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Yellow Jacket Sports (April 5 – April 11)

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


Athlete of the Week – Please remember to go to the Shreveport Times Sports page and vote for Caitlyn Byrd as our Athlete of the Week!

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 TODAY.

Senior Graduation Orders – If you have ordered invitations or any other items (other than your cap and gown), they will be delivered to your home address.

Seniors – Please begin submitting your college acceptance letters and scholarship offers to Mrs. Byrd in the Counseling Office. We are requesting you submit only the college acceptance letter for the school you plan to attend, but will accept all scholarship offers you have received, even if you do not plan to accept them. You can bring a copy, e-mail asbyrd@caddoschools.org, or submit through the google form on the Class of 2021 Canvas page.

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.

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.

Seniors – Reminder – You can begin purchasing honor graduate cords and Math/Science Magnet stoles and Honor cords in the Counseling Office between classes, or during lunch. You must have exact change and cash only (no checks) Honor graduate cords $10 and Math/Science Magnet stoles $16. These are the same cords and stoles we have used in the past, so if you had a sibling graduate within the past 10 years, you can use the same ones if you choose. If you are a member of NHS, you can wear both the NHS stole and Magnet stole if you choose. They are different styles, so they can be worn together. You can also pay online and pick up your stole in the Counseling Office. Cords will be distributed at a later date.  Purchase Stoles online @ https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14446  Purchase Cords online @https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14444 *Access code is student’s ID number without the beginning zero.

College VisitsNSU Scholar’s College – 4/14

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 TODAY.  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

Hattie Perry Community Center – Caddo Heights 8:00 AM-12:00 PM – TOMORROW. Bring work gloves. City-Wide Clean-up Day. Lunch provided! Volunteers can work as many hours!  Need all the help we can get!!! Check-in at 8 AM


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