International High School of New Orleans launches school supply drive for River Parish students & teachers impacted by Hurricane Ida

Published 10:06 am Friday, September 24, 2021

NEW ORLEANSInternational High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) is launching a much-needed donation drive to collect school supplies for students and teachers in the River Parishes most heavily impacted by devastating Hurricane Ida. Schools in St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are planning to reopen next month, and school officials in the affected parishes say there is a critical need for high-demand school supplies before students and teachers return to their classrooms.

IHSNO students, faculty and staff are collecting a large array of much-needed classroom and school items ranging from pens to calculators to notebooks to construction paper. A full list of need items is below.

IHSNO leaders have also offered high school students from the storm’s hardest hit communities to enroll and join IHSNO for classes in downtown New Orleans until their high schools are fully reopened. IHSNO leaders say they do not want Hurricane Ida-affected students to miss any classroom instruction time.

“IHSNO currently has space and extra desks for students who don’t want to miss out on more school time, and we will work to figure out a way to transport the River Parish students back and forth from their communities to IHSNO each day,” said IHSNO Head of School Sean Wilson.

School supply donations can be dropped off in IHSNO’s lobby at 727 Carondelet Street. IHSNO is calling on neighboring downtown businesses to join the drive by donating items for the school students still suffering losses in the wake of one of the most powerful Category 4 hurricanes to ever hit Louisiana.

Parents of students in the hurricane disaster zone who want to temporarily relocate their children to IHSNO until their damaged schools are fully reopen should apply on OneApp at or call IHSNO at 504-613-6703 to take advantage of the available, but limited, openings at New Orleans’ only downtown high school.

Complete List of School Supplies needed for impacted students and teachers:

  • EXPO and Dry Erase Markers
  • Chart Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Planners
  • Bulletin Board Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Paper Clips
  • Clip Boards
  • Folders
  • Antiseptics
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Adult and Children masks
  • Colors
  • Blankets
  • Construction Paper
  • Calculators
  • Headphones for laptops
  • Markers
  • Folders
  • Toys

About International High School of New Orleans
The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) is a public, college preparatory charter school located in the Central Business District open to all Louisiana residents. IHSNO is the only high school in New Orleans offering students the opportunity to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IBDP is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities for its ability to encourage students to think broadly, beyond the boundaries of their communities, and to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a global economy. Students in the IBDP are more likely to get university acceptance, qualify for scholarships, and succeed in their post-secondary educational endeavors. Through the IBDP, IHSNO students gain excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, excel in their academic subjects, and thrive intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

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