Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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Student-View Scholarship Program

posted Jan 18, 2019, 8:22 AM by Keri Miles

The Student-View Scholarship is awarded via a random drawing.  To be entered, go to http://student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in the area.  

Student Insights will award the following prizes: 
One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each

The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019.

Abbott & Fenner $1,000 Scholarship

posted Jan 17, 2019, 1:39 PM by Keri Miles

Deadline and Eligibility

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2019

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below.  The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent via email to: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Graduate Sales Orders

posted Jan 16, 2019, 12:41 PM by Keri Miles

Seniors were given graduate sales (cap & gown, invitations, etc.) information packets today. Order forms and a $75 deposit may be submitted to the graduate sales rep next Wednesday, January 23.  Extra packets are available in Mrs. Miles' office and Mrs. McCalister's room for those who were absent.  


At Home Academy - ACT Prep

posted Jan 16, 2019, 12:35 PM by Keri Miles

Please see the attachments for several upcoming ACT prep classes.  At Home Academy also offers private tutoring and college/career planning services.

Note:  To open the attachments, you must access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website. 

Cinderella Project - Prom Dresses

posted Jan 16, 2019, 8:45 AM by Keri Miles

The Cinderella Project is an organization that fosters individual beauty by providing FREE prom dresses to high school juniors and seniors who cannot otherwise afford them.  The 2019 Prom Dress Giveaway will be held Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Ayers Career College.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis.  Each student who participates is paired with a personal shopper who will guide the girl through the dress inventory and help her try on and select a dress.    

In order to participate, students must take a report card or letter from a teacher, counselor, or principal to confirm your high school enrollment.

For more information, check out the attached flyers. 

Note - To access the attachment you must open this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website. 

StudentScholarships.org Scholarship Opportunities

posted Jan 15, 2019, 11:33 AM by Keri Miles

New Graduation Cords - ACT & WorkKeys

posted Jan 15, 2019, 9:40 AM by Keri Miles

We will be offering an exciting opportunity for you in the coming months.  You can register to take the WorkKeys test here at Magnet.  This online test from the ACT company tests job-readiness skills that many employers are seeking.  Your English teachers will share more information, but know that your WorkKeys score and/or ACT score will now earn you the opportunity to purchase a Gold or Platinum graduation cord.  See Mrs. Lanclos for details. 

We will test Saturday, February 2nd in C-8.  There are three 55- minute tests that will begin at 9:00 that morning.  You must pre-register and pay $24 to take the tests.  The deadline for pre-registration and payment is January 23rd.  

Gold - Earn WorkKeys Gold or score 24 to 30 on the ACT

Platinum - Earn WorkKeys Platinum or score 31 to 36 on the ACT

University of Mississippi - Chancellor's Leadership Class

posted Jan 15, 2019, 9:24 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 8:25 AM ]

Do you plan to attend the University of Mississippi?  Do you have a strong record of leadership and community service?  If so, this may be a great opportunity for you...

This fall, the University of Mississippi will conduct its 35th Chancellor's Leadership Class (CLC).  The CLC meets weekly during the students' freshman year and is designed to provide exceptional leadership development opportunities.  Approximately 90 leaders will be chosen to participate.  In addition, CLC students will receive a $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) for their freshman year.

To be eligible for the CLC, a student must be admitted to the University of Mississippi for fall 2019, have completed the Entering Freshman Special Programs and Scholarship Application, and be nominated by his/her high school.  

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Mrs. Miles at kmmiles@caddoschools.org by February 8.  Only one nomination per school will be accepted.

Signs of Suicide Training - Parents

posted Jan 11, 2019, 1:42 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 1:43 PM ]

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.

Senior Lunch & Learn Series

posted Jan 11, 2019, 12:21 PM by Keri Miles

I am thrilled to announce a new program we are kicking off for our seniors this spring  - The Senior Lunch & Learn Series.  Each month an LSUS representative will give a presentation on a college related topic.  As we all know, when you leave Magnet you are prepared academically for college.  These Lunch & Learn presentations will help prepare you for “college life”.       

Below are the dates of the presentations (along with the information I have so far) so you can go ahead the presentations to your calendar.  The presentations will be held in the PAC during both lunch shifts.  You are encouraged to bring your lunch to the PAC and eat while participating in the seminar.  Presentations will begin a few minutes after each lunch shift begins so students getting a lunch from the cafeteria will have time to do so.  

Spring Senior Lunch & Learn Series

Tuesday, January 22

·       Managing your First Year/Successful College Experience with Trey Gibson – Trey is an alum of Caddo Magnet High School and LSUS.  He oversees the First Year Experience class at LSUS and serves as advisor of their national-winning debate team. The presentation will be a fun and informative covering topics such as how to acclimate to college life, the importance of taking advantage of campus resources, how to get connected to your college (and not over commit yourself), and how to prepare for arriving at college (beyond the academics).

Thursday, February 21

·       Money!  Money!  Money! – Harvey Rubin, a Business and Finance professor at LSUS, will be talking about taxes, budgeting, loans, credit cards, and insurance.

Friday, March 15 – Topic TBA

Thursday, April 18 – Topic TBA

 

Note:  Although the presenters are from LSUS, the topics are geared toward all students and all colleges.  J

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