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Yellow Jacket Sports (May 17 – May 23)



Seniors and senior parents – Important graduation information has been posted to the Class of 2021 Canvas page in the Graduation Modules. There is an information sheet, as well as a graduation video that explains what to expect at graduation. Please review this information. Tickets for graduation are now available.

LSUHSC will be here TOMORROW at 12:30 to administer the second dose of the Pfizer Vaccination. If other students wish to register and get the first dose, they need to use the link HERE.

2021-2022 Top Jackets – There is a mandatory meeting either TOMORROW morning at 7:45 or TOMORROW afternoon 4:00 in the Learning Center.  You may select your choice of meeting times.

CLICK HERE for information regarding C.E. Byrd’s Writing Camp.

Girls’ Basketball tryouts will be TODAY from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Big Gym.

JUNIOR RING CEREMONY UPDATE (Tues. 5/18 & Wed. 5/19) – TICKETSEach participant can now have four guests instead of two.  Because of this change,  when guests arrive, we will be checking off a list that has each participant’s name instead of using the electronic tickets from locallevelevents.  Once a student has 4 checks by their name, if any additional guests for that student come, they will have to be turned away.  Please help us avoid this situation by limiting your guests to four!   (*The deadline to sign up for the ceremony was Wednesday, April 28th.  If a student has not signed up it is too late now.) RINGStudents who ordered their ring from Graduate Sales, (Balfour) and have paid for it will receive their ring at the ceremony. Students who did not order their ring from Graduate Sales will need to bring their ring to the main office Monday, 5/10-Friday, 5/14.     The ring should be in a small ring box with a label taped on top with the student’s first and last name clearly printed. The rings will be locked in the safe each night. DRESSThis is a dressy casual event.  Girls can wear either a dress, or a skirt or pants with a top.  Follow the school dress code. (Tops should not be cut too low or the dress/skirt hem should not be too short.)  Boys can wear a suit and tie, or slacks and shirt/tie, sport coat/blazer optional.  No hats. ARRIVAL TIMEStudents should arrive at 5:45 to be lined up in the first-floor hallway outside the girl’s gym.  Students should wear a mask the entire time, except when walking across the stage to receive their ring. Please email Pari White at plwhite@caddoschools.org with any questions.

Juniors – If you ordered your class ring from Balfour with Graduate Sales and you did NOT sign up to participate in the ring ceremony, you can pick up your ring TOMORROW in the main office.  You will need a picture ID to get your ring.

Softball Tryouts – There is a mandatory parent meeting TODAY via zoom. Tryouts will be TOMORROW from 4:30 until 6:30 pm.

Seniors – Please check the Class of 2021 names list in your English class, or the Class of 2021 Canvas page. You need to verify that your name is spelled correctly for the graduation program as well as your diploma. If there are any errors, please notify Mrs. Byrd at asbyrd@caddoschools.org.

CLICK HERE for the Registration Form for the Caddo High School Credit Recovery “Virtual” Summer School – Session 1: June 7 – June 30 (15 Days of Instruction) The online registration is from June 1-4, 2021. Complete this form between June 1 – 4, 2021 to register for summer school Session 1 (June 7 – June 30, 2021). Instruction will take place through Edgenuity/Canvas Classroom with teacher support available Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. There is no cost for the 1/2 credit course. Upon principal approval, you will receive an email/phone call with next steps for beginning the class.

Attention incoming freshmen: Pep squad fitting dates are Monday, May 24 from 4-5:30 pm and Wednesday, June 9 from 12-1:30 pm. All fittings will be in the learning center on the kings highway side of the school. You only have to attend one fitting. The price of pep squad this year will be approximately $550. Please contact Coach Duncan for any more information. Mduncan@caddoschools.org

Upcoming Deadlines:

Each year the Louisiana Solid Waste Association offers scholarships to 3 high school seniors in memory of some very special people in the Environmental Industry.  The application is available at www.lswa.us (Links to an external site.) (HOMEPAGE- click on scholarships, once on scholarships page click on download the scholarship application).  The deadline to apply is May 21 and the recipients will be notified by July 1. All recipients will be recognized at our Fall Conference on September 16, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Volunteer Opportunities:

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