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Yellow Jacket Sports (November 8 – November 14)

11/13  Men’s Varsity Soccer – Soccer Fest @Lee Hedges | 2:00 PM


Congratulations to our Byrd Cross Country boys and girls teams who set individual and team school records last Thursday at the Region 1-5A Championships in Ruston.  The following Byrd Cross Country students qualified for the Cross Country State Championships to be held next week at Northwestern State University campus:  Lily Blaylock, Arden Brainis, Spencer Frierson, Jenna Key, Ellie Lawrence, Hudson Roberts, and Mary Sistrunk.

Student Council is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive Homeroom Competition for the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank. The top three homerooms based on the percentage of participants with the cans collected will win a donut party sponsored by Student Council. TODAY IS THE DEADLINE.

Girls BasketballByrd girls basketball needs your help! Click on the link below to purchase an ad in our media guide for the upcoming season! Contact coach Duncan mduncan@caddoschools.org for any more questions. Last day to buy is TODAY. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/17532

Student Council is hosting a blood drive in the Learning Center on Friday. Eligible donors will receive Whataburger for lunch for their donations! 16 year-olds will need a permission slip, and those are outside room 202. 17 and 18 year-olds just need a photo ID.

Poster Contest- Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – STOMP Our Bullying – DEADLINE FRIDAY

Astra Club Members – Get your Astra Club shirts today. They are long-sleeve, just in time for the cooler weather. The cost is $25, and they can be purchased from the Local Level link below. The cost is $25. The last day to order Astra Club t-shirts is FRIDAY. A QR code will be up around the school. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/17457

Volunteer Opportunity – We need lots of volunteers for the Food Bank”s Turkey Trot 5K Run. I thought some of the students might need volunteer/service hours. There are opportunities to volunteer during Thanksgiving break and we need 20 volunteers on Thanksgiving morning.  Would you mind passing along the link below for students to sign up? We will gladly provide letters for students to verify their service ours. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b0c4bafae2ea0fa7-volunteer1

Juniors and Seniors – Graduate Sales will be here to meet with you and hand out ordering information on November 17.  They will be back on December 1 to take orders through the end of the second lunch shift.

Z-Club – There will be a mandatory meeting in S206 during EIP on Tuesday, November 16, for all Z-Club members who are working at Boutiques de Noel on November 18th-20th. 

StudentsLSU Shreveport is offering No Application Fee November. From now to November 30, first-time freshmen can apply to LSU Shreveport at no cost. Students can visit apply.lsus.edu to begin the application process.

StudentsAT Home Academy Test Prep and Tutoring will be offering an ACT Prep class for December 11 ACT exam.  To register for the prep class,  email ATHOMEACAD@GMAIL.COM for a registration form or visit the website at www.athomeacademy.net. for more information.


African American Studies game night will be November 18 at 4:00 pm in the learning center This is also the last day to join the club.

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

SUPPORT FCA! BUY A SHIRT! 🙂 FCA is selling a cute Byrd shirt for only $18.00.  The deadline is November 18 so please help support FCA and buy a shirt!  https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/17465

Perspectives, C.E. Byrd’s literary magazine, is now accepting entries for the 2021-2022 book. Please encourage your students to submit their poetry, short stories, one-act plays, and visual art for consideration. This year, we are making an intentional effort to include the work of students from all grade levels and all educational phases (general, enriched, honors, and AP); we want every student at Byrd to have a chance to be a published author or artist. Students can submit their entries using this Google Form or by using the QR code on the attached flyer: https://forms.gle/Ntmj82TVTVH5fYiNA

StudentsGet your tickets to the Byrd Drama production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Local Level Events at the following link and by scanning the QR code posted around school. Come out and support your classmates! Performances are December 2, at 6:00, December 4, at 2:00 and 6:00. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/17458

On Track Test Prep will host a Boot Camp for the December ACT test on Saturday, December 4, from 12:30 until 3:30 pm.  It will be held in the Learning Center.  Please contact Sherri Moss at 572-5507 to register!

College Visits SAU 12/6

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

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.


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. Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – STOMP Our Bullying – November 12th
  2. 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.