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Yellow Jacket Sports (August 21-27)

8/24  Byrd Football vs. Captain Shreve (Jamboree) @ Independence Stadium | 6:00 PM

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CLASS OFFICER ELECTIONS: If you would like to run for class officer, scan the QR codes available around school to fill out the Google Intent-to-Run form. The deadline to sign up is next Thursday, August 31. See Mrs. Castleman in S311 if you have any questions.


Astra Club Members – We are helping to provide energy bars and gift cards for the Northwest LA St. Jude Tennis Tournament.  We need boxes of individually wrapped granola or breakfast bars.  Each box will count 3 hours of service.  We also need any kind of gift cards for them to use for their silent auction.  These gift cards can be $10 – $25 or more, and each gift card would count one hour for each dollar spent so 10 hours for a $10 gift card. These are due to Mrs. Prothro by September 8th.


Students – Are you passionate about politics? Are you driven to debate? JOIN BYRD YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT! Applications available outside Mrs. Speyrer’s room S306. Our first meeting for anyone interested in learning more is Wednesday, August 30th at 7:40 in the Learning Center. You must have a minimum 2.76 GPA and old member must reapply each year.


Students – Fresh hydroponic salads grown by our own students are on sale EVERY DAY now for $3 during both lunch shifts.


Key Club – Here is the link for the Key Club application and interviews. There are QR codes around the school if a student wants to use that to apply. https://forms.gle/6BUaSATFXnA1XWif7


Sports News – Sign up today to receive all high school sports news. http://shreveportbossieradvocate.com/app/forms/shreveport-sports/

LSU Vet Med Artist-in-Residence Concert featuring Charlie Rauh and members of the LSU A Cappella Choir – LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present its 2023 Artist-in-Residence Charlie Rauh, musician-composer, in concert with members of LSU A Cappella Choir. September 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in LSU Vet Med Library

Scholarship – Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 2, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern. CLICK HERE to access the School Marketing Toolkit


Poster Contests – The dates for the PTSA Poster Contests are posted.  Please see Mrs. Prothro for the entry contests, forms and deadlines.


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 through FRIDAY! Send all designs to byrdstudentcouncil@gmail.com.


College Visits – NSU • 8/31


Golf – Calling all prospective NEW golfers!! Informational meeting for anyone interested in playing on the BYRD GOLF TEAM this spring will be held Wednesday, September 6th in the Learning Center at 6 pm. Tournament 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.


StudentsCalling all basketballers! Students interested in flexing on the court against the faculty, sign up to play! First ten students in each grade level who pay $20 get to play against the teachers and coaches and maybe even everyone’s favorite deputy! The game is September 8th at 6:00 P.M. in the gym! Be there! https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/28047


Freshmen students interested in joining the Freshman Student Council need to pick up an application in Room S301 from Ms. Hale.  Forms and fees are due September 9th.


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.


Homecoming Parade – The Homecoming Parade is October 26th at 5:30 P.M. Clubs are responsible for their own floats and throws. Throws can be any beads or candy, except candy with sticks (like lollipops). We do ask that you not throw individual pieces of candy and instead put the throws in some kind of bag or baggie. Floats need to be lined up by 4:30 P.M. on October 26th in the tennis courts. There will be three community judges. The theme is Crush the Cowboys with a superhero theme. Student council is doing a Spider-Man float. Some other ideas are:  Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Aqua Man, Etc. Let Mrs. Carberry know at awcarberry@caddoschools.org when you choose your theme. Two floats cannot have the same theme, so it’s first come first serve. We are trying to really give the Homecoming Parade an emphasis this year! We’re going to ask local elementary and middle schools to join in on the fun, and we would love to have a lot of participation from our own school. PTSA and Key Club are doing a tailgate and cook-out before the parade, so we really want to have our students here to participate. Please help us encourage our student body to be here!


Membership Drive for Spanish Club – Please pick up applications between rooms 117 and 118 in the Main Building where the Spanish Club bulletin board is. Students in the Science building can pick up applications outside S304. You are encouraged to pay for the fee online at www.payschoolscentral.com.


Drama Club for the 2023-2024 school year is accepting members NOW! Scan one of the QR code signs around the school, fill out the form, and pay your dues on PayschoolsCentral or to Mr. Williams in room 200 in the main building.


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.


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.

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!


SOS Letter for Parents – Grades 6th-12th CLICK HERE to read the full letter.


Students – If you are interested in joining the wrestling team, you may go to cebyrd.com and click the “Athlete Registration” link. If you have any questions, please email byrdwrestling@gmail.com. Or contact Coach Wells at 318-393-3388.


Seniors – If you plan to attend the University of Virginia as your top choice school and want to be nominated for the Jefferson Scholarship, please notify Mrs. Byrd in the Counseling Office.

Support Your Fellow Jackets!


Your Link to EVERYTHING Byrd!

CLICK HERE for the Local Level Events page that includes ALL Byrd events. You can also scan the QR code below.

Student Opportunities:

Volunteer Opportunity


Scholarships & Contests

Poster Contests – All posters must be turned in to Mrs. Prothro.  The size must be 11 X 14.  Each poster must contain the label attached to the back of the poster entry.  See Mrs. Prothro for more information.  If you need extra forms, email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org or come by her office. CLICK HERE for full list of 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.


Seniors – If you plan to attend the University of Virginia as your top choice school and want to be nominated for the Jefferson Scholarship, please notify Mrs. Byrd in the Counseling Office.


SeniorsDebutante applications are available in the Counseling Office for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Debutantes must be a high school senior no older than 18 at the time of registration and have a 2.5 gpa. Deadline to apply is August 28th.


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.