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Yellow Jacket Sports (September 11-September 17)

9/11 Byrd Volleyball Freshman Series @ Northport SC
9/13 Byrd Volleyball @ Parkway – F/JV/V
9/14  Byrd Football vs. Calvary @ Independence Stadium | 7:00 PM
9/15-9/16  Byrd Cross Country @ Southern Showcase in Huntsville, AL • 8 AM
9/16  Byrd Cross Country @ Huntington • 8 AM

New Today

Club Info

African American Studies – scan QR code around school – go to S109 for more info

BETA Club – applications in S112 or scan QR code – applications and fees due starting today

Drama Club – scan QR code and pay online at payschoolscentral.com or go to Room 200

French Club – scan QR code around school and pay fees online at payschoolscentral.com – last day Friday

Freshman StuCo – applications in S301- forms and fees due by Saturday

Growing for Good – application in S105 – fee $5.00

Mu Alpha Theta – info in your math class – go to S307 for more info – last day Friday

Spanish Club – applications by 117 in main building and S304 – pay fees online at payschoolscentral.com


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 TONIGHT at 5:30 pm.


StudentsBeginning TODAY, the Coffee Shop and Slushy’s & Salads will be accepting debt cards, credit cards, and cash apps.


Key Club Interviews will be held in the cafeteria TOMORROW after school.


Girls SoccerAll girls interested in trying out for girls’ soccer there is a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, September 13th, at 7 pm in the learning center. You must have one parent in attendance to be able to tryout.


Boys Soccer – If you are interested in trying out for the Boys Soccer team, there will be a parent and student informational meeting on Monday, September 18th at 6:00 pm in the Learning Center. Tryouts will be Tuesday, October 24th, and Wednesday, October 25th.  Time and location will be announced later.


Spain May 2024 – INTEREST MEETING in S307 at Byrd next Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30 pm!  Contact Emily Smith at elsmith@caddoschools.org or Stephanie Springer at Sspringer@caddoschools.org if you have any questions.


Students – Louisiana Center for College Access (LCCA), we will be offering a free virtual sessions. Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 PM: Good Study Habits: Need some tips to help you study for your tests and quizzes? Join the LCCA as we discuss developing good study habits. Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 PM​​​​​​: Hosted by Ingrid Bustos of ECCONola – Road to College. This session will be presented in Spanish for Parents and High School Students. Cómo aplicar a una BECA. How to apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships Este taller será de ayuda para estudiantes y padres que por primera vez están en el proceso de asistir a la Universidad. Cuales son los requisitos básicos para recibir una BECA? Como aplico a préstamos para estudiar. Cuales son los requisitos. Cuando comenzó a pagar los préstamos ACT/SAT Test Prep: The September, October, and November ACT/SAT Test Prep sessions are open for registration here.


Students in grades 10-12 are invited to attend the 2023 Caddo Parish College Fair. The event will be held at the Centenary Gold Dome on October 26 from 10:15-11:25. Please pick up a field trip form in the Counseling Office and return it no later than 4pm on October 5. 


Students – Does your child have documented volunteer hours?  If your child has 100 hours or more, he or she is eligible to receive the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  This is a national award, and Byrd is the only Caddo Parish School who has students that receive this award.  All you need to do is keep up with all volunteer hours that you have for all school organizations, church or faith based activities, or community organizations from last March 1, 2023, through February 28, 2024.  You can go back and write down the hours you have from this past spring and summer.  Attached is a form.  Mrs. Prothro will sign off and verify your activities.  Call or email her at 364-5455 or MProthro@caddoschools.org if you have questions. Also, your child needs 15 hours per school year to receive the LA Diploma Community Service Endorsement on their diploma when they graduate.  Attached is a form on which these hours may be documented.  These forms may be turned in throughout the school year to Mrs. Prothro.  If the activities are school related, Mrs. Prothro will sign off on the verification. CLICK HERE for Volunteer Hour Log • CLICK HERE for Community Service Endorsement


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. 


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


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. 


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 – 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

Astra and Key Club – The Red River Revel is coming up SOON and they have a great opportunity and NEED for volunteers! Middle and high school students can sign up through this new website portal to volunteer in The Discovery Maker Zone, a new and improved family & children’s activity area! Volunteers can sign up for shifts that fit their schedule, receive a FREE Revel t-shirt and an invitation to the Preview Party on 9/29. Students can print out their service record after volunteering to easily turn in at school. No more signatures to find! The Revel runs on volunteers to please sign up and have FUN while supporting this wonderful local arts festival! https://red-river-revel.vomo.org/opportunity/dmz-47


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 – 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.


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

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.