Westdale Middle Students Deliver Cakes to Fire Department: Part of Thank You to ‘First Responders’ and 9-11 Anniversary
- September 8, 2011
As a special thank you to all “first responders” in emergencies, especially during the anniversary of 9-11, Westdale Middle School students and Magnet lead teacher Clare Peterson have been delivering cakes to the neighborhood fire station, East Baton Rouge Station No. 7. They’ll deliver a final cake to the firefighters at 10 a.m. Friday, September 9. This week, the school’s marquee sign is “Westdale Remembers … Thank You 1st Responders.”
Pictured during today’s cake delivery at the station were (left to right): (front row) students Blake Williams, Kennedi King, Kaelyn King, Emma Mukuri Maka, (back row) Flowy-Ann Fonclaud, Omar Rodriguez, Arturo Moncada and Peterson.
Peterson said Westdale Middle School students have been learning about the events of September 11, 2001, in their Social studies classes. In several classes, students watched videos of the heroic efforts of the first responders called into action in the aftermath of the tragedy. Most middle school students have little or no memory of the event 10 years ago and were touched by the efforts of the Emergency Medical Services staff, firefighters and police on that day. Eighth grader Donald Soule, a member of the Westdale Flag Guard, came up with the idea to honor the local firefighters.
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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