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Yellow Jacket Sports (December 13 – December 19)

12/17-18  Men’s Varsity Soccer – Lion Cup @ Baton Rouge


NEW TODAY

Please help us honor our Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. SATURDAY 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.

Youth and Government – HO HO HO come get your YAG T-shirt in S306 this week!!

Wrestling – This is the last week to sign up and be on our wrestling team! We have approximately 50 days left in the season. We need all sizes especially in desperate need of smaller sizes – 90lbs-130 lbs. Do you want a challenge? We got
it! Go online to Byrd Athletics and fill out paperwork, then come by the wrestling gym after school.

Students – Byrd Fishing Team is looking for one more angler! You do not need a partner or a boat to participate. Anyone interested please Contact Brad Kent at 318-393-1312. We fish 6 tournaments between February and June. All tournaments are local.

ULM IS OFFERING FREE APPLICATIONS THROUGH JANUARY!! — All students can use the code “HAWKIDAY” to apply for free from now until the end of January

NEW PRIORITY DEADLINE — usually, the priority deadline for scholarship eligibility is January 31st, but this year they are offering scholarships to students who apply through FEBRUARY 28th! Any student with a qualifying ACT score and GPA will receive a scholarship if their application is submitted before 2/28. (Admissions requirements here: https://www.ulm.edu/admissions/highschool.html

ACT & SCHOLARSHIPS – ULM is also accepting ACT scores through the April ACT date for scholarship improvement. They use super scores!!Again, any student eligible for scholarships WILL receive them. Please view scholarship grid here: https://www.ulm.edu/scholarships/freshmen.html (any superscore through April that bumps them into a new category will be honored… they’ll simply get a new scholarship reservation form) 

HOUSING APPLICATION​ — Goes live on January 1st. Priority deadline is March 31st but students can still continue to apply: https://www.ulm.edu/reslife/fall-application.html 

 


MORE INFORMATION

Mamma Mia! audition information is available in Mr. Williams’ room (200). You need this information if you plan to audition.

Softball 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

Show your school spirit: SUPPORT BYRD BASEBALL! CLICK HERE: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/18302

WorkKeys – On January 4th and 5th the ACT WorkKeys test will be given to students who were absent on the original test date and to students qualifying for retest in one or more sections.  See Mrs. Eason in the counseling office if you have
questions.

Dual Enrollment – Dual enrollment applications are now available for LSUS Spring semester and Louisiana Tech Spring quarter.   Students in the following courses can apply at LSUS: AP Biology- Wrobel; Human Anatomy or Medical
Terminology next semester- White; English IV E or AP- Carberry only; Fine Arts Survey- Fabio; Advanced Math- Sermons; PreCalculus, Statistics, and AP Calculus- Algood only; Physics Honors and AP Physics- Jefferson. Students in
the following courses can apply at Louisiana Tech- English IV Enriched- Waxham and Williams; English IV GT AP-Smith, European History- Lary, US History- Rowe. Byrd will pay for one core English, math, science, or social studies
course at dual enrollment course at either LSUS or LaTech, as long as funds are available. Students are encouraged to apply early.  Instructions are available on the Class of 2022 or Class of 2023 Canvas pages or from these teachers. Please
read the information carefully and complete all required steps. Deadline to apply is January 7. Please contact the 11th  or 12th  grade counselor if you have any questions.11 th  grade- Tamiko Lacy – tslacy@caddoschools.org 12th  grade- Amanda Byrd- asbyrd@caddoschools.org

CLICK HERE for La Tech info

CLICK HERE for LSUS info

Senior ads are for sale until January 7 in room 115, local level, or by speaking with a Gusher staff member. All artwork is due to gusherads2022@gmail.com or to room 115 by January 7.

Juniors and SeniorsQuinlan College will have an event on January 9 where they will walk sophomore and junior students and parents through the basics of college admission and the financial aid process. This event will take place
ton Sunday, January 9, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at D1 Sports, 727 American Way, Shreveport.

Seniors – The Louisiana Department of Education will award a community service endorsement for seniors who meet the following criteria: 9th – 10 hrs, 10th – 20 hrs, 11th – 25 hrs, and 12th – 25 hrs for an 80 hr total. Forms and information are available at https://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/diploma-endorsements. Students must return the Student Documentation Form and District/School Tracking Form to the counseling office by January 13 to receive the endorsement. See Mrs. Byrd in the counseling office if you have any questions.

StudentsIt is time again for our annual 5k fundraiser for the softball team.  There are two options for this year’s event.  You can sign up for the live event that will start at the school on January 15 at 8 am or you can sign up to do the event virtually.  With both options, you get a purple long sleeve t-shirt.  We will have door prizes and snacks for participants at the live event!  Click the link below to sign up! As faculty, you get 25% off.  Just put in the code: ford

https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=60453. Thank you for your support!  We are looking forward to a great season!

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.

Students – Yearbooks are on sale until January 31 for $65 these can be purchased from a Gusher staff member, payforit.net, or in room 115 with Ms. Saulsbury.

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines:

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Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Astra Club – Our winter project will be to help the baseball team with Buzz Bash by donating gift cards for them to use at their fundraiser night. Each girl is asked to donate one gift card worth $5 or more. You can donate more gift cards if
you'd like. Each $5 gift card will count as 1 hour for volunteer service.  If you donate a $25 gift card, that would count it as 5 hours.  Please place your gift card(s), in an envelope with your name on it, and turn it into Mrs. Byrd (senior
counselor) in office 124 which is the counseling office. If she is not in her office, you may place them on her desk.  The deadline will be January 11. If you have any questions, you may email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org.

 

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