Author: Stephanie D. Britt

CMHS ACT Prep Workshop| Feb. 6 – Mar. 6

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Mark your calendar! After-school ACT prep course available at CMHS

Mark your calendar!

Magnet is offering an after-school ACT prep course February 6 – March 6. It includes a strategies class February 6, subject-specific courses Monday – Thursday February 11 – 28, a full-length practice test Saturday, March 2, and a test analysis class March 6. Cost is $30. More information about registration will follow next week.

LSUS’ 12th++ Byte–Get your $10 tickets!

Mardi Gras will soon be here with all the festive and fun activities. The traditional start of Mardi Gras is signaled by the end of Christmas and the Yule season on 12th Night of January 6th. What can be more fun than the first king cake on this joyous day. The Computer Science Department and the new Cyber Collaboratory at LSUS will be starting a new tradition in keeping with these hallowed activities. We will have a 12th Byte++ on January 12th. This event will follow on the traditional 12th Night and provide a festive Mardi Gras style tableaux bal masque. This will be done in a family friendly fashion so that people of all ages will be able to participate and share in the occasion.

The term 12th Byte++ refers to cyber and technology aspects and points to the purpose of raising funds and awareness for innovation and creative activities at LSUS. But we want to focus on the regular fun activities of a Mardi Gras event and perhaps even include some tech related aspects.

We will have food and music as any good Mardi Gras event should. We will also stage our tableaux which will act out various scenes in keeping with the theme of the evening – “12”. I am sure you can guess what might be some of the acts to bring this theme to life. But don’t guess, come join us and perhaps even become a part of the tableaux as these varied acts are performed. The tableaux will end with the selection of our royal court and the Grand March. An enjoyable family evening is planned and we hope this will become a new tradition for the entire community. We encourage guests to come in any appropriate attire for a Mardi Gras event – formal attire, Mardi Gras parade watcher or costume.

*See Mrs. Britt by Thursday, January 10th to put your name down to receive the $10 discounted tickets. 

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Join the TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE! Deadline–November 30th!


The Teen Advisory Committee  (TAC) is regional youth-led group that will help improve local policy decision-making and programming that impacts teens and young adults in North Louisiana.  TAC will serve as a youth advisory board to the Leadership Council at Step Forward.

We are looking for youth 10th & 11th grades with various backgrounds, including ethnicity and race, culture and religion, income levels, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.  Youth do nothave to be high achievers; however, we require that youth have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Application deadline is Friday, November 30th.


Age:           15-18

Grade:      10th & 11th

GPA:          2.5 minimum

Parish:      Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Desoto, & Red River

Service:     1-year term

Benefit:     Value for resume building, character/leadership development, professional                          development, and community service.

Focus:        Youth will review community matters around youth programming


NOV. 2 Deadline to Apply: Day with Doctors & Day with AHEC



Day with the Doctors is a one-day, interactive program that provides Louisiana high school students with an opportunity to experience and observe a day’s activities on a medical school campus. Students interact with faculty and medical students, discuss health careers and medical school, as well as learn basic medical diagnostic skills. Hands-on training includes: learning how to listen to breath and heart sounds, taking a radial pulse and blood pressure and improving communication and listening skills in working with patients.
LSU Health Shreveport faculty members and staff are available to answer questions regarding educational prerequisites, medical school admissions, medical school costs, and personal preparation for the commitment of a health career. This unique health career enticement program is coordinated and sponsored by Bayou North AHEC and LSU Health Shreveport to educate future health professionals about the demand for healthcare professionals in rural and under-served areas of Louisiana.
Student participation is by invitation is limited to high school juniors and seniors residing in North Louisiana and have a 3.0 grade point average or better.


Bayou North AHEC and its university partners have collaborated to provide you additional opportunities to learn about health career training programs in north Louisiana.  Spend a day at local universities and talk with faculty and staff about your career and educational goals.  You’ll gain important information, insight, tools and other resources to assist you in making good career decisions and preparing for your education and future.