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Yellow Jacket Sports (Feb 8 – Feb 14)

2/12 Girls/Boys Basketball v Parkway | 6:00 pm
2/13 Wrestling – Regionals @ Parkway


Key Club – Freshmen guys be on the lookout for information on Key Club admissions.  Info on how to apply will be posted to the Byrd Blast and Canvas by the end of next week.  We look forward to having you!

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.

Seniors – Harrington House has scheduled days to have our seniors come into their Margaret Place studio to take cap and gown pictures. Seniors can come at any time between 3-5 pm February 23rd through the 26th. No appointment is necessary. CLICK HERE for the packet.

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.

March ACT – On Tuesday, March 9th the statewide ACT will be given to all 11th grade students.  Seniors with the highest ACT composite score of 20 or below may also test on that day.  Tenth grade students will take the PreACT.  Testing will take place on campus.  Students do not need to register; all 11th grade students and all eligible seniors will be scheduled to test.  Contact Penny Eason at peason@caddoschools.org if you have questions.

Seniors – Several new scholarships have been posted to the Class of 2021 Canvas page. Be sure to check your announcements and the general scholarship module for these and other scholarship opportunities.

Tennis practices will begin soon and for players or parents to send me an email to C.E.ByrdTennis@gmail.com for more info.

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.

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: MONDAY, 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.

Students – C.E. Byrd’s literary magazine, Perspectives, is now accepting entries. Students are encouraged to submit their original short stories, poems, or one-act plays for consideration for publication; visual art is also welcome. The topic and format are left to your imagination! All accepted entries will be published in a hard-copy magazine in May of 2021. Use this link to submit your written entry https://forms.gle/dCLausAtjGxhrtek8. If you are interested in submitting visual art for consideration, email the art as an attachment to perspectivesentry@gmail.com. See Mrs. Maier or your English teacher for more information. The due date for submission: March 12th.


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