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Yellow Jacket Sports (September 6 – September 12)

9/7 Volleyball vs. Pineville | 4:00 PM

9/9 Volleyball vs Southwood @ Southwood | 5:00 PM

9/10 Battle on the Border vs. Tioga @ Independence Stadium | 5:30 PM


NEW TODAY

VERY Important Senior Information – September 2021: CLICK HERE

ANNOUNCEMENT: All google classroom login information was reset.  If you/your student is locked out, please make sure they are following the pattern below. 

The student passwords will now mirror their Classlink password. For instance, Clark Kent, SID 123456, Birthday 01/03/2007 would now look like this:
Username: ck123456
Password: CK132007
Some students have reported losing files after the password update.  Please have the student email Lisa Johnson at lwjohnson@caddoschools.org She will request a retrieval of the old/missing files.

Teen Institute – CLICK HERE for info. Please email Mrs. Prothro if you are interested.  Only 5 students can attend so it will be first-come, first-serve.  This will look good on resumes and will be a great experience.  You may count it for volunteer hours, also.  Mrs. Prothro’s email is MProthro@caddoschools.org, and her phone number is 364-5455.

ANNOUNCEMENT: After the Labor Day weekend, Caddo Parish Schools and Ochsner LSU Health will begin COVID-19
testing in all Caddo Parish Schools. Tests are strictly voluntary! This particular test is a non-invasive test
that will be administered in the presence of trained personnel.

CLICK HERE for a full letter from Mr. Badgley

CLICK HERE for testing link.

CLICK HERE to register for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination.

College Visit – An LSU representative will be here TODAY during both lunch shifts by the café.

Dual EnrollmentStudents who completed dual enrollment applications for LSUS – you can begin making payments today. Tuition is paid online through www.lsus.edu/mylsus or in-person to the LSUS Cashier, located in the Administration Building on campus. Online payment requires a credit or debit card. The deadline to submit payments is 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 8. Students are strongly encouraged to complete it this weekend so you can contact LSUS if you have any difficulty with the website. If Byrd was paying the tuition, students should still log in to make sure they do not have a payment due and notify your counselor if there are any discrepancies.

Students – Anyone interested in playing girls or boys golf this year, we will be having a short meeting on Thursday, September 9, in the gym at 5:30 pm.  Please email Coach Duncan at mduncan@caddoschools.org or byrdgolfteam@gmail.com if interested.

StudentsBeta Club applications are ready.  Go to https://forms.gle/KSqVPA2gg2b4x9kGA to complete the application online and then pay club dues at payforit.net. The deadline for applications and club dues is Friday, September 17.

Students – Stronger. Better. Byrd Lacrosse. Do you have what it takes?! The Boys Lacrosse team is looking for players. Attend our interest meeting on Thursday, September 9, at 6:00 pm in the Learning Center and fill out the interest form which can be found by visiting our Instagram bio for sign-up link or CLICK HERE. We’re looking for players who are: Competitive, Physical, Athletic, Coachable, Mentally and Physically Tough!! We have Varsity and JV teams with playing opportunities on both teams. The last year’s team made it all the way to the Final Four in the State Championship last year! No prior playing experience is necessary.

The Coca-Cola scholarship application is available at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.  High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, at 5:00 pm Eastern.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Suicide Prevention Week – 9-5-21 through 9-11-21 Poster Contest – Theme: Finding Purpose: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others • 11” X 14” – Poster Board. The student’s name needs to be on the back of the poster. Due to Mrs. Prothro by September 10.

Suicide Prevention Week – 9-5-21 through 9-11-21 Poster Contest – Theme: Finding Purpose: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others • 11” X 14” – Poster Board. The student’s name needs to be on the back of the poster. Due to Mrs. Prothro by September 10.

StudentsAUDITIONS for our fall play, Murder on the Orient Express will be September 14 and 15, at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Stop by Mr. Williams’ Room (200 in the main building) for audition information.

College VisitsLa Tech September 24

PSAT – The PSAT will be given at Byrd on Tuesday, October 26.  This is a College Board exam that gives 10th and 11th grade students an opportunity to check their progress towards college readiness.  It also provides practice for the SAT.  For 11th grade students, PSAT scores are used to screen for candidates for the National Merit Scholarship Program Competition.  Participation in PSAT testing is voluntary.  Students planning to test must register by paying the $17 test fee.  The deadline to pay the fee is Monday, September 27th.  Payment can be submitted online on PayForIt.net or to Marilyn Prothro in the counseling office.  There is no makeup for this exam.  The exam fee is non-refundable.

College VisitsCentenary September 28

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 1.

College VisitsNSU October 5

College VisitsUniversity of Arkansas 10/20.

Seniors – Caddo Parish is hosting a College Career Fair at Centenary College on Thursday, October 21. College representatives from Louisiana and surrounding states will be in attendance. Please complete the google form found in your Canvas announcements. Once we know how many students are interested, we can request a time and send out permission slips. Transportation will be provided. This usually takes about one and a half hours during the school day.

Students – The Sigma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is preparing for our 2020-2021 Debutante season. The goal of our Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Program is to enhance personal, civic, and leadership development through educational workshops while promoting community service and scholarship. This program is open to young ladies, currently enrolled in high school, who are anticipating graduation May 2021, and are planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution. This distinctive program is an experience that will remain in the hearts and minds of each young lady, as it creates an avenue for involvement in an array of cultural, academic, and social activities. To register, please email prospective debutante’s name, high school, parents’ names, mailing address, email address, and contact number to debsofsro@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gloria Washington at 318-458-5625.

Art Club applications are outside B-7.  If you have any questions regarding Art Club, please ask Mrs. Cox or Anne Michelle Erwin.

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 – If you are looking for a sport that takes all sizes, shapes, body types regardless of experience or gender please contact Coach Yawn! We teach commitment and hard work and life skills in wrestling. Markyawn@comcast.net.

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

Students – Join us in helping save the planet! Pick up an application from any science teacher and join the Horticulture and Environmental Club.

StudentsAny student interested in joining the Byrd Swim team, please contact Coach Steve Carter at stephenrcarter@bellsouth.net or 318-572-9560.

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.

Students – The Sigma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is preparing for our 2020-2021 Debutante season. The goal of our Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Program is to enhance personal, civic, and leadership development through educational workshops while promoting community service and scholarship. This program is open to young ladies, currently enrolled in high school, who are anticipating graduation May 2021, and are planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution. This distinctive program is an experience that will remain in the hearts and minds of each young lady, as it creates an avenue for involvement in an array of cultural, academic, and social activities. To register, please email prospective debutante’s name, high school, parents’ names, mailing address, email address, and contact number to debsofsro@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gloria Washington at 318-458-5625.

 

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:

Teen Institute – CLICK HERE for info. Please email Mrs. Prothro if you are interested.  Only 5 students can attend so it will be first-come, first-serve.  This will look good on resumes and will be a great experience.  You may count it for volunteer hours, also.  Mrs. Prothro’s email is MProthro@caddoschools.org, and her phone number is 364-5455.

 

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