Pockets of Prosperity in Struggling City-Parish

Pockets of Prosperity in Struggling City-Parish

For years, there have been well-justified complaining that too much of our state budget is tied up in so-called dedicated funds. This is money locked up by the Louisiana Constitution or state statutes, which can only be used for certain specified purposes — not necessarily for what the greatest needs in the state may be. […]

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Proposal Would Keep BR Zoo in NBR, While Adding 1,200 Acres for Recreation

The Board of Commissioners of BREC is preparing for its Aug. 24 meeting and a possible vote on whether to move the Baton Rouge Zoo out of North Baton Rouge to an unspecified location in South Baton Rouge. Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish representing small business owners across the parish […]

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Panel to Speak on Investigative Reporting

Panel to Speak on Investigative Reporting

Four Baton Rouge journalists will discuss the role of investigative reporter in Louisiana’s capital city at the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish meeting. The meeting will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, July 25 at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy. Top journalists Chris Nakamoto of WBRZ-TV, Andrea Gallo of The Advocate, and […]

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Battle of Baton Rouge Ceremonies Aug. 5

As part of the 1817-2017 Baton Rouge Bicentennial Celebration, the annual Commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge will be enriched with educational displays and special guests sharing Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s history, archaeology, cultural, and medical past. The free event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Magnolia Cemetery, 422 N. […]

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Istrouma to Re-open August 9

Principal Reginald Douglas expects to get the keys to the newly-renovated Istrouma High School from contractor Lincoln Builders on Monday, July 24, which will give his new faculty and staff a little over two weeks to move in and set up before the first day of class on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The opening of school […]

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Enroll Your Child At Istrouma High Or Middle School

Enrollment for Istrouma High School is continuing in Room 156 at Winbourne Elementary School, located at 4503 Winbourne Ave. or for information, call 508-4549.  After July 24, the Istrouma High School staff will be at the new high school, which is located at 3730 Winbourne Ave. Enrollment for Istrouma Middle Magnet is at McKinley Middle […]

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How Istrouma Will Be A Values-Based School Where Character Is 1st

During the question-and-answer session after his address to the Istrouma Advisory Committee, principal Reginald Douglas was asked how he plans to make Istrouma High School the first “values-based” school in Louisiana. He said, “We are going to set aside time everyday to build character. It will be set in stone and part of the daily […]

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Band Director Reggie Jackson Left Mark on St. Helena

Starting a band program from scratch might seem too challenging for most band directors, but not for Istrouma High’s new band director, Reggie Jackson. He’s already done it once before with great success! When Jackson became band director at St. Helena College & Career Academy, only seven students came out for band, but three years […]

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Establishing a New Culture at Istrouma

In an address to the Istrouma Advisory Committee which met Monday night at Winbourne Elementary School, Istrouma principal Reginald Douglas said one of the most important things the school will do is establish a new culture among the students. “The essence of our culture at Istrouma will be academic excellence. That is something you should […]

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Students at Istrouma Leadership Academy

Some of Istrouma’s incoming 9th and 10th graders are being invited to participate in the school’s Student Leadership Academy. This is a chance for students and teachers to meet one another for the first time and get to know each other better.  The students participate in exercises to help them identify what is important in […]

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