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Dear Parents:

posted Apr 7, 2020, 4:10 AM by Kesha Simmons

Being a parent right now has become exceedingly difficult.  I hear your pain through the countless memes and passionate Facebook posts.  Let’s face it, most parents are accustomed to juggling many things.  But right now is a bit too much and I get it.  In fact, what you are being asked to do is not humanly possibly, according to Dr. Emily W. King, PhD.  Check out her manifesto on parenting amidst the coronavirus pandemic and be encouraged: 

“Parents: What we are being asked to do is not humanly possible.  There's a reason we are either a working parent, a stay-at-home parent, or a part-time working parent.  Working, parenting, and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time. It's not hard because you are doing it wrong. It's hard because it's too much. Do the best you can.  When you have to pick, because at some point you will, choose connection.  Pick playing a game over arguing over an academic assignment.  Pick teaching your child to do laundry rather [than] feeling frustrated they aren't helping...If you are stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection.  We are in this together to stay well, that means mentally well, too."

A friendly reminder...

posted Apr 6, 2020, 10:34 AM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Apr 6, 2020, 11:22 AM ]

 

Registration Cards

posted Mar 16, 2020, 8:33 PM by Kesha Simmons

Attention Sophomores:
If you have not submitted your registration packet, please take a picture of your pink registration card and email it to Mrs. Parnell bparnell@caddoschools.org

Attention Freshmen:
If you have not submitted your registration packet, please take a picture of your green registration card and email it to Ms. Simmons at kmsimmons@caddoschools.org. 

Save your IGP in your google drive and we will collect it along with the other forms at a later date. 

PreACT and ACT

posted Mar 16, 2020, 7:54 PM by Kesha Simmons

PreACT and ACT are postponed until further notice.  

The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)

posted Mar 6, 2020, 10:31 AM by Kesha Simmons

The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is an annually appointed body composed entirely of students that tackle issues affecting the youth of Louisiana.

The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature, and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The council studies and addresses a variety of issues of importance to young people such as education, mental health, civic engagement, the environment, and school safety.

Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of statewide applicants who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The thirty-one member council includes three students representing each of the six congressional districts and the remaining members serve at large. Applicants must be between the ages of fourteen and nineteen and enrolled in a public or private high school, charter school, home school, or GED skills program during the 2020-2021 school year.

The deadline to apply is March 27, 2020. The application may be accessed at civiced.louisiana.gov and then by clicking on LYAC at the top of the page. All applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters in addition to the eight short essay questions and application form. The council meets for two days in July at the state capitol and then every other month on Saturday. For additional information, please contact Megan Bella at bellam@legis.la.gov or 225-342-2370.

https://house.louisiana.gov/civiced/default_LYAC

 

Summer Internship Program

posted Mar 3, 2020, 11:06 AM by Kesha Simmons

Shreve Memorial Library is looking to hire 35 high schools students for our Summer Internship Program.  This is a paid internship program where students can earn $7.25/hour and work at one of the Shreve Memorial Library branches located throughout the parish or at the Support Services Center.  This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience as well as training opportunities, including customer service training and spending time in the departments “behind the scenes” at the Support Services Center  Students will also be able to spend time on our mobile library and tour many of the library branches. 

 We are accepting applications through Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at our website employment page:  https://shrevelib.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

The program is open to students who meet the following requirements:

·        Will be 16 by March 18, 2020

·        Still enrolled in high school

·        Have a 2.0 GPA or better

·        Not be a graduate of high school when the internship program begins on May 28, 2020

Attached you will find three different announcements for the various types of positions as well as a flyer advertising the program for you to post at your school.  We will be hiring two interns at each of our twelve full-time branches, located in Shreveport and Vivian.  These positions will allow a student to work up to 150 hours.  We will be hiring one intern for each of our part-time branches located outside of the Shreveport city limits, in the small towns and villages in the parish.  These positions will allow a student to work up to 100 hours.  And finally, we are hiring two interns at our Support Services Center, where the student will be able to work up to 150 hours.

We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to your students about the great summer job opportunity.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.   Thank you!

Louisiana Youth Seminar

posted Feb 26, 2020, 8:02 AM by Kesha Simmons

Attention Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors:

The Louisiana Youth Seminar is now accepting applications!  If you are interested in attending this week-long leadership seminar held on the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University from July 19-24, 2020, submit a paragraph to Ms. Simmons detailing why you should be chosen to represent Caddo Parish Magnet High School.  To learn more about the summer camp, visit www.louisianayouthseminar.org.  The deadline to submit the paragraph is February 28, 2020.

Signs of Suicide: Training Trusted Adults

posted Feb 20, 2020, 8:19 AM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Feb 20, 2020, 8:20 AM ]

SOS: Training Trusted Adults, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, 2/25/2020, Caddo Magnet High School Library

Parents:

Would you like to know how to detect the warning signs of suicidal behavior? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone may be suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts?

To learn more, please join us for an important seminar, hosted by CMHS Counselor Ms. Kesha Simmons, to learn how to recognize and act on the warning signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and suicide. You will also learn how Magnet High responds when students are struggling or in crisis. This seminar is part of a community-wide effort to protect our students who may be suffering or in danger.

Light refreshments will be served.

Day of Service with United Way of Northwest Louisiana

posted Feb 20, 2020, 6:22 AM by Kesha Simmons

Team and individual sign-ups for Day of Service Caddo are now open! You can sign up for Day of Service here: https://unitedwaynwla.org/day-of-service-caddo-team-signup/

 

A list of service projects for our Day of Service with United Way of Northwest Louisiana is below or can be viewed in the attachment. Once Harper McKnight with United Way NWLA receives your team sign-up form, she will reach out to confirm your project preference in the order that team sign-up forms are received. She will also be able to answer questions and provide more details about the projects listed. More than one school, center or organization is welcome to work on the same project until all volunteer slots are filled. The deadline to sign up to volunteer for Day of Service is February 28, 2020.

 

Please note ALL Day of Service projects will need to take place from 9 AM to 12 PM, Saturday, March 14 and be coordinated through United Way of Northwest Louisiana. Please also notice there is an age preference for most projects.

 

AGENCY/PROJECT NAME

SITE ADDRESS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

MIN # OF VOLUNTEERS

MAX # OF VOLUNTEERS

INDOORS/

OUTDOORS

GRADE PREFERENCE

Geaux 4 Kids Project Geaux Bags

1513 Doctors Drive
Suite 100-B
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
United States

Organize the donation room, clean up around the area, pack toiletry bags, count clothes, put pillowcases on pillows, unpack bags, etc...

20

50

Both

Junior High School 6-8

High School 9-12

Adults

Bossier Arts Council

630 Barksdale Blvd
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
United States

Our project consists of mini murals throughout the stairwell in the Arts Council and on the grounds.
Students will cover blank walls with artwork.

2

10

Both

High School 9-12

Adults

St. Luke's Medical Ministry

875 Cotten St
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
United States

St. Luke's is a mobile medical ministry that provides medical care to the underserved at various locations from our medical van. The Van is in need of a good bath. We would like a group of volunteers that would help with cleaning the Van. We would provide ladders and long handled scrubbers and just need a group of energetic people to make the Van shine. The Van is parked in a large lot next to Holy Cross where there would be a water supply provided.

 

5

15

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

Christian Service Program

2346 Levy St.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
United States

Participants will be able to help serve food to clients, work in storage room, sort and hang clothing, attend to grounds outside by cleaning it up, wash windows and doors,

10

15

Indoors

High School 9-12

Adults

Renesting Project, Inc.

1331 Driftwood Dr.
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
United States

Packing boxes of household items

2

5

Indoors

Adults

Volunteers of America North Louisiana

1554 Magnolia Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
United States

Our group will be doing spring landscaping at this property. This may include clean up and replanting of gardens, raking, pulling weeds, etc.

5

8

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

Volunteers of America North Louisiana

458 Herndon Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
United States

Our group will be doing spring landscaping at this property. This may include clean up and replanting of gardens, raking, pulling weeds, etc.

5

8

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

Shreveport Green

5284 Hwy 3276
Stonewall, Louisiana 71078
United States

Our project is a Household Hazardous Waste Collection, an opportunity for the people of Desoto Parish to drop off unwanted household chemicals such as paints, pesticides, fertilizers, light bulbs, batteries, etc. This project helps us to divert thousands of pounds of dangerous chemicals from being dumped in a landfill where they are likely to leach into the soil, water, or air and pollute our environment. Volunteers will help unload these items from vehicles and sort them into the appropriate boxes. We provide all required safety gear, including gloves, aprons, and eye protection. This project is not suited for small children due to the nature of the items we are handling, however, it is completely safe for teenagers or adults as long as there is no horseplay on site. Donuts and pizza will be provided!

 

2

15

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

Holy Angels

10450 Ellerbe Rd
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
United States

Games and crafts in our gym with clients

10

80

Indoors

Junior High School 6-8

High School 9-12

Providence House

814 Cotton Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
United States

We would love to have a landscaping job done. We have two separate sides of the property that we will need landscaped, the house side and our kids playground area.

On the actual house side, we would like for our volunteers to:
-cut hedges
-clean out behind hedges
-power wash the main building
-possibly paint (waiting to hear back on this one)

Child Education/Playground Side:
-cut hedges
-edging
-laying rock
-planting flowers
-pressure wash

10

50

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

YWCA of Northwest Louisiana, Inc.

850 Olive St Ste B
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
United States

Our project involves cleaning/housekeeping the inside and outside of our building.

6

12

Both

Adults

American Red Cross - North Louisiana Chapter

 

CADDO HEIGHTS/SOUTH HIGHLANDS

 

805 Brook Hollow Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
United States

Pre-canvassing for our Sound the Alarm events.

Putting doorhanger in formation on front doors in the CADDO HEIGHTS/SOUTH HIGHLANDS neighborhood in Shreveport. Teams will walk and put doorhanger information on doorknobs or in mailboxes.

8

12

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

American Red Cross - North Louisiana Chapter

 

MOORETOWN

 

805 Brook Hollow Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
United States

Pre-canvassing for our Sound the Alarm events.

Putting doorhanger in formation on front doors in the MOORETOWN neighborhood in Shreveport. Teams will walk and put doorhanger information on doorknobs or in mailboxes.

8

12

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

American Red Cross - North Louisiana Chapter

 

SHREVE CITY

 

805 Brook Hollow Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
United States

Pre-canvassing for our Sound the Alarm events.

Putting doorhanger in formation on front doors in the SHREVE CITY neighborhood in Shreveport. Teams will walk and put doorhanger information on doorknobs or in mailboxes.

8

12

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

American Red Cross - North Louisiana Chapter

 

WALLER

 

805 Brook Hollow Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
United States

Pre-canvassing for our Sound the Alarm events.

Putting doorhanger in formation on front doors in the WALLER neighborhood in Bossier. Teams will walk and put doorhanger information on doorknobs or in mailboxes.

8

12

Outdoors

High School 9-12

Adults

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

800 West 70th Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
United States

Goodwill Industries is seeking a school who will be willing to host a clothing and household item drive, and deliver it on the Day of Service. Some schools use this as a competition between grades or classes. As part of the delivery to Goodwill, our staff will provide a tour to the teachers and students so they can learn about how their donations go from the donation door to the sales floor, and how the money from the sales impact Shreveport. In addition, as part of the Day of Service, we would have the students compete in a sorting and hanging clothes competition.

10

30

Indoors

Junior High School 6-8

High School 9-12

Roy’s Kids

 

2601 Highland
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104

We will be concentrating on working on clean-up of grounds around the Roy’s Kids building at 2601 Highland .

10

20

Outdoors

  • High School 9-12
  • Adults

Northwest LA Veterans Home

Before Day of Service: At your School

On Day of Service students will deliver to:

3130 Arthur Ray Teague Pkwy, Bossier City, LA 71112

This event begins before Day of Service! Once your sign-up is confirmed, you can begin this project.

 

Elementary schools students will create cards and notes of encouragement for the 145 veterans staying at the Northwest LA Veterans Home to be delivered on March 14, Day of Service. This activity can be completed by multiple groups of students at elementary schools across the parish.

30

140

Indoors

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

United Way of NWLA

At Day of Service Sites on Event Day

We need volunteers for our social media team! These volunteers will get to see all of the projects in action and help us share the impact that Caddo Parish teachers and students are making with the rest of Northwest Louisiana. This includes posting to our organization’s Instagram and Facebook feeds and stories.

10

15

Indoors and Outdoors, Travel required

Adults

United Way of NWLA

At your school on
event day

Making snack pack kits for kids in after school programs and shelters

5

10

Indoors

Adults

United Way of NWLA

At your school on
event day

Making snack pack kits for kids in after school programs and shelters

5

10

Indoors

K-12

United Way of NWLA

At your school on
event day

Making snack pack kits for kids in after school programs and shelters

5

10

Indoors

K-12

United Way of NWLA

At your school on
event day

Making snack pack kits for kids in after school programs and shelters

5

10

Indoors

K-12

United Way of NWLA

At your school on
event day

Making snack pack kits for kids in after school programs and shelters

5

10

Indoors

K-12

United Way of NWLA

At your school on
event day

Making snack pack kits for kids in after school programs and shelters

5

10

Indoors

K-12

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