The Louisiana Classicist

February 9, 2015

Cambridge Training Opportunity

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:02 am

Nathalie Roy (Episcopal) would like everyone to know about an workshop coming to Baton Rouge on March 14.

Course details
Cambridge Latin Workshop for teachers. Details of the course will be available soon. Topics at past workshops have included

  • reading methodology;
  • teaching stages;
  • assessment;
  • online environment;
  • materials available to use;
  • activities to reinforce learning;
  • transitioning to authentic literature

Each workshop is tailored to the needs of the participants based on their feedback.

Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge,
4728 Constitution Avenue
Louisiana 70808

Timings and meals
The workshop runs from 9 – 4.
Continental breakfast is included but lunch is on your own.

The cost of the one-day workshop is $50. The cost includes tuition only and does not include lunch.

To register, please either book online (coming soon) or download and return the booking form.


December 3, 2014

Volunteers Wanted!

Filed under: announcement,meetings,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:41 am

from Susann Lusnia (Tulane University) regarding the upcoming Joint Annual Meetings of the APA SCS and AIA in New Orleans, LA

Volunteers are needed to assist with conference registration in two shifts on Thursday (15/15), Friday (15/10), and Saturday (5/5) of the event. There are also a few spots to volunteer for special events: the SCS Presidential Panel (1), the SCS Play (1-2), and the SCS Plenary Session (1-2).

Volunteers who work 8 hours will be given free conference registration as a “thank you” for your service.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize the signups for the volunteer slots.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susann by emailing her: slusnia AT tulane DOT edu

May 28, 2014

position available for Fall 2014

Filed under: opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 2:55 pm
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Glasgow Middle in East Baton Rouge Parish is looking to replace their current Latin teacher, who is retiring. At present this teacher travels between Glasgow, McKinley HS and Westdale Middle. No information on whether this arrangement will continue, but the principals would like to continue offering Latin. Contact Principal Dianne Talbot at

1676 Glasgow Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
PH 225-925-2942; FAX 225-928-3565

February 5, 2013

2013 AP Summer Institute @ Episcopal, Baton Rouge

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:15 pm
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via Nathalie Roy (Episcopal, Baton Rouge):

Our registration is up and running for the APSI this summer and we will be offering two Foreign Language courses.

AP Latin will run from Tuesday, June 18th to Friday, June 21st so that interested participants will not have a conflict with the ACL meeting in Memphis. Our instructor will be Mary Pendergraft of Wake Forest University who has experience as the Chief Reader for the AP Latin Exam.

AP Spanish Language and Composition will run from Monday, June 24th to Thursday, June 27th and will be taught by Thomas Soth. This will be an important course because it has just gone through redesign and May of 2014 will be the first year that the redesigned exam is administered.

You can register for these and our many other offerings at Any questions should be directed to Stephen Anderson at andersons AT ehsbr DOT org.

January 22, 2013

American Academy at Rome needs applications

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:57 am

From Susann Lusnia (Tulane):

I need your help getting word out to secondary school teachers that there is funding for them to attend the 2013 AAR Classical Summer School. Applications from secondary teachers are down this year, and it is due to the fact that the American Councils (ex-Fulbright) Italy Seminar Grants were canceled back in August. That was the primary funnel for getting secondary teachers into our program.

Please send let your networks, especially those that reach secondary teachers, know that we have funds and that the DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31.

Online application form and information are available at: The Classical Summer School is the first listed on that page.

If you have further questions, contact Susann directly by emailing slusnia AT tulane DOT edu

August 21, 2012

GCCS in BTR looking for a volunteer

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 1:21 pm

from Nathalie Roy (Episcopal):

Latin Teachers,

If you’re interested in doing some volunteer work in teaching Latin, the newly opened Gardere Community Christian School in Baton Rouge is looking for a Latin teacher to teach Latin to 4th and 5th grade boys on Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:20 to 9:00 a.m.

If you would be interested in volunteering your time and expertise, please contact the principal, Mrs. Nancy Zito, at nancyzito AT gardereschool DOT com. 225.354.9833

Hope your school year is off to a great start!

February 19, 2012

2012 Scholarship Forms

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 1:08 pm

Louisiana Classical Association offers two scholarships: one for a graduating high school senior who has studied Latin and / or Greek, and one for a current college student studying Latin and / or Greek.

Application forms can be found in the right column (or by clicking here)

January 9, 2011

AP Summer Institute BTR 2011

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:08 am

More details have come in about the AP* Institute this summer at Episcopal High.

SESSION 1: June 13-17

  • AP* Latin
  • AP* Human Geography
  • AP* World History
  • Pre-AP* Social Studies

SESSION II: June 20-24

  • AP* Calculus AB/BC
  • AP* Statistics
  • AP* Biology

Registration Information

General Registration
$600 per person

Registration Deadline
June 1, 2011

Group Discount
$50 off each registration when 5 or more participants from the same school or parish register

Late Registration
$675 per person if received after June 1, 2011

$50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds after June 1, 2011.

The registration fee includes all materials and instruction associated with each class, continental breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.

Download a registration form at and mail it along with your check to:

Episcopal High School
Attn. AP* Summer Institute
3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

For more information contact: Katy Riley at or 225-753-3180 ext.1327

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board. Used with permission.

December 20, 2010

teaching opportunity for Latin students!

Filed under: opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 11:42 am
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from Matthew Webb via Latinteach listserv:

Spread your enthusiasm for the ancient world to a new generation!

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the classical world in the elementary and middle school, is accepting applications for faculty positions at LatinSummer 2011 from now through February 10, 2011. Any high school or college Latin student is welcome to apply. LatinSummer is a two-week long program for students on the elementary and middle school levels. LatinSummer 2011 will run in Williamsburg, Virginia, from July 22 – August 5, 2011. Faculty members earn a small honorarium. All room and board costs, and all or part of travel costs, are paid for by the Institute.

Apply online!

High School Student and LatinSummer Instructor Molly shares her experiences:

November 20, 2010

travel scholarship for teachers

Filed under: opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:12 pm
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David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands
In 2011 the American Philological Association (APA) will again award the David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for study and travel in classical lands. The Fellowship was established in 2004 by the friends and students of David and Rosemary Coffin to honor the skill, devotion, learning, and kindness with which they educated students at Phillips Exeter Academy for more than thirty years.

The Fellowship is intended to recognize secondary-school teachers of Greek or Latin who are as dedicated to their students as the Coffins themselves by giving them the opportunity to enrich their teaching and their lives through direct acquaintance with the classical world. It will support study in classical lands (not limited to Greece and Italy); the recipient may use it to attend an educational program in (e.g., American Academy, American School) or to undertake an individual plan of study or research. It may be used either for summer study or during a sabbatical leave, and it may be used to supplement other awards or prizes.

Candidates for the Fellowship must have been teaching Latin or Ancient Greek at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in North America as a significant part of their academic responsibilities for three years out of the five prior to the award. Membership in the APA is not a requirement for application, although it is expected that applicants will have demonstrated an active interest in the profession and in their own professional development. Selection will be made on the basis of written applications by the Coffin Fellowship Committee. The amount of the award for 2011 will be $2,500. Recipients of the award will be expected to file a written report on their use of the Fellowship, which the Association may include in one of its publications.

Applications should consist of

a) a curriculum vitae
b) a statement of how the Fellowship will be used and how it will further the applicant’s teaching
c) three letters of recommendation, at least one of them from the applicant;s chair or principal, and at least one from a former student.

Applicants should send four copies of the c.v., the statement, and the letters of recommendation to the APA Office so that they arrive in the Office no later than Monday, January 31, 2011.

American Philological Association
University of Pennsylvania
220 S. 40th Street
Suite 201E
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3512
Telephone: 215-898-4975
FAX: 215-573-7874
Web Site:

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