THE SCHOOL BEGINS
The Houma church opened a school for the 1977-1978 school year with four students and Ellen Christman, the pastor’s wife, as the first teacher (History, n.d.). In 1980 construction began on a new school building and gymnasium complex, giving the students such a wonderful place to study and play. The building housed two classrooms, restrooms, shower, and a nice kitchen. There was a community service area upstairs. Church members and school children could enjoy skating, basketball and other recreational activities in the gymnasium. The building was an added blessing because it was also used for socials, fellowship dinners, cooking schools, and many other functions (Hall, 1982). The school closed after the 1985-1986 school year (Register, 1986).
Photos courtesy of Don Hevener.
(1977-1986). School Registers. Shreveport, LA: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of SDA Education Office.
(1994, Feb. 7). K-12 Board of Education Minutes. Shreveport, LA: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of SDA.
Hall, Richard D. (1982, Feb. 18). Southwestern Union Record, p. 12G.
History. (No date). Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Archives.