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Yellow Jacket Sports (September 6 – September 11)

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New Today

Students – We will no longer process checkouts after 3:15 with the exception of extreme emergencies.

Parents – Please complete this short school climate survey by October 1.  The entire survey only takes about five minutes. Byrd High Parent Survey: CLICK HERE

Calling all prospective NEW golfers!! An informational meeting for anyone interested in playing on the GOLF TEAM this spring will be held TODAY in the Learning Center at 6 pm. Experience & clubs required. Boys & girls welcome! $100 deposit will be collected from those planning to play so uniforms can be ordered ASAP. Check or cash only.


Students – There will be an FCA informational meeting on Thursday, September 15, in the Learning Center at 7:45 am. Come see what we offer!

Seniors – If you are planning to attend the University of Virginia and would like to be nominated for the Jefferson Scholarship, please let Mrs. Byrd know by 4 pm Friday, September 16. 

Students – Boys interested in playing lacrosse this spring, please fill out the interest form using the QR code or link in Instagram bio. No experience necessary. Open to all grade levels and all multisport athletes. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOmMITZU8nU-i01mq6CHgRNdkfgUKzkuj-ZyTCXInuqsqQqg/viewform



Seniors – The Vanderbilt Admissions Road Show is coming to Byrd. On Monday, September 12th, an admissions representative will provide a presentation about Vanderbilt to interested students, parents, and counselors . The program will take place in the auditorium. Registration begins at 6:30 and the program will last from 7-8:30. Please use this link to sign up so they can prepare for the visit: CLICK HERE

Juniors – Josten’s will be here to meet with you on Tuesday, September 13, and to pass our ring order packets.  On Tuesday, October 18th, they will be here from 4:30 – 7:00 pm to take orders in the Learning Center.

Key Club interview applications are available by scanning the QR Code.  They are posted in every corner on each floor of the main building and at each end of the halls in the science building.  They are due by September 15.

Students – The National ‘See You at the Pole’ Day is Wednesday, September 28.  Come join us at the pole in front of the school at 7:45 am!

Juniors and Seniors – If you are planning to aspire to become a physician and would like to attend the Day with Docs and AHEC Day at Northwestern State University, University of Louisiana at Monroe or LA Tech, please see Mrs. Prothro by September 30 to get more information.  The Day with Docs will be January 25, 2023, and the AHEC Day date will be determined at a later date. 

Students – There will be an ACT Boot Camp on October 1 from 9:00 until 12:00.  It will be held here in the Learning Center.  To reserve your spot, please call Sherri Moss at 318-572-5507.

StudentsThe PSAT will be given at Byrd on Tuesday, October 25.  This is a College Board exam which gives 10th and 11th grade students an opportunity to check their progress towards college readiness.  It also provides practice for the SAT.  For 11th grade students, PSAT scores are used to screen for candidates for the National Merit Scholarship Program Competition.  Participation in PSAT testing is voluntary.  Students planning to test must register by paying the $18 test fee.  The deadline to pay the fee is Friday, September 16th.  Payment can be submitted online on PaySchoolsCentral.com or to Marilyn Prothro in the counseling office in room 125.  There is no makeup for this exam.  The exam fee is non-refundable.  

Juniors – All juniors have received an invitation to the Class of 2024 Counseling Page on Canvas. All juniors need to accept this invitation so you will receive information from the Counseling Office.

Seniors – All seniors have received an invitation to the Class of 2023 Counseling Page on Canvas. All students need to accept this invitation so you will receive information from the Counseling Office.

Seniors – Transcripts are now available. Each senior will receive a copy of his or her transcript during orientation. All public colleges/universities in Louisiana have access to your transcript through the Student Transcript System and we do not have to mail them.  If you are applying to an out-of-state or private college/ university, your transcript must be mailed.  You must pay for the transcript on locallevelevents.com and record your receipt number on the transcript request form.   **If you are applying through the Common App, you do not have to mail your transcript. These will be sent electronically.  

ACT Fee Waivers are available in the Counseling Office for juniors and seniors who meet the criteria for free/reduced lunch. Students are eligible for 4 fee waivers during their junior and senior years. When registering for the ACT with a fee waiver, students receive free ACT prep available through their ACT accounts. Please see your counselor if you have any questions.

StudentsTAC (teen advisory council) is looking to get back started! TAC is a group from the YWCA LEAD Program.  The young ladies that take part of this opportunity would take on leadership roles and assist with guiding the LEAD Program here at YWCA. The LEAD Program serves pre-teen and teen girls in our community through empowerment sessions.  The sessions address topics such as: leadership, social skills, proper communication, self esteem, etc. THIS LINK will provide the girls with an overview of expectations and an application.  Or call 318-771-3858 should you need any further information. CLICK HERE for application.


Support Your Fellow Jackets!

Homecoming shirt sales are live on Local Level Events! Please purchase your Homecoming shirt to support Student Council. Choose the member you want to credit for sale from the list. Sales end September 14th

Support Byrd FCA! Shirt sale! CLICK HERE for link.

Student Opportunities:

Senior Astra Club Members – If you would like to volunteer at the Red River Revel on Monday, October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., please see Mrs. Prothro.  You must get a signed permission slip, and you must provide your own transportation. 

Astra Club Members – Our first service project will be making Christmas shoeboxes for children in El Salvador.  The list and directions are in the PTSA email. CLICK HERE for directions.

Students – Providence House is pleased to announce the re-launch of our YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (YAC). These young leaders will give a voice to a chronic issue that plagues our community: homelessness! YAC will serve as a 14-member advisory group to our current Board of Directors, have the opportunity to participate in board meetings as well as establish and lead their own initiatives and projects. The application deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022. CLICK HERE for application.

Astra Club Members – Did you attend South Highlands Magnet School?  Would you like to volunteer at their Fall Carnival?  The date is Thursday, October 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Sign up in Mrs. Prothro’s office!

StudentsAre you interested in traveling to Ireland this summer? If so, see Mrs. Smith in S307 or Ms. Springer in S211 for more information!

Scholarships & Contests

Students – If you are interested in entering any poster contests, please see your teacher or Mrs. Prothro. CLICK HERE for info.


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.
CLICK HERE for printable Byrd Blast.