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Yellow Jacket Sports (May 9 – May 16)




KByrd Senior Episode – CLICK HERE

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

2022 Graduation Information is now on the website under the Seniors tab. CLICK HERE for Graduation Information and Special Instructions. CLICK HERE for Map of Independence Stadium.

AP Exams will be given following the schedule created by College Board which is today through May 12.  A list of students scheduled to test with testing locations has been sent to teachers.  Most exams are at least 3 hours long and will begin at 8 am or 12 pm.  Additional time is needed for seating, providing instructions and for breaks.  Students should report to their testing location 15 minutes prior to the exam time – 7:45 AM for morning exams and 11:45 AM for afternoon exams.  Late arrivals will not be allowed to test.  Any student absent from an AP exam will be charged a $40 return test fee, per test.  Email Penny Eason, the AP Coordinator, if you have questions. 

Juniors – If you have signed up for Junior Ring Ceremony, and you did not order your ring from Graduate Sales, you must turn your ring in to the Main Office this week.  It must be in a ring box with your first and last name clearly printed on a label taped on top.

Lady Jacket Volleyball tryouts will be held Thursday, May 12 (5:00-7:30 pm) and Friday, May 13 (5:00-7:00 pm) in the Main Gym. You must have an up-to-date physical to try out, you can sign up using the QR codes around the school. If you have any questions you can stop by Ms. Saulsbury’s room 115.

Students – Mr. Badgley said there will be no more checkouts after 3:30 p.m. for the rest of the school year.

Congratulations to our new Youth and Gov officers for 2022-2023. The list is posted on club Instagram and outside S306. Please come by S306 ASAP if you are an officer.

St. Paul’s Day School will honor seniors on May 16 at 9:20 am.  There will be a senior recognition chapel with donuts and a reunion on the lawn.

Students – The following students will be excused to go to the Judson Field Day on Friday, 5-13-22, which was rescheduled from last Friday. CLICK HERE for list.

Students – The 2022 session of Louisiana Girls State will take place on June 19-25 at Northwestern State University. CLICK HERE for a flyer with all of our 2022 program’s information. If you are finishing the 11th grade and would like to attend you may sign up online. It’s a great experience. More information regarding our 2022 program and the registration process can be found on our website here: https://www.lagirlsstate.com/delegates

Volunteer Opportunity – Anna Johnson is in need of volunteers for this year’s AJGA tournament at Querbes on Friday, June 3.  We are a 501c3 and I would love for one of our organizations to help out.   Her email is amjohnsonla@gmail.com.



Astra Club – Voting for Astra Club officers will take place on May 16 – 20.

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.

Students – Are your drawers overflowing with old Byrd T-shirts? Well, we have a solution! Donate any gently used Byrd T-shirt for the 2nd Annual Byrd Vintage Shirt Sale! All students will have a chance to purchase these shirts during Celebrate the City. There is a collection box located in Mrs. Prothro’s office.

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

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. 

Pep Squad fittings are coming up! You only need to attend one fitting. • 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

Sophomores and JuniorsDo you want to be the new mascot Jack the Jacket?! Go see Mrs. Zator in room S310 for more information. Must be a current sophomore or junior.


Student Opportunities:

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!

StudentsShreve Island Senior Class of 2022 is hosting their annual Red, White, and Blue day where students can visit their old school and reunite with former classmates. Students should rsvp using this Google form: CLICK HERE for form.

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.

Seniors – Are you looking for a job?  Coca-Cola has some great opportunities available to you with benefits.  You may be looking for a summer job or a permanent place of employment.  You may be looking for employment while you attend college, and by the way if that is the case, Coca-Cola will pay up to $5,200 of your tuition for college each year.  See Mrs. Prothro for more on these opportunities!


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

  • The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is hosting a Cancer Survivor Carnival Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 2:00-4:00. I would like to see if the Astra Club would help us make this day special for our survivors. We need help with supplies and volunteers the day of the event to manage the games. Please let me know if the Astra Club will be available to help us celebrate our Cancer Survivors on June 5th.   Please call or email Mrs. Stevens if you can volunteer.


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.