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Seventeen Calcasieu Parish public schools are scheduled to open for on-campus classes next week in what will be a delayed start to the 2020-21 school year following Hurricane Laura.

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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana 4-H members and LSU AgCenter agents have been offering hope, help and supplies to communities recovering from Hurricane Laura’s statewide trail of devastation.

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LAKE CHARLES – SOWELA Technical Community will resume classes online only on Friday, September 25, 2020 for students at its main campus in Lake Charles, and classes will resume on the same date in person and online at its Jennings and Oakdale campuses.
Major repairs are underway at the SOWEL…

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Calcasieu Parish schools are tentatively scheduled to go all virtual as early as Sept. 28 after Hurricane Laura damaged more than 97 percent of the district’s campuses.

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The Calcasieu Parish School Board released its plans for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday. The 15-page document outlines the district’s calendar and schedule, hygiene and safety protocols, transportation plans and more.

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Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the Calcasieu Parish School Board will be supplying meals for students at two locations in the parish. These meals will be available to anyone 18 years of age or younger or up to age 21 for CPSB Special Education students with a valid CPSB student ID.

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards today signed a proclamation that among other actions immediately halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13, which closes all K-12 public schools statewide effective Monday, March 16 resuming Monday, April 13, as Louisiana seeks to …

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Students in Nichole Trahan’s fifth grade class at Our Lady’s School were crestfallen Monday after returning to their classroom to find an “antique” cookie jar smashed on the floor, along with all the cookies they had been promised.

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High school students from four parishes, including Calcasieu, demonstrated their skills in the District 9 FFA Craft competition held last week at the ABC Pelican Southwest Training Center.

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Members of the Sulphur High School Community Impact Program, or SCIP, spoke to the Sulphur City Council Monday night about their current project.

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Setting a precedent in Calcasieu Parish and serving as a model for future endeavors of its kind, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the parish’s first STEM school at E.K. Key Elementary on Monday, August 20.

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Editor’s Note: This is the third of a three-part series focusing on McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel’s crusade to increase McNeese enrollment and improve the college experience for MSU students.

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series focusing on McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel’s crusade to increase McNeese enrollment and improve the college experience for MSU students.

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A little over a year after ascending to the position of McNeese State University President, Dr. Daryl Burckel is rolling up his sleeves and going to work with one goal in mind — make McNeese … “Your McNeese.”

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Going forward, the Sulphur Senior Center at 601 Maple Street bears a new name. The complex was rededicated Saturday as the Birdie Aikens Senior Center, in memory of the first principal of the first colored school in Sulphur, built on the property.

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More than 200 students gathered at the West Cal Events Center with their families and instructors Thursday night for the Southwest Training Center’s Fall and Spring semesters graduation.

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Sulphur sisters Sarah and Sophie Medwick have been raising funds to attend the Philadelphia International Music Camp and Festival this summer.

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Sulphur City Council members read to Maplewood Elementary students at a Spring Into Reading literacy event held at CIRCLE Center West Monday, May 14.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have investigated at least 106 threats of violence in or near schools in Louisiana since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school, state police and the FBI said Monday. The news came as the University of New Orleans was reopening its campus following …

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LAKE CHARLES — The McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a donation of $185,000 from Westlake Chemical to establish a study center for its students. 

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WESTLAKE  —  Calcasieu Parish’s top education official told those gathered for the February lunch meeting of the West Cal Chamber Thursday that parents need to be prepared to see school scores drop by 10 points, across the board.

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MOSS BLUFF — Parents of students at Sam Houston High School are experiencing life in the classroom again, listening to lectures, attending band practice and eating lunch in the cafeteria.

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Sulphur High School students are working to mitigate the environmental impact of traffic in their community, and, in the process, have secured their school thousands of dollars worth of technology.

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MOSS BLUFF — For some fifth graders at Moss Bluff Elementary, another day at school is something to be anticipated. Sixteen students chosen from among the seven fifth grade classes at the school recently participated in National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day on …

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It has been 10 years since a bond proposition went before Calcasieu voters in the Westlake and Maplewood areas. On Nov. 18, voters in that district will be asked to consider a $56.3 million, 9.10 mill bond issue for repairs and improvements at five schools.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's contested redesign of statewide public school policies, submitted by education officials over the objections of Gov. John Bel Edwards, received federal approval Tuesday.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's public high school students performed slightly better on the ACT college readiness test in the most recent results, continuing a trend of improvement for the last four years, according to data released Wednesday.

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BATON ROUGE — The new school year is almost here, but will your child be ready? Besides shopping for supplies, the back-to-school checklist should include making sure your child has an up-to-date immunization record.