Bossier Schools News: 2-10-16

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Special visitor calls on Bellaire Elementary

Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker speaking to Meredith Starks’ 3rd grade class at Bellaire Elementary.
Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker speaking to Meredith Starks’ 3rd grade class at Bellaire Elementary.

Students in Meredith Starks’ 3rd grade class at Bellaire Elementary have a much better understanding and appreciation for the role a mayor plays when it comes to running a city.

Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker paid a special visit to the class Monday morning at Starks’ invitation. Students were impressed to learn their guest of honor’s own two children attended Bellaire when they were young and the mayor spent many a day attending assemblies there.

Mayor Walker then  answered students’ questions about his job running the city. Here’s an excerpt:

What’s the most rewarding part of his job? “Starting a project and seeing it through to completion.”

The hardest thing about his job? “There is only so much money to do all the things the City needs to do.”

His favorite thing to do outside of work? He likes to ride his motorcycle, play the guitar and spend time with his two grandsons.

Mayor Walker’s favorite book? “The most recent book I read was Killing Reagan, which was about President Reagan and all that he went through in his life. I’m now reading a book about the importance of pets.”

That prompted the next question, if he had any pets. “I had three, but now just have one; a Yorkshire Terrier, and it has me very well trained.”

Bellaire Elementary thanks Mayor Walker for taking the time to visit and answer the children’s questions. They enjoyed having him as their guest of honor and getting to know him.

Walmart Puts Support Behind BPSTIL

Walmart likes what it is going on at Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning and made a recent investment in its future.

Walmart invests in BPSTIL
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As part of its commitment to giving back to the community, BPSTIL Principal Jayda Spillers received a $2,000 check from the new Walmart on North Market Street in Blanchard in celebration of its grand opening.

Spillers explained a former instructor from Louisiana Technical College, who is now employed at Walmart, told store management about BPSTIL and the multitude of programs it offers, which prompted the company to make the donation.

The money will be used to help pay for Industry Based Certifications (IBC’s) and send students to the SkillsUSA competition.

A big ‘thanks’ to Walmart for choosing to invest in BPSTIL and Bossier Schools.