Bossier Parish students are back to school this week and several special events are scheduled.
Sonja Bailes, public relations liaison with Bossier Parish Schools, has released the schedule of special activities this week at our parish schools.
Tuesday, December 3
BYL Law Enforcement Session, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bossier Youth Leadership students will get an inside look at the world of law enforcement and the judicial system during this month’s educational session. Their travels will first take them to Bossier City Court and Council Chambers, then to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office training complex.
STARBASE Drone Competition, Elm Grove Middle School, 4301 Panther Drive, 2:30 p.m.
It will be a race to get the much-needed blood supply to a critical patient in the field and it is all up to the 7th grade students in STARBASE. The 7th grade STARBASE Louisiana 2.0 Drone Competition will put students from Elm Grove, Cope, Greenacres and Youree Drive Middle Schools to the test. They study genotypes and make Punnett squares to figure out what blood type is required, then use both programming and manual flight to get the drone to the right location. No pressure!
Sun City Blood Drive, Sun City Elementary, 4230 Van Deeman Street, 3-6 p.m.
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday? How about donating the gift of life. Sun City Elementary is hosting a blood drive. Donors are asked to sign up by calling Philip Maxfield at LifeShare Blood Center at (318) 935-9838. Then, swing by after school or on your way home from work, roll up your sleeve and share the gift that keeps on giving.
Wednesday, December 4
STARBASE 2.0 CO2 Car Competition, Elm Grove Middle, 4301 Panther Drive, 2:30 p.m.
Ever seen a CO2 car built from the design phase to four wheels on the ground? Come see 6th grade STARBASE 2.0 students from Elm Grove and Greenacres Middle Schools put their study of mass and force, aerodynamics and center of gravity into action. They will design a CO2 car using a CAD program and then use tools and wood to make their design come to life.
Thursday, December 5
2019 Bearkat Classic, Tinsley Park, Old Shed Road, off Hwy 80
The 27th annual Bossier High Soccer Classic will be held December 5-7 at Tinsley Park. This continues to be one of the largest tournaments in north Louisiana with 39 teams participating this year. There will be 16 Varsity Boys teams, 10 Junior Varsity Boys teams and 13 Varsity Girls teams.
Saturday, December 7
La’Keia Rawls 5k Memorial Run/Walk, Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Boat Launch, 8:30-9:00 a.m. Pre-race registration
The 8th annual La’Keia Rawls 5k Memorial Run/Walk will be held in remembrance of the former Bossier High School graduate whose life was cut tragically short to domestic violence. This year’s walk/run is being sponsored by Parkway JROTC. The cost is only $5 and walk-up registration is between 8:30-9:00 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to The Salvation Army Women’s and Children’s Shelter.
Red Kettle Challenge. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What better way to usher in holiday cheer than to ring the bell and staff the iconic red kettles for The Salvation Army? At the same time, Bossier Schools will engage in a little friendly competition with Caddo Schools to see which side of the Red River can collect the most money to benefit our neighbors in need. Employees, School Board members, students and our families will be at nine locations throughout the parish. Come drop some money in our kettles and help The Salvation Army “Do the Most Good.”
Locations being staffed include:
Kroger on Airline
Kroger on Barksdale Blvd
Brookshire’s in Benton
Brookshire’s in Haughton
Brookshire’s in south Bossier
Hobby Lobby on Airline Drive
Walmart Neighborhood Market on Barksdale Blvd
Walmart on Airline Drive