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Yellow Jacket Sports (Jan 11 – Jan 17)

1/11 Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Natchoches | 5:30 pm
1/11 Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Natchoches | 7:30 pm
1/12 Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Shreve | 6:00 pm
1/14 Wrestling Dual @ Haughton Tournament | 5:00 pm
1/15 – 1/16 Wrestling – Louisiana Classic
1/15 Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Shreve | 6:00 pm
1/16 JV Boys Soccer @ Pineville Tournament
1/16 Varsity Girls soccer vs. Lakeshore | 1:00 pm


The January PTSA meeting will be held  TOMORROW, January 12, at noon in the Learning Center.

Dual Enrollment – Dual enrollment applications are now available for LSUS Spring semester. Students in the following courses can apply: AP Biology- Wrobel, Human Anatomy or Medical Terminology next semester- White, Fine Arts Survey, Advanced Math- Sermons, PreCalculus, Statistics, and AP Calculus- Algood only, Physics Honors and AP Physics- Jefferson. Instructions are available on the Class of 2021 or Class of 2022 Counseling pages. Please read the information carefully and complete all required steps. The deadline to apply is TODAY. Please contact the 11th or 12th grade counselor if you have any questions.11th grade – Tamiko Lacy – tslacy@caddoschools.org 12th grade – Amanda Byrd – asbyrd@caddoschools.org

Youth and Government – All members need to come by S306 and pick up your club T-shirt! Please get this taken care of as soon as possible.

Seniors – The Louisiana Department of Education will award a community service endorsement for seniors who meet the following criteria:  9th – 10 hrs, 10th – 20 hrs, 11th – 25 hrs, and 12th – 25 hrs for an 80 hr total. Forms and information are available at https://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/diploma-endorsements. Students must return the Student Documentation Form and District/School Tracking Form to the counseling office by THURSDAY to receive the endorsement. See Mrs. Byrd in the counseling office if you have any questions.

Youth and Government – All members need to come by S306 and pick up your club T-shirt! Please get this taken care of as soon as possible.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Any student who has 100 or more volunteer service hours from March 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021, is eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  The hours can be school-related, community activities, church activities, mission trips, etc.  Completed volunteer activity sheets must be submitted to Mrs. Prothro by Monday, March 1, 2021.  Please email Mrs. Prothro at mprothro@caddoschools.org with any questions. CLICK HERE for Volunteer Hour Log.


Upcoming PSAT and ASVAB – Attached are the lists for those students who have signed up to take the PSAT test and/or ASVAB test in January.  You will be receiving information about where to report on these dates from your 1st hour teachers.  CLICK HERE for ASVAB list. CLICK HERE for PSAT list.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – ASVAB Test – Learning Center – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – PSAT Test – Learning Center – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   (Bring your own calculator.)

Upcoming Deadlines:

CAN YOU HEAR ME? What Addiction Means to Me Essay Contest
There are some great prizes available. The top prize is a $600 gift card to Best Buy. All submissions must be submitted online. The deadline is January 2021. CLICK HERE for full details. Deadline: FRIDAY, January 15, 2021

The Catholic Youth Leadership scholarship application is available online at http://www.louisianakc.org/programs/cyla/. The CYLA will award a scholarship to one senior Catholic boy and one senior catholic girl that exemplify leadership and catholic values. The deadline to apply is January 25th.

The Thomas McElroy scholarship application is available at cfnla.org. Click on COMMUNITY then choose SCHOLARSHIPS. You will need to create an online account to complete the scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student who plans to major in Science or Engineering. Students must have 3.0/4.0 gpa and successfully complete Calculus and Physics while in high school. The deadline is January 31st.


CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.
CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.
CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.