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December 18, 2017

1. January Caddo PD Day Science Offerings

Focus: 3D Planning, New Science Standards, and NEW Resources for 3-5 Teachers

January 16, 2018

8:30-11:30 PM

Riverside Elementary


Focus: 3D Planning, New Science Standards, and NEW Resources for K-2Teachers

January 16, 2018

1:00-3:30 PM

Riverside Elementary

**This is a BYOD (bring your own device) event.


2. Science Fair

The Louisiana Region I Science and Engineering Fair will be held at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA on March 1-3, 2018. The BPCC will need all paperwork by February 9, 2018. Please see the official memo from the Region I Science Fair Director, Dr. Elaine Cox.

3. Science Field Test

The Department will also host a series of webinars for teachers in January concerning the new Science Field Tests. Participants will learn information about the new science assessment vision, field test design, and item types. The time for each webinar is 3:30 - 4:00.

  • January 9, 2018: LEAP 2025 Grades 3-5 Science Field Test Webinar for Teachers
  • January 10, 2018: LEAP 2025 Grades 6-8 Science Field Test Webinar for Teachers
  • January 11, 2018: Biology Field Test Development for LEAP 2025 Webinar for Teachers

To join the webinar:

4. 5 Fast Facts about New Year's Eve

  • The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC.

  • 1582 - The Gregorian calendar, which marks January 1 as the new year, is adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.

  • The first ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907. (Learn More)

  • The words auld lang syne mean "times gone by"

  • In 1942 and 1943 the ball lowering was suspended due to the wartime dimout. The crowds who still gathered in Times Square celebrated with a minute of silence followed by chimes ringing out from an amplifier truck parked at One Times Square.


5. Kinder Card Giveaway

Attention: The Kinder Card Giveaway Has Ended

I'm still giving away 18 sets of fifty 8 x 10 picture cards. Each set contains about 50 cards of high-quality images of animals, places, people, things, emotions, food, and more! Teachers just need to fill out a quick survey to receive the cards.


Attention: The Kinder Card Giveaway Has Ended

Christmas Funny: Merry Christmas to You All!

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Important K-6 Science Dates

December 21-January 5: Christmas Holiday

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 16: Professional Development Day

May 4- Science Field Test for Grades 3-4 (paper-based)