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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 are virtual, please come to pick those up between 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 5th.

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 Visit – Army and Army Reserves will be here Monday during lunch outside the café.

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.

ACT – On Tuesday the statewide ACT will be given to all 11th grade students.  Seniors with an 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.  Each 11th and 12th grade student taking ACT State/District will need a MyACT account to complete non-test information. Before this can be done, each student must receive their personal student code.  Student codes are being distributed in English classes. Non-test information must be completed no later than 2 days after testing, March 11th. All students testing will fill in demographic information on their answer sheets on test day.  A part of that information is the student’s mailing address.  It is important that students know their correct mailing address.  If this information is left blank on the answer sheet, ACT will not score the answer sheet.  Contact Mrs. Eason in the counseling office if you have questions.

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.  Please look for the list in your classroom.

Seniors – We are having a Senior Ring Ceremony on Friday 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 EngineersTOMORROW 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.

Upcoming Deadlines:

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.