Several hundred young scholars and their families got ready for the upcoming school year at the Back to School Expo held Thursday, August 3rd at the Natchitoches Events Center. There was a lot to do and see as 15 booths from the parish schools and community partners educated parents on the different services offered to students and families. Student groups kept spirits high as cheerleading squads did routines as music played throughout the event.
The fair was about more than learning and getting ready for the upcoming year. Each of the first 100 students to enter was given a backpack filled with school supplies. The district’s migrant education program gave away several car seats. Louisiana State Trooper Scott Moreau was on hand to promote child safety seats – and just as importantly as having a seat – how to properly install it. Trooper Moreau in State Police Troop E runs one of several safety seat fitting stations in the area. This is a free service that will make sure your child is as safe on the road as possible. He may be reached at 318-769-9577. The City of Natchitoches Recreation Department was on hand to spread the word about the various sports leagues the city offers.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal is excited about the opportunities the upcoming year offers and wishes the parish’s young people all the best.