Andrew J. Bell Jr. High School





HISTORY

The Andrew J. Bell Jr. High School is located at 1010 North Galvez Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school site is approximately 3 1/2 acres. It is composed of three brick buildings. Only the smallest one is air conditioned. The library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The largest building once housed the St. Joseph Academy.

THE LIBRARY




PHILOSOPHY

The statement of the philosophy of the Andrew J. Bell Jr. High School represents the combined expressions of beliefs of the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of the Bell School Family. Members of the Bell School Family believe the ultimate objective of the school is to help the student to grow and develop toward his fullest potential as an American citizen. Consequently, the Bell School program is a diversified one, designed to meet the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and cultural needs of each individual student. It focuses on the slow, average, and academically able, as well as, on individuals with special problems and interests. Realizing the importance of being fully prepared to identify and meet the needs of students with whom they work, staff members of the Andrew J. Bell School are constantly involved in the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the stages of development of the adolescent.

MISSION STATEMENT

"Education is the key to success. All students can learn."

OUR SCHOOL CREED

I promise to do my duty as a good citizen of Bell School in the following manner: I shall be prompt, considerate of others, cheerful, cooperative, and clean.

OUR SCHOOL MOTTO

"We Strive Today for a Better Tomorrow'

OUR SCHOOL EMBLEM

The Crusader

SCHOOL SPIRIT

A "Bell Crusader" exhibits great school spirit. School spirit is divided into categories:
1. COURTESY; Toward teachers, fellow students, and the officials of school athletic activities.
2. PRIDE; In everything our school endeavors to accomplish.
3. SPORTSMANSHIP; The ability to win and lose gracefully.

  
                          OUR PEP SONG
                   Andrew J. Bell we love you,
                    Yes, indeed, we really do!
                 Andrew J. Bell our children are
                   Always rooting just for you.
             Proudly wave our banner, the colors of
                        White and blue.
             Through words and deeds we promise you,
               Dear Alma Mater we'll ever be true.
              We'll aim high to reach our goals and
                  Bring you honors yet...Untold...
                 As Andrew J. Bell Crusaders, we're
                    Marching on to victory!

COURSES OFFERED

GRADES 7-9:

Algebra,
American Studies,
Band,
Art
Civics,
Earth Science,
English,
Health/Physical Education,
Social Studies,
Instrumental Music,
Language Arts,
Life Science,
Louisiana Studies,
Mathematics,
Physical Science,
Remedial Reading,
There are honors classes, a gifted and talented program, as well as special education.

INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES

Football,
Baseball
Softball,
Volleyball,
Track,
Basketball.

MARCHING UNIT;

Bell's marching unit for parades include the band, cheerleaders, flag twirlers, color guard, and dancing belletes.

PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Thomas

BUSINESS PARTNERS

Adams & Reese Attorneys At Law
Our business partners have done many things throughout the years to make life at Bell better. They have given costly incentives for academic excellence to students. They have given door prizes for all PTA meetings. Some of these door prizes included V.C.R.'S. Their lawyers have come into the classroom to encourage students to achieve. They have donated to 4-H and other clubs and organizations. They sponsor catered luncheons for the teachers.

They paid all expenses for the 4-H'ers to stay on L.S.U.'s Campus for State Contests. They also provided extra funds in case a student did not have enough money to buy food.

TITLE I
Bell School is a Title I School. Parent aides, volunteers, and a casual work with the program. ,

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Counseling Department sponsors the Student of the Month Program. Each Homeroom has the choice of selecting the student who best meets the guidelines.


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