Shreve Hosts 325 Freshmen for 2017 Camp Gator

325 baby gators were welcomed to The Swamp during the annual Camp Gator orientation event.  Student Council president Gavin Bowman kicked off the event in the gym, joined by fellow student council members, JROTC, administrators, teachers, coaches, and spirit groups.  Incoming freshmen also heard from Harvard Law School student body president, Adrian Perkins (c/o 2012).  Following ice breakers, more introductions, and a pep rally, the new students enjoyed dinner while their parents had their own orientation session.

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3 Caddo schools to offer new AP Capstone courses this year

Students at Captain Shreve, C.E Byrd and Caddo Parish Magnet high schools will have new advanced placement coursework offerings this academic year.

Amy Douglas, who will be teaching the AP Capstone classes at Captain Shreve High in Shreveport, just got back from a week of training.

This is not your typical high school class, she observed.

“This is a skills-based class. So it’s not biology content, history content or English content. … We are teaching the students skills, and they will be evaluated and assessed on those skills at the end.”

Douglas said her students will learn critical thinking skills, reading attacks, posing a problem and coming up with a solution, looking at the same problem from a different perspective then coming up with a counterargument from the different perspective.

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Captain Shreve student council receives national recognition

Student leaders at Captain Shreve High School have been awarded an honor from the National Association of Student Councils, the 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence.

Captain Shreve is the only school in Louisiana to earn the award ten years in a row.

The Director of NASC noted that earning the award was no small task and student’s success at the school is a testament to the support and leadership provided by Student Council adviser Martha Goza and to the value placed on the school’s integral part of the school’s educational mission.

Just last year, Goza was named the Warren E. Shull National High School Adviser of the year.

45 Advocates Named to Help Underserved Students Compete & Succeed in Science Research Competitions

The Society for Science & the Public today named 45 Advocates who will work to expand opportunities for underserved students to compete and succeed in science research competition. The Society is also announcing a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and a $150,000 grant from Arconic Foundation, which will help to fund the program. As part of Regeneron’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to the Regeneron Science Talent Search, $30 million will support the Society’s outreach and equity programming and a portion has been allocated to the Advocate Grant Program.

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Mother was ‘terrified’ of Captain Shreve

Danielle and Rhiannon Dykes pause at Friday’s GUMBO Games at Lee Hedges Stadium. (Photo via Jimmy Watson, The Times)

Even though she suffered a stroke while in her mother’s womb, deals with cerebral palsy on a daily basis and occasionally has seizures, Captain Shreve freshman Rhiannon Dykes is emblematic of all that’s good about athletics.

Participating in the Games Uniting Mind and Body, a sports competition for students with physical or visual disabilities for the 10th consecutive year on Friday at Lee Hedges Stadium, has given Dykes focus during her first year of high school.

“I attribute Rhiannon’s success academically to what she has learned through athletics like the GUMBO games and Special Olympics,” said her mother, Danielle. “I think sometimes people underestimate the power of sports and the influence that coaches have on kids.” Continue reading

Captain Shreve girls track piling up the trophies

While some local track teams have serious star power, see the Haughton boys’ and C.E. Byrd girls’ teams, the Captain Shreve Lady Gators have something that the others don’t. It can be found in the trophy case of the Kings Highway school–  four shiny gold meet champion trophies.

Shreve started the year by winning the DeRidder Relays. The Lady Gators followed that with wins at the Huntington Raider Relays and the Woodlawn Knight Relays. Thursday they won their own meet.

As head coach Marita Hunt drove home after hosting the Captain Shreve Gator Relays  she didn’t know much about how well her team performed. She was too busy running the meet. The one thing that she did know is that the first-place trophy she ordered for the meet was riding shotgun. Continue reading

A proper retirement for Old Glory

The Ceremonial Flag Retiring demonstrates the correct way to dispose of worn and tattered United States flags.

Around 50 flags were retired after spending years flying above local schools, businesses, and courthouses.

The JROTC spent weeks planning the event as part of their service learning project.

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Courtesy KTAL