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November 6th, 2014

State changes affect testing

There will be some major changes implemented to end-of-year testing and teachers and principals aren’t happy about it.
Over the past several years the state has mandated change after change in curriculum, standards, scoring and testing.
Teachers, parents and principals are frustrated because they feel they cannot make concrete plans towards certain goals when the rules keep changing.

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GSU offers insight to mass comm

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I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know much about Grambling State University.
Aside from knowing it’s one of the more popular Historically Black Colleges and Universities and that it’s always been a few miles down Interstate 20 from Ruston, my experience has been limited.
Through work, I’ve met a few professors and administrators from GSU, but I have never had the opportunity to interact with the students.
That all changed yesterday.
I was invited to speak at the first “Mass Comm Day” held in the Grambling State University’s Washington Complex.

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Hillcrest: Students learn fire safety, raise cancer awareness

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A word Principal Hilton:

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Freshman Academy visits La. Purchase Zoo

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The Ruston High School Freshman Academy recently partnered with Lincoln ACHIEVE to provide a special incentive trip for members of the freshman class who had maintained exemplary behavior during the first quarter of the school year.

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Ruston High FFA takes state

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Congratulations to the Ruston High School Future Farmers of America Forestry Team for winning the Louisiana State Championship at the State FFA Forestry Career Development Event on Oct. 22 in Fields, Louisiana.
Winning team members are Owen Elllis, Katelyn Mall, Barrett Moore and Joshua Nalitt.

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RHS ranked 10th in state

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Ruston High School was No. 10 on a list of the Top 99 schools in Louisiana, with the majority of schools ahead of RHS being either magnet or lab schools.
“Best Public High Schools” ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.

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Dubach Junior High Honor Roll

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Emma Robison and Caitlin Badgley.
A Honor Roll
Makaila Bordelon, Lashundra Dies, Ariahana Valle, Madison Alexander, Narencia Banks, Emily Green, Savannah Heisler, Caitlin Owen and Kennede Dunn.
A/B Honor Roll
Rochira Dyes, Trever Frasier, Allison Landry, Kennah Mullins, Morgan Ovitt, Jackson Pruden, Will Reppond, Keegan Wright, Gracie Heisler, Thomas Singleton, Christian White, Devin Brazzel, Izabella Cole, Skylar Ingram, Aeryn Jones, Felincia Malone, Elizabeth Salazar, Ruger Sellers and Zalen Westbrooks.

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I.A. Lewis School Honor Roll

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A Honor roll
Lindsay Adair, Sahar Ali, Cameron Blackstock, Tanecia Boone, Bryton Breeding, Ashlei Cahill-French, Ruth Crews, Amanda Crook, Reece DeMattos, Michael Easterling, Carter King, Brianna Laird, Julianna McMillan, Adrienne Montgomery, Noah Oden, Jolee Roberson, Dillan Stokes, Isaac White, Sarah Whitstine, Kaitlin Wiley and Aaliyah Williams.
A/B Honor roll

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Local alums return to LSMSA for Connections Weekend

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Natchitoches ­— Sixteen alumni returned to the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts to provide insight on what students need to know to prepare for their future.
The speakers were Gary Agena (1993); Sterling Augustine (1987); Jenniffer Fields (1988); Lan Hoang (1992); Janey Hogan (2001); Kent Laborde (1987); Sharon LaBorde (1995); Sara Lang (2009); Matt Mabe (1998); Kevin McCormick (1997); Christine Profito (2004); Lauren Stuart (2004); Jordan Theriot (2008); Mark Teske (1985); Derrick Toups (2008); and Paul Weeks (1996).

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Cypress Springs teams up with Blue Bell for Susan G.Komen Foundation

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In recognition of the student body’s hard work during the Adopt-A-School breast cancer community service project, Cypress Springs Elementary School Principal Michelle Thrower teamed up with Blue Bell Creameries for a special Halloween treat. All students received an ice cream sandwich to celebrate the $2,104.00 collected during the school’s pink ribbon card initiative where students paid $1 for pink ribbon cards that were displayed outside their classroom door.

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