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Yellow Jacket Sports

11/20 Girls/Boys Basketball @ Choudrant | 6:00 pm
11/20-11/21 Airline Soccer Tournament (dates and times on calendar)
11/21 Byrd Swimming LHSAA Division 1 State Championship @ YMCA BHP Billiton | Boys’ Session @ 9:00 AM / Girls Session @ 3:30 PM
11/23 JV Boys Soccer vs. Magnet | 6:00 pm
11/27 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Pineville Tournement


Students – After two big wins for Girls Soccer in their preseason scrimmages the Byrd Lady Jackets open up play with a game against Loyola today (Friday) at Byrd at 6:20 pm and tomorrow (Saturday) back at Messmer Stadium at 3:30 pm.  Come see your Lady Jacket Soccer!

Fleet Reserve Association 2020-2021 Americanism Essay Contest “The Bill of Rights and Me” – This essay is 350 words or less. The Grand prize is $5000. These essays are due to Mrs. Prothro by November 27. See your English teacher or history teacher for more information.

If you would like to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB) please let Mrs. Prothro know at mprothro@caddoschools.org by December 8, 2020. We are offering this to all 11th graders, and any 12th graders who indicate that they are interested. The test will be given on Thursday, January 21, 2021, in the Learning Center. This is a great way for them to find out what will benefit the most when they graduate from high school. This is the only time this test will be offered at Byrd this year.

Track – Students who wish to join the 2020-2021 CE Byrd Boys and Girls Track teams please contact Coach Plaza at jep1932@icloud.com or 318-272-1671.

Swimming – The 2020 Louisiana High School State Swim Meet 11/18-11/21/2020 consists of 4 Divisions with a Boys’ Meet and a Girls’ Meet in each Division contested separately in two sessions per division over four days. While spectators are not allowed at the venue, the event is being broadcast via live stream from Shreveport, LA on the website: www.nfhsnetwork.com Once on the website, type in the words “Louisiana High School Athletic Association” in the Search Bar to be presented with upcoming viewing options for LHSAA sports.  These options include all remaining sessions of the 2020 LHSAA Swim Meet. This website may also be accessed via a link embedded in the www.LHSAA.org website. There is a paid subscription and sign up required to watch the live stream and another programming with price points beginning at $10.99 for a one-month-only subscription.

C.E. Byrd Swimming will compete in Division 1 on Saturday 11/21/2020 with the Boys’ Session going live at 9:10 AM CST and the Girls’ Session going live at 3:40 PM CST.

9th Graders – If you are interested in applying to be a Lyle Leader, please complete the application, and return to Mrs. Prothro by December 16th.  Lyle Leaders is an organization unique to Byrd that participates in leadership activities and service activities from 9th-12th grades.  The organization was begun by one of our Hall of Fame Alumni Association members with a $100,000 donation to the school.

Art Club – Applications are ready for pick up right outside Mrs. Cox’s room B7 in the basement. You don’t have to be an art student, all Jackets are welcome! The deadline to join the Art Club is December 14th.

Cross CountryStudents who wish to join the 2020-2021 CE Byrd Boys and Girls Cross Country teams please contact Coach Plaza at jep1932@icloud.com or 318-272-1671.

Juniors and Seniors – If you are interested in taking the ASVAB test on January 21st, please let Mrs. Prothro know by December 8th.

Students – Any student who has 100 or more volunteer service hours from March 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021, is eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  The hours can be school-related, community activities, church activities, mission trips, etc.  Completed volunteer activity sheets must be submitted to Mrs. Prothro by Monday, March 1, 2021.  Please email Mrs. Prothro at mprothro@caddoschools.org with any questions. CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Log Form.

Students – The PSAT will be given again at Byrd on Tuesday, January 26th.  This is a College Board exam that 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 and the deadline is December 4th.  You may pay online at PayForIt.net or to the bookkeeper in the office.  If you took this test 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.


CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.
CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.
CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.