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Yellow Jacket Sports (Feb 22 – Feb 28)

2/26-2/27 Wrestling – State Championships – River Center, Baton Rouge
2/27 BLJV @ St. Thomas More | 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm


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.

JV Cheer Information – Current Freshman: JV cheer tryout interest meeting Wednesday, February 24 @5:30 in the Learning Center. Parent AND student must attend to be able to try out!! Can’t come in person? Email azator@caddoschools.org for Zoom codes!

VARSITY Cheer Information – Current 10th and 11th graders: Varsity cheer tryout interest meeting Thursday, February 25 @ 5:30 in the Learning Center. Parent AND student must attend to be able to try out!! Can’t come in person? Email azator@caddoschools.org for Zoom codes!

Volunteer Opportunity – Reruns Are Fun workers needed from Astra Club and Key Club!  Read below for times and place. 2640 Youree Drive  Enter off E. Washington Red Brick Building @ back of parking lot. There will be a Reruns banner on the building. CLICK HERE for dates and details.

Key Club – Key Club will be holding Freshman Interviews Tuesday, March 2 directly after school. In order to attend students must fill out the following application: https://forms.gle/XBp7zdvjsz5Eb9A29

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.

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:

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.