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November 14th, 2013

CSE welcomes interim principal, focuses on ELA projects

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We would like to welcome Michelle Thrower as our interim principal. All CSE parents and community volunteers are invited to attend a Meet and Greet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in our parent center.
Additionally, we would like to congratulate our Cypress Spring Elementary Student of the Year Noah Oden. He is a fifth grader in Mrs. Garner’s class. We are so proud of his contributions to our school and to our community.
Our 4-H club would like to thank all of the students that participated in our annual pumpkin decorating contest. Thank you for making it a great success.

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EBP: Students focus on Thanksgiving, fall season

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“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving. For the Lord is the great God.”
— Psalms 95:2-3
It’s November, the month of Thanksgiving. Here at Emmanuel Baptist Preschool, we have so much to be thankful for.
Our Fall Festival was a smashing success; our children had a wonderful time listening to stories, watching a puppet show and, of course, gathering up buckets of candy.

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RHS PTA, Achieve award fall mini grants

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Now in the seventh year of its ongoing partnership, the Ruston High School Parent Teacher Association and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen career. Its Mini Grant Program is specially designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping $23,754.08 into teacher classrooms on the RHS campus over the past six years.
The fall 2013 funding initiative now adds another $2956.11 to that total.

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New Tech hosts Meeting of the Minds

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New Tech @ Ruston recently hosted the national New Tech Meeting of the Minds for the southern region. The four-day event was held on the Ruston High School campus and facilitated by New Tech School Development Coach Starla Ross Collins. During the four days, teachers from Arkansas and Georgia joined the NT@R teachers in content-specific professional development each day with an emphasis on curriculum mapping and project analysis along with best practices shared on the NT@R campus.

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RHS receives technology award

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Ruston High School Eco-Car teacher and coach Randall Elliott (left) and Principal Mike Milstead showcase the $1,500 technology award recently presented to RHS by the Cyber Innovation Center. This cash award is provided to support the school’s efforts in the 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon. The funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies that will assist in the design, construction and fabrication of the eco-friendly car being created by the RHS Eco-Car Team.

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New Tech seniors present Crusades video games

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Project highlights effects of Crusades on society, culture
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Seniors in the New Tech @ Ruston World Studies class recently presented their “Crescent vs Cross” projects at Louisiana Tech University’s Memorial Gym.
With the project developed by teachers Tara Griffin and Stephen Ehrhard, the students were challenged to answer the question “How can we, as game designers, create a video game that accurately and entertainingly illustrates how the Crusades cemented systems of belief and the effects of the Crusades on society and culture?”

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Bulldogs blast Centenary, 106-59

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It was a night for celebration for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team Wednesday before a crowd of 3,942 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Not only did things tip off with a pregame ring ceremony and banner unveiling in honor of the 2012-13 Western Athletic Conference regular season championship, but the Tech kept the party rolling in its first home game as a new member of Conference USA as the Bulldogs blew past Centenary 106-59.

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Lady Techsters sign four basketball players

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Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon announced Wednesday that the Lady Techster basketball program has signed four high school prep stars to National Letters of Intent on day No. 1 of the early signing period.
Tech received signed NLI’s from guards Daja Chase (Monroe/Ouachita HS), Tiffany Murdock (Malvern, Ark./Malvern HS) and Candice Williams (Atlanta, Ga./St. Francis HS) and forward Tiara Davenport (Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville HS).

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Bearcats baseball trio ink NLIs

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Three Ruston High School baseball players decided on their next steps on the road to the future Thursday morning as they each signed National Letters of Intent to play for the colleges of their choice.
Pitcher David Michael Burkhalter signed with Louisiana-Monroe while home is where the heart is for infielder Cannon Brauswell as he inked on with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
Burkhalter finished 11-1 last season with a 0.93 ERA while striking out 117 batters and walking only 14.

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GSU ladies to face UNO

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The Grambling State Lady Tigers return to action at 7 p.m. tonight as they travel to the Big Easy to take on the University of New Orleans.
GSU’s women stand at 0-2 with losses to Baylor and Southern Methodist.
In a 110-55 loss to Baylor, GSU increased its scoring and lowered turnovers after halftime. The Lady Tigers had four players score in double figures.
In the end, they still got doubled up by the Lady Bears, who opened their first season without Brittney Griner with a 110-55 victory Saturday night.

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