BRCVPA Mardi Gras Parade Filled with Lions, Tigers and Bears – and More – Oh, My!
- March 9, 2011
The Baton Rouge Center for Visual & Performing Arts (BRCVPA) was like a “zoo” Friday afternoon, March 4, thanks to kindergarten students dressed up in animal costumes for the school’s annual Mardi Gras Parade.
Students dressed up like an animal they studied this year and decorated wagon floats like the animal’s habitat. Despite the rain, the students’ Big Buddies pulled the wagon floats as the parade wound around the walkways and through a student-filled gymnasium. Kindergarteners threw beads, toys and trinkets to other students, as well as to staff, parents and siblings lining the walkways.
Kindergartener Harper de la Houssaye (first photo) swamped the crowd with beads dressed as an alligator, while “raccoon” Tessa Gordon (second photo) threw beads to students in the gymnasium with the help of “paws” made with mittens and crab claws.
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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