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Yellow Jacket Sports (January 24 – January 30)

1/26  Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. Evangel @ CE Byrd | 6 pm

1/29 Men’s Varsity Soccer vs. Loyola @ CE Byrd | 11 am


Congratulations to Nicholas Griffin and Gergely Szarvas, who have been named as candidates in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program! They are two of more than 5,000 candidates selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate in the year 2022. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.

Mamma Mia auditions have been postponed to TODAY at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. Come get the info sheet from Mr. Williams in room 200 in the main building.

Students – Any student interested in a medical career and would like to attend the Junior Achievement Inspire Mentor workshop and luncheon on Thursday, February 17, needs to come by Ms. Waters’ room S112 to get a permission form.  It will be due back to Ms. Waters by TOMORROW.  Space is limited, so first come, first serve!

Blood Drive will be held on Friday in the Learning Center.  Please sign up in Room 202 if you wish to donate!

Youth and Government – Please come by S306 and pick up your club shirt ASAP. Our next debate will be Wednesday, February 9, at 7:40 AM in the learning center!

Men’s Soccer – Senior night has been rescheduled for TOMORROW at 6:00pm. Recognition will be pregame.

Women’s Soccer – Senior recognition has been rescheduled for Saturday at 1:30pm. Recognition will be post-game. *Byrd students get in FREE with student ID.



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

Yearbooks – These are the students who HAVE purchased a yearbook. Deadline is January 31st and they are $65.00. CLICK HERE for list.

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

Students – Buzz Bash is finally back after a year hiatus due to Covid. Baseball’s annual fundraising auction & buffet dinner will be held at East Ridge on February 11 from 7 pm-11 pm. It’s always a fun night with this year’s theme being “Grand Slam Fiesta”. We will have over 300 items being auctioned off by both silent and live auctions. If you’re interested in a ticket please email me (gkwilliams@caddoschools.org)

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.

StudentsAny student interested in a medical career and would like to attend the Junior Achievement Inspire Mentor workshop and luncheon on Thursday, February 17, needs to come by Ms. Waters’ room S112 to get a permission form.  It will be due back to Ms. Waters by Thursday.  Space is limited, so first come, first serve!

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 

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


Upcoming Deadlines:

AFL-CIO Scholarship – Deadline: January 28, 2022

AFCEA International Scholarship – Deadline: February 1, 2022

KPMG Future Leaders Program Scholarship – Deadline: February 1

Volunteer Opportunities:



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