Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Posted at 5:30 PM

Pick A Kid of Sulphur dropped by the Southwest Daily News office on Tuesday, July 28, to pick up donations collected at the newspaper for the organization's back-to-school supply drive.

Updated at 3:44 PM

Sulphur High School, according to Calcasieu Parish School Board representative Chuck Hansen, is "not busting at the seams," but he said that "the elementary schools are and our middle schools need facelifts."

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Maplewood Elementary and Maplewood Middle schools have announced Pre-K thru eighth grade registration, which will be held from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., August 3-7.

Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Students who have registered online for McNeese State University's 2015 fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to pay fees. Fall classes begin Aug. 24.

Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

The Northern Irish youth in the Ulster Project arrived in the area in late June and have stayed with local host families. The teens have participated in community service and social projects as well as recreational activities within the area.

Posted Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM

According to School Board's documents, the general fund budget is anticipating an operating surplus of over $2.018 million, which would leave a projected unreserved/undesignated fund balance of over $44.67 million by the end of the fiscal period...

Posted Jul 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Of the latest group of graduating seniors, 24,619 students earned an ACT score of 18 or higher. That's a boost of 959 students from 2014 and of 6,312 students from 2012, according to data released by the department.

Posted Jul 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

State Rep. Brett Geymann (R-Moss Bluff), an adamant opponent of Common Core, believes that Louisiana's educational system is now “heading into the right direction.”

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 11:24 PM

Calcasieu Parish school officials are considering a possible procedural change that would allow people with certain “lesser” felony convictions to be considered for employment.

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Care Help's annual Back to School Program for low income students in the Sulphur and Carlyss areas anticipates helping over 400 students this year.

Posted Jul 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Taking a break from wrangling alligators and crocodiles around the world, Mark Merchant, a Biochemistry professor at McNeese State University, educated a packed crowd at the Moss Bluff Library on Wednesday, July 8, about the cold-blooded apex...

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