Public invited to BHS open house Monday

Published 11:45 pm Saturday, August 3, 2013

Parents, students, graduates and anyone else who would like to get a look at the changes to the Bogalusa High School campus are invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at the school at 10 a.m. Monday.

The school’s administration, staff and faculty will be on-site and available to answer questions.

The campus has been reconfigured to safely and efficiently hold students in grades six through eight, who are joining the high schoolers at BHS.

The middle school classrooms will be located on the second floor of Building A, which parallels Willis Avenue, and the campus is zoned in order to keep the younger and older students from interacting. There are separate bus stops for the middle and high schools, and cameras are positioned throughout the campus.

But the establishment of a separate space for the younger students is not the only notable difference at BHS.

On top of the reconfiguration, major renovation work that was started in May 2012 as part of a project funded by a $6 million loan and an additional $1.1 million FEMA grant has continued.

There are new air conditioners and windows, fresh paint, additional electrical outlets and more. The work covers interior and exterior improvements, and some areas were targeted for a complete restoration.

Superintendent Toni Breaux invites everyone to attend the open house to get a personal look at the school.

The BCS Opening of School general meeting for all employees will take place in the BHS auditorium at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Students start school on Friday.