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Yellow Jacket Sports (January 10 – January 16)

1/13 Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. West Monroe @ CE Byrd | 5:30 pm


ATTENTION – There have been posts put out on social media that Byrd will be closed TODAY (January 13) and that is ABSOLUTELY  false.

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 TODAY to receive the endorsement. See Mrs. Byrd in the counseling office if you have any questions.

FootballAnyone interested in joining the football team needs to meet with Coach Ballew after school TODAY at 1:00 pm in the Boys’ PE locker room.

Students – Winter Court Nominations are now LIVE in Canvas.  All students need to access the Assignment for Winter Court Nominations – MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED INTO YOUR CADDO GMAIL TO ACCESS THE LINKS! You have until TODAY at 4 pm to make your selections. One girl from each grade will be on court in addition to sport sweethearts from all sports – the court will be presented at a home basketball game on February 8.

Students – There are two options for this year’s event.  You can sign up for the live event that will start at the school on SATURDAY 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 at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/RuntheHive5k

At Home Academy Test Prep and Tutoring Schedules – Click the links below for the 4 schedules available for the February 12 and March ACT tests. Contact info: Beth Woods (318-465-6475) Visit www.athomeacademy.net for schedules and registration.

CLICK HERE: February Weekday • CLICK HERE: February Weekend • CLICK HERE: March Weekday • CLICK HERE: March Weekend



StudentsBlack history month t-shirts are now on sale for $15 on local level events.

Reminder Buzz Bash Shirts – Go to the local level link below to purchase your shirts. Only one more week to go! https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/18686

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

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

StudentsAre you interested in supporting our boys baseball team? If so, Diamond Girls may be for you! There will be a Diamond Girls interest meeting in the Learning Center on Tuesday, January 18th during EIP. See Panos, Smith, Springer, or Zator if you have any questions!

Track – If you are interested in being on the Byrd Jacket Track team there will be two separate parent meetings on Tuesday, January 18th, in the Learning Center.  Girls Team parents will meet at 6:00 pm in the Learning Center and Boys Team parents will meet at 6:45 pm.

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. To learn more about SHIP: https://www.lsuhs.edu/our-schools/school-of-medicine/student-affairs/student-involvement/ship

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.

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.

College VisitLSUS February 1st

Students – We would like to formally invite you to the 40th Annual LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Open House that will be held in-person on Saturday, February 5, from 9 am – 3 pm on Skip Bertman Drive at River Road. Open House is free and open to the public. Over 4,000 visitors take the self-guided tour through the world of veterinary medicine and animal health care. More than 50 booths, demonstrations, and exhibits are featured. CLICK HERE for 2021 Virtual Open house

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 28! 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

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

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) 

ULM 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 


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