Sept 14 – Sept 18

 

Junior Parent Night will be held Tuesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. in the PAC. Parents of juniors and junior students are highly encouraged to attend. Bring paper and a pen if you would like to take notes. Mrs. Miles, the junior counselor, will be discussing Graduation Requirements, Diploma Endorsements, TOPS, College Credits, College Admissions and Expenses, Testing, Counseling Department Services, and much more. As you can tell, if it applies to the junior year of high school, it will be discussed.

9th Graders Parent Information Night in the PAC. Topics will include college planning, when to take the ACT, how to earn college credit in high school, and much more. This is an informational meeting you don’t want to miss to be presented by Mrs. Kesha Simmons.

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on October 14. Priority registration for juniors will be September 14-18. Registration will open to sophomores September 21-25. The final day to register for the test will be September 25 (or whenever the last test is sold). Tests are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Students wanting to take the PSAT need to submit their registration form, along with their $15 fee, to Mrs. Miles or Ms. Moore in the Counselor’s Complex. A limited number of fee waivers are available for juniors who meet eligibility criteria.

Registration forms were distributed to juniors (through the English III classes) on Friday, September 11. They will be distributed to sophomores (through the English II classes) on Friday, September 18. All sophomores and juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT; it is the practice test for the SAT. The PSAT taken during the junior year of high school is also the test that determines whether or not students qualify for National Merit standing.

PSAT 9 Registration – 9 will be administered on November 9. Registration will be open to freshmen September 21-25. The final day to register for the test will be September 25. Registration forms will be distributed through the English I classes on Friday, September 18. Students wanting to take the PSAT 9 need to submit their registration form, along with their $10 fee, to Mrs. Miles or Ms. Moore in the Counselor’s Complex.

We will celebrate Founder’s Day on September 30, with lunch on the grounds. To help make this lunch special, the Rhino truck will be here, and Cane’s will be available for $6 for three chicken strips, sauce, chips, and a drink. Pre-order your meal September 24-29, in C-6 or at a table during lunch.

Students: If you are currently on free or reduced lunch, or if you plan to apply for this program, applications are due to Mrs. Nelson in the cafeteria by Monday, September 21. Students will be charged full price starting Tuesday, September 22, if the application has not been turned in and approved.

Tennis try-outs: Tuesday – Thursday, September 15-17, and September 22-24. Try-outs will be held after school on the tennis courts at 3:50. Bring proper attire, and all paperwork must be completed before trying out. Only students who have turned in all paperwork and are on the list may try out. See names posted on the bulletin board outside Ms. Addington’s classroom, C-12.

Seniors: The deadline for senior yearbook pictures has been extended to November 13. If you have your pictures prior to this date, please turn them in to Mrs. Youngblood in E-106 or to a yearbook staff member. Digital copies may be submitted via email at theodysseystaff@gmail.com or hyoungblood@caddoschools.org.

Monday, September 14, 2015:

–Boys Soccer Parent Meeting, Cafeteria, 6 p.m. Contact: Cabural-Go

Tuesday, September 15, 2015:

–Junior Parent Counselor Night, 6 p.m., PAC Contact: Miles

Wednesday, September 16, 2015:

–Shreveport Opera, 1 – 2 p.m., PAC Contact: Gallant

ACTIVITY PERIOD (Third Wednesday Rotation):

–Drama Club, PAC Contact: Reeves

–NHS, Lecture Hall Contact: Morehead

–Key Club, Lecture Hall Contact: Lerchie/McDowell/Bias

–FCA, Gym Contact: Flowers

Thursday, September 17, 2015:

–Freshman/Sophomore Parent Counselor Night, 6 p.m., PAC Contact: Simmons

Friday, September 18, 2015:

–Talent Show, 6:30 p.m., PAC Contact: Morehead

SPORTING EVENTS:

–Tues., Sept. 15: Volleyball @ Airline High School, 5:30/6:30 p.m.

–Thurs., Sept. 17: Volleyball v. Northwood, CMHS Gym, 5:30/6:30 p.m.

–Sat., Sept. 19: Volleyball Tournament @ Ruston, times TBA