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T.L. Rodes Supports FORK

 

No child should go hungry and if T.L. Rodes has its way, none will at their school.

 

Feeding Our Rodes Kids or FORK is a program supported by the school that sends backpacks of food home with students who have been identified as potentially hungry.

 

Teachers donate food and money and a couple of churches donate as well. Last week, a Free Dress Day was held at Rodes to support FORK. Faculty and students were allowed to wear everyday clothes rather than uniforms in exchange for food donations to the program.

 

An impressive 3,266 food items were donated and $63 was raised. That’s a big total and an outpouring of generosity from the Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade classes at Rodes.

 

Way to go Wranglers!


 

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Apollo Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Apollo is definitely pretty in pink! The students and faculty at Apollo designated October 3, 2014, as their day to "Go Pink for Breast Cancer ...more


 

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Central Park Hosts Kick-Off of Fire Prevention Month

The Bossier City Fire Department kicked off its annual school fire safety program to the cheers of students at Central Park Elementary.

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Plantation Park Tumblers Named Arklatex Best' 

 

  In case you missed it, the Plantation Park Tumblers were the focus of Rick Rowe's "Arklatex Best" segment on KTBS-TV.

 

  These first through fifth graders have been entertaining crowds for many years and definitely deserve the distinction as "Arklatex Best." Check out what this tumbling group can do by clicking here.  


 

Elementary School News

Kerr Honored in Washington D.C.

for Wellness Efforts

 

R.V. Kerr Elementary has transformed its campus into a healthier place and those efforts were recognized at an awards ceremony in the nation’s capitol.

 

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, honored Kerr leadership and Julia Henry with the 2014 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award. Former President Bill Clinton helped make the presentation.  

 

In 2013-14, the Kerr Kats stepped up efforts to be a healthy school by incorporating more exercise and healthy habits into their daily routine. Henry served as Kerr’s Committee Chair, implementing after-school Zumba classes for faculty and Movement Monday for the kids. As the name implied, the first day of the week started with a school-wide Jammin’ Minute program over the intercom. The one minute of exercise to upbeat music encouraged everyone to get the body moving and start the week with a health-conscious mindset.

 

A reduction in the sale of sugary beverages was another facet of Kerr’s plan to encourage good health.

 

“We applaud the achievements of our 2014 honorees,” said Dr. Howell Wechsler, Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “They are exemplary in their efforts to get students and staff eating better and moving more, and they prove that it is possible to build healthy school environments. We need thousands more schools across the country like R.V. Kerr Elementary -- schools that are fully committed to promoting health and wellness, which is vital to improving students’ academic performance.”

 

The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program was formed in response to the rapid increase in childhood obesity rates over the last three decades. To date, the Alliance has helped more than 24,000 schools increase quality physical activity, health education and healthy eating.


Congratulations to the Kerr Kats for living a healthy life. The benefits of good health far exceed any award -- although the national recognition is awesome!


 

Legacy Cuts the Ribbon On New Track

Build it and they will run. And run they did at the dedication of Legacy Elementary's new track.

It was a long time in the making and thanks to the fundraising ...more


 

“Mama Cranford” Wins First Gold Star of the Year

It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression, although it doesn’t take that long to figure out Becky Cranford is one special lady.

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Rodes Supports Its Buddies in Buddy Walk

 

 T.L. Rodes hosted its second annual “Denim for Down Syndrome Day” to support two students from their school as well as others across the area with the chromosomal defect.

 

 The Rodes Wranglers raised an impressive $1,036 for the Up with Downs Buddy Walk and cheered on classmates Ty Hillman and Tylee Whitt who had Buddy Walk teams. The two teams were “Ty’s Buddies” and “Tylee’s Totally Awesome Team.”

 

 Ty is in Becky Reeves’ class and Tylee is in Linda Newton’s room.

 

 Way to go, Rodes Wranglers, for showing your support to Ty, Tylee and others with Down Syndrome in such a big way!


 

Classmate Remembered At Benton Elementary

Kindergarteners at Benton Elementary formed a circle and held a special ceremony to remember their classmate, six-year-old Serderrio Thomas, Junior.

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Curtis Enables Hundreds To Take A Ride On Sportran

More than 360 people will have a way to get to work and around town, thanks to students’ efforts at Curtis Elementary in Bossier to raise “Bucks ...more