Former Bossier Teacher Recalls Out-of-this-World NASA Experience

Life has paired triumph with tragedy for former Bossier Parish teacher Debo Dykes. From the moment she began teaching, she has been drawn through the ups-and-downs. It started early in her teaching career. “During my first year of teaching at Meadowview Elementary School, on December 3, 1978, in the early morning hours, an F4 hurricane destroyed the school and killed …

W.T. Lewis Teachers Create “2 Peas in the Green Pod” Blog

Charissa Aalgaard and Kristina Glass are two second grade teachers at W.T. Lewis Elementary School with a passion for education. Half way through the 2017-2018 school year as partner teachers, the two bonded over making fun plans for their students. At the time, Aalgaard taught English Language Arts and Social Studies to her students then again to the students of …

KPAW News Production Gives Media Experience to Parkway High Students

There’s a rush of people and the clock’s ticking as last minute reviews and recommendations are made. Keyboards are clacking away as words get entered into a digital readout,  music is being selected and queued. A door flies open and with a flip of a switch a darkened room gets illuminated. A flurry of activity ensues as young students in …

NICERC Partners with the Girl Scouts to Create New STEM Badges

In 2017, Girl Scouts of the USA reached out to NICERC, the academic division of the Cyber Innovation Center, to develop 18 Cybersecurity Badges. These 18 badges would consist of three badges for each of the six levels of the Girl Scouts: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador. The three badges were released this year and they are for …

BPCC’s ESL and HiSet Programs Help Bossier Immigrant Community Reach Their Goals

Spanish Version: ¡BPCC ayudando a los inmigrantes a alcanzar sus metas a través de programas ESL y HiSet! The growth of this region is slow but steady, and every day there are more people who make Bossier City their home. Job and education opportunities are the key for people from other countries to find a window for their personal growth …

¡BPCC ayudando a los inmigrantes a alcanzar sus metas a través de programas ESL y HiSet!

English version: Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) offers the opportunity to better integrate immigrants by teaching English and offering the HiSET classes. El crecimiento de esta región es lento pero constante y cada día son más las personas que hacen de Bossier City su hogar. Oportunidades de trabajo y educación son la clave para que gente de otros países encuentren …

5 Facts About Bossier Parish Community College You Might Not Know

Having some form of higher education has become the standard in many professions, and choosing the right school can be a challenge.  Factors like accreditation, campus accessibility, and cost all play a role in determining which school to enroll in. Here in Bossier Parish, we are truly fortunate to have an outstanding community college that offers so much and at …

Benton Volunteer Archery Coach Gives His All for the Team

When local sports teams accomplish amazing feats, the recognition they receive can shine a light on coaching volunteers. Benton Middle School’s archery team won the 2019 NASP national championships and the Benton Elementary archery team earned the right to call themselves world champions in 2018. During this time, volunteer coach Autry Lowry, who helps coach both teams, has received some …

Three Bossier Parish Students named ‘Student of the Year’

The school year may be winding down, but one of the highlights for three Bossier Parish students has been earning the title of “Student of the Year.” Each year, this award is given to an outstanding student in fifth, eighth and 12th grade. Students first compete at a school level, district wide, then at the state level. They are measured …

Parkway High Sophomore shares experience as a military child

New Mexico, Virginia, Georgia and Louisiana—these are all the states that Parkway High sophomore Lauren Klofach-Shepan has lived and she’s only 16-years-old. Her father is Lt. Col Steve Shepan. He is a 2nd Maintenance Group Deputy Commander in the Air Force and has been in the service for 19 years so far. Lauren says being a military child can be …