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Welcome to Good Shepherd School

Opened in 2001 as part of the vision of the late Fr. Harry Tompson, S.J., the Good Shepherd School provides an excellent education, paid for by benefactors, in a safe and nurturing environment to at-risk, under-served children in New Orleans. The effect of this exceptional academic opportunity is to empower these children by providing them with the tools to break away from the cycle of poverty into which they are born.

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Third graders write and act in their own skits!

Last Friday, the students in third grade worked in cooperative groups to write skits using their vocabulary words. They were required to use at least five words and construct proper story lines with problems and resolutions. Every student had to have a part in their group’s skit.

Third grade is always excited to participate in this activity, and they thoroughly enjoy performing for their peers! Below are photos of third grade working in groups to write skits and Ahmad and Steve in character during a performance!

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Second Grade Scientists!

GSS Second Grade students were assisted by volunteers from Warren Easton High School as they learned about the scientific method and performed a hands-on experiment during their enrichment period on Thursday, September 18, 2014. 


After forming a hypothesis from information they’d been given, the GSS scholars and their teenage assistants used play money to purchase the supplies they needed to create the bounciest “Gloop” they could from mixtures of water, school glue, and borax.  Each team of young scientists worked together to produce their ball of “Gloop,” then tested its bounciness by dropping it in front of a ruler.

The bounciest one bounced so high that it required a second ruler to measure!  We’re very thankful for the teachers and wonderful young people from Warren Easton High School for providing such excellent leadership and a great example of academic engagement to our Second Grade Scientists!

Dancing with the Stars, the Good Shepherd Way was a resounding success!

The Good Shepherd School held its annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel.

Dancing with the Stars, the Good Shepherd Way was a resounding success!

Nine teams competed for the Mirror Ball Trophy.

The winner, based on the number of votes received, was State Rep. Helena Moreno and her partner, Mr. Harold Prestenburg, CEO of Intrepid Stone.

Br. Larry Huck, S.J., Good Shepherd School President, and Kristi Coleman, Fox 8 reporter, were voted  Fan Favorites.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors, dancers, and choreographers for their commitment to the mission of Good Shepherd School.

Continue reading to see a slideshow of all the action at the event.

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