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Yellow Jacket Sports (March 1 – March 7)

3/2 BLJV @ Shreve | 7:00 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.

Key Club – Key Club will be holding Freshman Interviews TOMORROW, 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 this Thursday, 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.

11th Grade Males – If you are interested in attending Louisiana Boys State, please see Mrs. Prothro.  Below is information about the program. CLICK HERE for the video. CLICK HERE for the brochure. CLICK HERE for Covid guidelines.
11th Grade Females – If you are interested in attending Louisiana Girls State, please see Mrs. Prothro.  Mrs. Prothro has not received Girls State information yet.
National Society of Black Engineers – On Saturday, March 6th, The National Society of Black Engineers is hosting an event where high school students will have the opportunity to learn about being an engineering student and various career opportunities in engineering. The main purpose of the event is to expose students to the field of engineering by giving attendees the opportunity to talk to current NSBE college students and young professionals. This will also be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about NSBE and the wonderful support system that the organization offers. CLICK HERE for flyer.
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.

March 9 ACT and Pre-ACT Testing Locations – Students should bring a photo ID and an approved calculator that they are familiar with. Arrive on time, no later than 8:15 AM, and report directly to the testing room. Late arrivals may not enter testing rooms. NO CELL PHONES or other electronic devices allowed in testing rooms (earbuds, smartwatches, fitness bands, etc.) Do not bring backpacks, large purses, or large bags. Plan to be in testing locations until about 1:30 PM. Students will not be allowed to leave until all testing has ended. CLICK HERE for a full list of names and testing locations.

Transfers– Majority and Minitory (M2M), Hardship, and Medical Transfers for residents of Caddo Parish will be accepted, electronically through Caddo Parish Public Schools Online Registration System (ORS) from March 1, 2021, to April 15, 2021. CLICK HERE for more info and to begin the registration process.

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 TODAY.  Please email Mrs. Prothro at mprothro@caddoschools.org with any questions. CLICK HERE for Volunteer Hour Log. CLICK HERE for the list of those who have already submitted their hours.

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.

Fighting Hate for Good Art and Poetry Contest – Entries due to Ms. Prothro by March 19. CLICK HERE for the entry form and information.


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