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Invitation to Carrie Martin wing ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 4 at the school.

Posted 8/15/18

Clip art of school busWe at Bossier Schools are looking forward to the 2018-19 year and offering bus transportation services to your child. Last year, more than 60% of our students took advantage of these services each day and we anticipate that number to grow this school year as the result of increased enrollment.

As we prepare for additional students riding the bus to and from school, our transportation team is streamlining routes for efficiency and will be moving more bus stops to street corners and/or central locations to ensure your child arrives quickly and safely to school and home. We further solicit your support by having your child arrive at his/her designated bus stop five minutes early and talking with your child about the need to sit quietly on the bus so as not to distract the bus operator.

Need to know which bus number your child will be riding? Click ‘Schools’ at the top of the menu bar above, then select 'Find My Bus.’ After filling out residential information, your child’s school and their bus number will be listed. To find out the bus driver’s name and approximate pick-up time, simply click on the bus number and the driver’s name and email address will be displayed.

We are proud of our school bus safety record and the professionalism of our transportation team at Bossier Schools and are deeply committed to the safety of your child. Please know your assistance is valued and greatly appreciated as we work together to make your child’s bus experience the very best it can be.

Have a great school year!

~Bossier Schools Transportation Department

Posted 8/3/18

Photo of school officials cutting ribbon in front of the new school
After a countdown of 1, 2, 3 the ribbon was cut and it was made official. Haughton Elementary is the newest school to open in Bossier Parish.

Despite the sweltering heat, a jubilant crowd gathered July 23 in front of the school on South Elm, anxiously awaiting the ceremony and open house to follow. The K-5 school now occupies the campus that was once home to Haughton Middle, before a larger facility was built to accommodate the growing student population.

Haughton Elementary, the only K-5 school in Haughton, will help alleviate overcrowding at T.L. Rodes, Platt, Princeton and Elm Grove Elementary Schools. Over the past year, HES was renovated to make it suitable for elementary age children.  

Principal Andrea Spinney and Assistant Principal Yvae Johnson are eager for the school year to start so they can meet and greet their new Buccaneers!  

Posted 7/24/18


Kylie Small next to Dep. Payne at awards ceremonyA fifth grade student in Bossier Parish received top honors for the Northwest District in the D.A.R.E. Essay contest during an annual training conference in Monroe that was attended by nearly two dozen Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Kylie Small, who recently completed fifth grade at Princeton Elementary School, received the D.A.R.E. Essay Winner of the Year for the Northwest District, with a plaque which was inscribed “In recognition of your taking a stand to living a drug and violence free life and being a role model for future students.”

The 10-year-old was presented the award during the week-long Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association 27th Annual State Training Conference where 22 Bossier deputies received Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training.  

A student from each elementary school in Bossier Parish and all over Louisiana presented their essays at the conference. Small was the representative of about 300 other fifth graders at Princeton in Bossier Parish. 

“Kylie is one of many outstanding students at Princeton who was chosen to represent the school,” said Dep. Cedric Payne, the school resource officer assigned to Princeton Elementary last school year.  

“She is intelligent, caring, motivated and was even selected as Student of the Year," Deputy Payne added. "She exemplifies the DARE decision making model (Define, Assess, Respond and Evaluate), and she is a wonderful representative for Bossier Parish and our surrounding parishes.”

Dep. Payne is obviously quite proud of Small for her accomplishments at the D.A.R.E. training conference and at school, where he strives daily to influence children’s lives.

“We have the best D.A.R.E. officers right in Bossier Parish, and the positive impact they have on the lives of these students is phenomenal and life-changing,”  said Bossier Parish Julian Whittington. “Young Kylie’s achievements also go to reflect the outstanding students at Bossier Parish schools.”

Posted 7/24/18

PreK logo and clip art
Wanting to know if your child was accepted into Bossier Schools' PreK program for the 2018-19 year?

Acceptance Letters were mailed Monday, July 16, 2018. If your child received an acceptance letter, it will have specific information regarding the mandatory parent meeting and the start of school.

If your child did not receive an acceptance letter, he or she is on the waiting list and will get a phone call if there is an available spot. The waiting list is used throughout the school year.

We are able to serve approximately 500 children through three federal PreK grants and regret if we did not have a spot available to serve your child at this time.

Posted 7/23/18

Photo of Benton Mayor at podium, Benton Elementary archery team gathered at front
A huge crowd packed the Benton Elementary gymnasium July 2 to celebrate Bossier Schools’ world archery champions. The Benton Elementary archery team was in the limelight after winning the 2018 NASP World Tournament.

American Idol finalist Garrett Jacobs was there to sing the National Anthem. Mayor Shelly Horton, Jr. read a proclamation, declaring it “Benton Elementary Day” in the Town of Benton, and Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith handed out Award of Excellence medals in recognition of the Tigers’ global win.

Benton shared the spotlight with three other teams from Bossier Schools that also ranked in the top four; Benton Middle, Haughton Middle and Kingston Elementary.

To visit the photo gallery, click here.

Congratulations to each of our archery teams for an amazing award-winning season and especially to Benton Elementary, our World Champions!

Posted 7/3/18

Group photo of Benton Elementary archery team holding world championship bannerBenton Elementary is on top of the world after its archery team accomplished what few, if any, have ever done.

The Tigers staged a total shut-out at the NASP World Archery Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, bringing home three titles; the World Championship in the bullseye and 3D competitions, as well as the Centershot World Bullseye Tournament. Yes, Benton Elementary achieved world domination across the board.

Hot on the Tigers’ heels was Kingston Elementary, which took second place honors in the bullseye and 3D. Bossier Parish middle schools also rocked the competition. Benton Middle came in second in the bullseye and third in the 3D, while Haughton Middle placed third in bullseye and fourth in 3D. The Buccaneers’ team of 39 archers especially shined at the Centershot tournament, where Haughton’s team took first place honors in the bullseye.

Several individual archers from Bossier Schools were singled out for their prowess with the bow and arrow and earned awards. Anna Young from Benton Elementary placed second in 3D overall female elementary archer; Hannah McKenzie, also from Benton Elementary, came in fifth in bullseye overall female elementary archer; and Emma Rutledge from Benton Middle claimed the fifth place spot in bullseye as overall female middle school archer.

It is safe to say Bossier Parish once again made its mark on the global stage in the world of archery. It was a lot of hard work, but it paid off and Bossier Schools congratulates its four winning teams.

Posted 6/13/18

Group photo of grant winnersThe Bossier Optimist Club has continued its commitment to educational excellence and successful student outcomes at Bossier Schools by awarding $28,000 in grant money to 15 teachers for classroom enhancements and programming.

In all, 65 Bossier Parish educators submitted grant proposals detailing various initiatives to improve classroom learning and increase student engagement. Monetary awards, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each, were doled out at a June 6 luncheon hosted in the teachers’ honor by the Optimists.

Recipients of this year’s Bossier Optimist Club grants are: Lea Anne Nelson, Curtis Elementary; Marissa Marrero, Sun City Elementary; Jessica Armstrong, Britney Bass and Angi Reger, Legacy Elementary; Lindsay Burns, Plantation Park Elementary; Joanna Racouillat, Meadowview Elementary; Shelly Malone, Benton Middle; Rebekah Gibbs, Elm Grove Middle; Kelly Birdsong and Charlene Cooper, Cope Middle; Beauchamp Powers, Haughton Middle; Hannah Hagerhjelm, Airline High; and Linda Finimore and Karyn Lipsey, Airline High.

Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith praised the Bossier Optimist Club for consistently living up to its motto ‘Friend of Youth’ and putting its money where its mouth is.

“The Bossier Optimist Club is a true friend and partner to Bossier Schools,” Smith said. “The Optimists understand the importance of investing in our teachers and students in an effort to help them achieve success and that, in turn, benefits our entire community in countless ways.” 

The Optimists began awarding grants to Bossier Parish teachers in 1988 and to date has funded more than $459,000 in classroom enhancements. Each week, club members work Bingo games to raise money specifically for this grant program.

Posted 6/6/18

Group photo of Kingston Elementary archery teamKingston Elementary hit the bullseye after traveling to Louisville, KY last weekend to participate in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) 2018 U.S. Eastern National Tournament. They returned to Bossier Parish with the national title and trophy in-hand.

Several teams from Bossier Schools made the trek to Kentucky to take part in four tournaments; the Centershot Ministries’ National Tournament and National IBO/3D tournament and the NASP Eastern National Tournament and Eastern National IBO/3D Tournament.

Once again, Bossier archers were at the top!  Not only did Kingston come home a winner, but so did Benton Elementary and Haughton Middle. The Benton Tigers won first place in the Centershot Nationals in the elementary division and the Haughton Buccaneers captured top honors among middle schools. In addition, Haughton Middle 8th grader Aiden Jones claimed the Middle School Boy 3D National Championship, placing 1st out of 920 archers.  

Now, Kingston and several other Bossier teams are preparing for the World Championship tournament to be held June 7-9 back in Louisville. Congratulations to all of our teams for their outstanding performance!

Here is how each team fared.  Complete results can be found here



NASP Nationals – 200 out of 237 teams.

NASP 3D – 78 out of 105 teams.


NASP Nationals – 109th out of 171 teams.

Benton Elementary

Centershot Nationals - 1st place out of 23 teams. Fourth grader Anna Young, 2nd place and 4th grader Emerson Fite, 10th out of 253 elementary girls. Fifth grader Tyler Pope, 2nd out of 278 elementary boys.

NASP Nationals – 3rd out of 171 teams;  5th grader Tyler Pope placed 6th out of 2,014 elementary boys.

NASP 3D – 2nd out of 67 teams; 5th grader Tyler Pope came in 2nd and 4th grader Mason Hicks, 10th out of 598 elementary boys. Fourth grader Anna Young, 8th out of 496 elementary girls.

Benton Middle

Centershot Nationals - 2nd out of 34 teams.  Seventh grader Emma Rutledge ranked 7th out of 357 middle school girls.

Centershot 3D – 6th grader Cassidy Walters placed 6th out of 153 middle school girls.

NASP Nationals – 5th out of 255 teams;  6th grader Brailey Bishop placed 2nd out of 2,644 middle school girls and 7th out of 6,689 overall girls.

NASP 3D – 3rd out of 108 teams.

Benton High

Sole participant; Abbie Rutledge qualified for Worlds in 3D by placing 21st out of 768 high school girls.


NASP Nationals – 145 out of 255 teams.

Haughton Middle

Centershot Nationals - 1st out of 34 teams; a second team placed 8th; 6th grader Matthew Hollis placed 6th and 7th grader Bradley Johnson came in 10th out of 360 middle school boys.  Sixth grader Taylor Bourn, 10th out of 357 middle school girls.

NASP Nationals – 2nd out of 255 teams; 6th grader Taylor Bourn, 5th out of 2,644 middle school girls; 6th grader Matthew Hollis, 9th out of 2,917 middle school boys.

NASP 3D – 2nd out of 108 teams (their second team placed 32nd).  8th grader Aiden Jones – MIDDLE SCHOOL BOY NATIONAL CHAMPION (1st out of 920) and 3rd place overall boy out of 2,324.

Kingston Elementary

Centershot Nationals - 2nd place out of 23 teams. Fifth grader Thomas Allen placed 6th out of 278 elementary boys; 5th grader Mikayela Sanchez, 10th out of 253 elementary girls.

NASP Nationals – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS – 1st out of 171 teams. Fourth grader Spencer Campbell, 8th and 5th grader Jackson Vickers, 10th out of 2,014 elementary boys. Gilliana Gonzalez, 8th out of 1,652 elementary girls.

NASP 3D – 4th out of 67 teams.


NASP Nationals – 232nd out of 237 teams.


NASP Nationals – 37th out of 171 teams.

NASP 3D – 30th out of 67 teams.


NASP Nationals – 49th out of 171 teams.

Posted 5/16/18

Bossier Schools logoMoving to Bossier Schools? We cannot wait to meet you! Here is what you need to know to make it official.

New student pre-registration will be going on at all school sites from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25-August 7.

Kindergarten students who did NOT pre-register in April can also do so at their school sites July 25-August 7. Kindergarten registrants must be five years of age on or before September 30, 2018. Screening will take place on one of these dates, August 8-13, and each kindergarten student will attend one full day of school.

All new students, including kindergarten students, must have a certified birth certificate, an up-to-date Louisiana health card and proof of residence. New students in grades 1-2 must bring previous school records.

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Wednesday, August 8. Kindergarten students' first day is Tuesday, August 14.

Welcome to Bossier Schools!

Posted 5/11/18