What's New at Ben Franklin HS - January, 2001

New Girls Soccer site

BF parent and soccer webpage keeper, Vic Chandhok, has setup a website at:


The team is 12-4-2 so far this year, and is 7-0 in district play.

Boys Swim team takes 2nd in State

The Franklin Boys Swim team captured 2nd place in the state meet at UNO on 11/18/2000. See the Times-Picayune article for details:

Art Projects sent to France

Several art students have submitted works for a web display in St.Malo, France. This project is a result of Franklin's work this summer with the sigKIDS project at the SIGGRAPH 2000 conference. It is a collaboration led by Talented in the Arts Teacher, Alice Henderson, Franklin webmaster, Paul Werner, and Huguette Chesnais, the coordinator in St. Malo.

See the work at: La. Waterways

New Email, Freenet closes

Franklin is losing its Internet service provider, the Greater New Orleans FreeNet, at the end of this month. As a result of the state's latest budget cuts, the FreeNet will be closing down effective August 31st. They have arranged for a local business to house our site as well as other school and non-profit sites. You may use the same web address and will be re-directed automatically to the new address, We will have a new email:


Ben Franklin was a pilot site for the FreeNet and the first local school to have a website with them. They have trained many of our teachers and thousands throughout the region. In addition they have provided internet access and email for the staff. Four of Franklin's student webmasters have been hired as staff by the FreeNet over the years. They have been instrumental in helping Franklin enter the internet as a leader in this region. We will miss them and give thanks to all employees and board members for their dedication over these years.

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