WALKER, La. – Nearly 300 members of the Walker community, including parents, students and local leaders, visited the newly renovated Walker High School campus on Sunday August 4th to see its new facilities, which include a new two-story administration classroom building, a new large capacity gymnasium and cafeteria, and renovated classroom buildings and common grounds.
“All that you see here is to promote greater learning among our students,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said. “We are so proud of the investment that has been made by this community, as well as throughout our parish, to integrate learning throughout every space on our campuses.”
Walker Principal Jason St. Pierre shared information about the campus upgrades, and he introduced several leaders who were instrumental in seeing the improvements completed, including Murphy, former superintendents John Watson and Rick Wentzel, School Board Member Bo Graham, and Walker Mayor Jimmy Watson, who served on the school board when it presented voters in the Walker School Taxing District with the school tax proposition to fund the improvements.
Campus visitors toured the facilities, including those businesses located on site: Nike Apparel Store, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, Walk-On’s Conference Center, Papa John’s Pizza, and the Walker High Green & White Cookie Store. Walker High students work at and help manage the businesses, making services and products available to students, faculty and off-campus customers.