Volunteers Help Install Playground at Jefferson Terrace Elementary
- July 15, 2008
They tightened bolts, dug holes and poured concrete at Jefferson Terrace Elementary School Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, and now the school’s new playground is almost finished.Louisiana State University (LSU) biological engineering students designed the new equipment, which includes swings that accommodate children’s wheelchairs.The college students met with the elementary students to incorporate what those who used the site wanted in the playground design.
Volunteers from LSU, ARAMARK (pictured)and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana helped install the equipment and provide tents and refreshments.In addition, school staff and the some students’ parents and grandparents lent a hand in the installation.Other support came from First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge.Jefferson Terrace Elementary has an enrollment of about 600.
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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