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Yellow Jacket Sports (March 1 – March 7)

3/4  SJV/V @ NCHS | 4:00 pm
3/5-3/6 SV @ Ruston Tourney


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.

New Fax Numbers – Please be aware that the following fax numbers have changed.

Main Office Fax                318-364-3456

Counseling Office Fax        318-364-3499

Matchomatics – If you have not already picked up your Matchomatics results, please pick those up in the hallway by room 202 during your lunch shift TODAY. If you are virtual, please come to pick those up between 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 5th.

Senior girls interested in joining a sorority next year may attend an informational meeting that will be held TODAY at 5:30 pm at First Baptist Church Shreveport. Masks are required. Attendance is not required for a recommendation letter or to attend recruitment.

Jackson Ballew, Hadley Tompkins, and Michael Cosse have entered the Byrd hydroponic farm into a national Blue Ocean Entrepreneurial competition. A significant part of this competition is receiving a number of likes on our youtube video commercial. CLICK HERE to watch. We are asking all students and parents to like the video.

College Visits – Army/Army Reserves, March 8  |  Navy, March 10

Students – Splash Kingdom is hiring now for the following positions: water safety, park service, security, guest service, and food service. They offer good pay, flexible hours, leadership opportunities, free entry for employees and employee parties. Apply at www.splashkingdomwaterpark.com

If you are interested in participating in the Senior Ring Ceremony, please go by Room S105 or the main office to pick up an information sheet regarding requirements and cost.

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

StuCo Elections – Student Council Intent-to-Run for Office forms for the 2021-2022 school year will be available beginning March 3 in room 202. Intent-to-Run forms will be due by March 10. Campaign Week will be March 22  through March 26, and elections will be the week of March 29.  Only students who want to hold officer positions need to pick up a packet. Members-at-large will fill out applications in April.

Renaissance will be held during both lunch shifts on Thursday, March 11.  Please look for the list in your classroom.

Seniors – We are having a Senior Ring Ceremony on Friday, March 12, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Check your Canvas soon for details!

Key Club – Information is now posted on Canvas for freshmen boys that are interested in joining Key Club. We look forward to having you!

Boys and Girls State – Please see Mrs. Prothro if you are interested in attending Louisiana Boys or Girls State this summer. CLICK HERE for the video. CLICK HERE for the brochure. CLICK HERE for Covid guidelines.

National Society of Black Engineers – This Saturday The National Society of Black Engineers is hosting an event where high school students will have the opportunity to learn about being an engineering student and various career opportunities in engineering. The main purpose of the event is to expose students to the field of engineering by giving attendees the opportunity to talk to current NSBE college students and young professionals. This will also be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about NSBE and the wonderful support system that the organization offers. CLICK HERE for the flyer.

ACT Information – Each 11th and 12th student taking ACT State/District testing on Tuesday, March 9, will need a MyACT account to complete non-test information. The non-test information they complete can provide a number of benefits to the student including •Career counseling, •Identifying data gaps, •College and career planning, •Interest-major fit information, •Sending scores to up to four colleges for free. Before this can be done, each student must receive their personal student code.  Student codes are being distributed in English classes today to traditional students.  Virtual students will receive their student code on test day.  Non-test information must be completed no later than 2 days after testing, March 11. CLICK HERE for a full list of names and testing locations.

Upcoming Deadlines:

JUNIORS – The deadline for students placing orders for class rings will be this TODAY, at 5 pm.  Orders can be placed online at www.balfour.com or at the Graduate Sales Office located at 2285 Benton Road, Suite D 105, Bossier City LA 71111 (Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 2-5 pm) Phone or text 318-549-0082.

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 12.

Fighting Hate for Good Art and Poetry Contest – Entries due to Ms. Prothro by March 19. CLICK HERE for the entry form and information.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Our local GUMBO (Games Uniting Mind and Body) meet on Saturday, April 24 at Lee Hedges Stadium.  This is a track and field meet for young people with physical impairments and visual impairments.  You may volunteer from 8:00am-11:00am for the field event competition or from 10:00am-1:00pm for the track events.  Please feel free to volunteer for the entire games from 8:00 am-1:00 pm if available.  All times are estimates only and will be confirmed closer to 4/15/2021.  Please email Dianna Watson at dianna.watson20@gmail.com with any questions or to sign up to volunteer.  Covid precautions will be followed.


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