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Officers subdued the second simulated shooter when he hid inside the teachers’ lounge.

INTRUDER: Simulated shooting trains school staff, police

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

The rounds were blank but the bullet and shotgun casings pinging and spinning on the floor of Louisiana High School last week were real. So was a heavy pall of smoke in the air as Pike County deputies, Louisiana Police, BONCL and R-2 schools staff got a taste of what it was like to have real shooters inside the building. “One of the main points of this is to expose

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  • The bells are ringing, school is back in session

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Pre-Kindergarten student Myles Miller wore his Superman shirt to the first day at Louisiana Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 14.

    Schools across western Pike County opened smoothly over the past week, although Clopton schools found themselves without the Internet on the first day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 19. “We’re off to a good start otherwise,” said Pike County R-III (Clopton) District Superintendent Mark Harvey. “We’ve got a solid number of students.” Exactly how many was unknown due to the computer problems but the number is close to the 453 enrolled

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  • Clopton back-to-school information announced

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Pike County R-III (Clopton)Schools recently announced its back-to-school information for the 2014-2015 school year. Thursday, Aug. 14: •“Back-to-School Night” PK-12 from 4–7 p.m. •PK Registration from 4–7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: •First Student Day for Clopton and Pike-Lincoln Technical School. Registration for new students will be done by appointment.  Please contact the following to set up an appointment to register a new student: For the Clopton campus call 573-485-2488 or

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  • Louisiana Schools adjust upcoming registration schedule, set next week

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Louisiana R-II school district recently announced its 2014-2015 Open House/Registration Dates. Due to a conflict, Louisiana High School has had to change its registration date for sophomores only.  Sophomores will now register at the same time as the freshmen. This is the only change from last week’s published schedule.  All other events remain the same. Louisiana R-II School District-wide open house will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 5-7 p.m.

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  • Changes coming to Louisiana R-II bus schedules for 2014-15

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Richard Murry, transportation director with the Louisiana R-II School District, inspects one of the 12 active buses of the district’s fleet. Changes have been made to the school’s bus schedule and will be printed in the Aug. 6, 2014, edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

    A few minor changes will impact the bus schedules for Louisiana R-II School District for the 2014-15 school year, according to the district’s lead transportation official. Richard Murry, transportation director for the school district, said Monday, July 28, that three routes will change this year with most of the adjustments to the schedule affecting South Carolina Street. “We’ve moved most of South Carolina Street’s pickups and deliveries to North Carolina

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  • Louisiana R-II school district could lose tax funds from disputes

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The Louisiana RII School District could lose at least $45,000 if a lawsuit and an assessment of a moved business go against board district wishes. And that might just be the tip of the proverbial iceberg, according to district Superintendent Dr. Richard Basden and Pike County Assessor Donna Prior. Prior told the school board at the Monday, July 21 meeting that  Ameren Missouri seeks to decrease its 2013 assessment with

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  • Music boosters hold banquet

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Pictured are  Micah Goodin and Kaelee Wernowsky during the recent Louisiana Music Boosters Awards Banquet. Wernowsky was honored for representing the Louisiana Band at CCC districts.

    The Louisiana Music Boosters hosted its first ever Music Awards Banquet recently at the Louisiana High School Commons. Booster President Pam Todd-Watts said the event was very well accepted. Micah  Goodin awarded those who participated in color guard, band and the musical during the school year.

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