Mooretown Elementary will showcase its new student signs during the open house on Thursday.
The paint has dried, trees planted and teachers have undergone rigorous training.
Now it’s time for the faculty and staff at the 10 schools comprising Caddo’s Transformation Zone to show off their efforts. Each of the schools will host an open house scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at prekindergarten-sixth grade schools and 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 for middle and high schools.
Parents and community members are invited to attend the event and learn about opportunities to become involved with the schools. Tours of the renovated campuses also will be offered and student expectations for the year will be cleared defined.
“This is a fresh start for these schools and the first real opportunity they have to show the months of hard work that have gone into not only beautifying, but improving instruction,” said Billy Snow, district transformation and innovation officer. “We’re excited to show off the new environment and what’s going to be going on in classrooms throughout the Zone.”
As part of an effort with the state Recovery School District to turn around the Caddo’s chronically underperforming schools, Caddo established the Transformation Zone. Faculty and staff at each campus was removed – giving the district the change to select the best principals for each campus. Each principal was then given the autonomy to hire their own staffs which support the vision of truly instituting a climate change.
In addition, Caddo staff have spent the summer enhancing the look of the schools to become more welcoming for students, parents and community stakeholders.
For more information about the Transformation Zone, visit caddo.k12.la.us or call 318.603.6000.
Schools in the Transformation Zone
Fourth-sixth grade school
- Werner Park
Seventh and eighth grade middle schools
- Lakeshore Middle
- Fair Park