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Yellow Jacket Sports (Feb 1 – Feb 7)

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.

Lunch VisitsSouthern UniversityFebruary 22nd.

AP Exams fee reminder – Fee notification letters were mailed to parents in December.  Exam fees are now being accepted.  Payment for students qualified for free/reduced-price lunch should be paid in the counseling office to Ms. Eason.  All other students must submit payment on payforit.net. The deadline for payment is February 26th. Exam orders will be canceled for any fee not paid by February 26th.

Congratulations – This week 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.

Students – 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!

StudentsThe 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 February 1st. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/13804.  We are expecting delivery/distribution on Thursday, February 11th.

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.

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:

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families, or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up. CLICK HERE for more information and to enter. Deadline: February 15, 2021

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.