Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
It is with great pride and joy that I write this letter as we complete our 50th year as Edward Douglas White Catholic High School. The June Parent Newsletter is traditionally sent to parents of students of the current school year as well as those for next year. The Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony took place on May 19, 2017 in the Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium. We keep the class of 2017 in our prayers as they begin a new part of their life’s journey. They now join the 6,261 alumni who call E. D. White Catholic High School our Alma Mater.
The 2016-2017 school year was successful in many ways, and the leadership of the Class of 2017 played a large role in each success. We kicked off the school year with our 50-year Mass and the dedication of the Jeanette Labat Science Corridor. We ended the year with the beginning of our next project, the expansion of the Giardina Academic Enhancement Center. Because of the many generous donations, the two million dollars needed to complete these projects has been raised. The commitment by school personnel and students alike to keep spirituality at the forefront of our mission was again evident. An independent panel reviewed our school this year and found that our greatest strength was that faculty, staff and students foster a family atmosphere that stresses Catholic values and helps develop the spiritual life of all.
I am very proud of the work that our faculty, staff and students did on a daily basis to achieve excellence in everything we do. But, I am even more proud and excited when I look ahead to what we have in store for our students at E. D. White. During the midst of all of the camps and workouts taking place during the summer, our maintenance staff will be hard at work scrubbing every inch of the campus. Work has begun on the new AE center expansion and renovations to our library. Renovations have also begun at the St. Theresa Music Hall as part of a two-year relocation of offices and the music library.
Our mission at E. D. White is to impart the Catholic faith, promote academic excellence and enhance self-esteem. I promise that we are working hard to achieve that mission. Enjoy your summer!
Tim Robichaux '79, President