Four Captain Shreve High School educators are preparing to head to Baltimore on Nov. 21-24 to lead a series of roundtable discussions at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference.
Library media specialist Maureen Barclay and teachers Amy Douglas, Sarah Hamm and Dottie Reeser have been selected to share the foundational research that guided their inquiry and reflective practice as part of Captain Shreve’s work with the National Writing Project (NWP). Team members will highlight collaboration with local NWP branches and school administrators. The session is titled, “Collaboration to Build an Interdisciplinary Writing Community.”
Attendees will learn strategies to garner administrative and community support in developing an interdisciplinary community of writers. The team will share opportunities to write for authentic purposes and audiences across content areas.
“Since I began my career as a teacher, I have benefited from the research, practices, speakers and information provided by NCTE and NWP,” Barclay said. “I am excited to give back to the national conversation and to use this opportunity to continue to improve how we are providing instruction for students.”
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Northwestern State basketball coach Mike McConathy was looking for a throwback post player who doesn’t mind scrapping in the paint, and he believes he’s found that in Captain Shreve High’s Kendal Coleman.
Coleman signed with NSU on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward/center averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks as a junior.
“We are very excited to add a player with the skill, drive and potential of Kendal Coleman,” McConathy said. “He will come to us after playing for several of the best coaches in our state (at Captain Shreve and for the Louisiana Roundballers).
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The Captain Shreve Z Club is hosting the 7th Annual Gators for Good Community Carnival on Thursday March 15th, from 3:00- 5:30. Z Club is an organization made up of young women who learn to support their school and community through volunteer activities. These young students are already doing a stellar job of raising money to help those in need in our community. Last years event raised over $32,000 for a faculty member of Captain Shreve High School. The faculty member was able to offset his daughters medical expenses and he was able to get a wheelchair lift installed on thier family van.
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals North Louisiana Chapter annually hosts an awards luncheon in honor of National Philanthropy Day to recognize the contributions that individuals and organizations make to nonprofits.
This year’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn on Old Minden Road in Bossier City. The 2017 philanthropic awards are given in Categories including Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Outstanding Fundraising Executive, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer and Outstanding Young/Young Adult Philanthropic Leader(s).
The Providence House of Shreveport nominated Providence House Youth Advisory Council Member Abigail Roberts for the 2017 Outstanding Young Philanthropic Leader award and she won.
Former Shreve graduate (’03), U.S. Army captain, and Harvard Law School student body president Adrian Perkins argues that tech companies should look beyond Silicon Valley and start investing in places like Shreveport.
The lack of diversity at tech companies is well-established: Less than 10 percent of workers at Google and LinkedIn are non-Asian minorities, for example, and only 31 percent of employees at Google are women. But the technology industry is guilty of another serious blunder that hasn’t spurred the same volume of national conversation: a lack of interest, and failure to invest, in the capacity of small and mid-sized cities to shape technology’s evolution.
Read more at Wired.com
The 2017 homecoming court is as follows:
Mary Catherine Douglas
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.
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.
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.
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