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Yellow Jacket Sports (March 29 – April 4)

3/30 SBJV/V v Airline | 4:00 pm


Congratulations to Emily Carr! She was selected as the Elks Student of the Month for March. She will receive a scholarship at the banquet in May. Seniors still have one more opportunity to earn the Elks Student of the Month Scholarship. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and due to the Elks office by April 15th.

Junior and Sophomore girls interested in Key Club need to check their Canvas announcements for information on how to sign up!  Interviews will be next week so sign up now!

Key Club – Information is posted for new Key Club members outside Room S307. We will have a club meeting TODAY immediately after school in the auditorium.  Be there or be square!

Support Your Fellow Jackets – Come out and support our Baseball Boys by grabbing supper from Cane’s here on Kings Highway.  They will have a fundraiser on TOMORROW from 4-8:00 pm.  Just mention when you order that you support Byrd Baseball and our team will receive 15% of the proceeds!

Juniors – If you are interested in becoming a Top Jacket your senior year, there is a MANDATORY information/interest meeting in the Learning Center Thursday.  You have two options to attend that day – either before school at 7:45 or after school at 4:00.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Panos or Ms. Springer.

StuCo Elections – Student Council Campaign Week will continue through Thursday. Elections will be held the week of April 6th – 9th. 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 Thursday. If purchasing at school, you must have exact change/cash only. The cost is $10. Cords must be purchased by April 23 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 Thursday.  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.

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 a form https://forms.gle/aai7D33amze2XxFc6 by Friday.  QR codes will also be available around the school to scan the link.

Support Your Fellow Jackets – Please come support Byrd Beta Club at Chipotle Youree Dr on Wednesday, April 7, from  5-9 pm.  When ordering your food, be sure to let them know you are there for Byrd Beta!  Thanks for your support!

College VisitsBPCCApril 8.

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.

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.

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.
Louisiana Youth Webinar will be held July 18-23, 2021. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

2021 Spring LEAP 2025 ( EOC ) testing will begin on April 15.  The proposed dates are as follows: 

US History Geometry English II English I Algebra I Biology
Monday, April 19

Tuesday, April 20


Wednesday, April 21

Thursday, April 22


Monday, April 26

Tuesday, April 27


Wednesday, April 28

Thursday, April 29


Monday, May 3

Tuesday, May 4


Wednesday, May 5

Thursday, May 6


  • Virtual students will test on campus on the dates listed
  • All virtual students and students with accommodations will test in the mornings beginning at 8:30 sharp.
  • All tests are timed!  YOU MUST BE ON TIME.
  • All tests will be tested over a two-day period.  YOU MUST BE PRESENT BOTH DAYS!
  • All tests have three sessions.  We will test Session 1 on Day 1 (shorter day) and Sessions 2 & 3 on Day 2 (longer day).
  • There will be VERY few opportunities for make-up due to the schedule so everyone needs to be present and on time on both days of testing.
  • Retesters and Seniors will be notified individually regarding testing times.
  • All students will be required to wear a mask during the entire testing period.
  • Specific questions can be emailed to lwjohnson@caddoschools.org.

Upcoming Deadlines:

The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier is excited to continue its annual scholarship program for young ladies in Caddo and Bossier Parishes who demonstrate high academics and a commitment to community service.  Each year, we award two $1,000 scholarships – one to a student in Caddo Parish and one to a student in Bossier Parish.  Requirements and applications are available on our website at www.jlsb.org/scholarships. The deadline is TOMORROW.

The Bossier Federal Credit Union scholarship application is available in the Counseling Office, or at www.bossierfcu.org/scholarships  This scholarship is available for any high school senior in Caddo, Bossier, or Webster parish entering college in fall 2021. You must submit the application, current transcript, and a typed, double-spaced essay of 500 words. The essay topic is “Who is someone in your life that you consider to be a role model? How has this person impacted your life?” The deadline is THURSDAY.

The Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) will award ten (10) $1,000 scholarships: Five (5) males and five (5) females to graduating senior student-athletes whose parents/guardians are members of the coaches association. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 9.  A copy of the student-athlete’s transcript must be uploaded with the application. Additional support documentation (letter(s) of recommendation, student resumes, ACT/SAT scores, etc.) are optional, but should also be uploaded at the time of submission. Please note, partially completed applications are unable to be saved. Must be completely filled prior to submission. http://www.lhsca.org/scholarships

2021 We the Students Essay Contest is available at https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest Essay Prompt “What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?” 1st Place prize is $7,500. The deadline is April 15.


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