This week in Bossier Schools: March 3-9

Saturday, March 3 
State DI Tournament (In Memory of Late Bossier Parish Student) 
Campuses of Elm Grove Middle and Sun City Elementary
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This Saturday, March 3 is the State Destination Imagination Tournament and it’s being held in Bossier in memory of Emilie Gibson. Emilie was a big part of DI, so not only are Bossier Parish students dedicating the tournament in her memory, but they have also designed a lapel pin they will sell and donate proceeds to the Defeat DIPG Foundation. The big thing at DI — especially at Global Finals — is students from all over the world trade pins. This will be Bossier’s pin to exchange.

The state DI tournament will be held at two school campuses; Elm Grove Middle and Sun City. It goes on all day Saturday, from 8:30-3. Bossier Schools’ on-site contact for DI is Joan Turek. Her number is (318) 286-1122.

To give you some background on what DI is, students compete as teams in problem-solving competitions. It’s for 3rd-12th graders and they compete in Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisation and Community Service categories. Over 350 team members from Bossier Parish Schools will compete with others in the state, and nearly 100 community volunteers will serve as officials. For more information about Destination Imagination, visit

2018 State Archery Tournament 
Shreveport Convention Center
All day

Bossier Schools will be well represented at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ 2018 A.L.A.S. (Archery In Louisiana Schools) State Archery Tournament. Bossier is currently home to two of the three reigning world champions; Kingston Elementary and Benton Middle School. They, along with several other Bossier Parish schools, will be aiming for the bullseye in hopes of a win.

Sunday, March 4 
“Be Our Guest” 
Airline High School Auditorium
2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

A tale of adventure will unfold Sunday, March 4 as the Legacy Elementary Drama Club invites you to follow Belle as she discovers that true beauty lies within. Legacy has partnered with the drama department at Airline High School to present its spring production of “Be Our Guest.” Tickets are $7 at the door. Showtimes are at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4 in Airline’s auditorium. Come be their guest and enjoy an enchanting afternoon following Belle on her journey to love.

Monday, March 5

Mayor Walker Serves the Bearkats Breakfast 

Bossier High School

7:00 a.m.

It is not everyday the mayor serves breakfast, but March 5 is not just any day. It is the start of National School Breakfast Week and Mayor Lo Walker will be at Bossier High School serving breakfast to the Bearkats. This year’s theme is “I Love the Heart!” and we greatly appreciate Mayor Walker starting his morning at Bossier High to emphasize the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. It is critical to student learning!

BPSB Scholarship Committee Meeting 
Bossier Instructional Center
5:00 p.m.

The Bossier Parish School Board Scholarship Committee will meet to review scholarship applications and choose this year’s recipients.

Wednesday, March 7
Bossier Optimists Celebrate Middle School Rising Stars 
Ralph & Kacoo’s

Two weeks ago we celebrated high school Rising Stars. Now, it is middle school students’ turn. The media is welcome to join us for lunch as the Bossier Optimist Club honors several middle school students that have been identified by school administrators for making significant improvements in the areas of school behavior, grades and attitude. This is an event where everyone leaves feeling good! Media is asked to please RSVP to Sonja Bailes if you plan to attend so the Optimist Club has an accurate head count for lunch.

Thursday, March 8 
Sun City Spaghetti Supper and More
Sun City Elementary
4:30-7 p.m.
Have dinner plans Thursday? Now you do! Sun City Elementary is hosting a spaghetti supper coupled with a book fair and silent auction from 4:30-7 p.m. at the school. The auction will feature more than 30 gift baskets valued between $100 and $1,000 and they will go home with the highest bidder. There will also be individual items up for grabs, from hotel stays and gift cards to crafted wood products, massages and more. Everyone is welcome!
Family Math Night 
Central Park Elementary
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Are you smarter than a fourth grader? Central Park Elementary will be hosting Family Math Night that puts parents to the test. The grown-ups will engage in math activities throughout the school, with their children cheering them on. After completing the games, they earn a ticket for a hot dog meal for their family.
Spanish Idolo
Bossier High School
6:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand is this year’s edition of Idolo, a talent show for Spanish students. The performances and competition begin at 6 p.m. at Bossier High. Various middle and high schools will be participating in this foreign language face-off, all to music.
Friday, March 9 
For the Love of Books
Central Park Elementary
10 a.m.
Airline High School student Spencer Favor loves books and she wants the children at Central Park to share her love for literacy, so she is delivering more than 1,500 books to the school. The high school junior is doing this because she loves reading and thinks all children need books to read at home. With help from her church and a school organization at Airline, Spenser collected a mountain of books that will be lovingly distributed to the children at Central Park Elementary.