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Important Announcement: All students parking on campus must have their vehicles registered and decal affixed. We will begin enforcing this on Wednesday, August 16th (tomorrow). On Wednesday we will begin enforcing the wearing of ID’s. Students must wear their ID or obtain a temporary ID at a cost of $3. Students face disciplinary action for not wearing their ID. This year there will be one school-wide fee of $50. This covers all academic classes. Club and athletic fees are an exception. Pay fee at www.payschoolscentral.com

Astra Club Announcement – Mrs. Prothro needs volunteers for the Centenary Book Bazaar on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th.  You may sign up in her office.  NOTE: We have a football game Friday, September 8th, so look at your schedule before you come to sign up.

4 easy ways to get involved with the PTSA:

  1. Become a Member (Pay Online or Pay by Check or cash)
  2. Volunteer with the PTSA (Complete this form)
  3. Attend PTSA meetings (View all upcoming dates)
  4. Make a Tax-Free Donation to the PTSA



Students – Send in your designs for the third annual Homecoming t-shirt design contest! The theme is “Crush the Cowboys” with a superhero theme. The winner gets a free Homecoming shirt! Designs will be accepted from August 14th through the 25th! Send all designs to byrdstudentcouncil@gmail.com.

Dual enrollment applications are now available for LSU-Shreveport: CLICK HERE for info • CLICK HERE for registration

Dual Enrollment applications are now available for LSU-Shreveport. Students in the following courses can apply at LSUS – Algood– Precalculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics; Dr. White – Medical Terminology, Carberry – English IV enriched, English IV AP. Byrd will pay for one core English, math, science, or social studies course/semester at either LSUS or LaTech, as long as funds are available. Students are encouraged to apply early. Instructions are available from these teachers, or cebyrd.com. Please read all information carefully and complete all required steps. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 23rd, at 4pm. Please contact the 11th or 12th grade counselor if you have any questions. 11th grade- Tamiko Lacy- tslacy@caddoschools.org. 12th grade- Amanda Byrd- asbyrd@caddoschools.org

This is the new checkout note form.  Please use this when your child needs to check out of school. CLICK HERE to download form.

Astra Club – It is time to join for the upcoming year.  Forms are in Mrs. Prothro’s office.  

Astra Club – Our first service project will be to make Christmas shoebox gifts for the children in El Salvador.  Each member is asked to make one shoe box, but there is no limit to the number you can make.  The directions are on the PTS email blast, or you may come to Mrs. Prothro’s office to pick up directions. CLICK HERE for information.

Attached is the current list of Astra Club members as of today.  There is still time to join.  If there is a mistake, please email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org.  If your daughter would like to join, she can join when school begins. CLICK HERE for list.

Students – If you are interested in joining the swim team, you may go to cebyrd.com and click the “Athlete Registration” link.  If you have any questions, please email rileyquinlan05@gmail.com or see Mrs. Carberry in Room 202.



Spain Trip InformationCLICK HERE for flyer. CLICK HERE to login to your Explorica account to modify educational travel price quotes, view and update your Tour Center, make payments, and more.
Have you ever dreamed of being a STAR? Audition for Byrd Drama’s fall production, PUFFS, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Auditions will be held in the auditorium on August 22 & 23, 2023, at 6:00 PM. Stop by Mr. Williams’ room (200 in the Main Building) for an information sheet and to sign up. If you have any questions, email Mr. Williams at byrddrama@gmail.com. A synopsis can be found here: CLICK HERE   You can also stream the original production on Amazon.

Get your passports out and ready and travel with us to London and Paris in June 2024! All you have to do is go to www.explorica.com/Williams-5779 for information AND to register! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Williams at jrwilliams@caddoschools.org!

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Student Opportunities:

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Scholarships & Contests


Senior Information

Seniors – A financial aid step must be completed in order to graduate. If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, please let Mrs. Byrd in the Counseling Office know.

SeniorsYou must complete one of the following financial aid steps IN ORDER TO GRADUATE: 1) Complete the FAFSA (available at studentaid.gov) This is your TOPS application, as well as application for federal grants and student loans; 2) Complete the Louisiana TOPS form- if you are not completing the FAFSA (available at mylosfa.la.gov). If you choose this step, you must print a confirmation and bring it to the Counseling Office; 3) A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (See Mrs. Byrd for this form) . Only one step is required- you will not complete the FAFSA and the TOPS form. The FAFSA is also the TOPS application. The FAFSA application is available beginning October 1st. Students should complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA application using 2021 income tax information. The FAFSA Completion Guide is attached to this e-mail and is also available on the Class of 2024 Canvas page.


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.