Yellow Jacket Sports (March 14 – March 20)
3/17 CE Byrd Softball at Parkway vs. Parkway JV/V | 4/5:30 pm
Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 is March 28- April 1. Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to our teachers, faculty, and staff for all they do in and out of the classroom. We appreciate all their efforts and want to make them feel extra special. CLICK HERE to make your grade-specific donation to help provide lunch daily and gift cards. You can also scan the QR code below. Thank you!
The Caddo Parish 2022-2023 School Calendar is now available. Click Caddo 22-23 Calendar to access.
Congrats – The Jackets didn’t mess around on Wednesday! Everyone who played contributed to the very impressive victory. Battling heat, nerves, toe blisters, and queasy stomachs (you know who you are), the Jackets netted 10 wins to Airline’s 3. As always, I am so very proud of our players! Wednesday’s winners included…Amy Tong, Bess Hubble, Catherine Briery, Ella Grieder, Hannah Pearce, Kelly Chu, Marrisa Reyes, Skylar Burke, Colin McCarter, Drew Deal, Logan Pons, and Marshall McCollough.
Key Club – The Last day to purchase dance tickets is this Saturday. Tickets are available at locallevelevents.com. Please use your student ID number to access the Key Club link.
11th Grade Girls – If you are interested in attending Girls State of Louisiana, please see Mrs. Prothro. CLICK HERE for info.
Seniors – Caddo Parish Schools would like to honor Caddo students who are planning to enter teacher certification programs as they enter college with a special signing day, and offer a salary incentive for completing the certification and returning to teach in Caddo. If you plan to attend college with the goal of becoming a certified teacher, please let Mrs. Byrd in the counseling office know by March 29th so your name can be submitted.
Students – If you are interested, please apply. We have had quite a few students who have served on this state committee. See Mrs. Prothro if you have questions. The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is an annually appointed body composed entirely of students that tackle issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. • The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature, and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The council studies and addresses a variety of issues of importance to young people such as education, mental health, civic engagement, the environment, and school safety. • Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of statewide applicants who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The thirty-one-member council includes three students representing each of the six congressional districts and the remaining members serve at large. Applicants must be between the ages of fourteen and nineteen and enrolled in a public or private high school, charter school, home school, or GED skills program during the 2022-2023 school year. • The deadline to apply is March 25, 2022. The application may be accessed at civiced.louisiana.gov and then by clicking on LYAC at the top of the page. All applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters in addition to the eight short essay questions and application form. For additional information, please contact Megan Bella at email@example.com or 225-342-2370.
Mamma Mia! – The full list of performances is as follows: Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm • Friday, April 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm • Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm • Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm • Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3:00
College Visit – University of Arkansas, 4/11
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.
Students – Prom will be held on Saturday, April 23, at Byrd High School from 7:00 until 11:00 pm.
Show your school spirit: SUPPORT BYRD BASEBALL! CLICK HERE: https://www.
Lyle Leaders – If you are interested in attending the Louisiana Youth Seminar, please see Mrs. Prothro. We have been offered some scholarships, and you will not have to pay the full cost, and it may not cost anything at all. It is first come, first serve. Attached is the brochure with information. Email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org or call Mrs. Prothro at 364-5455. CLICK HERE for flyer.
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: March Weekday • CLICK HERE: March Weekend
Student Opportunity – Swim Instructor @ Geaux Swim located at 231 Mt. Zion Road, Shreveport, LA – the newest indoor pool in the city! No previous experience necessary, we train on site! $14 per hour, flexible schedule. Contact Travis at 318-614-3340 or apply on Facebook job posting! Check us out at www.geauxswim.com
Students – CLICK HERE for 2022/2023 Transfer Information for parents/legal guardians, staff, and the community that reside within the geographic boundaries of Caddo Parish.
Students – The Southern University at Shreveport Soundwave Marching Band is now accepting students who want to be a part of the band program. If you have any band students or know of any former band students who may be interested, please contact Dr. Albert L. Jackson, Director of the SUSLA Band at 318-670-9381 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are available.
Please click and view the following link: https://www.susla.edu/form/542
Students– Department of the Air Force Summer Hire Lifeguard Certification Program • CLICK HERE for more information
Contest – CADA: Essay Contest for all high school students. Topic: Living my Best Life Things I Do to Deal with Stress. Deadline April 5, 2022. CLICK HERE for rules and info.
Mrs. Prothro needs to see students for the following:
- 12th Graders – who attended University Elementary School
- 9th Grade Lyle Leaders who have not already come by to see me about the Easter project
- 11th Graders – any boy or girl interested in attending Boys’ or Girls’ State during the summer 2022
- 9th– 12th Graders – any student who attended AC Steere or has a parent that works there and wants to volunteer this Friday, March 10th at the school
Astra Club – Mrs. Prothro needs volunteers to work at Reruns Are Fun located in the old Waddell’s Frame Shop on 9260 Ellerbe Road. The dates and times are in her office. Please see Mrs. Prothro or email her at email@example.com
Z-Club is collecting items to benefit Project Celebration’s shelter for women and children. Please drop off items in S206 or S111. Items needed: activities for adult women while in shelter (like coloring books, colored pencils, workbooks, journals, playing cards, etc.), enrichment/sensory items or toys for children, pillows for beds, small trash cans for bathrooms, wall plug in air fresheners , -razors for shaving, -craft supplies/hobby supplies and storage for these items, -gift cards for Walmart or other stores, queen sized sheets and comforters ($5 = 1 hour, 5 hours max).
Service Hour Opportunities – Softball is about to start its season and they have a ton of home games this year. They are hoping to get some student volunteers to help run the concession stand this year. Volunteers will just need them to help take orders and serve. Click the link to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EACAC2CABF4C16-2022
Volunteer Opportunity – IDEAS Day is a completely free event put on every spring by LSUHS-Shreveport Science Matters Interest Group for the kids in the community to learn about various fields in STEM. There will be numerous demonstrations set up that are sponsored by departments and organizations on and off campus, hopefully giving our local kids a wide exposure to the world of STEM. Last year IDEAS Day was held virtually due to Covid-19, and we are so excited to have it this year back in person! This year IDEAS Day will be held outside at LSU Shreveport on March 26 from 9am-12pm. We will need volunteers for set-up, check-in, working the booths, traffic flow, and clean-up. CLICK HERE for the volunteer link to sign up for a shift or the whole event.
Seniors – Did you attend University Elementary? If so, please see Mrs. Prothro. They have asked you to come to their 5th-grade celebration on April 22. You will be excused from school.
Girl Up – We need all members of Girl Up to bring a donation of one package of diapers or one package of feminine products to the girls locker room. We will be conducting a drive for the local Women’s organization Bare Necessities. Each Box or package will count 1 service hour. You need to turn in donations to Mrs Levermann in the girls’ locker room or if you turn into the 3rd floor science building area you must notify Gracie or Diamond on the Girl up remind so we can keep up with service hours. You can pick up your service hour sheets in the girls’ locker room.