For the past month or more, West St. John High students of all classifications have participated in a school-wide beautification project, Rams Gardens.
Across the entire campus, you will notice newly planted soil and beds, fresh planters and pots, and greenery. From the front parking lot to the breezeway pavilion, ending behind some of the classrooms adjacent to the girls' softball field, Rams Gardens is sight to see. "If we don't get it done soon, we will be going into testing," said Rochelle Darville, spearhead of the community service project and social and science studies teacher at WSJH. "The kiddos are excited," she said. It shows based on the finished result.
With the help of several community stores and contributors - Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition, Home Depot - LaPlace, The Nursery - St. James - and under the guidance of WSJH educators Rochelle Darville (Science and Social Studies), Lorenzo Edwards (Food and Nutrition), and Brandon Walters (Athletic Director), Rams Garden is picture perfect. Stop by to see for yourself, or enjoy lunch near one of the plant beds on campus!
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By Nelann Taylor
WSJH Spanish/ Technology Lead Teacher