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Community Members, Mayor Come Out in Force to Ring ‘Morning Bell’ and Celebrate Teachers

Students and Families Across New Orleans Joined NOLA-PS and Cox Communications in “Making Some Noise” to Thank Teachers Amid Pandemic.

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Click here to access Mayor Cantrell’s video message to teachers
NEW ORLEANS – (May 5, 2020) - To honor teachers for their dedication amid the COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleans Public Schools (NOLA-PS) launched the #NOLAMorningBell Campaign in partnership with Cox Communications. This morning at 9 a.m., students, families and community members joined NOLA-PS to ring the ‘Morning Bell’ and make some noise to celebrate educators.

The #NOLAMorningBell’ campaign was inspired by those in New York City cheering for the doctors and frontline workers every evening during this unprecedented time; today at 9 a.m., in place of the morning school bell, community members around the city were encouraged to celebrate teachers by ringing a bell, banging a pot or cheering loudly. In addition to students and families thanking their educators, Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined the campaign, recording a video on social mediathanking NOLA-PS teachers for their dedication during this trying time.

“Every day teachers are heroes, but now more than ever, the efforts of educators to ensure classrooms remain open and students receive the education and care they need to grow and succeed is something we absolutely must celebrate,” said NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “Despite being physically distant, the NOLA-PS community came together to make some noise and celebrate those teachers who show up for our students each and every day. I am incredibly grateful for the dedication and commitment of our educators to ensure each student continues to grow during these challenging times.”

The campaign featured a 30 second PSA produced by COX in partnership with NOLA-PS featuring students and thanking teachers for their commitment during this time.


About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 78 public schools. For more information, visit  For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

About Cox Communications : Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

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