Check out this month's Bucketfillers! We're so proud of our Bucketfillers of the Month at BVE! These students have their pictures posted by the front office with a special praise message from their teachers. Our faculty has one Bucketfiller of the Month selected by their peers. They also receive a sign in their front yard showing they're a Bucketfiller of the Month! Read more about our Bucketfillers here.
As most of you know by now, many people were devastated by the recent flood. Many schools are unable to open and students and faculty are displaced. With that said, we are collecting items to help these “neighbors” and lighten their burden in some small way. If you are able, we are collecting the following items:
SCHOOL & TEACHER SUPPLIES
NEW BLANKETS (BEDDING ITEMS)
UNIFORMS-SAME AS OURS, NAVY OR WHITE SHIRTS AND KAHKI BOTTOMS (CAN BE USED, BUT IN GOOD CONDITION, PLEASE)
BELTS, SOCKS, SHOES
PLEASE SEND OR DROP OFF AT SCHOOL BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
Livingston Parish has an online website set up for monetary donations as well.
You must set up an account to provide monetary donation.
For Students: "Sometimes it is better to be kind than to be right. We do not only need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens." --Unknown
For Staff: "Guard well within yourself that treasure, KINDNESS. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." --George Sand
By now, we are all aware of the security issues surrounding passwords. We know we should create difficult-to-hack passwords that include letters, numbers, and symbols and that we should avoid using the names of children or pets as part of our passwords.
However, after we create a new complex password, we often use it for many web applications, from social media to shopping sites--and here's where the new threat exists.
A new report released by ThreatMetrix analyzed billions of cyber attacks during the first three months of 2016 and reported an alarming rise in botnet attacks. These attacks are carried out by cyber criminals who infect a network of private computers with malware and then launch a massive attack with actions that appear to be normal customer behavior: logins, payments, new account applications.
The criminals use stolen usernames and passwords that have been posted on "dark web" sites to test the credentials on hundreds of different sites. Once a login and password are found to be real, they begin trying those credentials on other sites, especially banking or shopping sites, in an effort to gain more information about the victim--which leads to identity theft.
ThreatMetrix also warns consumers to check their credit card statements for little items that might otherwise be ignored. Criminals often test stolen credit cards by making small donations to charity organizations in order to test if the cards can actually be used.
So, as aggravating and difficult as it is, we really should create a different complex password for every online e-commerce or banking site we use.