First it was the Coronavirus epidemic. Then Hurricane Laura decided to visit Jackson Parish. The end result was that students of Jackson Parish schools finally got to begin their school year this past Tuesday, September 8th at either their respective schools or virtual classrooms.
“Jackson Parish will start school on Tuesday, September 8,” relayed Superintendent David Claxton in an online statement following the cancellation of classes on Friday, Sept. 4th due to the damage caused by the hurricane. “After assessing our facilities, there were still power outages along with some water issues. We also lost most of our food and are had to wait on new shipments that were delayed due to the hurricane. We are looking to have a GREAT start to our school year and cannot wait to greet your children!”
Tracy Taylor of J-HMS named Louisiana PE Teacher of the Year
The mask that he wore on his Facebook post after being named Louisiana PE Teacher of the Year for 2020-21 says it all about Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School Coach and Physical Education Teacher Tracy Taylor.
Written across the front is the statement: “P.E. Teacher (Noun) – Like a normal teacher only cooler.”
Taylor’s demeanor with his students and players as well as his dedication to his classroom ethics has rewarded him being named the Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Louisiana. After beginning his career at the Magnolia School of Excellence in Shreveport, Taylor came to J-HMS in 2018 where he has been an integral member of the staff and mentor for the students in his care. Congratulations Coach Taylor!
Louisiana Delta Community College begins classes on Sept. 8th
All six campuses of the Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) system began classes on Tuesday, September 8th. The local campus of the LDCC in Jonesboro is located on Industrial Drive off of Hwy 167 South. Additional locations are in Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston, Bastrop and Tallulah.