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SOS (Signs of Suicide): Suicide Prevention Training for Parents, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, 1/22, Caddo Magnet High School Library

Parents:

Would you like to know how to detect the warning signs of suicidal behavior? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone may be suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts?

To learn more, please join us for an important seminar, hosted by CMHS Counselor Ms. Kesha Simmons, to learn how to recognize and act on the warning signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and suicide. You will also learn how Magnet High responds when students are struggling or in crisis. This seminar is part of a community-wide effort to protect our students who may be suffering or in danger.

Light refreshments will be served.

 


Do you need to take the ACT/SAT again and get your score up?  If so, this might be the opportunity for you.

The camp is underwritten by some grant funds from a wealthy individual that wishes to help as many students as possible go to college, as well as get good scholarships.  Tutors Across America is offering all students a 50% grant for the camp, and any student with financial need can receive a 100% grant – allowing them to attend the camp completely for free.

Camp Dates and Hours:

Friday, Jan 18th:  4:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday, Jan 19th:  9:00am – 6:00pm  (one hour break for lunch)

Monday, Jan 21st:  9:00am – 6:00pm  (one hour break for lunch)

Camp Location:

Evangel Christian Academy

7425 Broadacres Road

Shreveport, LA  71129

Register at https://tutorsacrossamerica.com/actcourse/ (scroll down until you see the camp listed at Evangel Academy…it is the 3rd one down) through January 17.  Use the coupon code EVANGELACADEMY to receive 50% off the normal cost.  The normal cost of the full 3-day weekend is $299 but you would only pay $149 for the weekend. If you want to participate but are challenged by the $149 price, please see Mrs. Britt ASAP.


 

On Track Prep is hosting a Boot Camp for the February ACT

Date: Saturday, January 26th and Saturday, February 2nd

Time: 9 am until 2 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Express-8751 Park Plaza(off Fern Avenue)

Please contact Sherri Moss at 572-5507 to register today!


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Winner – Receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet a member of the State Department’s leadership, and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage.

Runner Up – Receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.

The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world—from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. In countries affected by or vulnerable to violent conflict, peace-building tools are important additions to the national security toolkit.

In such complex environments, cooperation across agencies and approaches is challenging, but it can also blend knowledge and skills in ways that strengthen the overall effort to establish a lasting peace. On the other hand, lack of coordination can lead to duplication of effort, inefficient use of limited resources and unintended consequences.

In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases—one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:

What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table? What peacebuilding tools were employed? Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?
To review additional information, and to enter the contest, go to http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest. Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2019.

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