DeRIDDER, La. -The Partners in Education (PIE) program will celebrate its 25
anniversary in Beauregard Parish Schools this September. The program is a joint venture between the school system and the Beauregard Area Chamber of Commerce. It was inaugurated in 1993 with 25 area businesses participating.
Inaugural partners in the program included: Acadian Ambulance, Amerisafe, Ampacet, Beauregard Electric, Beauregard Memorial Hospital, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Department, Beauregard Physical Therapy, Boise Cascade, Burger King, City of DeRidder, City Savings Bank, CLECO, Dairy Queen, First Federal Savings and Loan, First National Bank of DeRidder, Hartzell's Ornamental Concrete, Hixon Funeral Home, Louisiana Awards, J.C. Penney, O'Neal Feeder Supply, Stine Lumber, Subway, Trunkline Gas, WalMart, and Westvaco Corporation.
Today, 65 local businesses partner with one or more of the thirteen parish schools to "invest in the future by investing in our children."
Businesses engage in many activities with their partner schools to enhance education. They sponsor field trips, provide back-to-school gifts for employees, sponsor incentives for testing week, judge science and social studies fairs, and in many ways contribute to the success of the schools.
Area businesses can join the PIE program by contacting the school principal. Principals and business partners work together to determine how the business can support the school and how the school can benefit the business.
The following businesses are involved in the Partner in Education program for the 2018-2019 school year:
* Beauregard Alternative School - Beauregard Sheriff's Department, Beauregard Vernon Sunrise Rotary Club, Dairy Queen, Fox's Pizza Den, Grace Church, NAPA
* Carver Elementary-Dairy Queen, First National Bank, Grace Church, Pedestal Bank,
Sunshine Groceries, Wendy's
* DeRidder High School - City of DeRidder, Ingevity, Paws N Claws Animal Hospital, Inc.,
R.C. Paving, Randy Brown, CPA, Solinsky & Associates, Steamboat Bill's
* DeRidder Junior High School - Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Beauregard Daily News,
Beauregard Pediatrics & Internal Medicine- Dr. and Mrs. Dobbins, CLECO, Coldwell Banker
Elite, Dumont Management, Ingevity
* East Beauregard High School - Beauregard Health System, Cameron Communications,
Circle C Farm & Ranch, Pedestal Bank, East Beauregard Lions Club, Grace Church
* East Beauregard Elementary - All American Painting & Dry Wall, Circle C Farm & Ranch,
Pedestal Bank, Glenn Dean Insurance, Grace Church, Green's Chevrolet, HWY 171 Nissan,
Shannon's Home Furnishing, State Farm- Ray Vaughn, Wendy's
* Pine Wood Elementary - Amerisafe, Beauregard Health System, Pedestal Bank, Stine
Lumber, Sunshine Groceries
* K.R Hanchey Elementary - Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Beauregard Physical Therapy,
City of DeRidder, Dumont Management, Eat-a-Bite, First Federal Bank, Steamboat Bill's
* Merryville High School - Erika Anderson Law Firm, Havens' Logging, Merryville Museum,
Merryville Historical Society, Packaging Corporation of America, Sabine State Bank,
Sunshine Groceries, Townsley Law Firm
* Singer High School - Curious Cargo, Dental Plus, The Corner Store, Wal-Mart, Dr. Dan
* South Beauregard Elementary - Beauregard Electric, Biscuit Smith -Thunder Valley
Archery, EXIT Real Estate - Josh Foster, Hixon-Snider Funeral Home - DeQuincy, Lake Area
Electrical and Technical Services, LLC,
, South Beauregard Medical Center,
Thibodeaux's Grocery, Trunk Gas Longville,
* South Beauregard Upper Elementary - Beauregard Health System, Pedestal Bank,
Friends & Family Market, Charlotte White- Farm Bureau, South Beauregard Medical Center
* South Beauregard High School - Acadian Ambulance, Beauregard Electric, Beauregard
Health System, Pedestal Bank, Trunkline Gas - Longville, EXIT Real Estate
Consultants - Wayne Hall, Waller's Fire Protection, Inc.