Both campuses of Runnels School will be CLOSED tomorrow, April 18 due to forecasts of enhanced risks of severe weather in the Baton Rouge area. All activities and field trips scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. With safety as our primary concern, we are closing out of an abundance of caution. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support of this decision.


Band, Strings, and Harp Awards Announced


Students in grades 4-6 received awards for outstanding contributions to the Band, Strings and Harp programs from Band Directors Jill Swetnam and Shanna Drescher, String Orchestra Directors Jennifer and Dan Cassin, and Harp Choir Director Gabby Werries. The awards were presented at the Sixth-Grade Graduation Ceremony on May 23 and the End-of-the-Year Awards Assembly for Grades 2-5 on May 25. Both events were held in the Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre.
Band Awards
6th-Grade Band: Reed Miller and Cole Brown, Most Improved; Alyssa Oubre and Summer Guerin, Extra Mile; and Harrison White, Outstanding Member. 
Intermediate Band: Harrison Whittemore, Most Improved; Annie Garrison, Extra Mile; and Luke Hillman, Outstanding Member 
Beginning Band: Laura Golda, Most Improved; John Harper Wilkinson and Alaina Milam, Extra Mile; and Maeve Dolan, Outstanding Member.
All-Parish Honor Band: Kareem Badawi, Cole Brown, Summer Guerin, Lily Hayden, Caleb Johnston, Alaysia Mandujano, Alyssa Oubre, Hope Oubre, Addison Watson, and Harrison White.
String Orchestra Awards 
Beginning String Orchestra: Madelyn Sandifer and Clara Huxen, Most Improved; Sadie Edwards, Extra Mile; and Rebecca Ortlieb, Outstanding Player.
Intermediate String Orchestra: Ryan Aymond, Most Improved; Sam Kennedy, Extra Mile; and
George Forgey, Sarah Ortlieb, and Zeb Tate, Outstanding Players.   
Louisiana Junior String Ensemble: Isabelle Kennedy, Sam Kennedy, Rebecca Ortlieb, Sarah Ortlieb, Zeb Tate, and Parker Wright.  
Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra: George Forgey.
     All-Parish Honor Orchestra: Sela Basso and Olivia Chaisson, and George Forgey.
Harp Choir Awards
     Beginning Harp Choir: Kelly Messenger and Riley Whittemore, Outstanding Players.
     Advanced Harp Choir: Chloe Bueche, Outstanding Player.