K – 12 Education
Making It Work
Webster Parish School Board Vision Statement
Webster Parish School District is dedicated to providing a world-class education which prepares our students to positively contribute to the ever-changing global community. Our educational system will nurture creativity, collaboration, communication, problem solving and critical thinking in ALL our students to help them become college and career ready.
Developing lifelong learners and responsible citizens for a global society is the mission of the Webster Parish School Board. In partnership with the local communities, our responsive and innovative professional staff will provide learning experiences that foster the uniqueness of each child and promote their happiness and success.
JL Jones Elementary School
Hence, J. L. Jones Elementary has started two new clubs for its students– robotics and horticulture.
Great things are happening at J. L. Jones Elementary School. So often the lower elementary grades seem to be excluded from clubs and after-school programs. Why, when it’s the most crucial time in their lives? They are excited and eager to learn and experience new things, paving the way as our future leaders and go-getters.
J. L. Jones Elementary
The Robotics Club at J. L. Jones Elementary School meets on Fridays. The students use measurement, multiplication, division and science skills while developing teamwork skills. Club seeks to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Students at J. L. Jones Elementary School compete in the third grade division of the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit.
The Horticulture Club at Jones was designed to incorporate art, science, technology, and business into the development of vegetable gardens and plant growth. The club is engaged in a number of special projects that correspond with the changing seasons.
Junior High and High School Education
Minden High School
Minden High School is fortunate to offer a diverse dual enrollment program that works closely with several local post-secondary institutions. Students have the opportunity to earn both high school credit and college credit at the same time in the following courses:
- English III and IV
- Biology II
- Algebra III
- American History
- World History
- Business Computer Applications
- Pharmacy Tech
- First Responder
Students must meet the requirements of each local post-secondary institution prior to enrolling in the courses.
Minden High School students also have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
Students have the opportunity to enroll in a Horticulture Program which allows students to operate a small business and run the school’s greenhouse.
Students travel to the local Wildlife and Fisheries Department to take hunter’s safety licensing test.
Students build deer stands and trailers throughout the fall semester which are entered in the Louisiana State Fair and are always auctioned off. Students in this program have won multiple state championships in welding.
Students design and create a variety of wood-working projects such as tables, shelves, home décor, just to name a few, using a variety of modern saw and wood-working equipment.
Students earn an Industry-Based Certificate (IBC) in the areas of Word, Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Access.
The Entrepreneurship Class at Minden High School operates its own screen printing business and provides its services to the student body, staff, and community in the way of providing print screening on t-shirts, tote bags, towels and a host of other items.
Students study first aid as well as go on “ride alongs” with local EMTs at the same time they are working toward their own credentials. Pharmacy Tech students participate in a host of “hands on” projects in the area of pre-pharmacy.
This class has a robotics team that regularly competes in the area of “Bo-Bot” competitions and events. The class also attends field trips to Louisiana Tech University to focus on engineering.