It turns out that Lincoln Parish will not be getting a charter school, despite receiving the first ever application for one earlier this year.
After a public hearing, during which no one offered any comments, Lincoln Parish School Board members voted unanimously — with the exception of Curtis Dowling who was absent — to deny the application for Success Academy Prep based on the suggestion of independent third party evaluating company New Millennium Education.
Standardized tests are approaching for our students and we are excited. We have worked really hard this school year and we know we will shine. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and gets to school on time. The first phase for fourth-grade LEAP is Tuesday. The second phase of testing for second, third, fourth and fifth grade is scheduled for April 12, 13, 16 and 17.
One local Cedar Creek student is a step closer to receiving a national merit scholarship.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program has recognized Ben Siegmund as a National Achievement Finalist. Ben is the son of Bruce and Pamela Siegmund, of Ruston.
To advance to the finalist level in the competition, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high-school principal, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance.
The current location of The Olde Wheat Barn will soon being getting a facelift and a new name.
Kim Belue said she saw the opportunity to reopen The Olde Wheat Barn, but decided on the name Better Living Market as a way to better express what she was trying to do.
“I felt Ruston still needed a place like The Olde Wheat Barn, and I wanted to provide the very best whole food market that we could,” she said. “The plan is to provide things that primarily from Ruston.”
Belue said she has plans to expand the products that were offered at The Olde Wheat Barn.