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Yellow Jacket Sports (April 4 – April 10)

4/7 CE Byrd Track Huntington Raiders Relays Meet @ Lee Hedges

4/7 CE Byrd Softball at Byrd vs. North Webster V | 6:00 pm

4/7  CE Byrd Softball at Byrd vs. Stanley V | 6 pm

4/7 Boys Lacrosse Varsity vs. Catholic @ Catholic HS | 7:00 pm

4/8 Boys Lacrosse Varsity vs. Newman @ Catholic HS | 11:00 am



Students – Student Council Week will be April 4 through 8 so we will be having dress-up days. Teachers, please join in, too! Monday – Groutfit Day (Wear an all gray outfit – apparently it’s a TikTok trend?!?) • Tuesday – USA Day (Wear your best Red, White, and Blue) • Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday • Thursday – Seniors are senior citizens, underclassmen are children/babies (Faculty – Feel free to choose either if you want to dress up!) • Friday – Future Friday (Students are supposed to dress for the career they want) (Teachers – maybe what you wanted to be as a child?!)

College Visit – A representative from LSUS will be here TODAY during both lunch shifts in the back hallway of the café

KByrd auditions for next year will be held next TODAY at 4 pm in S307. You must scan one of the QR codes in the hallways to apply and sign up for an interview date. You will not be able to interview if you haven’t filled out the application. See Mrs. Smith if you have questions.

Students – Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to be a Highstepper? There will be a mandatory parent meeting  TONIGHT at 5:00 pm in the learning Center. The Tryout Clinic will be April 12 and 13 with tryouts on April 14. Stop by Mrs. Wilson ’s Room 113 for an intent to run form!!!

Foundation Sponsorship – The C.E. Byrd Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, would appreciate your support for the 2022-2023 school year. CLICK HERE for the C.E. Byrd Donor Sheet

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ STATE – Any 11th graders who are interested in attending Boys’ or Girls’ State, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP.  The deadline is coming up.  This is a fantastic leadership opportunity that is recognized nationally.  See Mrs. Prothro for more information.

Golf – Calling all junior golfers in grades K5-8th!! Join the C.E. Byrd Boys and Girls Golf Teams for a fundraising clinic on Friday, April 15, 2022 from 9am-12pm at David Toms 265 Academy. All skill levels welcome!!  To register, please go to https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/19559

12th Grade Students – If you attended University Elementary at any time from Kindergarten – 5th Grade, please see Mrs. Prothro.

Southfield School Alumni – If you have won any awards this year, please email them to Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org.

JV Cheer clinic has been postponed until April 19 and 20 with tryouts on April 21.

StudentsDo you want to be a part of the award-winning Gusher staff? Applications for the 2022-2023 school year can be found outside Ms. Saulsbury’s room 115. Applications need to be returned by Friday, April 29th, interviews will be held in May.




College VisitArkansas 4/11, Wiley 4/14

Key Club – Interviews for girl members will be held on Monday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 13, at 4:00 pm in Room 311.  You must scan the QR code that is around the school, complete the application, and put your preference of interview dates on there.  You will not be interviewed without the application completed.

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.

StudentsProm will be held on Saturday, April 23, at Byrd High School from 7:00 until 11:00 pm. You may NOT purchase tickets if you are on the debt list.  All debts must be paid by Monday, April 4.

Students – If you are interested in joining High Life, please come to room S301 to pick up an application.

Seniors – Please submit up to THREE pictures for the Senior Slideshow on the last day of school. The deadline for picture submission is April 26. Send your pictures together in one email to byrdseniorclass@gmail.com. Pictures are best when they are high school pictures – 9th through 12th grade – and when they are group pictures. Please DO NOT submit baby pictures! Pictures should be school appropriate, or they will not be in the slideshow.

Students – There will be a 5th Grade Class Reunion for graduating seniors and teachers at Eden Gardens Magnet on Tuesday, May 24 from 4:00-5:00 pm. We will catch up with each other, watch our 5th-grade finale video, tour the school, and enjoy refreshments. We look forward to welcoming our eagles back to the nest- we sure hope you can join us!

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

StudentsCLICK HERE for 2022/2023 Transfer Information for parents/legal guardians, staff, and the community that reside within the geographic boundaries of Caddo Parish.

Students– Department of the Air Force Summer Hire Lifeguard Certification ProgramCLICK HERE for more information

Senior GirlsShreveport-Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Information Meeting • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. • First Baptist Church Shreveport Chapel • Major changes have been made in the recruitment process. Make sure you find out what to do now. No packets or photos are needed tis time. • Please register at www.shreveportpanhellenic.com• If you cannot attend, a video recap will be on the website a short time later.

Student Job Opportunity – Kumon Math and Reading Center


Upcoming Deadlines:


Volunteer Opportunities:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – You must provide your own transportation.  You cannot miss any tests, class projects, or EOC tests, and you must not be on the Debt List

  • Students 9th -11th Grades – Shreve Island Field Day – If you attended Shreve Island, and you would like to work at their field day on May 6, please see Mrs. Prothro.  There are  a limited number of spots available.
  • Students 9th – 11th Grades – Judson Elementary Field Day – If you would like to volunteer at Judson’s Field Day on May 6, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP.
  • Students 9th – 12th  Grades – Southfield Field Day – If you attended Southfield, and you are interested in volunteering on April 29th, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP
  • Students 9th -11th Grades – First Baptist Field Day – If you attended First Baptist, and you would like to work at their field day on May 6, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP.  There are a limited number of spots available. 
  • Students 9th-12th Grades – Shreveport Community Renewal Croquet Contest – If you are interested in volunteering on Wednesday, April 27, Friday, April 29 and/or Saturday, April 30, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP.

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.

Fairfield Elementary Magnet Alumni Senior Class of 2022 – There will be a 5th-grade class reunion for students and teachers on Fairfield Magnet school grounds on Friday, May 6 from 3:30-5:30 pm.  We will celebrate with pizza and cupcakes. Then we will reminisce by looking through old yearbooks and by watching our 5th grade DVD @ 5:00.  We know this is an extremely busy time of year, but we hope everyone can make it for a few moments of fun!

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.

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).


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