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Cougar Traditions

Cedar Creek is steeped in tradition, having been around for more than 50 years! Like any first-year family, you may have some questions about some of the traditions, activities and events unique to our school.

This page is a compilation of answers to questions we often get asked by our first-year families. Our hope is this page will help you understand some of these traditions and activities. Some of this information can also be found in more detail on other pages on this website.

If at any time this page differs from the student handbook, the handbook will take precedence.

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Every year in the spring, Cedar Creek Pre-K through fifth-grade students, in conjunction with the President’s Physical Fitness program, participate in running the Cougar Mile. Held on the school track, this fun event often draws many parents and family members, who both cheer on and (sometimes) run alongside their children as they race to complete a mile. All students are given a participatory medal.


High School

  • Homecoming Dance - held Saturday night after the homecoming game
  • GAB Dance - Girls Ask Boys dance is generally held in February
  • Prom - for juniors and seniors and their dates. One special note: It has been CC tradition for all senior girls to wear white to the prom.

Middle School

  • Two dances are held for 7th and 8th graders, generally one in the fall and one in the spring.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Lane Assignments

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  • Left-hand lane - Pre-K, Elementary, High School
  • Proceed in assigned lane. Speed limit is 5 miles per hour


  • Stop where the teacher aide/teacher is located
  • Students will unload at this point


  • Stop where the teacher aide/teacher is located
  • Students will be escorted and loaded at this point 

Middle School

  • Exit campus as directed by school personnel

High School

  • To exit campus after student drop off/pickup, use Middle School exit or lane 3 

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Do’s and Don’ts

  • Please do not enter campus the wrong way against the traffic flow.
  • Schools are hands-free cellphone zones; refrain from talking on your phone while driving on campus.
  • Do not get out of your car or leave your car unattended. If you must park, park in an unnumbered space in the main parking lot.
  • Please do not drop off or pick up your child except in the designated locations.
  • Your elementary child will not be allowed to walk and meet you on the front parking lot.

Green and Gold Days

A fun field trip for all middle school students who meet the following criteria:

  • Homework turned in on time
  • No tardies or discipline referrals

Private Music Lessons

Taught by Cindy Hockenjos and Jeanne Patterson. Mrs. Hockenjos teaches voice and piano to students
in grades 8 and up. Mrs. Patterson teaches piano to all ages. To sign up, please contact Mrs. Hockenjos or Mrs. Patterson at (318) 255-7707.

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A special event for juniors and their families. Juniors are presented with their class rings in a lovely ceremony in May during the day on CC campus.

Book Fair

This is a fundraiser that has grown in popularity to the point that it now is held for 1½ weeks in mid-February. It coincides with Grandparents Day.

Social Events Outside the Classroom

Back to School Swim Parties and Parent Coffees: These are socials held in conjunction with the beginning of school and are designed to allow students and parents the opportunity to get reacquainted after the summer. Participation can include selecting a date, hosting a coffee in your home, developing an invitation and mailing to parents.

Spirit Week 

The days leading up to the Homecoming game. Each day is generally a different theme with a suggested idea for dress (i.e. ‘80s day, famous twins, etc.) The Spirit groups are in charge of the festivities and begin preparing for this event in the summer. One of the highlights of the week is the all-school (families included) pep rally held on Thursday evening of Homecoming week.

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The following teams represent Cedar Creek School:


  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Football - Varsity, JV and Middle School
  • Basketball - Varsity, JV, and Middle School
  • Baseball - Varsity, JV
  • Tennis
  • Track - Varsity, Middle School
  • Golf


  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Cheerleaders - Varsity, JV and Middle School
  • Emerald Entertainers and Jewels (dance line)
  • Basketball – Varsity, JV and Middle School
  • Softball – Varsity and Middle School
  • Tennis
  • Track - Varsity and Middle School
  • Golf 

Student Activities

Middle School

  • 4-H
  • Geography Bee
  • Math Counts
  • Spelling Bee
  • National Junior Honor Society

Middle School and High School

  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • National Honor Society
  • Science Fair
  • Social Studies Fair
  • Student Council
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Quiz Bowl

High School

  • Art Club
  • French Club
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Key Club
  • Future Farmers of America
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Publications
  • Cahier (yearbook)
  • The CLAW (literary publication)
  • Cougar Ambassadors


6th Grade - Dallas/Medieval Times
7th Grade - Washington, D.C.
8th Grade - South Louisiana
High School

  • Theater/Art trip, offered on alternating years
  • Europe trip, open to students who have completed a second level foreign language. Offered the years the theater/art trip is not being offered.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of Cedar Creek. Grab the opportunity to make new friends and support Cedar Creek.

Hospitality Committee: Volunteers provide refreshments at Parent Club events, the monthly culinary tribute to faculty members celebrating birthdays and any other events as needed.

Faculty Christmas Reception: This is a luncheon held each December in honor of the entire faculty. Participants will be asked to contact parents to help with donations for the meal, set up and decorate tables and to help serve the meal.

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Teacher Appreciation: This event is held in early May. We host a luncheon in addition to providing homemade goodies for the teacher's lounges and small gifts for the faculty. Volunteers will be needed all five days in various capacities.

Adopt-a-Teacher Program: This program focuses on showing our teachers how much we appreciate them during the school year. A parent "adopts" a teacher and provides small gifts for holidays, Prideworkday2019-1004socmed.jpgbirthday, etc.

Creek Pride Work Day: This event is held each summer and once during the school year to spruce
up our campus. Volunteers paint, clean, landscape, and help with projects in the teacher classrooms.

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