There's a lot going on in Bossier Parish Schools this week. Today, it's "JA in a Day" at Meadowview Elementary.

Volunteers from the business community have teamed up with Junior Achievement to go to the school to immerse students in lessons about money, the economy and what makes us a global society. The program is being taught in grades K through 5th grade and runs until 1 this afternoon.

Tomorrow, students at Sun City Elementary will "Light Up the Darkness" for south Louisiana's coastal residents. Along with Northwestern State Student Nurses Association and Tau Kappa Epsilon at LSU-S, the kids have been collecting flashlights and batteries, so residents can be prepared for power outages if a hurricane hits their area.

Students will meet in the gym at 9:30, turn off the lights and shine the flashlights they brought. This part of Bossier Schools' district-wide "Helping Hearts One Week at a Time" community service initiative.

From 3:30 to 5:30 on Wednesday (Sept. 25), educators, friends and family are invited to celebrate Bossier Schools Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Sally Namie's retirement. She's been with the district for more than 35 years. The ceremony is being held at the Bossier Instructional Center on Airline Drive.

And Thursday (Sept. 26), students in Bossier Youth Leadership will learn about teamwork and trust when they tackle the ropes course at the YMCA's Camp Forbing.

BYL is a student leadership program led by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and only 40 Bossier Parish high school students are chosen for it. They'll arrive at Camp Forbing on Ellerbe Road near the Flournoy Lucas intersection in Shreveport, shortly after 9 a.m.