Seventh Ward New Building

Seventh Ward Elementary Celebrates New Classroom Building
Posted on 10/15/2021
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Seventh Ward Elementary Celebrates New Classroom Building

School Officials Hold Ribbon Cutting on Oct. 19


LIVINGSTON, La. – Livingston Parish school leaders will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 19) to celebrate a new $800,000 classroom addition at Seventh Ward Elementary, located south of Denham Springs at 24495 La. Highway 16.


The new addition, which includes four classrooms, restroom facilities and storage, was fully constructed and opened with the start of school on Aug. 11.


“At the start of school, we were busy moving our teachers and students into their classrooms.  We wanted to allow some time school to start and for the building to be in full use before we officially announced its completion,” said Superintendent Joe Murphy.  He noted that construction on the building began in late March.


“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,” Murphy said.


Seventh Ward Elementary Principal Laura Dunlap said, “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.”


She added that the building is equipped with modern technology and wireless capability for students to use laptops and to engage in Internet-based activities.


Seventh Ward Elementary currently has 350 students enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade.


Dunlap said the public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include a program presentation by students.  Campus visitors are asked to send an RSVP to [email protected], and park in the back of the campus on that day.

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