Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Early Christmas for Brock Elementary

Katrina damaged Brock Elementary in Slidell is once again alive with the sounds of kids and teachers.

The school principal, still remembers saying goodbye to her students the Friday afternoon before the storm, telling them she would see them the following Monday. On that Saturday, she and maintenance crew members did what they could to make the building storm-ready.

Within a few days, Katrina's storm surge poured about 6 feet of water into the school.

As the first public school in Slidell, Brock Elementary School was the oldest school in the parish
still in use as a school when Hurricane Katrina devastated it.

I've been watching the progress of the rebuilding of this school. I snapped a

few pictures of it in February of this year.
It's good to see that Brock Elementary will continue to be a place where kids can learn and grow for a long time to come.

Thanks to those who initiated this rebuilding: the Mayor of New Hyde Park, NY and the Principal of The Road School in the same town and all of those who worked to bring Brock back to life.

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