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Yellow Jacket Sports (April 11 – April 17)

4/14  CE Byrd Track BTW Meet Caddo Parish @ Lee Hedges

4/14  Boys Lacrosse Varsity vs. Captain Shreve @ Lee Hedges | 7:00 pm



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

Seniors – All SENIORS interested in hosting Senior Party, please complete the survey ASAP:  https://forms.gle/Kb9HprkPvYxM32z27

JV Cheer clinic will be TODAY and TOMORROW with tryouts on Thursday.

NHS Induction and Academic Key Ceremony has been rescheduled for 6pm on TOMORROW.

Youth and Government – Our last debate of the school year is TOMORROW, at 7:40 AM in the Learning Center. Be there! Also, come pick up an officer intent to run form from S306. We are looking for great leadership for next year!

Z-Club is now accepting applications for 2022-23 membership. Deadline to apply is FRIDAY. Please complete the application: https://forms.gle/BDsWS1vqzFHTbEiQA

Prom Contracts are available outside the main office.  Remember they must be completed and signed by your parent before being brought to the bookkeepers office.  Once the bookkeepers verify you are not on the debt list they will sign your contract and enter your information on the computer so you are able to purchase tickets. Prom will be held on SATURDAY so get your contract today!

Astra Club – 9th-11th Grades – It is time to join Astra Club for the 2022-2023 school year.  It is also time to sign up to run for office.  You may pick up a form to join Astra in Mrs. Prothro’s office.  You must be a member in order to run for an office.  You may sign up to run for office from today until Friday, April 29.   Voting will be May 3-6. CLICK HERE for application.

Students –We will have a 1970s Disco Karaoke Event featuring the music and performers of Mamma Mia! as well as open mike karaoke for everyone to sing their heart out to their favorite 70s tunes from 4:00 until 6:30 tonight. Later, in the evening we will have some more current Pop Music.  We will have food, games, a 70’s costume competition, and lots of prizes!  Beverages will be bottled water and soft drinks.  This will be a lot of fun for the entire school, so please come out and join us in the courtyard by Jack’s Java and the Cafeteria.  The event is sponsored/supported by Byrd Drama, PTSA, Key Club, Astra, Cheer, and Art Clubs.

StudentsPep Squad fittings are coming up! You only need to attend one fitting. • Wednesday, April 27 from 4:30-6 in the Learning Center on the Kings Highway side of the school. • Thursday, May 19 from 5-6:30 in Learning Center. • Wednesday, June 8 12-1:30 in Learning Center. • Cost is $550 and will be on www.locallevel.com


Byrd Prom:  April 23, 2022
Location:  Byrd Gym
Theme:  A Night in Paris
Time:  7-11:00 pm



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.

Juniors – The Junior Ring Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 17.  If you would like to participate, you must sign up on local level events by Friday, April 29.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Recipients – There will be a luncheon in your honor on Friday, April 29, at 12:00 p.m. in the Learning Center.  Your first-hour teacher will have a form for you to complete, and return to Mrs. Prothro.

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.

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 – Temp IDs are being added to the debt list daily.  You may owe for a temp ID even if you have previously been cleared from the debt list.  See a bookkeep to pay for temp IDs.

Students – AP CAPSTONE Graduation Honor Cords are now available for purchase on Local Level Events (https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/20187) The AP Capstone Cord is for graduating seniors who have taken and completed BOTH AP Seminar AND AP Research. Cords will be given out at Senior Honors Assembly. 


Student Opportunities:

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.

Student Job Opportunity – Kumon Math and Reading Center

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!

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

Students – This summer, Title 1 will host two different educational summer camps. Employees are needed for both programs. To apply for the camp being hosted at SPAR sites with the Parent Resource Center, please complete the attachments and return them to Rosalind Glover-Bryant by email- RGBRYANT@caddoschools.org Click here to apply for Beyond Summer Camp with the Homeless Education Program.

StudentsParish of Caddo Summer Work Program. CLICK HERE for details.



Support your Fellow Jackets:



Upcoming Deadlines:

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.

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 – 12th  Grades – Southfield Field Day – If you attended Southfield, and you are interested in volunteering on April 29, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.