The new Benton High School will include 69 classrooms, two gymnasiums and will initially accommodate as many as 1,450 students. It will have the ability to increase its footprint to serve a student enrollment of 1,650 when deemed necessary..
Members of the Bossier Parish fire districts and Haughton Fire Department, along with law enforcement and emergency response teams, recently gave a group of parish youngsters a peek into the operations of responders and cooperation between various agencies.
In response to funding cuts and increased costs extended to students pursuing Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dual Enrollment credits and Industry Based Certifications (IBCs), the Bossier Parish School Board is stepping in to ensure no child is left behind due to financial constraints.
Construction of the splash pad will be done in three sections — a smaller section for toddlers with sea creatures that spray water, another section for older children and a third for still older children. “In the middle is kind of a family section,” she said.
“I believe the few moments it takes to secure a weapon or educate a child in the proper handling and use of a firearm is one of the most important things we can do for our children as a parent. It only takes a couple of minutes to secure and educate. The loss of a child or loved one lasts a lifetime.
The banner atop the big blue building along Highway 173 in Blanchard, La., says it all: “Let’s Talk Trash!” When Brian Anderson tried to start trash collection at one of his rental properties, “it took us five days,” he said. “The first day was trying to find a telephone number, and the other four days was trying to get them to call us back.
What exactly does it entail? “We looked at last year’s LEAP scores, and we felt there was a deficit in the vocabulary section,” she said. “So we started looking for a vocabulary program that we could implement into our current reading guidebook curriculum.
Drainage projects included Parish Street, Cross Creek, Rolling Meadows, Silver Wood Trail, Ellis Court, Ryan Road, Horseshoe Bend, Hal Sutton Drive and Winnfield Road. Roads receiving a fresh overlay were Tech Drive, Dalton Lane and Bienville Drive..