Forest Heights Academy of Excellence Receives Kinder Morgan Grant to Fund Students’ Attendance at Symphony Orchestra’s Concert
- September 13, 2011
For the second year running, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Forest Heights Academy of Excellence will be able to attend an orchestra’s concert thanks to the Kinder Morgan Foundation. On August 31, Alan Fore (pictured, standing left of screen) of the Kinder Morgan Foundation presented the school and Principal Myra Varmall (standing, right of screen) with a large check for $2,150.
The Savory Symphony 2 program grant funds students’ attendance at the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Concert in October. It also funds four Symphony Street presentations to lower-grade students in the school of instrumental ensemble performances. All concerts have cross-curricular connections that integrate Musical Arts with Literature, Math, Science and Social Studies.
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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