Bossier Parish Public Schools might be out for Labor Day, but they still have a lot going on this coming week.

They get started tomorrow, September 4, when Benton High Principal Teri Howe hits the road, bound for St. Amant High School in Ascension Parish. There, she'll deliver a load of school and classroom supplies, uniforms and other items collected by 'Tiger Nation.'

Benton High also raised money for St. Amant and Mrs. Howe will present a check to St. Amant's principal to help students and staff get back on their feet.

According to a Bossier Schools news release, St. Amant High will not be inhabitable until 2017. About 70% of the students and faculty were displaced by the flood.

"My faith in humanity is restored," said St. Amant's principal. "I am so sad for my seniors that will lose the true experience of being a senior at St. Amant."

Here are some other events going on at Bossier Schools for the upcoming week:

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day Holiday

All Bossier Schools and centers will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. They will resume normal work and school hours Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Tuesday, Sept. 6

Tiger Golf Team Proclamation
Benton High School
10:30 a.m.

Senator Ryan Gatti will pay a visit to Benton High School to present a proclamation in recognition of the school's Golf State Champions. An assembly honoring the Tiger Golf Team will be held at 10:30 in the gym.
Friday, Sept. 9

Patriot Day Ceremony and "22 Push-Ups Challenge"
Parkway High School
9 a.m.

In remembrance of the victims that lost their lives on 9/11, Parkway High School will be hosting a Patriot Day Ceremony. Following the ceremony, students will take part in the "22 Push-Ups Challenge" as part of Suicide Awareness Week. It is a culmination of awareness activities that will have taken place throughout the week at Parkway.

Everyday, an average of 22 veterans commit suicide. The Panthers will participate in the '33-second Plank' to bring awareness to the national teen suicide rate of 11 per day. We would welcome our media partners' participation in these two challenges. Show us what you've got and help Parkway raise awareness about suicide, a societal problem that is pervasive across the nation.

Smoothies for Southside
Kingston Elementary
1 and 2 p.m.

In an effort to raise money for flood-ravaged Southside Elementary in Livingston Parish, the Kingston Cubs will enjoy "Smoothies for Southside." Students and faculty members can pre-order smoothies and families are invited to get in on the fun with their children and enjoy the party for a good cause. A designated portion of each smoothie sale will be designated for Southside Elementary. Kindergarten students and those in grades 2nd and 5th will enjoy their smoothie party at 1 p.m. The party for students in 1st, 3rd and 4th will be at 2 p.m.

A Celebration of Service
Benton Elementary Heroes' Track
562 Hwy 162
1:30 p.m.

Benton Elementary's Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a Celebration of Service in honor of those who have dedicated their lives to serve. Guest speakers include Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington and State Representative Mike Johnson. Sheriff Whittington will also participate in a flag pole dedication. Veterans and other dignitaries will also be in attendance, including military representatives from Barksdale Air Force Base and first responders from Benton and Bossier City Fire and Police Departments.

The Celebration of Service will be the culmination of fundraising efforts to benefit the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home. A reception will follow the event. We hope you will join Benton Elementary as the Tigers honor those that have dedicated their lives to serve and protect our safety and freedom.

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