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Yellow Jacket Sports (November 15 – November 21)

11/19-20 Girls and Boys Varsity LHSAA Division 1 State Championship @ Sulphur Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center, Sulphur, LA

11/19-20  Men’s Varsity Soccer – Airline Tournament


StudentsAll members of Girl Up need to come pick up their Club cards in the dance studio. There is still time to join. We will close out our membership on TODAY. Current members need to vote for officers.

SeniorsLouisiana Tech is hosting a free application day on MONDAY, at the Academic Success Center on BPCC’s campus. The event is come and go between 9am and 4pm. It should only take about 15-20 minutes to complete the application. Students can pre-register at https://experience.latech.edu/register/?id=bd90dc60-1b69-490a-9bea-daabddc1faf0.



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.

Students – If anyone who went to Herndon is interested in going to speak to the 8th graders, please come see Mrs. Orenbaun. It is November 30 at 8:30am. You will need to provide your own transportation.

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

Seniors – Centenary College and Shreveport Goes to College are offering a financial aid workshop on Saturday, December 4, from 10am-12pm. Counselors will be available to walk you through completing the FAFSA. All graduating high school seniors in Caddo Parish are invited. Centenary College Magale Library

Register- https://apply.centenary.edu/register/fafsahelp

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

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.

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.

Pre-Med Day for high school students is on Sunday, January 23 and attendance is $100, which includes lunch. Students can register for Premed Day on SHIP’s website, https://www.shipcaresla.org/pre-med-workshop. See the flyer below for more info and if anyone has any questions, they can email Jessica Williams at jkw001@lsuhs.edu.

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

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

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


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. 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:

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


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