BR Area Foundation Awards Grants to Two High Schools
Earlier this summer, Woodlawn High School and Glen Oaks High School were each awarded a $5,000 Baton Rouge Area Foundation grant sponsored by the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation. The grants will be used to fund software licenses for the EverFi Financial Literacy Program. This online program employs the latest in new media technologies including 3-D gaming, adaptive pathing, messaging tools, animations and video.
Everfi’s Web-based curriculum is designed to actively engage students in real-life settings as they explore such topics as saving and budgeting, understanding a credit score, credit cards and managing debt and renting versus owning. Students who successfully complete the 10-course program become certified in hundreds of financial literacy topics. Accepting the awards were (left to right) Jimmy Newman, principal of Woodlawn High School, and Wilbert August, principal of Glen Oaks High School.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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