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Yellow Jacket Sports (August 23 – August 29)

Football Jamboree TONIGHT! C.E. Byrd vs. Captain Shreve

Each school keeps 100% of all ticket presales so please select the correct ticket on the ticket page. (LINK BELOW)

Presale Tickets $8.00 (available until 8/26 at midnight)

Game Day Ticket: $10.00 (available beginning 8/27)

Children 5 and under- FREE

Byrd vs. Captain Shreve at Lee Hedges Stadium

Freshmen 5 p.m.

JV 6 p.m.

Varsity 7 p.m.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

It is important that parents/students purchase their tickets BEFORE the game!


StudentsIf you are interested in joining Drama Club, scan the QR code on the signs around the school or stop by Mr. Williams’ Room (200 in the main building). Deadline for joining in October 1st.

Students – Kbyrd needs your questions for their newest weekly segment, “Tea Time with Katie and Mary.” Question boxes are located in front of the auditorium in the main building and in front of the KByrd room in S305! If you need advice or have a question that you want on next week’s episode, drop in one of the boxes!

Students and Staff – Hey Jacket Family! Let’s Rep the city in style with “We Built This City” Back to School Byrd T-Shirt on local levels! Prices and delivery information are on the site. https://localevents.com/details16510


Important Dual Enrollment Information- The deadline to submit dual enrollment applications is TODAY! Students are allowed free tuition for one class at either university. Courses at Louisiana Tech have an additional application fee/packet fee.

The following courses are being offered for dual credit this Fall. Additional courses are available in the Spring and students will enroll at a later date.


Advanced Math- Sermons

Pre-Calculus- Algood

AP Statistics- Algood

AP Calculus- Algood

AP Biology- Wrobel

AP English IV/English IV E- Carberry only

Medical Terminology- White

CLICK HERE for LSUS Information Packet

Louisiana Tech

AP United States History- Rowe

AP European History- Lary

English IV Enriched- C. Williams (Waxham’s students interested in dual enrollment will enroll Winter quarter).

English IV GT/AP- Smith

CLICK HERE for LA Tech Information Packet

**Please see the attachments for step-by-step instructions to apply at each university as well as admissions requirements and cost.

If you have questions concerning dual enrollment, please contact your student’s counselor. 12th Grade Amanda Byrd- asbyrd@caddoschools.org or 11th Grade Tamiko Lacy- tslacy@caddoschools.org

Students – Pictures will be taken NEXT WEEK during your English class.  Wednesday will be Freshmen and Sophomores and Thursday will be Juniors and Seniors (if they have not already taken a picture at Harrington House.) Order envelopes will be handed out in their English classes.  They are due back the day you take your picture. CLICK HERE for “How to Order” or see below.

Spanish Club – If you are interested in joining the Spanish Club, you may pick up an application outside room 118.

Students parking in the reserved lot is to park by the number on the hanging tag.

Students – Applications for key club are open to freshman boys.  Pick up an application from your English teacher or in Room 311.  They are due back by Monday. Interviews will be held after school on Friday, September 3rd at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please wear a white button-up shirt and khakis.  You must submit your application by the end of the school day on Monday in order to interview.

StudentsAny student interested in joining the Byrd Swim team, please contact Coach Steve Carter at stephenrcarter@bellsouth.net or 318-572-9560. The first swim meet is August 31st, and physical packets for LHSAA must be completed before a swimmer can swim in the meet. 

Swim Team- Any student interested in joining the Byrd Swim team, please contact Coach Steve Carter at stephenrcarter@bellsouth.net or 318-572-9560. The first swim meet is August 31st, and physical packets for LHSAA must be completed before a swimmer can swim in the meet.

Scholarship Opportunity -The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors hundreds of the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year. CLICK HERE for more information.


Upcoming Deadlines:

The Security Department of Caddo Parish School System, Division of Mental Health, Wellness, and Safe Schools, is sponsoring several poster contests to highlight various prevention initiatives. CLICK HERE for information and entry form.

RULES: Students may enter all contests (one poster per contest limit per child.)  Poster size – 11”x14”; Judging criteria: Originality, Impact (The theme must be somewhere on the poster); Neatness

  1. Suicide Prevention Week – Finding Purpose: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others – September 10th
  2. Mental Health Awareness Week – Together for Mental Health – October 7th
  3. National Diversity Week – Differences United – October 7th
  4. Character Education Week – Color the World with Character – October 22nd
  5. Red Ribbon Week – Drug Free Looks Like Me – October 29th
  6. Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – STOMP Our Bullying – November 12th
  7. Internet Safety Prevention Week – Do Your Part #Be Cyber Smart – December 10th

Volunteer Opportunities:



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