The Student Government Association has a highly active and functional role within our school. Its purpose is not to govern the students, but to serve as a liaison between the student body and the administration. It is an organization that is comprised of student leaders who represent their peers and school. Throughout the year, SGA members contribute positively back to the school and community in a variety of ways. Leadership skills are also a significant part of the Lion’s Student Government Association. Additionally, this organization seeks to strengthen school spirit and pride.
The Lion’s Yearbook staff main goals are to capture the atmosphere of Booker T. Washington High School and include every student's picture in the yearbook. Assisted by the advisor(s), yearbook students use an online computer program to create pages, design layouts and sell the yearbook. They’re also primarily responsible for taking all pictures that will be included in the book. The yearbook staff will also help reinforce writing and social skills. It requires a great deal of time but is most definitely a positive experience.
Entering the profession of Cosmetology takes dedication, a willingness to learn and a desire to achieve. The objective of the program is to provide the possible training in making you, the student salon-ready. The Cosmetology program is searching for students that are willing to give 100% participation, however the program requires students to stay involved with the constant changes in the Cosmetology industry.
Upon completion of the Cosmetology program, a student will be prepared to take the State Board Examination to become a licensed Cosmetologist. Students can enroll in the program during their junior year and remain through their senior year to the complete the program. Cosmetology students report to BTW in the morning for Cosmetology 1 & in the afternoon for Cosmetology II. Transportation is provided.
Student Ambassadors serve as mentors for incoming freshman. Student Ambassadors are visible at many campus events that are geared towards prospective students and families.
•Minimum 3.0 GPA
• No referrals from previous nor current school year
•One recommendation from faculty member
•Strong leadership skills
• A sincere desire to increase student enrollment and to foster the school’s positive reputation
In the French club, you will learn about French culture through food, festivals, music, and film. This club is open to students who are currently enrolled in French or who have taken French in the past. Serve our community and fellow members in need, and get a great taste of French culture without leaving Shreveport!
Faculty Advisor: Madame Broussard
The Booker T. Washington High School Lamp Chapter, National Honor Society currently consists of 13 members. This year the chapter has a new advisor in Miss. Ronda Wade; Career and Technology Education instructor. The officers of the Chapter are as follows: President-Angelique Allen, Vice-President-LaTavia Cannon, Secretary-Imani Jones, and Treasurer-Donterrious Fuller.
The members have worked on two projects this year; the BTW Homecoming Carnival and the Pack the Pantry Campaign with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. The chapter collected and donated, 278 pounds of assorted food products for food bank to deliver to needy families during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Inductees for this year will be selected during the spring 2017 semester. In order to be considered as a member of the National Honor society the following requirements must be met:
Selection of the members of the chapter are chosen by a majority vote, by the Faculty Council consisting of a five faculty member panel, chosen by the principal.
Distributive Education Clubs of America, known as DECA. DECA encourages free enterprise and economic awareness through individual instruction, and Creative Marketing experience in business establishments.
DECA is organized on local, state, and national levels to provide incentives and recognition for Distributive Education students. It encourages group participation, leadership development, career study, and is recognized as a vital part of the total Distributive Education Program. DECA purpose is preparing well-adjusted citizens for its community.
The Barber/Styling industry has become one of the most lucrative businesses in skill trades today. The Barber/Styling program is offered to 11th and 12th graders, attending any school in Caddo parish. Students are required to possess a positive attitude, a 2.5 GPA, and complete Louisiana Barber’s Board registration requirements, after acceptance.
With the constant change of the Barbering and Beauty industry the student have access to learn, with all the tools, and equipment that are used amongst the professionals. This class offer a wide range of experiences, from classroom theory, to hands-on practical work in a state of the art laboratory.
The Barber/Styling program is accredited with the Louisiana Barbers Board. Students hours accumulated are transferred to any Barber school, within the state, upon their departure.
In addition the Barbering program is taught by a license barber instructor, and is always in search for students, that are willing to give 100% participation.
The telecommunication curriculum is designed to give students the hands-on skills needed to compete in the world of broadcasting and digital media.
Students are trained to operate broadcast professional level equipment perform basic editing functions, & write for the media
Students also tour local media facilities & attend mass communications conferences at area colleges and universities.