Black Rock schools to close, students will move to Walnut Ridge - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Black Rock schools to close, students will move to Walnut Ridge

(Source: http://www.bobcats.k12.ar.us/) (Source: http://www.bobcats.k12.ar.us/)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The Lawrence County School District school board decided Tuesday to close the Black Rock campus after the 2013-14 school year. The students will attend classes in Walnut Ridge.

All students K-12 will be moved to the Walnut Ridge campus. The two districts merged in 2006 to become the Lawrence County School District. 

Superintendent Terry Belcher said over the last eight years the student population dropped from 340 to as low as 254. Belcher said that the decision was made to keep from putting the district into financial distress. 

The decision to close Black Rock Schools down has been tough on both students and faculty, but they are helping each other remain positive.

Black Rock High School Principal, Lori McKenzie, said even though it's been difficult she's hoping to make this last school year a memorable one.  

"I did tell them that we would make this the best year ever," said McKenzie. "That we would be the awesome that we want to be."

Junior Class Vice President, Ryan Roberts said he plans to keep his head up and hopefully spread the positive to his peers.

"I got to be happy, I cant let one thing drag me down," said Roberts. "If I stay positive I feel like it will spread to others."

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Powerball winning numbers on Nightcast

    Powerball winning numbers on Nightcast

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-08-24 03:48:27 GMT

    The Powerball drawing is tonight and it is the second largest pay out amount in drawing history. If there are no winners for tonight's $700 million Powerball the jackpot will go up to $1 billion according to an official with the DC Lottery. Tune into 7 News Nightcast for the winning numbers.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The Powerball drawing is tonight and it is the second largest pay out amount in drawing history. If there are no winners for tonight's $700 million Powerball the jackpot will go up to $1 billion according to an official with the DC Lottery. Tune into 7 News Nightcast for the winning numbers.  Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Sen. Kennedy meets with Fort Polk soldiers ahead of Iraq deployment

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-08-24 03:33:25 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Senator John Kennedy, R-La, spent time on post Wednesday at Fort Polk, visiting with some soldiers who will be deploying to Iraq very soon. "We have the finest military the world has ever known," Kennedy said. "It's because of these fine young men and women that keep this country safe." As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, over 2,100 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division will be deploying from Fort Polk. Kennedy said coming face-to-f...

    More >>

    Senator John Kennedy, R-La, spent time on post Wednesday at Fort Polk, visiting with some soldiers who will be deploying to Iraq very soon. "We have the finest military the world has ever known," Kennedy said. "It's because of these fine young men and women that keep this country safe." As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, over 2,100 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division will be deploying from Fort Polk. Kennedy said coming face-to-f...

    More >>
  • US Congressman hold town hall in Sulphur

    US Congressman hold town hall in Sulphur

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:49:53 GMT

    Republican congressman Clay Higgins held a town hall meeting at the Sulphur Regional Library to discuss current issues with his constituents. Higgins answered questions and provided updates from his first seven months serving southwest Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also spoke about recent deadly violence which happened at a rally of neo Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. "I can tell you that any form of hate speech that suggests vio...

    More >>

    Republican congressman Clay Higgins held a town hall meeting at the Sulphur Regional Library to discuss current issues with his constituents. Higgins answered questions and provided updates from his first seven months serving southwest Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also spoke about recent deadly violence which happened at a rally of neo Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. "I can tell you that any form of hate speech that suggests vio...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly