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Yellow Jacket Sports (Jan 25 – Jan 31)

1/25 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Southwood | 6:00 pm
1/25 Varsity Boys Soccer @ Southwood | 7:30 pm
1/26 Girls/Boys Basketball @ Southwood | 6:00 pm
1/27 Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Magnet | 6:00 pm
1/28-1/30 Varsity and JV Boys Soccer @ Cargill Cabosa Tournament
1/28 Wrestling – Tri Meet vs. Bossier | 5:30 pm
1/29 Wrestling – Ken Cole @ Comeaux High
1/29 Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Haughton | 6:00 pm
1/29 Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Ruston | 6:00 pm
1/30 Indoor Track High School Qualifier @ Carl Maddox Fieldhouse
1/30 Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Acadiana | 11:00 am


Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 is March 1-5. Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to our teachers, faculty, and staff for all they do in and out of the classroom especially during this time of Covid-19. We appreciate all their efforts and want to make them feel extra special. Please use the link below to make your grade-specific donation to help provide lunch, gift cards, and door prizes daily. Thank you! CLICK HERE for the link.

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

Horticulture Club will meet Thursday morning at 8:00 AM in Room 313.  New members are welcome and we will plant flower seeds!

Club pictures are scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday. Due to covid restrictions, clubs are split up into smaller groups either by grade or by alphabet. Students will report to the auditorium 5 minutes prior to their scheduled time. CLICK HERE for the link to the schedule. Only club members who are on the official membership list will be allowed in the group pictures.

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!

Students – Step Forward is excited to announce that it is Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) student recruitment time. TAC is a regional youth-led group appointed to help improve local policy decision-making and programming that impacts teens and young adults in North Louisiana. Membership in TAC  provides a valuable opportunity for teens to participate in the democratic process, interact with city leaders and impact important decisions. In a press release last May,  Dr. Goree embraced Step Forward’s Teen Advisory Committees recommendations.  Now, together we must begin the work to ensure that the TACs recommendations are a part of what is done in Caddo schools every day. Please direct your TAC questions to the attention of Carla Burgos at burgos@cfnla.org.

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.

Track & Field Interest Meeting will be held on TOMORROW 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 1. Paperwork must be completed and turned in by February 1.

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 TODAY.

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 FRIDAY.


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