‘Real Men’ Read to Fifth Graders September 29
- October 4, 2010
For two years now in this school district, “real men” have been reading to fifth-grade, at-risk boys and modeling the positive impact reading can have on future careers. The Real Men Read program continued September 29 at elementary schools across the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
For example, District Attorney Hillar Moore (first photo) and East Baton Rouge City/Parish Mayor/President “Kip” Holden visited Villa del Rey Elementary School students. Moore read the book “Mr. Lincoln’s Way” and spoke to students about the importance of staying in school. In addition, School Board Vice President Tarvald Smith (second photo) helped students read “If I Ran the Circus” by Dr. Seuss.
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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