Student Registration Now Open for New Woodlawn Elementary School
- June 9, 2009
The cement’s been poured, and the wiring’s going in. It won’t be long before the newly constructed Woodlawn Elementary School will be completed and ready to open in August for the 2009-2010 school year.
With the new school year fast approaching, now’s the time for students to register to attend the new Woodlawn Elementary School. Registration for the elementary school already has begun at Woodlawn High School, 15755 Jefferson Highway, and will continue throughout the summer. The phone number is (225) 753-1200. In addition to regular classes, string instrument instruction also will be offered two days a week.
Woodlawn’s newly created attendance zone will include reassigning students from four other elementary schools: 294 from Jefferson Terrace, 155 from Parkview, 34 from Wildwood and 25 from Wedgewood. Those changes, in turn, affect attendance assignments to some extent due to overcrowding or uneven enrollments at sites like Broadmoor, LaSalle, Magnolia Woods and Mayfair elementary schools – 12 schools in all and about 1,510 students.
Susan Kornuta, former principal at Audubon Elementary School, has been named Woodlawn Elementary’s principal. In addition to the physical needs of the facility, she’s also seeing to its personnel needs in preparing the school for its first year of operation. Employment advertisements recently ran for classified and certified staff, and the application process is underway. The school will employ about 52 people.
Woodlawn Elementary School, located at 8160 Antioch Road at the rear of Woodlawn High School, has been built by Woodrow Wilson Construction of Baton Rouge for about $17.2 million. It is a new school rather than a replacement for an old site. The school will house about 508 students initially but has the capacity for 660 students. Enrollment is quickly growing in the area. It has a total of about 75,000 square feet of space.
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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