10-29-21

PTSAByrdBlast Byrd High School, PTSA Byrd Blast

Yellow Jacket Sports (October 25 – October 31)

10/30 Girls and Boys Varsity Red River High School Conference Championship @ Louisiana Tech Lambright Wellness Center, Ruston, LA


NEW TODAY

Congratulations to the Student of the Year finalists: Jackson Ballew, Trinity Blankenship, Michael Cosse, Isabel Lawrence, Alaina Palmer and Hadley Tompkins.

Students enrolled in fall Dual Enrollment courses – The deadline to drop a course is TODAY. Any student with a C or below is encouraged to drop the dual enrollment course so that it does not negatively impact your college grade point average or TOPS eligibility. Students must pick up a status change form from the Counseling Office and return by the end of the day TODAY. See your counselor if you have any questions.

Red Ribbon Week – Drug Free Looks Like Me – Deadline TODAY.

NSU Applications – October is free application month at Northwestern State University.  All students must do is select ‘pay later’ when prompted to choose a payment option upon completion of the application. Unfortunately, if a student has either already paid or applied before this month, this will not apply to them. However, with the Early Bird Scholarship deadline approaching (SUNDAY), this would be a great opportunity to go ahead and apply at no cost to the student. The Early Bird Scholarship deadline is for students who meet the criteria for academic scholarships which is a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least a 20 on the ACT.

MORE INFORMATION

AP Exam Orders – Every student planning to take an AP Exam during the May 2022 AP exam administration must complete the google order form and submit required payment no later than Monday, November 1.  Students are encouraged to do this as soon as possible to avoid late fees. Please note: Exams are $96 each; There is an additional $40 fee for each late exam ordered; First time AP testers will receive one free AP exam; Capstone (AP Seminar and AP Research) exam fees are covered by the district or school; There is a $40 unused/cancelled exam fee for any exam cancelled after November 15; this fee also applies to students who ordered an exam paid for by the school or district; Students with disabilities who would like to test with accommodations must notify Mrs. Eason no later than November 1st to begin the accommodations request process with College Board; Refunds for cancelled exams must be requested in writing no later than March 15th. Email Mrs. Eason at peason@caddoschools.org. The $40 unused/cancelled exam fee will be deducted from your exam fee payment. Google form link:  https://forms.gle/DS9i56vfZQgV4mB6A

SUPPORT YOUR C.E. BYRD MARCHING BAND, “THE HEARTBEATS OF THE CITY”, BY PURCHASING A “PURPLE AND GOLD, VIBES ONLY” T-SHIRT. ON OUR LAST GAME OF THE SEASON, LET’S SHOW OUR JACKET PRIDE BY WEARING ALL PURPLE AND GOLD, AS WE TAKE ON SOUTHWOOD ON NOVEMBER 4TH. PLEASE GO TO THE LINK FOR ALL PURCHASES (www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/17328)

SUPPORT FCA! BUY A SHIRT! 🙂 

Hey Byrd Golf Fans! We have new t-shirts, performance shirts, and sweatshirt hoodies.  Order now to show your support for your favorite golf team!!! Sales are on Local Level and will end Friday, November 5.  Don’t miss out!

https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/register/17475/36786

Prudential Emerging Visionaries awards – Now through November 4, applications are being accepted from young leaders, ages 14-18, who bring powerful vision and real change to financial and societal challenges. Those selected may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards, an all-expenses-paid trip with their parent or guardian to Prudential headquarters — as well as coaching and skills development to help take their innovation to the next level. To learn more about Prudential Emerging Visionaries, student eligibility, and more, please visit www.prudential.com/emergingvisionaries

College VisitsNSU November 4

Sophomores – Are you interested in furthering your leadership skills?  See Mrs. Prothro in office 125 to gather information and to apply to attend HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar.  The deadline to apply is Friday, November 5. CLICK HERE for more info.

Boys Basketball – There will be another tryout session on Friday, November 5, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Dual enrollment applications for the winter quarter at Louisiana Tech University are now available. This registration is only for students who did not complete a dual enrollment application in August. Students enrolled in the following courses, who did not apply in August, can register for dual enrollment: English III Honors, GT – Waxham, Smith; English IV EGT – Williams, Waxham, Smith; AP European History – Lary; AP US History- Rowe. Those students who have never applied for dual credit at Louisiana Tech will need to complete the online application at  https://secure.latech.edu/admissions/dualenrapplynow/  Those students who are currently enrolled in a course at Tech and want to add a course will need to see Mrs. Byrd or Mrs. Lacy in the counseling office for a separate application. Students must complete the application process by Friday, November 5. Byrd will pay for one dual enrollment course per quarter. Students must pay the $20 application fee and $30 English packet fee (if applicable). If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Byrd at asbyrd@caddoschools.org or Tamiko Lacy at tslacy@caddoschools.org

ASVAB – If you would like your child to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB), please let me know by November 8. We are offering this to all 11th graders, and any 12th graders who indicate that they are interested. The test will be given on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in the Learning Center.  Please encourage your students to sign up. This is a great way for them to find out what will most benefit them when they graduate from high school.  This does not mean they are going into the military. This is the only time this test will be offered at Byrd this year.   If you have any questions, please call me at 364-5455 or email me at MProthro@caddoschools.org.

Girls Lacrosse interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9, at 6:00 PM at the Line Avenue Pie and Brew Co. (formerly Pizza Rev) at 6301 Line Ave. Come by and learn how the skills you have learned in other sports can help you play Lacrosse, the fastest-growing sport in the South! We will be offering a 2 week trial period to see if the LAX-Life is a good fit for you!

Please help us honor our Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. December 18 at 11:00 am at the Greenwood Cemetery located at 130 E. Stoner Ave. We’d love to have all of CE Byrd join us for the ceremony. Here is the WAA Web address: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org You can also just Goggle: Wreaths Across America 2021 for lots of interesting information.

Wrestling – We need all sizes and shapes ASAP.  Do you play another sport and want to get better?  The only sport that matches competitors of the same size?  Did you know there are scholarships just waiting to be filled across the nation? Wrestling is hard work but rewarding and actually one of the safest sports around. Our weight classes are less than 106 lbs, 112, 120, 126 ,132, 145, 152, 160, 170, 180, 195, 220, and 285 lbs. As you can see it’s all sizes!  With 14 starters!  Please complete the sports registration.  This is required by LHSAA and a physical to be able to start.  If you are interested or have questions please reach out to us via byrdwrestling@gmail.com or Coach Wells at 318-393-8988 or Coach Yawn at 318-426-3569.  Practice will be starting soon so get your paperwork done and let us know you are interested.

Juniors and Seniors – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is welcoming high school juniors and seniors to be a part of #CAP. The organization seeks to demystify the College Admissions Process for students. Virtual instruction will provide a hands-on approach that includes all of the steps from researching various colleges to completing the application process. Sessions are held the 1st Monday of each month via Zoom. Areas of Emphasis include ACT/SAT, Essay writing, HBCU information, Scholarships, Life skills & More. Requests to join should be submitted to akasro.cap@gmail.com

Track – Are you interested in being on our amazing team?  See Coach Tate for registration information.

The Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) Program is a 5-day summer program for Louisiana high school students interested in exploring the health career programs offered at LSU Health Shreveport – School of Allied Health Professions: Medical Laboratory Scientist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Public Health Professional, Respiratory Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist. Apply today at www.lsuhs.edu/AHEAD! Applications are due March 15, 2022. For more information, please contact: Madeline Barclay, MPH at madeline.barclay@lsuhs.edu

Red River Children’s Business Fair – Calling All Kidpreneurs! The Red River Children’s Business Fair inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneur. The largest entrepreneurship event for children in North Louisiana , this morning-long fair gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses. CLICK HERE for more info.

Astra Club Members – Order your Astra t-shirt from Local Level. The cost is $25. A QR code will be up around the school. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/17457

Down Home Sausage – Our Softball team is once again selling the wonderful Down Home Sausage!  Price is $40 for a 10-pound box.  It must be purchased at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/16875

 

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. Red Ribbon Week – Drug Free Looks Like Me – October 29th
  2. Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – STOMP Our Bullying – November 12th
  3. Internet Safety Prevention Week – Do Your Part #Be Cyber Smart – December 10th

Contest – Call for entries!! National PTA Reflections Program. All entries are due by December 1, 2021, to Mrs. Prothro. Please refer to the attachment for contest rules, or visit https://louisianapta.org/reflections-program for more information. CLICK HERE for Official Rules.  Questions?? Email mprothro@caddoschools.org

Volunteer Opportunities:

Astra Club Members – Since we are unable to host Community Christmas this year, all of the clubs are donating items to make holiday bags for 500 kindergarteners in our area.  Astra Club is going to donate holiday books for the bags.  These should be paperback books about snowmen, gingerbread, Rudolph, Santa, etc., that can be for a boy or a girl.  Please do not bring any books that are specifically for a girl or boy.  These are due by Monday, November 15, to Mrs. Prothro.  Each member is asked to bring 2 books.  Do not wrap or label them in any way.  Each book will count as one hour. Also, each member needs to come by Mrs. Prothro’s office, and vote how to spend our dues.  The forms will be in the green container on my desk.  Just complete it, and place it in the container for the completed forms.

 

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