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Yellow Jacket Sports (Feb 22 – Feb 28)

2/26-2/27 Wrestling – State Championships – River Center, Baton Rouge
2/27 BLJV @ St. Thomas More | 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm


Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 is March 1-5. Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to our teachers, faculty, and staff for all they do in and out of the classroom especially during this time of Covid-19. We appreciate all their efforts and want to make them feel extra special. Please use the link below to make your grade-specific donation to help provide lunch, gift cards, and door prizes daily. Thank you! CLICK HERE for the link.

VARSITY Cheer Information – Current 10th and 11th graders: Varsity cheer tryout interest meeting TODAY @ 5:30 in the Learning Center. Parent AND student must attend to be able to try out!! Can’t come in person? Email azator@caddoschools.org for Zoom codes!

FREE FOOD: CADDO PARISH STUDENTSBishop L. Lawrence Brandon and the Northwest Louisiana Community Development will be providing FREE meals to youth grades K-12 to ensure students do not go without a hot meal.
•What: FREE meals for K-12 students
•When: Tuesday (2/23)-Friday (2/26)
11:00a-1:00p and 4:00p-6:00p
•Where: Praise Temple Plaza-4725 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA.
PLEASE wear your mask, grab your food and go.
The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. Please share with anyone that may be interested. CLICK HERE more information is attached.

Volunteer Opportunity – Reruns Are Fun workers needed from Astra Club and Key Club!  Read below for times and place. 2640 Youree Drive  Enter off E. Washington Red Brick Building @ back of parking lot. There will be a Reruns banner on the building. CLICK HERE for dates and details.

Key Club – Key Club will be holding Freshman Interviews Tuesday, March 2 directly after school. In order to attend students must fill out the following application: https://forms.gle/XBp7zdvjsz5Eb9A29

JUNIORS – The deadline for students placing orders for class rings will be Thursday, March 4th at 5 pm.  Orders can be placed online at www.balfour.com or at the Graduate Sales Office located at 2285 Benton Road, Suite D 105, Bossier City LA 71111 (Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 2-5 pm) Phone or text 318-549-0082.

Seniors – Harrington House has scheduled days to have our seniors come into their Margaret Place studio to take cap and gown pictures. Seniors can come at any time between 3-5 pm February 23rd through the 26th. No appointment is necessary. CLICK HERE for the packet.

AP Exams fee reminder – Fee notification letters were mailed to parents in December.  Exam fees are now being accepted.  Payment for students qualified for free/reduced-price lunch should be paid in the counseling office to Ms. Eason.  All other students must submit payment on payforit.net. The deadline for payment is FRIDAY. Exam orders will be canceled for any fee not paid by FRIDAY.

Upcoming Deadlines:

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.

Students – C.E. Byrd’s literary magazine, Perspectives, is now accepting entries. Students are encouraged to submit their original short stories, poems, or one-act plays for consideration for publication; visual art is also welcome. The topic and format are left to your imagination! All accepted entries will be published in a hard-copy magazine in May of 2021. Use this link to submit your written entry https://forms.gle/dCLausAtjGxhrtek8. If you are interested in submitting visual art for consideration, email the art as an attachment to perspectivesentry@gmail.com. See Mrs. Maier or your English teacher for more information. The due date for submission: March 12th.


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