Denham Springs students get new campus sneak peek after old one destroyed in 2016 flood

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DENHAM SPRINGS, La (BRPROUD) – Denham Springs Elementary School students got a sneak peek of the school’s new campus after the school grounds were destroyed due to the flood in 2016.

Fourth-grade students walk past workers who are laying sod in the playground area of the new Denham Springs Elementary School. Photo and caption courtesy of Livingston Parish Public Schools.

“We are excited that this day is finally becoming a reality,” Denham Springs Elementary Principal Gail DeLee said in a press release.

Students and staff were at a temporary campus next to Immaculate Conception Church because Denham Springs Elementary School was one of three schools in the parish that was deemed substantially damaged by FEMA following the flood, according to the press release.

“Every space is a learning space,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said.

Workers put the final touches of sod and soft material in the playground area of the new Denham Springs Elementary School. Photo and caption courtesy of Livingston Parish Public Schools.

The campus was constructed at the school’s original site of 306 N. Range Avenue. The building also includes honeycomb-shaped lighting fixtures, a purple and gold design throughout the building, and a large yellowjacket mascot on the wall near the school’s main entrance.

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