Daily Announcement 09/23/22

  • Picture Days are coming! Underclassmen will take their pictures on Wednesday, October 5, and seniors will take cap and gown pictures on Friday, October 7!
  • This week is United Nations Global Goals Week! That’s why the flags are up in the breezeway. This week is when the UN General Assembly meets in New York, and Greens Club, UNICEF, and Girl Up want to teach Magnet about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each day this week you will see a table out either during lunch or after school showcasing some of the goals and promoting how you can take action. One way you can is to stop by our table with a spinner wheel with all of the goals, take a pic with a sign with a Global Goal you’re passionate about, and upload the pic to Instagram using the tags on the poster by the photo backdrop. We want to get the attention of several world leaders and business leaders with our tagged photos. Get your teachers to do so too! 
  • Juniors: A practice PSAT is free and offered Friday, September 30th, 4:15-7:30 OR Sunday, October 2, 1-4:15 (the same test is given both days).  You will take the test in the gym and receive results that day.  Additional help with missed questions will be offered in the weeks after the test.  The PSAT allows you to qualify for scholarships offered through the National Merit program.  Sign up is required using this link or you may sign up in person in C-6 with Mrs. McGuire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgjRhYPnmhWU2VUl7na9W5-QX0LYp06WGW1qd8Co0F2lA0-A/viewform?usp=pp_url
  • The ASVAB will be administered on Wednesday, September 21st to all Juniors.  Students will report directly to the PAC when the 8:25 bell rings–attendance will be taken prior to the test.  The test will take approximately three hours.  
  • Tuesday, September 27th, support the Cross-Country team and enjoy a great meal by eating dinner at Frank’s Pizza Napoletana from 5:00 to 9:00. Frank’s will donate a share of the night’s proceeds to our Cross Country Team. No need to announce you are with Caddo Magnet, just go enjoy a great meal.
  • Magnet Maker’s Market will be Sunday, December 11 from 2-5 in Magnet’s Courtyard.  Mark your calendar to see the amazing talents of Magnet students and do a little shopping for upcoming holidays.  Students, if you have something to sell, watch for the sign-up in early November but start creating now! 

PTSA School Spirit Art Contest! Design our next t-shirt and you could win a $50 gift card! The deadline to submit a design is Friday, September 30. 

  • Artwork should be one or two colors only, not counting the background color
  • Artwork can be hand-drawn or digital
  • Can be one- or two-sided, but should not exceed the size of a standard sheet of paper
  • Digital submissions can be emailed to magnethighart@gmail.com or physical submissions turned in to the front office (PTSA box)
  • You also need to submit a form https://caddomagnet.net/magnet/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/T-shirt-Art-Contest-Magnet-High-School.pdf along with your artwork. 
  • September is suicide prevention awareness month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes your struggle can be underestimated because of your age. But we hear you, you are not alone, and help is available. 988 is the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and you can always use the Mustangs Care button in our CMHS app.
  • Due to the missed days, the date for seniors to paint parking spaces has been changed.  We will paint Sunday, October 2nd 1PM-5PM.  You must have your application and design in by Monday, September 26th.
  • Senator Bill Cassidy and members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation will be hosting a Service Academy Day event on Saturday, September 24 at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge from 8:30 AM to Noon.   Students of any high school grade can attend.  See Mr. Bottoms if you have any questions.
  • African American Studies and the Black Studies Association’s Civil Rights Trail Field Trip will take place March 9-11, 2023.  Participants will visit Little Rock, Memphis, & Birmingham and will tour Central High School, Lorraine Motel, and many other amazing sites.  There are 50 slots available.  The first payment is due October 17th.  See Mrs. Graham for more information.
  • SLAM Fall Book Drive- Bring your new and gently used (K-12) books to the library.  We are helping NHS & Key Club support Sicily Island elementary school.  We are also continuing our mission of building free libraries in area community centers, and shelters.  5 new books = 1 service hour, 10 gently used books = 1 service hour.

Cafeteria Announcements:

  • Students if you drop or spill something, please be sure to tell a cafeteria staff member.  Also, before you leave make sure your area is cleaned and your chair is pushed underneath the table.  Let’s  keep our cafeteria nice and clean.

This Day in History: 

Friday: On this day in history, September 23, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower ordered US troops to support the integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School. The students apart of the Little Rock Nine were the first black students to be integrated into an all-white school. After lots of controversies and many violent mobs, Eisenhower sent US troops to escort the students to school.

Banned Books Week Announcements

September 19-September 23, 2022 

  • This week Caddo Magnet High celebrates Banned Books Week.  Far from being a thing of the past, books are still being banned and challenged today. 
  • Part of Banned Books Week is celebrating the fact that, in a majority of cases, challenged books have remained available. This only happens thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. 
  • We will culminate the week with “Banned Books Movie Night” this Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  It will take place in the library, and it is absolutely free.  Concessions will be sold.
  •  Visit the library this week to play games, vote on our movie, and win prizes! Celebrate intellectual freedom by checking out a book of your choice!

Library Announcements:

  • Our first LTRC “Book Slice” will be Wednesday, October 19, 2022 during the lunch shifts.  We will discuss the LTRC book “Deeplight”.  Come if you’ve read the book or if you are interested in the book and don’t mind spoilers.  Slices of pizza will be served.
    • November 2nd’s book will be All American Girl
    • November 30th’s book will be Light in the Hidden Places

Calendar of Events: September 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022:

  • Activity Period – 4th Rotation – Senior Class Meeting PAC, Sophomore Class Meeting Gym Junior Class Meeting Cafeteria 
  • Banned Book Movie Night 6:00 pm Library
  • Volleyball Game – Baton Rouge Tournament 
  • Class of 92 Alumni Meet and Greet 7:00-8:30 pm PAC

Saturday, September 24, 2022:

  • Tal Atkins Quiz Bowl – 7:30-4 pm Library, Cafeteria, A wing
  • Cross Country Meet – Cedar Creek Invitational 8:00 am Lincoln Parish Park Ruston, LA
  • Swim Meet – Shreveport High School Meet YMCA 12 pm Shreveport, LA

Monday, September 26, 2022:

  • No Activities

Tuesday, September 27, 2022:

  • Choir Rehearsal PAC all day
  • Volleyball Game – Magnet vs West Ouachita 5:30 pm Away

Wednesday, September 28, 2022:

  • PBIS Evaluation 8:30 am Vera Landrum
  • Choir Rehearsal PAC all day

Thursday, September 29, 2022:

  • Activity Bell Schedule – 1st Rotation
  • Choir Rehearsal PAC all day
  • Choir Concert 6:00 pm PAC
  • Volleyball Game – Magnet vs Neville 5:30 pm Away

Friday, September 30, 2022:

  • Activity Bell Schedule – 2nd Rotation
  • Debate 4-10 pm

 

School Expectations:  Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Seek Excellence 

 

Have a great day and we will see you out and about!

 

Stay connected by downloading the Caddo Magnet app on your Apple or Android phone, and your Apple or Windows device.  The app is free and available in the app store