ART CLUB The purpose of the Art Club is to generate
interest in art as well as provide service to the school and the community.
Members design banners and bulletin boards, provide a booth and art exhibit for
Eighth Grade Open House, and decorate for the Junior-Senior Prom. Students also
participate in Christmas in Roseland and ArtBreak. Field trips to exhibits,
museums, and art institutions are planned each year, and guest artists are
frequently invited to meetings for discussions and demonstrations. New members
are accepted at the beginning of each school year and are encouraged to be
presently or previously enrolled in art. Dues are $10.00 per year. Art Club
meets every Wednesday.
*ASTRA CLUB Astra is a girls' service organization sponsored
by the Altrusa Club, a professional women's club. It is composed of members from
ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades who have a grade point average of at
least 2.8. The purposes of the club are to provide opportunities for personal
development, leadership training, and citizenship through service projects in
school and in the community; to sponsor social and cultural activities; to
promote fellowship and better understanding among all people. Major projects
include making regular visits to a nursing home, serving as guides at the Red
River Revel, and selling Halloween Treats at school. Induction of new members
occurs during the first month of the school year, and regular club meetings are
held on the second Wednesday of each month. Membership dues for Astra are $15.00
*BLACK STUDIES ASSOCIATION
The purposes of the Black Studies Association are
to develop a better understanding of black culture and heritage, give black
students a chance to identify as being students of Captain Shreve in their own
way, open the way for a better student body through racial harmony, promote
school spirit, and foster black awareness at Captain Shreve. A membership
requirement is to fill out a prepared application form, which must be approved
by the sponsors and officers of the organization. Members must be sophomores,
juniors, or seniors and must maintain a 2.0 average. membership is open during
the months of April and May and also during the months of September and October
of the current school year. Dues are $1.00 membership fee and $5.00 yearly dues,
a total of $6.00 per student per year. Meeting dates are every second and fourth
Wednesday afternoons at 3:40. The major projects include Black History Week and
its activities, Sickle Cell Anemia Drive, United Negro College Fund Drive, and
the canned goods drive at Christmas for the needy.
VARSITY CHEERLEADERS/AL E.
GATOR Captain Shreve Varsity Cheerleaders and Al E.
Gator are senior students who are selected by teacher evaluation, personal
interview, and judges chosen by the sponsor and approved by the administration.
To be eligible for cheerleader, a student must have two years of ROTC, Band,
Danceline, Junior Varsity Cheerleading and/or Pep Squad. Candidates for
Cheerleader and Al E. Gator must 1) not have been dismissed or dropped from any
of the above organizations, 2) not have a suspension on record at CSHS, and 3)
be eligible according to Caddo Parish School standards. This group plans and
carries out most of the spirit activities, stages pep rallies and special
events, designs banners to boost the athletes' morale, and promotes school
JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS
Captain Shreve Junior Varsity Cheerleaders will
be sophomore and junior students selected by teacher evaluation, personal
interview, and judges selected by the sponsor and approved by the
administration. To be eligible an eleventh grade student must have two years of
any combination of Pep Squad, Band, ROTC, Danceline, or Junior Varsity
Cheerleading. To be eligible, a tenth grader must have been in the Pep Squad,
Band, or ROTC in the ninth grade. Candidates must 1) not have a suspension on
record, 2) not have been dismissed or dropped from above organizations, and 3)
must be eligible according to Caddo Parish School Standards. The JV Cheerleaders
promote spirit and cheer at junior varsity athletic events.
NINTH GRADE CHEERLEADERS Captain Shreve's Ninth Grade Cheerleaders are
chosen from the Pep Squad by teacher evaluation and judges selected by the
sponsor and approved by the administration. To be eligible a ninth grader must
currently be in the Pep Squad. Candidates must 1) not have a suspension on
record at CSHS, 2) maintain good standing in the Pep Squad, and 3) must be
eligible according to Caddo Parish School Standards. The Ninth Grade
Cheerleaders promote spirit and cheer at ninth grade athletic events.
COMPETITION CHEERLEADERS Captain
Shreve is the only school in Caddo Parish to have a competitive cheerleading
squad. Cheerleaders are selected by a panel of judges chosen by the sponsor and
approved by the administration. Each candidate is scored for motions,
jumps, tumbling, as well as dance, stunts, and voice projection. In order
to be eligible for competition cheerleading, students must be enrolled in CSHS
and be eligible according to Caddo Parish School standards. The purpose of
this organization is to represent CSHS at local, regional, and national
cheerleading competitions, as well as to work with other cheerleading squads in
promoting school spirit.
Elections are held in the fall of the year for
class officers. Officers must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
President - freshman, sophomore, junior and
Girl's Vice President - freshman, sophomore,
junior and senior
Boy's Vice President - freshman, sophomore, junior
Secretary - freshman, sophomore, junior and
Treasurer - freshman, sophomore, junior and
Historian - is elected in the freshman year and
holds that office for 4 years if the grade point average is maintained.
DEBATE Debate is a speech organization designed to
enhance and define the natural speaking abilities of its members. Students not
only are taught to speak and debate in an organized and articulate manner, but
also are introduced to the basic fundamentals of intellectual competition. After
several competitions, a student may be eligible to join an honor organization
for debaters, the National Forensic League. As the debater advances in events,
he/she earns more points for NFL and thereby attains higher levels of
accomplishment in the honor organization. Students accepted in the debate team
are required to research and study with the goal to debate against other schools
in tournaments. The student pays the cost of competing in tournaments. Debate
tournament is a class offered at Captain Shreve, as well as a co-curricular
activity. Summer preparation is necessary.
DRAMA CLUB The Drama Club is the major force behind the one
or two play productions performed each year at Captain Shreve. Production elements include set construction,
lighting, costuming, and make-up, in conjunction with acting. No previous speech
experience is required for membership. Many members travel statewide to debate
and drama tournaments. Travel is at student's expense. At the end of the year,
acting and crew awards are presented to outstanding members. Dues are $3.00 per
*FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
FCA is made up of individuals working together as
a team - offering each other strength, support and the opportunity to grow in
knowledge, faith and favor with God and man. As a member of FCA, an athlete has
an opportunity to achieve personal goals by formulating an effective game plan
for his/her life. FCA is open to all students at Captain Shreve High School.
Dues are $4.00 per year.
*FOOTBALL AD STAFF Football Ad Staff consists of the officers of the
Pep Squad. All members of Pep Squad must sell a minimum of a 1/8 page ad in the
FRENCH CLUB The purpose of the French Club is to learn about
French lifestyle, literature, music, and to meet native French speakers.
Membership is open to all students currently taking French. Dues are $4.00.
Meeting dates are set at the convenience of the majority of the members.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF
AMERICA FBLA is an educational
association for students preparing for careers in business, entrepreneurial or
business-related fields. The association prepares students for employment by
promoting competent, aggressive business leadership, increasing understanding of
American free enterprise, establishing career goals, encouraging scholarship,
promoting efficient money management, and developing character and self
confidence. Co-curricular activities encourage career development, civic service,
and business advocacy. An extensive skills competition program is offered to
challenge members' achievements in their academic pursuits. Membership
requires students to have successfully competed one unit or be presently
enrolled in a business course. Dues are $12.00 per year. Major projects include district
and state competition and community service projects.
*HIGHLINE Highline members are chosen by a group of
qualified judges after participating in a one-week clinic at the end of each
year. All 9th, 10th and 11th grade girls who have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA
are eligible. Candidates must be participating in ROTC, Band, Danceline, Junior
Varsity Cheerleading or Pep Squad at the time of tryouts. The purpose of this
organization is to promote school spirit by performing at various athletic
events and pep rallies as well as community functions and participate in local,
regional, state and national competitions. Girls must set aside at least three
weeks prior to the summer camp dates and two weeks prior to the opening of
school for daily practice. Also, night practice is required during competition
season for approximately one month. During the school year eight to ten hours a week of
practice will be necessary. All practices and meetings are mandatory.
Approximate cost of all school uniforms, camp tuition and camp uniforms is
$1000.00. All members must be enrolled in the Danceline class.
Interact is a boys' service organization which
works with community services and participates in various other activities.
Members must maintain a 2.0 GPA. New members are inducted at
the beginning of each school year. Dues are $10.00 per year. The club meets every
other week at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
International Thespian Society is an honor drama
organization for those students who have accumulated a quota of points earned
through theater production and speech tournament participation. Membership is
open to those who are Drama Club members first. Points can accrue from middle
school and community theater as well as work at Captain Shreve. Upon
eligibility, international dues are paid by the inductee who chooses a one-year
or a life-time member payment. Current lifetime dues are $18.00.
*KEY CLUB Key Club's purpose is to be of service to the
school and community. To become a member, a student must have a 2.0
GPA and be elected by vote of the membership. Inductions are in September. Dues
are $35.00 per year. Meetings are held twice a month. Members are required to
work "service hours" each month. They volunteer in a wide variety of
school and community projects. The Captain Shreve talent show,
"Showboat", is Key Club's main fundraiser.
LEAGUE OF PRESIDENTS This organization is composed of the Presidents
of all the clubs and organizations at CSHS. The purpose of this group is to work
together on a variety of school projects such as GatorScape and Eighth Grade
LOG (the school yearbook) is a one-hour course
designed to produce, finance, and distribute 650-800 copies of a 350 page
yearbook. The yearbook is a pictorial record of some of the most important years
of a student's life. Prospective members must fill out and submit a written
application in the spring of the school year. Students may become adjunct
staffers if their schedule will not allow them to take yearbook as a regular
class. Students will learn how to take and crop pictures, make attractive and
appropriate computer layouts, sell ads and yearbooks, and setup and maintain ad
billing. All applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, the ability to get along with
others, neatness, maturity, and a highly developed sense of responsibility.
Keyboarding and computer skills are a plus for applicants. Selling ads is an
extremely important responsibility of all staff members, mandatory to the
production of the book. Applicants must have transportation available to fulfill
their ad and photo assignments. Old members must also maintain the required GPA
and level of performance. The staff represents all grade levels, and applicants
are voted on by the staff with advisor approval. The positions of Editors and
Section Heads will be selected by the Advisor.
MOCK TRIAL The Mock Trial Team competes with area schools in
presenting defense and prosecution of especially prepared trial cases. Students
with an interest in law can participate in this legal process in a real court
room setting. Area winners go on to compete at State/National levels. Tryouts
for attorney or witness roles begin in the fall.
*MU ALPHA THETA
Membership in Mu Alpha Theta, an international
math club, is the highest honor possible for the high school and junior college
mathematics student. To be eligible for membership, minimum requirements are
that a student must have completed with distinction at least four semesters of
college preparatory mathematics, be enrolled in a fifth semester and have a 3.5
grade-point average in all math classes. National dues are $5.00 and local dues
*NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society recognizes students
who excel in scholarship, leadership, service and character. To become a member
of the Captain Shreve Chapter of the National Honor Society at the spring
induction, a student must have earned at least ten credits and have a 3.80 grade
point average on those credits. Two points are required in the area of service
and leadership. The two points may be earned by a current, active membership in
two school-based organizations or by being a member and an officer in a Captain
Shreve club. The requirement in character is satisfied by an average rating of
2.80 when rated by the faculty on a 4.0 scale. Retaining membership requires
maintaining these induction criteria.
NEWSPAPER STAFF - THE ENTERPRISE The purpose of this course is to allow students
the opportunity to apply principles of journalistic forms of writing and page
design in preparing the official newspaper publication of the school. The
students use desktop publishing to prepare the paper from start to finish. Staff
members are selected by the adviser after applying.
*PTSA DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS
Students qualify for this honor roll by earning a
weighted GPA of 3.6 with no semester grade below a C. Students who earn the 3.6
GPA for the fall semester are honored at a special assembly on Founders Day in
February of each year.
*PEP SQUAD Pep Squad membership is open to girls in grades
9-12. A grade average of 2.0 is required for membership. A parent meeting will
be held in late April to discuss uniform cost and fittings, attendance at
football and basketball games, and selling one ad for the football program.
There will be at least two uniform fitting dates in May. The uniform will cost
approximately $250.00 which includes uniform, shoes, pom-poms and warm-up suit.
Dues are $15.00 and cover the cost of membership in the Booster Club and buses
for the games. Members must participate in all Pep Squad activities throughout
the year. This includes all football games, designated basketball games, all Pep
Squad practices and community service projects.
*QUIZ BOWL TEAM If you like "Jeopardy", you'll enjoy
Quiz Bowl, a fast-paced, oral academic competition. Membership is open to all
interested students who attend weekly practice sessions to prepare for Saturday
SCIENCE CLUB Interested students should have a GPA of 2.0, be
currently taking a science course or have two science credits and faculty
recommendation. Members are required to participate in all club activities and
fund raisers. After school field trips, Marine Biology trip to Galveston,
fellowship and guest speakers will be highlighted. Dues are $4.00 per year.
SPANISH CLUB The purpose of the Spanish Club is to foster a
spirit of unity among Captain Shreve Spanish students and create awareness of
Hispanic culture within the school community. Students who are currently
studying Spanish, have studied it in the past or are Spanish speaking students
are eligible for membership. The Vice-President moves up to the office of
President the following year with sponsor approval. Other officers must be
currently enrolled in a Spanish class and are elected at the first meeting of
the year. The Spanish Club hosts the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, meets at
local Mexican restaurants and participates in community service activities.
Meetings are held as needed after school. Dues are $3.00.
Student Council is composed of individuals who
are elected by the student body and those appointed by the executive board. The
major purpose of the Student Council is to provide the school with valuable
leadership services. Some of these services include school elections,
faculty-student programs, homecoming and other dances, and recycling programs.
New members of the Student Council are elected during the months of April and
September. Student Council provides needed leadership at Captain Shreve. To
qualify to run and to hold any office, an overall grade point average of 2.0 for
senators and 2.0 for executive officers is required. Attendance is mandatory at
all meetings and at any Student Council activity. Three unexcused absences from
scheduled meetings and activities lead to removal; three tardies equal one
absence. 90% participation grade is also required to remain on the council.
Regular meetings are held every Tuesday at 8:05 a.m. Removal disqualifies a
student from holding a future office in student council.
President, Vice President, Recording Secretary
and Treasurer - any junior with required grade point, who has ever served as a
Senator or Senator-at-Large for one year or as Representative for two years may
run for President or Vice President. Any junior, with required grade point, who
has served as Senator, Senator-at-Large, Homeroom representative, or Alternate,
may run for Recording Secretary or Treasurer.
Boy and Girl Senators are elected by freshmen,
sophomore, junior and senior classes.
Homeroom Representatives - Every homeroom elects
a representative and an alternate to attend monthly meetings. The representative
and alternate must have a 2.0 grade point. Also, Representatives are appointed
by the Executive Board. Freshmen senators and homeroom representatives are
elected in the fall of the year they are to serve. The other officers are
elected in the spring prior to the year they are to serve.
All candidates must have approval of
administration. The administration may deny eligibility to students who exhibit
patterns of inappropriate behavior.
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT
Youth in Government is designed to enhance the
development of the American Democratic System by enabling young people to
prepare for moral and political leadership. Students train in the theory and
practice of determining public policy by writing bills, practicing parliamentary
procedure, and attending Youth Legislature at the capitol in Baton Rouge.
Students, in grades 9-12 are eligible to join. Dues are collected in September.
Students desiring to attend Youth Legislature must attend Pre-leg held in fall
semester of each year and then complete the bill requirements for selection to
attend Youth Legislature.
*Z-CLUB The purpose of Z-Club is to serve the school and
community, encourage leadership qualities in young women, and promote fellowship
and understanding among all people. Members must have a 3.0 grade point average,
be recommended by one faculty and two Z-Club members, and meet service
requirements. In addition, prospective members have an interview and subsequent
vote by club members. Membership limited to forty-five members. Students may be
selected for membership during their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Dues
are $10.00 per year. The major projects of Z-Club include assisting the
Salvation Army during Christmas, assisting at the Red River Revel, assisting
Shreveport Green, and volunteering at other community activities. Members vote
each year concerning what projects they will do.
ROTC CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
*CADET OFFICERS CLUB
The purpose is to develop leadership,
self-reliance, good citizenship, and a respect for constituted authority. In
order to be a member, the student must be an appointed cadet officer in the
JROTC program. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month to plan,
organize, and administer Cadet Corps functions and to help formulate plans,
policies, and procedures governing the operation of the Cadet Corps
*GATOR AND GATORETTE DRILL TEAMS
The purpose of the drill teams is to develop
leadership, self-reliance, teamwork, and to inspire a wholesome spirit of
rivalry between individuals, teams, and schools. Requirements include being
enrolled in JROTC, demonstrating self-discipline and responsibility during
practice sessions, and mastering precision drill movements with the rifle. The
drill teams represent the school in district, state, and regional competitions
and participate in community parades and special ceremonies.
The purpose of the honor/color guard is to
develop leadership, citizenship, and self-reliance. The requirements for
membership include being enrolled in JROTC, demonstrating self-discipline and
responsibility during practice sessions, and mastering precision drill
techniques with the rifle. The honor/color guard serves as a service
organization for the JROTC program, the school, and the community.
*ADVENTURE TRAINING UNIT (EXPLORER POST 94)
The purposes of the Adventure Training Unit are
to develop leadership, self-reliance, and teamwork; to learn and experience
survival techniques; and to learn how to live and work cooperatively with
others. Requirements for membership include being enrolled in JROTC and having
an interest in survival training, including overnight camping.
The purposes of Varsity Orienteering are to
develop navigational skills, mental and physical stamina, and to inspire a
wholesome spirit of rivalry between individuals, teams, and schools. The
requirements are to be enrolled in JROTC, to demonstrate self-discipline and
responsibility during practice sessions, and to master navigational skills with
compass and military maps. Its function is to represent the school in district,
state, regional, and national competitions. Orienteering is affiliated with the
U.S. Orienteering Federation and is a letter-producing sport.
*VARSITY RIFLE TEAM The purpose is to develop competitive shooters,
to promote rifle marksmanship, and to inspire a wholesome spirit of rivalry
between individuals, teams, and schools. The requirements include being enrolled
in JROTC, demonstrating self-discipline and responsibility during practice
sessions, and mastering small bore shooting techniques and skills. The Varsity
Rifle Team represents the school in district, state, regional, and national
competition, and is affiliated with the National Rifle Association. Varsity
Rifle Team is a letter-producing sport.
CONSTITUTIONS OF EXTRA AND C0-CURRICULAR
All organizations are to have a copy of the
Constitution and By Laws of organizations and other regulatory documents on file
with the administration. Documents are originated with the organization and its
sponsor. The documents are reviewed by a Student Council committee appointed by
the Student Council Sponsor. The Student Council committee may be the Executive
Committee of the Student Council. The Student Council Sponsor will involve the
Bi-Racial Committee, if racial diversity in Student Council Officers and
Cheerleaders is a concern. Recommendations from the Student Council committee
are forwarded to the school administration for review and approval.
Changes to regulatory documents are handled in a
similar fashion as the initial approval process. Changes may be initiated by the
administration, the organization and its sponsor. The proposed changes are
reviewed by a Student Council committee appointed by the Student Council
Sponsor. The Student Council committee may be the Executive Committee of the
Student Council. The Student Council Sponsor will involve the Bi-Racial
committee, if racial diversity in Student Council or Cheerleaders could be
impacted by the change. Recommendations from the Student Council committee are
forwarded to the school administration for review and approval. The timing of
requests that impact such matters as selection of officers or other important
positions must be initiated and completed before the initial date of
announcements of procedures for signing up to be considered for positions in