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Yellow Jacket Sports (April 18 – April 24)




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

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.

TODAY is the last day to get your debts paid, your contracts signed, and to purchase your tickets for Prom.

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

SeniorsPlease join us to honor the high school seniors who are graduates of University Elementary School (9900 Smitherman Drive) 11:00 am TODAY.  Cake will be served. Graduates will walk the campus in cap and gowns. They will open the time capsule and also watch the slideshow from when they were in 5th grade.

SeniorsBarksdale Air Force Base is hosting an HBCU College Fair TOMORROW from 10am-12pm in Hoban Hall. Register for free at https://barksdalebcucollegefair.eventbrite.com

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 TOMORROW so get your contract today!

Pep Squad – Our first pep squad fitting is coming up next Wednesday, April 27 from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Learning Center on the kings highway side of the school. Price for this years squad will be 550$ and will be on local level. Please email Coach Duncan mduncan@caddoschools.org for any questions.



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.

Pep 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

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 – All yearbook layaways must be paid off by May 6.  You may pay them in Room 115.

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.

Students – Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Lyle Leaders are eligible to participate in a Historic Tour of Shreveport on Friday May 6, 2022 from 8:30 am til 2 pm. We will tour Historic neighborhoods, visit museums and explore cemeteries to discover the significance of our city’s history. You cannot miss any scheduled testing and must be cleared from debt list. Please check your schedules before committing to the trip.  Seating is limited, first-come, first-served. Permission slips are outside Ms. Waters’ Rm S112 or see Mrs. Prothro. Permission forms must be turned in by Friday, April 29, 2022 to Mrs. Waters. CLICK HERE for more info.

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.

Student Job Opportunity – Kumon Math and Reading Center

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 – Calling the Class of ‘22 Southfield School Alumni! You are invited back to Southfield School for our annual Final Flag and Alumni Breakfast on Thursday, May 19 at 8:15am. We hope to see all of you! For more information, please contact Alumni Director, Ashley Timmons Atimmons@southfield-school.org

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.

StudentsCanes Chicken Fingers Job Opportunity – We are looking to hire some great crew and managers to join our Raising Cane’s Team in both East Texas and North Louisiana. Click here for info and flyer.

Support your Fellow Jackets:


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 – 12th  Grades – Southfield Field Day – If you attended Southfield, and you are interested in volunteering on April 29, please see Mrs. Prothro ASAP
  • St. Marks Alumni – Sign up online if you attended St. Marks and would like to work at their field day.  You must also let Mrs. Prothro know.


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.