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Yellow Jacket Sports (April 5 – April 11)

4/6 SBJV/V @ North Caddo | 4:00 pm

4/6 BBV @ Benton | 6:00 pm

4/6 BLJV v Shreve @ Byrd | 7:00 pm

4/8 SBJV/V v Montgmery | 4:00 pm

4/8 BBV v Benton | 6:00 pm

4/9 Track Meet @ Ruston | 2:00 pm

4/9 BLJUV v Catholic @ Byrd | 5:00 pm

4/9 BLV v Catholic | 7:30 pm

4/10 SBJV/V @ Buckeye Tourney

4/10 BLJV @ SBP 7×7 Tourney

4/10 BBJV v Natchitoches | 11:00 am

4/10 BBV v Natchitoches | 1:00 pm


Centenary College will have a representative TODAY at lunch down by the café.

Juniors Junior Ring Ceremony is just a few weeks away.  Due to covid restrictions, there will be 2 ceremonies – One on Tuesday, May 18 and the other on Wed. May 19.  Get together with your friends and decide which night you want to participate, then go to locallevelevents and sign up.  There is a $10.00 participation fee which gets you 2 tickets for your guests.  Sign-up is Thursday, April 1 – Friday, April 23.

Students – If you would like to become a member of KByrd next year, fill out the application on Canvas. KByrd auditions will be Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21. The deadline to apply is Wednesday.

Support Your Fellow Jackets – Please come support Byrd Beta Club at Chipotle Youree Dr on WEDNESDAY, 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 VisitsBPCC – April 8.

Seniors – Academic Key applications are available on the Canvas dashboard or you can pick one up in S102 or S214. Completed applications are due by THURSDAY.

Seniors – It’s time to start working on the senior slideshow! Please send up to three pictures that represent your high school career. Make sure pictures are clear and school-appropriate. No baby pictures!  You may submit three pictures to byrdseniorclass@gmail.com before April 22nd.

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.

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.

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!

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

Upcoming Deadlines:

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.  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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Astra Club – Two schools have offered us the opportunity to work at their field days.  They are First Baptist and University.  To work the First Baptist Field Day, you must have attended First Baptist.  All students must have passing grades.  Sign up with Mrs. Prothro or email her at MProthro@caddoschools.org.  You must provide your own transportation.

First Baptist – May 7, 2021

University Field Day – May 13 and 14, 2021


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