LIVINGSTON, La (BRPROUD) – A school in Livingston Parish held a celebration ceremony for the completion of a new classroom building on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Seventh Ward Elementary School in Denham Springs added a new $800,000 classroom building that includes four classrooms, storage and restroom facilities. The building also has modern technology and wireless capability for students to use laptops.
“I want to thank our school board members, and especially those representing the Denham Springs School District, for their continued support of efforts to upgrade and expand facilities to meet the needs of our students,” Joe Murphy, Livingston Parish Public Schools superintendent said.
Construction of the building began in March and was completed in August. The building has bee in use since the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, but Murphy said the school board wanted to wait until the building was fully in use before announcing that it was finished.
Seventh Ward Elementary School’s new building is not the only addition the school board is working on, French Settlement High School is set to have a new band room, Springfield High School is expecting a new cafeteria and a new campus is coming to Denham Springs Elementary.
“We don’t look like the Livingston Parish School System of old,” Murphy said. “We’re growing, expanding, improving, and becoming better at every level, in every community.”
Last year, Seventh Ward Elementary added pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes.
“The addition provides ample space to create a physical layout that allows for the ideal implementation of a variety of project-based learning, flexible seating and the ability to accommodate our current and future growth,” Laura Dunlap, Seventh Ward Elementary principal said.