Cool Schools: Erath Community Schools

Posted at 6:59 AM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-31 17:42:03-05

A few years ago, a new idea sparked schools in the area to participate in an activity called the “Senior Walk”. Erath High Principal Marc Turner was one of the principals in the parish who immediately bought into the idea of bringing his seniors to visit the Erath feeder schools, as well as walk through his own school.

With a goal of younger students seeing graduates walk in their cap and gowns down the halls, it is used to encourage children to stay in school and graduate. It also offers a visual image and message for younger ones to see what they are working toward and to feel pride while pursuing a successful education.

This unique tradition has the EHS students now walking through the three feeder schools in the Erath area, as well as strolling down the halls in their own school. On Thursday, May 10, 2018, two days before their graduation, dressed in their school colors, blue and white, the seniors walked through Erath High, Erath Middle, Dozier Elementary and LeBlanc Elementary.

This year for the walk at Dozier Elementary, a few miniature graduates were added to the equation. Principal Karla Toups allowed her sixty PreK students to lead the walk as they donned their own little blue graduation cap and gowns.  The tiny tots proudly ushered in this year’s Senior Walk at Dozier Elementary while the older children offered positive feedback on their first successful year of school.

This is our LAST COOL SCHOOL OF THE YEAR! We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!

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