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Yellow Jacket Sports (Feb 1 – Feb 7)

2/1 Girls Soccer V @ Loyola | 6:00 pm
2/2 Girls/Boys Basketball v Natchitoches | 6:00 pm
2/2 Boys Soccer V v Parkway | 6:00 pm
2/5 Wrestling – City Championships @ Byrd | 5:00 pm
2/6 Indoor Track Last Chance Qualifier @ Carl Maddox Fieldhouse


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.

ASVAB – Students who took this test may pick up their scores in B-2.

Congratulations – February 1st – 5th is National School Counseling Week.  Ms. Byrd, Ms. Eason, Ms. Lacy, and Ms. Orenbaun, we would like to thank you for your hard work and your dedication to the students at C. E. Byrd High School.  This week, we salute you.

Choir Fundraiser – The Choirs are selling gourmet popcorn from Sugarwalk Popcorn with a special Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Mix (strawberry/cheesecake)!  Help support our programs by buying some sweet popcorn for your favorite Valentine!  Orders must be placed by TODAY. CLICK HERE to order. We are expecting delivery/distribution on Thursday, February 11th.

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 TODAY. Paperwork must be completed and turned in by TODAY.

Blood Drive – Student Council will be hosting a blood drive TOMORROW. in the Learning Center. Seniors, remember if you have donated six times, you may be eligible to be in a drawing for a $500 scholarship. Also, you will receive the donor cord. Because of COVID regulations, Jackets need to use the link to sign up for your donation time, or you can see Mrs. Carberry in room 202 during first hour and she can sign you up. Please do not sign up to donate during a core class. CLICK HERE to sign up.

Band Fundraiser – The Band will have a fundraiser at Newk’s Eatery on Youree Drive on Wednesday, February 10th from 5-8 p.m. Mention you’re with the Byrd Band and they will receive 15% of receipts collected. Thanks for supporting our amazing band!

Students – Be on the lookout for a link on Canvas to fill out the school survey for Matchomatics! This year, Student Council will be passing out your results FOR FREE! However, you can’t get your results if you don’t fill out the survey! Join in for this fun, free Valentine’s Day activity! Global announcement on Canvas coming soon!

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.

Senior Graduation Information – Due to the many restrictions placed on visitors this year, ordering your graduation supplies are now being handled online or in person at Graduate Sales, 3524 Youree Drive, phone 318-865-0409.  Their online website is graduatesalesyouree.com and office hours are Monday – Friday 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Basketball season is HERE!!! You may purchase your tickets at locallevelevents.com.  I have some basketball shirts and some pink shirts left.  Limited sizes are available! Get them before they run out.  Go to https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/13744 for shirt orders.


Upcoming Deadlines:

The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1st at jackierobinson.org. Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is TODAY at 5 p.m. ET

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.


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