Your Generous Donations Help Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans Rebuild and Continue to Serve Its Students After Hurricane Ida Damage
LCC received the following update from Nancy Hernandez, Principal of Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans in Metairie, Louisiana:
The Gryphons of Lutheran High School are moving forward! Classes and school activities are following a regular routine – finally!
Our Chapel services are now enhanced by our school choir that used the first month back to practice, practice, practice! Our choir will be featured in our new video, singing for a parish-wide event, and performing for local Lutheran elementary schools. Our seniors and juniors are meeting college representatives during lunch periods and visiting local college campuses for tours. The boys’ basketball team will play a limited schedule this year because of our late start, but their enthusiasm for returning to the court is high!
The last of the hurricane debris was removed from campus yesterday. An engineering firm is currently working to check the foundation on building number one – the building that received the most extensive damage and the first to be renovated. An architectural rendering of the new look for the outside of the building is in front of the school. Hopefully, in early spring, we will be packing up the last of the items in building one and welcoming a construction crew!
A funny “rebuilding” story! We were contacted by Disney to use the outside of our building in a movie shoot. (I asked if they were filming a horror movie!) The movie was set in the 1940s, so they told us our look was perfect! It was a one-day shoot during the Thanksgiving break. They changed the school signs to read Coventry High School. Of course, all the changes looked very real and authentic. A neighbor came over and said, “I know you all had much damage, but do you have to change the name of the school also?”
Through the donation of an alum family, we have filmed a short video of the school to use for the continued support of our school and recruitment of new students. When the video is complete, we will post it on our website: www.lutheranhighschool.net.
Thanks again for your generosity; it is greatly appreciated. We have a long road ahead, but with the prayers and support we have received from so many Lutheran Churches, schools, and other ministries, we will begin to take the first steps to our new beginning!
In His Service,
Nancy Hernandez Principal,
The Students and Staff of Lutheran High School