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Yellow Jacket Sports (September 5-September 10)

9/8 Byrd Football vs. Huntington @ Jerry Burton Stadium (Home) | 7:00 PM
9/9  Byrd Cross Country @ Parkway • 8:00 AM

New Today

Boys and Girls – Join Beta! We are a national academic, service and spirit organization.  Applications are available outside Ms. Waters’ Rm S-112 and outside the front office in the main building.  You can also scan the QR code posted around the school or on our Instagram page.  Applications and fees are due beginning TODAY.  


Student Council (sophomores-seniors) will have the first meeting of the year in the auditorium TODAY at  7:50 A.M.! Don’t be late! If you are unsure if you are in StuCo this year, please check the list outside of room 202 and join the Remind.


Scholarship – Class of 2024 Lela’s $1000 FAFSA Completion Scholarship application for the Class of 2024 is now available for those who plan to apply for college financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


ScholarshipThe Willis Knighton/Independence Bowl Community Service Scholarship application is available in the Counseling Office and on the Class of 2024 Counseling Page. One $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior with plans to attend a four-year college. Students must have a 3.0 minimum grade point average and provide documented dedication to community service limited to junior and senior years only. Students must submit applications to Mrs. Byrd in the Counseling Office by 4pm on Monday, October 16th.



Astra Club – Mrs. Prothro needs volunteers for the Centenary Book Bazaar on Friday and Saturday.  You may sign up in her office.  


Astra Club Members – We have plenty of breakfast bars for the St Jude Tennis Tournament.  We do still need gift cards of any denomination. These are due to Mrs. Prothro by Friday. 


Students – Our meetings are every Wednesday during lunch – 1st lunch shift meets in Mr. Lary’s room 220 and 2nd lunch meets in Mrs. Cox’s room B7. For questions go see Mrs. Cox. 


StudentsJoin French Club by scanning the QR code on flyers around the school.  Students are encouraged to pay for the fee on payschoolscentral.com.  Last day to join is September 8th.  Stop by room 114 in the main building if you have any questions.


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


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


College Visits – ULM 9/12 • NSU 9/14 • LaTech 9/20 • SMU 9/28


Golf – Calling all prospective NEW golfers!! Informational meeting for anyone interested in playing on the BYRD GOLF TEAM this spring will be held Wednesday 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.


Senior Parent Night is an information meeting for parents of graduating seniors.  We will discuss graduation, transcripts and other requests, college application process and scholarships, and financial aid overview.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium on Monday, September 11th, at 5:30 pm.


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


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!


StudentsThe Growing for Good Club is now accepting applications. You can pick up an application at room S-105, and the membership fee is $5.00. 


StudentsPlease sign up for the African American Studies Club using the QR code posted around the school.  Contact Ms. Jefferson in S109 for more information. 


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

Volunteer Opportunity – SALT is excited to provide another volunteer opportunity this Fall! We are working together with CTA instructors to assist in teaching tennis to 3rd, 4th & 5th graders at Broadmoor Stem Academy. This is a great way to give back to our community! High School students may sign up and get service hours for volunteering as well. It is an 8 week program starting on Thursday, September 28th and ending on November 30th with a party for the kids. All volunteers 18+ must be safe play certified. Directions to complete certification can be found at www.usta.com/safeplay. CLICK HERE for Sign-up Genius. Contact Kathryn Wood at 318-455-7539 with any questions.


Scholarships & Contests

Poster ContestsAll posters must be turned in to Mrs. Prothro by the dates below.  The size must be 11 X 14, no glitter, and a flat surface.  Each poster must contain the label attached to the back of the poster entry.  See Mrs. Prothro for the entry form 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.

Suicide Prevention Week Deadline:  September 15th 

Mental Health Awareness Week Deadline:  September 29th 

National Diversity Week Deadline:  October 6th

Character Education Week Deadline:  October 20th 

Red Ribbon Week Deadline:  October 27th 

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Deadline:  November 11th

Internet Safety Prevention Week Deadline:  December 8th


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


Senior Information

Senior Parent Night is an information meeting for parents of graduating seniors.  We will discuss graduation, transcripts and other requests, college application process and scholarships, and financial aid overview.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium on Monday, September 11th, at 5:30 pm.


Seniors – Updated transcripts are now available in the Counseling Office. Each student will receive a copy of the transcript during Senior Orientation in English IV classes. If you need one prior to that visit, you can pick one up in the Counseling Office. Transcripts and transcript information cannot be e-mailed or provided over the telephone.  All public colleges and universities in Louisiana have access to transcripts and you should not have to send them. If they tell you they cannot access the transcript, or if you need to send a transcript to a private school within Louisiana, or any school outside of Louisiana, you will need to complete the transcript request form at  https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/26815. Make sure you submit payment and complete the google form on that page.  Students applying to colleges through the Common App do not have to complete the transcript request form. The transcript will be uploaded on the Common App portal.


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.


CLICK HERE for all scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of community service opportunities.

CLICK HERE for a full list of contests.