Scotlandville Elementary and Health Center Dedication Ceremony
- Feb 1, 07
Baton Rouge, LA- The East Baton Rouge Parish School System held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Scotlandville Elementary School and Health Center on the morning of January 24, 2007. The $4.3 million dollar renovation of the old Scotlandville Middle School gives students and teachers from Harding Elementary School a brand new building. This is one of several construction projects made possible by voters approval of the 2003 one-cent tax plan extension. Classes began at the new Scotlandville Elementary School on January 8th.
Scotlandville Elementary School has a 660 student capacity and the entire facility is 66,460 square feet. The renovated school has brand new furniture, new playground equipment and a computer lab. Students also have a brand new library which continues to gain more books through community donations.
A new health center is also on the school grounds. This state-of-the-art facility was initially made possible with more than $300,000 from the Kellogg Foundation to construct a facility that served the displaced New Orleans students who flocked to Baton Rouge in the storm’s aftermath. It is a self contained building with two exam rooms. A nurse practitioner is on duty to treat students. There are also plans to include the services of a medical doctor four hours a week.
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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