BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– Glen Oaks Magnet High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the new renovations made after the Flood of 2016.
Glen Oaks Magnet High School Asst. Principal Dionne McCurry, “This is a momentous day for this community in making sure that North Baton Rouge represents the beauty of the community and Glen Oaks.”
After they experienced damage from the 2016 flood, the improvements at Glen Oaks Magnet High (GOMH) , are finally complete.
GOMH Principal Robert Signater Sr. said, “We’re celebrating the ribbon cutting of the $30 million investment they put into Glen Oaks High School and today is the first they opened up the building and everybody gets a chance to see the work that has been done.”
Robert Signater Sr., the principal at Glen Oaks, hoped the renovations lead to an increase in enrollment.
He said, “It’s a blessing because we are hoping that this resonates into parents coming to see Glen Oaks and say hey, I want to bring my children here to Glen Oaks.”
Students, faculty, and local leaders showed up to celebrate the new and improved school.
Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome said, “You see there are hundreds of people who are here today because they are stakeholders, whether it’s the educators here, whether it’s the community members here, the business owners. Everyone is represented and Glen Oaks is going to prosper.”
This was more than just new facilities; This was also about building a better community. There was food, music, and even a 5k run.
District 2 EBR School Board Member Dadrius Lanus said, “And it is to not only promote this neighborhood, but it also to help mitigate the crime that’s happening inside our communities.”
School leaders hoped these renovations marked a fresh start in the school’s history.
GOMH Vice-Principal Damian Gordon said, “This is a brand-new day. it’s an opportunity and we want to welcome the community to come back and see what’s right here in their community.”
The celebrations didn’t stop there. After the event there was also a picnic dedicated to Panther Alumni.