The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for St. Tammany Parish's newest high school was held on Friday. Lakeshore High School hosted a number of visiting local and regional dignitaries, School Officials, parents, students, and school personnel for the event.
Principal Brennan McCurley welcomed visitors, and the Lakeshore Titans band and Dance Team helped with the festivitives. Several School Board members and Superintendent Gayle Sloan participated in cutting the silver and black ribbon held across the front door of the new school for the official ceremony.
Lakeshore High is on a 60 Acre Site west of Hwy. 1088. The 158,550 square foot facility provides 39 classrooms, nine computer and business labs, and six science labs. The campus consists of a main classroom building, a gymnasium, Agri-science building, parking lots, a bus loop, and entry roads. The cafeteria features a full service kitchen and three service lines, with seating available for 336 students. The gymnasium offers General Assembly seating for 1,100 and basketball game seating for 1,000. The gym also has two classrooms, Coachs' offices, and locker rooms. The Agri-science building features an Autotech shop, a Woodwork shop, two classrooms, and one drafting classroom. Parking lots accommodate 216 faculty vehicles, 24 administration and visitor cars, and 590 student vehicles.
The athletic facilities are now nearing completion, and they will provide a football stadium with 1900 seats in the Home Section and 1,000 seats in the visitor bleachers. The playing field will be artificial turf, a first for St. Tammany Parish public schools.The stadium will feature an eight-lane track for track and field events. Two practice fields, four tennis courts, a field house, concession stands, and additional parking are also a part of the athletic complex area. Adjacent to the football stadium, the project includes a Baseball Field, Softball Field, Field House, and Concession Stand.
An auditorium is planned in the future with a seating capacity of 500 persons, a stage, dressing room, and orchestra pit.
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