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Yellow Jacket Sports (May 3 – May 9)

5/8 State 5A Track Meet @ LSU


Seniors and senior parents – Important graduation information has been posted to the Class of 2021 Canvas page in the Graduation Modules. There is an information sheet, as well as a graduation video that explains what to expect at graduation. Please review this information. Tickets for graduation are now available.

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 TODAY.  CLICK HERE for the membership form.  Dues are $20.

Buzzfest is TONIGHT at 6:30!  You may purchase tickets at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/14997

Baseball – Our Jackets take on St. Aug TONIGHT at 6:00 pm and TOMORROW at 1:00 and 4:00 pm at The Hive!  Students get in free with their ID and will get free corn dogs!!!

Boys Lacrosse is currently ranked #2 in the STATE and needs your help to get to the Super 8 Playoffs in Lafayette! They will travel by bus Friday night to Lafayette and stay the night to prepare for their game against Newman on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Please consider donating to their program to help offset the cost of their trip to the playoffs! https://byrdlacrosse.square.site/product/Super8Donations/47?fbclid=IwAR01WZLCmzZkuBoV5RSaGtAh4iiLUiX9lJGB44Uzb-tAsdPdfkXNBnnpF9Q

Seniors – The Senior Honors Assembly will be MONDAY 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.

Softball Tryouts – There is a mandatory parent meeting on May 19 via zoom.  Tryouts will be on May 20 from 4:30 until 6:30 pm.  Email Coach Ford by May 10 for more info and to received LHSAA physical form at aford@caddoschools.org.

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

Girls’ Basketball tryouts will be on May 18 and May 19 from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Big Gym.

Seniors – Please check the Class of 2021 names list in your English class, or the Class of 2021 Canvas page. You need to verify that your name is spelled correctly for the graduation program as well as your diploma. If there are any errors, please notify Mrs. Byrd at asbyrd@caddoschools.org.

Seniors – If you missed picking up your caps and gowns and diploma covers, you may pick them up at Graduate Sales, 3524 Youree Drive.  They are open Monday through Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm, 865-0409.

Z-Club is now accepting applications for new members for the next school year. Z-Club is a service club open to incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors. New members are selected by student vote and teacher vote. CLICK HERE for form.

CLICK HERE for Byrd’s Jump Start Summer Program. Students will earn high school credit, a valuable industry certification, and a stipend of $1,008 for successfully completing the program. DEADLINE is MAY 11th at 5 pm.


Upcoming Deadlines:

Each year the Louisiana Solid Waste Association offers scholarships to 3 high school seniors in memory of some very special people in the Environmental Industry.  The application is available at www.lswa.us (Links to an external site.) (HOMEPAGE- click on scholarships, once on scholarships page click on download the scholarship application).  The deadline to apply is May 21 and the recipients will be notified by July 1. All recipients will be recognized at our Fall Conference on September 16, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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

We have a volunteer opportunity for students to help Give Back and Geaux Pack Geaux Bags for children in foster care at no fault of their own in Louisiana. We are a non-profit out of Bossier and our pack event will be in Caddo Parish. We service 4,000 children a year in Louisiana and need help packing Geaux Bags for them. Please contact Jessica at jessica@geaux4kids.com with any questions. CLICK HERE to sign up.


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