The West baton Rouge School District rang in the new school year with some words of encouragement for its educators in a full house at the Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday, Aug. 6, during the annual teacher’s convocation.
West Baton Rouge Parish elementary students can expect to get more hands-on with music this school year.
The West Baton Rouge School Board elected to hire a new music teacher to instruct elementary schools in the Brusly area. The search for the instructor is ongoing.
When West Baton Rouge Schools Superintendent Wes Watts addressed teachers and administrators at the end of last summer in his first address as superintendent, he encouraged everyone to “Make Awesome Happen.”
This saying has become somewhat of a motto for the district.
Coming into this new 2015-16 school year, Watts wanted to do something to bring together student, parents, teachers and administrators to make that awesome happen.
An 18-wheeler carrying a load of sand tipped over on the Port Allen exit on Interstate 10 westbound at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Photo by Quinn Welsch/The West Side Journal
Confederate “veterans” line up to sign their parole, swearing that they will not take up arms against the United States.