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Yellow Jacket Sports (March 8 – March 14)

3/11 SJV/V v Parkway | 4:00 pm
3/13 SV @ Pineville Tourney |9:00 am


Attention All Seniors!! CLICK HERE for senior party questionnaire. 

College Visit – Army National Guard will be outside the café TODAY during lunch.

Renaissance will be held during both lunch shifts on TODAY.  Please look for the list in your classroom.

DMV – If you are planning to get your license or TIP card next week, TOMORROW is the deadline to get your enrollment letter from the counseling office.

ACT Test – The deadline to register for the April 17th ACT, without paying a late fee, is this TOMORROW.  This is a testing date that is offered at Byrd; however, there are only 40 slots still available.  If you are wanting to test at Byrd, you need to get signed up ASAP.

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

Class of 2021 – We are trying to collect email addresses for our graduates prior to graduation so that you can be kept up to date on all of the neat activities we have planned for the 100th Reunion coming up in 2025.  We want you all to stay involved.  All we ask is that you complete the attached google form with an email address that you are going to keep long term. CLICK HERE to fill out form.

Students – Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who are interested in becoming a member-at-large for Student Council next school year need to fill out https://forms.gle/aai7D33amze2XxFc6 by April 2nd. QR codes will also be available around the school to scan the link.

Seniors – You have to complete a financial aid step in order to graduate. Most students will complete the FAFSA application. The FAFSA is the TOPS application, as well as a general financial aid application that indicates if you are eligible to receive any grant money (this is money you use for college or technical school and you do not have to pay back), as well as student loans. If you need help completing your FAFSA, please click the link below: https://fafsahelp.paperform.co/.  This link is also available in the Class of 2021 Canvas announcements.

StuCo Elections – Student Council Campaign Week is March 22nd through March 26th, and elections will be the week of March 29th.  Only students who want to hold officer positions need to pick up a packet. Members-at-large will fill out applications in April.

The honor graduate list is posted outside the Counseling Office and on the Class of 2021 Canvas Page. Honor graduates are all students with a 4.0 gpa, plus the top 5% of the remaining graduating class. This year it includes all students with a 3.91 or higher cumulative grade point average. Honor graduates are eligible to purchase and wear a purple and gold honor cord, which will be distributed at the Senior Awards Assembly (TBA). You can purchase immediately at locallevelevents.com, or in the counseling office beginning April 1st. If purchasing at school, you must have exact change/cash only. Cost is $10. Cords must be purchased by April 23rd to receive them at the assembly.  Purchase cords online at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14444 Your access code is your student ID number without the preceding 0.

Math/Science Magnet students may wear the magnet stole at graduation. This is the white satin stole with letters BHS printed on the end. You can purchase immediately at locallevelevents.com, or in the Counseling Office beginning April 1st.  If purchasing at school, you must have exact change/cash only. Cost is $16. Purchase stoles online at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14446  Your access code is your student ID number without the preceding 0.

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.

College Visits – Southern Arkansas University, March 24 | NSU, March 25
There is still time to apply to the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC).  LYAC accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. CLICK HERE for info.

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: TOMORROW.

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 to register.


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