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Yellow Jacket Sports (April 19 – April 25)

4/23 BLV v Magnet | 7:00 pm

4/24 BBV @ Minden | 1:00 pm


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 Wednesday, 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 ends TODAY. Here is the link to register: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14767

Students – Come out and support the Lacrosse team! Senior night is TONIGHT when our varsity takes on Magnet here at 7:00 pm. Next will be Super 8 in Lafayette at STM the weekend of May 8-9. The Final 4 will be May 15-16 right here in Shreveport at Lee Hedges!

Students – Student Council will be hosting a blood drive on Monday in Jack’s Landing in the blood center buses. Please use the link below to sign up for a spot! https://donor.lifeshare.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/223659

Seniors – Caps and Gowns will be distributed in the auditorium during lunch shifts on April 27 & 28. Students whose last names begin with the letters A-K will pick up on Tuesday, April 27, and last names L-Z will pick up on Wednesday, April 28. Virtual Seniors may pick up their caps and gowns at Graduate Sales, 3524 Youree Drive, beginning Thursday, April 29.  They are open Monday through Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Astra Club – Sign up to run for 2021-2022 officers outside of Mrs. Prothro’s office.  There is a sheet on the wall. The deadline to sign up is May 7.  CLICK HERE for the membership form.  Dues are $20.

Academic Key Recipients need to arrive BY 5:00 pm on Monday so that you can be seated properly prior to the ceremony.

Key Club Girls’ admissions have been posted to Canvas and will be posted outside 311 and S307.

Gusher Yearbooks are here and will be distributed soon! Attached is the list of students who have purchased their 2021 yearbook. At the bottom are the layaways that we have received. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Parker at rhparker@caddoschools.org. Jostens sent us extra books this year, so we have some still available on Payforit for $75. CLICK HERE for full list.

2021-2022 Student Council list has been posted outside of room 202. Please initial by your name. If your name is highlighted, see Mrs. Carberry. Also, please join the Remind. Text @byrdstuco6 to 81010.

Buzzfest ticket sales are LIVE! Because of COVID precautions, we only have 420 tickets to sell! Get yours before they are sold out!  https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14997

Students – The Junior Class Officers are sponsoring a fundraiser for Byrd at Pizza Rev next Thursday, April 29.  This is last all day and all you have to do is mention you are there to support Byrd High School.  The school will receive a portion of your purchase.

Students – The Junior Class Officers are accepting donations of coloring books and crayons for the pediatric unit at Ochsner LSU Health.  Donations may be dropped off in the main office. The last day to donate is Friday, April 30.

Seniors – The Senior Honors Assembly will be Monday, May 10 at 1:30 pm in the auditorium. Only students receiving honor cords and awards will attend. Students are allowed to invite two guests each. See Mrs. Byrd if you have any questions.

Volleyball Tryouts – Freshmen tryouts will be May 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Upper Classmen tryouts will be May 13 and 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm. If you are interested, you must sign up at the link below.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcTLmc47GDBF7cuM4DLiLb5d2tS9QPEOztFPBc3oKKDloHwg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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.

Upcoming Deadlines:

The Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana/Michael J Penn memorial scholarship application is available. This one-time $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend a four-year college and major in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture. Application is available at https://nwlahba.org/.  Deadline to apply is Friday, April 30.

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.