Students – StuCo is hosting a Canned Food Drive from November 12th to December 11th in support of the NW LA Food Bank. The Food Bank is not hosting the Pack the Pantry competition this year, but they are asking for needed donations. Please help Student Council support this worthy organization in our community. If you have ideas for prizes we can use as incentives, please share! We will be awarding first, second, and third place prizes of some sort for our school-wide competition.
Sophomores – HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) is a program for high school sophomores that will build leadership skills. At least one delegate and two alternates will be selected by a committee to participate in a three to four-day leadership training between April and June. If you are interested in a HOBY delegate, see Mrs. Eason in the counseling office for information on how to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday.
Senior Ads – Gusher ad pictures and messages should be emailed to email@example.com by November 15.
Pictures – Did you miss your class pic or forget to bring your money? Call Harrington House at 425-5379 to schedule a make-up before November 17 or go to harringtonhouse.net/#!/HOME to order online. Seniors must go to harringtonhouse.net/#!/HOME to select your pic for the Gusher or it will be done for you!
Blood Drive – The first blood drive of the year will take place on November 17th from 8:30 to 3:00 in the Learning Center. Because of COVID precautions, walk-ins will not be allowed. You MUST sign up for a non-core class time. Link available on ByrdStuCo Instagram or here: CLICK HERE
On Track Test Prep is hosting a Boot Camp for the December 12th ACT. It will be held on Saturday, November 21, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Learning Center. The cost is $100. Please call Sherri Moss at 572-5507 to register!
Students – The Fall administration of LEAP 2025 will begin December 1st. This administration is ONLY for students who have taken and failed a test previously. All students scheduled to test will be notified prior to the test date. If you are not contacted, you are not scheduled to test in the fall. Please contact your counselor or Lisa Johnson, Asst. Principal if you have questions.
Juniors – It is time to order your class ring for C. E. Byrd High School!
RING ORDER NIGHT – Wednesday, December 2, 4-7 pm in the school cafeteria. Graduate Sales will have a full display of rings for you to look at to help you pick just the right ring. Sales representatives will be available to answer any questions you might have, and to measure your ring size. A $70.00 deposit will be required, (cash, check or credit card) to place your order.
Get your ring order packet at the Main Office or Room S-105 starting Wednesday, November 4th.
ELECTRONIC CLASS RING CATALOG: CLICK HERE
ORDERS CAN ALSO BE PLACED AT https//www.balfour.com
ORDER VIDEO https://youtu.be/x7nfd7WNUXk
Call or Text Graduate Sales at 318-549-0082 with any specific questions.
PSAT – The PSAT will be given again at Byrd on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This is a College Board exam which gives 10th and 11th grade students an opportunity to check their progress towards college readiness. It also provides practice for the SAT. For 11th grade students, PSAT scores are used to screen for candidates for the National Merit Scholarship Program Competition. Participation in PSAT testing is voluntary. Students planning to test must register by paying the $17 test fee. The deadline for paying will be December 4, 2020. Payment can be submitted online on PayForIt.net or to the bookkeeper in the office. Students may only take the test one time so if you took it in October, you cannot take it in January. Mrs. Prothro will take up that money later. The exam fee is non-refundable. Call Mrs. Prothro at 364-5455 if you have any questions.