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Yellow Jacket Sports (January 17 – January 23)

1/17 Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. Alexandria @ CE Byrd | 7:45 pm


NEW TODAY 

Congratulations to Caroline Hannigan for placing second in the essay contest and James Stratton for placing second in the current events contest at the LASC Convention this past weekend.

Mamma Mia auditions have been postponed to next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25 and 26, at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. Come get the info sheet from Mr. Williams in room 200 in the main building.

Students – Senior Soccer night will be next Monday, January 24, at our field where we take on Airline.  The girls play at 6:00 and the boys play at 7:45.  Students will get in free with their student ID.  Hope to see you there!

Track – If you are interested in being on the Byrd Jacket Track team there will be two separate parent meetings on Tuesday, January 25 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.

 


MORE INFORMATION

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

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

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.

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

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

Seniors – If you did not get a senior picture taken over the summer, we will have Harrington House here on Wednesday, February 16, from 7:30 am until 9:00 am to take a cap and gown picture.  Harrington House will have the cap and gown available for you to use.  Come to the Learning Center if you wish to have a picture taken.

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

Sophomores who took the PSAT – The PSAT 10 will be administered on Wednesday, March 2. Only students who previously took the PSAT in October will test on this date. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 in the Learning Center. You should receive information from your English teacher. If you do not receive it, please see Mrs. Byrd in the Counseling Office.

ACT Testing – On March 8 the freshmen will take the Pre-ACT and the sophomores will take the ACT.  On March 15 the juniors and seniors will take the ACT.  On Track Test Prep will hold a clinic on March 5, 12:30-3:30 in the Learning Center.  There will be another clinic on March 12th for juniors and seniors only from 9:00 – 12:00.

Juniors who took the PSAT – We will administer the SAT to those juniors who took the PSAT in October. The SAT will be given Wednesday, April 13, at no cost to students. Students must see Mrs. Byrd or Mrs. Lacy in the Counseling Office to pick up the paperwork.

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