenies had a wonderful time learning together and getting to know each other. 
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  • Newman Chess Team Places 2nd in City League

    The Newman Knights chess team has been advancing though the ranks in the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League's City League Tournament. In early March they made it to the final round, placing 2nd city-wide.
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  • Founder’s Day 2018: Honoring Faculty & Staff

    E. Eagan
    Each year we gather together as a school to honor Isidore Newman, our School’s founder, and to recognize excellence in teaching in each of our divisions. Please click through for a story on this important event.
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  • "Glory Days" Documentary Debuts This Week

    A special documentary showcasing the Newman Varsity Football team's march toward a 10-0 regular season premieres March 23 and runs through April.
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  • Newman Students Earn Top Honors at the Regional Science Fair

    R. Hibbert
    Eighteen Upper School students participated the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair in February, earning two grand prizes and several other awards.
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  • February

    Urban Planning in AP Economics

    R. Hibbert
    If you could build a city center from the ground up, what would it look like? What sorts of commerce and services would it provide, and how would it meet residents’ needs? The students in Michael Lemon’s AP Economics class rolled up their sleeves to wrestle with a development plan and the competing interests of community stakeholders. Read on for more.
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  • January

    Senior Hackett Cummins ’18 is New Orleans’ First D1 Lacrosse Recruit

    Newman senior Hackett Cummins ’18 signed a letter of intent to play for Furman University's Lacrosse team on Jan. 19 in an afternoon ceremony in front of family, teammates, coaches, and classmates.
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  • Newman Policy Team Qualifies for National Championship

    The Policy Debate team of Rajan Agrawal '18 and Royden Lynch '18 qualified for the National Tournament of Champions (TOC), marking the first time since 2002 that a Newman team has qualified in this event.
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  • Students Recognized at Fall Sports Assembly

    E. Eagan
    Today at the 2017 Fall Sports Awards Assembly, athletes from each of the fall sports took to the stage to be recognized, and team captains shared their reflections on the season. Read on for a complete list of awards.
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