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Yellow Jacket Sports (Jan 18 – Jan 24)

1/21 Wrestling – Tri-Meet v Benton @ Parkway | 5:30 pm
1/22 Varsity Girls Soccer @ St. Thomas More vs. Dominican | 5:30 pm
1/22 Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Benton | 6:00 pm
1/23 Softball 5K | 8:00 am
1/23 Varsity Girls Soccer @ St. Thomas More vs. Mt. Carmel | 11:00 am


JuniorsThe Coolidge Scholarship application is now available. The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). All applications must be completed online and submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, TOday. CLICK HERE or contact Mr. Rob Hammer at the Coolidge Foundation with any questions.  Mr. Hammer can be reached by email at coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.org or by phone at (202) 827-4291. More detailed information regarding the application process can be found on the Class of 2022 Canvas Page.

On Track Test Prep is hosting a one day ACT Boot Camp for the March 9th ACT test on Saturday, March 6th, from 8:00 am until noon.  Please contact: Sherri Moss at 572-5507 to register today! Limited space due to Covid.

YearbooksJanuary is the last month to purchase your 2021 Gusher yearbook. They can be purchased in room 115 or through Payforit for $65 or placed on layaway for $10. Don’t miss out!

Presidential Volunteer Service Award – 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 Volunteer Hour Log.

Upcoming PSAT and ASVAB – Attached are the lists for those students who have signed up to take the PSAT test and/or ASVAB test in January.  You will be receiving information about where to report on these dates from your 1st hour teachers.  CLICK HERE for ASVAB list. CLICK HERE for PSAT list.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – ASVAB Test – Learning Center – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – PSAT Test – Learning Center – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   (Bring your own calculator.)

Track & Field Interest Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 23, at noon on the track bleachers here at Byrd.  You must wear a mask and social distance.

Track & Field – Students interested in outdoor track and field please come by the front office (see Mrs. Hill) and get an eligibility packet.  Contact Coach Plaza (318-272-1671 jep1932@bellsouth.net) and make arrangements to attend the first official practice on Monday, February 1st. Paperwork must be completed and turned in by February 1st.

Upcoming Deadlines:

The Catholic Youth Leadership scholarship application is available online at http://www.louisianakc.org/programs/cyla/. The CYLA will award a scholarship to one senior Catholic boy and one senior catholic girl that exemplify leadership and catholic values. The deadline to apply is January 25th.

The Thomas McElroy scholarship application is available at cfnla.org. Click on COMMUNITY then choose SCHOLARSHIPS. You will need to create an online account to complete the scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student who plans to major in Science or Engineering. Students must have 3.0/4.0 gpa and successfully complete Calculus and Physics while in high school. The deadline is January 31st.


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