It’s fall, y’all! Grab your friends and check out these five fun activities to do this autumn:
Cajun Country Corn Maze
Are you interested in enjoying kettle corn, cow train rides, and an exciting corn maze? The Cajun Country Corn Maze is for you! Located 45 minutes outside of Baton Rouge, this corn maze offers a full range of fun activities for you and your friends. During the evenings in October, you can experience the spooky and haunted features of the corn maze, such as the Haunted Trail. Beware of the goblins!
LSU Tigers Football Games
Do you bleed purple and gold? Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the football games this fall. Who knows? They might make it to the College Football Playoff this year.
Live After Five
Known as the free premier seasonal live music event series, Live After Five presents musicians and hosts local restaurants in downtown Baton Rouge’s North Boulevard Town Square at Galvez Plaza every Friday from 5pm – 8pm. Experience the lively crowd and diverse range of entertainment with your friends and family.
Boo at the Zoo
Starting in late October, Boo at the Zoo is a family-oriented, merry Halloween event. Enjoy the Hay Maze, a hands-on animal station, and good ole trick or treating.
13th Gate Haunted House
Gather your bravest friends and head to the 13th Gate Haunted House for the scariest Haunted House experience of your life! Buy your tickets today for an unforgettable Halloween. Please note that this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart!
We hope that you enjoy this season with your friends and family. Please visit our Events page to learn how you can get involved in our rich culture.
Reading is an inexpensive, relaxing, and fun activity. Here are five reasons why you need to stop by the library and make reading your new hobby:
It makes you a better writer.
Just like listening to music makes you a better musician, reading shapes you a better writer. If you aspire to be a best-selling author, journalist, or English professor, start reading to learn from the masters.
It increases your cultural knowledge.
When you read books, you open yourself to worlds and perspectives that you have probably never even considered. Reading broadens your horizons.
It builds your vocabulary.
When you read, you come across new words, writing styles, and phrases. You can amaze your English teacher in your next writing assignment!
It’s good for your brain.
Joseph Addison once reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It improves your focus, concentration, and memory.
It’s a fun activity.
Overall, reading is a low-cost and simple way to have FUN. There are so many genres to choose from, such as romance, history, and drama. There is never a shortage of entertaining books.
We encourage all of our scholars to read and become leaders in the community. Check out our Event pages to get involved in our Capitol community.
Shirley Chisholm once said that service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Here are five ways you can get involved in Baton Rouge.
After school tutoring
Tutoring strengthens confidence, helps others overcome learning difficulties, and improves work ethic. You could be an invaluable resource to someone by simply providing your knowledge. Ask one of your teachers if you can offer tutoring services.
Start a community garden
Make Baton Rouge beautiful! Community gardens provide access to fresh and healthy vegetables and dietary education. Try it out–you might discover that you have a green thumb.
Volunteer at an animal shelter
If you have an interest in becoming a veterinary, or if you just love animals, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. Volunteer duties include cleaning up, feeding, and exercising rescued dogs and cats. Visit the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society website for more information on promoting the well-being of animals.
Provide meals for the homeless
Homelessness is a major issue in Baton Rouge, so considering serving hot meals to those who desperately need them. There are many soup kitchens and food banks that are searching for volunteers, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Join the Big Buddy Program
Make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a mentor in the Big Buddy Program. This one is a time commitment, but you won’t regret changing someone’s life in a positive way.
Start this year off by becoming a leader in the community. Ask your teacher or guidance counselor if you need help signing up for any of these programs.
Mama and papa lions, may we have your attention please? Now is the perfect time to represent and support our Pride. Here are five ways you can join us in bettering our school:
Attend school activities events.
You can support our school by attending extracurricular activities events, such as our band’s concerts or our basketball games. You might even witness a future WNBA player in action. Who knows?
Make the most of our parent-teacher conferences.
Don’t just attend PTA/PTO meetings–ask questions and listen. Parent-teachers meetings are reserved for you to meet our educators and receive all the information you need concerning our offerings, culture, and much more.
Serve as tutors/volunteers/chaperones.
We need YOU. We are coming strong with the fun and educational trips and programs for our students, so we would truly appreciate the additional help. If you are available to tutor or volunteer on a weekly basis, let our faculty know in advance so that they can help you create a schedule and review expectations.
Stay updated on school standards.
Be a powerful advocate for education by staying informed on policy and guidelines, such as school uniforms guidelines and state academic standards. Understanding this information will help improve your child’s academic achievement.
Stay connected with us digitally.
We are quite active on social media. There, we share important announcements, upcoming events, and tips on how to be the best Lion you can be. Follow us on social media (@CapitolLions) to keep up with the Pride.
We truly appreciate our scholars’ parents and we are happy to have the opportunity to become partners in fostering your child’s education. Feel free to visit the school with any questions and concerns.
Summer break is the ideal opportunity to relax, reflect on the past semester, and spend time with friends and family. It’s also a great time to gain experience to add onto your resume. Here are five ways you can boost your resume so you can stand out among other candidates:
Volunteer! There are endless opportunities to make a difference in your community. It’s best to pick one continuous project at an organization instead of volunteering at multiple places. Be sure to pick a project that will transfer to the skills that you will use in college and your career path.
Work at a summer camp. Not only will you be having fun, but you will be earning a paycheck and strengthening your leadership and management skills.
Take up a summer job. Working a summer job will help you gain connections and build your work ethic. Choose a job that sparks your interest and allows you to learn valuable skills that are relevant to your career path. For example, if you’re interested in being a teacher, you could look into becoming an after-school tutor.
Take summer classes. Ask your guidance counselor if there are any summer classes available so you can get college credits before you even reach campus.
Start a business. Whether you’re starting a clothing line or moving service, becoming a teenager entrepreneur can be quite simple. This will show future employers that you take initiative, have a strong work ethic, and that you are enthusiastic about the things you love.
Enjoy your summer break!
The summer before college can be very exciting for your high school graduate. Here are five ways to prepare your high school graduate for the next stage of their life:
Go to orientation. The absolute best way for your teenager to receive the information they need to succeed is to actually visit the school before fall. Additionally, they will be able to register for classes and beat the dreaded waitlist.
Get them connected online. If your teenager has already been assigned a roommate, they can initiate contact by adding them on Facebook or sending an email. It’ll be great for them to get acquainted and set dorm ground rules.
Dorm room shopping. Take advantage of the back-to college-sales and get the right furnishings so that their dorm will feel just like home.
Schedule a visit to the doctor. While colleges offer health services, they vary in quality and often require students to join a waitlist. Be sure they can get a check up and prescriptions refilled before classes start.
Help them organize their finances. Everybody knows that college is expensive, but you can take matters into your own hands by helping your teenager create a budget for textbooks, clothes, food, and other necessities.
Exams season is approaching us! Don’t get caught slipping and end up stressed because you waited until the last minute to study. Here are five quick tips on how to study and ace it like a boss.
Manage your time wisely. Time management is a lesson you will need beyond high school and college. Start studying early so you won’t have to cram information in your noggin at the last minute. Also, creating a schedule (and following it) for your study sessions and study breaks is an effective technique.
Rewrite your notes. This may sound like a tedious method, but rewriting your notes will jog your memory and allow you to revisit information that you may have forgotten.
Health comes first. Staying well-rested and eating healthy meals will keep you energized and focused for your next study session. On the other hand, eating junk food and staying up all night will only leave you unmotivated and irritable.
Study in a group. When paired with the right people, studying with your peers can be beneficial. You can compare notes and quiz each other on the test material.
Do not study in your bed. I repeat, do not study in your bed! Your bed should be a place of relaxation. Also, you might have endless distractions in your room, such as your TV or siblings. Try studying at your local library.
Capitol High School’s study dates at May 20-22. Let’s finish the school year strong, lions!
What does Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King Jr., and 2 Chainz have in common? They have all graduated from a HBCU. A HBCU is a historically black college/university. They all have a common mission, which is to provide quality education and foster success for African-Americans college students. Here are five reasons why you should consider attending a HBCU.
HBCUs provide quality education. HBCUs are known for producing black scholars, especially in the STEM fields. For example, Xavier University educates the most black doctors in America.
HBCUs value diversity. A common myth is that HBCUs do not provide diverse atmosphere since there is a focus on African-American students. However, HBCUs educate students of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities.
HBCUs cultivate pride. HBCUs provide spaces for African Americans to discuss relevant issues and learn more about their history
HBCUs are affordable. HBCUs are dedicated to seeing students through graduation. The most expensive HBCUs are still below the national average for tuition. Be sure to speak with your guidance counselor and do your own research on tuition, board, and fees.
HBCUs are all over the nation. There are 101 HBCUs in the U.S.–you can choose one of the five institutions in Louisiana, head to Atlanta, Georgia for Clark Atlanta University. or go north for Howard University.
Historically black colleges and universities matter. If you are interested in attending a HBCU, be sure to speak with your guidance counselor.
For the last eight weeks we’ve been talking about changes that we are making at Capitol to heighten the experience of our scholars while they are here. We want to take a moment to show you some of the statistics behind these changes, and brag on the work that our scholars are doing. It is because of their hard work, along with the support of our dedicated teams, that our scholars are excelling in the following areas:
* In the 2015-16 school year, 17 seniors earned dual enrollment credits in addition to their high school diplomas
* The class of 2017 brought us our third consecutive year of a higher graduation rate than other area high schools
* We currently have a 100% college acceptance rate record in our graduating classes
* More than 90% of our scholars graduate on time
* Since 2016 our seniors have collectively earned $3.5 million in scholarships
When working towards goals we often forget to take a moment to celebrate the victories along the way. It is imperative that we celebrate our scholars for the hard work they are putting in. They are cooperating with us and trusting us to provide them with the tools to be successful, for that we thank them. We also would be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the parents and community members that encourage our scholars outside of the classroom. Together, we are making success happen!