5-26-22

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Thank you to all of our generous 2021-2022 C.E. Byrd Foundation Donors!

Oschner/LSU Health – Premier Sponsor • Johnette Barnes • Kimberly and Mike Belanger and Family • Shelia and Thomas Berry • Dr. and Mrs. Christian Briery • The Blackbaud Giving Fund • Diane and Mark Callaway • Community Foundation of North Louisiana – Max Nathan Fund • Danielle and Paul Cooper • Dr. Jerry Drummond • Kelly and Jeffrey Gosslee • Laura and Reggie Grieder and Family • Steve Horn • Diane and Scott Lawrence • Gary H. Love • Emily and Chip McDonald • Karen and Ian McElroy • Maggie and Tem McElroy • Susan and Hector Negron • Clare and George Nelson • Brenda Parsons • Heath Peloquin • Alyson and Tommy Perryman • Helen and James Powell • Querbes & Nelson • Mackey and Mickey Quinlan • Paige and Rob Reagan • Mary Katherine and David Rossi • Allen Rowe • Stephanie and Thomas Sanders

 


NEW TODAY 

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. CLICK HERE for the 2022 C.E. Byrd Graduation Program. 

Parents of graduating seniors:

  1. Please insure that your graduate arrives between 5:45 and 6 pm, dressed and ready.
  2. If it happens that you know they are leaving late, don’t give up. We will make every effort to get them in the proper place to receive their diploma. Please avoid this!
  3. Balloons, banners, signs, will not be allowed inside the stadium. These block the view of others.
  4. You will not be allowed to take pictures along the rails. Please stay seated.
  5. The weather for the night of graduation looks great. Rain on Tuesday into Wednesday then cooler and no rain for graduation on the night of the 26th at 7 pm.
  6. Students will have one program in their chair, they will be given four more at the time they pick up their diplomas after the program. Parents can open a QR code to view the program during the ceremony.

EOC Summer Remediation is from June 6th through June 17th.  Retesting is June 20th through June 24th.  All classes and retesting will take place at Caddo Magnet High School for Byrd students.  Please register at https://forms.gle/k8cFvE1dzsb3jEWR7  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Johnson in Room 107A or call her at 364-5462.  THIS IS A FREE, NO COST COURSE!

Summer School for Credit Recovery will be in two sessions – each for a half credit.  The first session is May 31st through June 17th (register link:  https://forms.gle/dphfsqBbD7Hg1Ueu9)  Second session is June 30th through July 21st (register link:  https://forms.gle/3FiUKC6MRXGnm5mh8) THIS IS A FREE, NO COST COURSE!

Freshman Pep Squad Parents – If you would like to sell your daughter’s pep squad top and skirt, please email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org, and she will share your contact information with interested parents.

Camp Jacket- Byrd’s 9th Grade Academy

Students – The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) is working to improve access to postsecondary education and the financial assistance needed to complete college for all students. One part of these efforts is to better understand what students are planning after high school through focus groups. Please use the following links to provide feedback. In order for a student to complete the survey, they must be 18 years of age.

Students: https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e4IBeID5TFIqThs

Parents: https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qtSjrp9gTevDRI

 


MORE INFORMATION

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

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.

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.

Pep Squad fittings are coming up! You only need to attend one fitting. • Wednesday, June 8 12-1:30 in Learning Center. • Cost is $550 and will be on www.locallevel.com

 


Student Opportunities:

Students – There will be a 5th Grade Class Reunion for graduating seniors and teachers at Eden Gardens Magnet  TOMORROW 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!

Juniors and SeniorsAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is welcoming high school juniors and seniors to be a part of #CAP. The organization seeks to demystify the College Admissions Process for students. Virtual instruction will provide a hands-on approach that includes all of the steps from researching various colleges to completing the application process. Sessions are held the 1st Monday of each month via Zoom. Areas of Emphasis include ACT/SAT, Essay writing, HBCU information, Scholarships, Life skills and more. Requests to join should be submitted to akasro.cap@gmail.com

StudentsManufacturing NWLA FAME apprenticeship Open House June 1. There will be an Open House for interested persons to come learn about the program and meet the employers participating. It is June 1 at BPCC, 2 sessions available (11-1 and 4-6).  The application for the program is already live, and anyone that completes it will be invited to the open house.  It lives at www.ApplyToFAME.com.  They would select the Northwest Louisiana chapter.

 


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.

Volunteer OpportunityAnna 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.

  • 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.