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Yellow Jacket Sports (February 26-March 3)

2/29  Lady Jacket Softball JV/Varsity vs. Southwood @ Southwood • 4:30/6 pm

2/29  Varsity Baseball vs. Destrehan at Ruston • 7:00 PM

3/1  Lady Jacket Softball Varsity vs. Zwolee Tourney @ Zwolee • TBD

3/1  Varsity Baseball vs. Bryant at West Ouachita • 7:00 PM

3/2  Lady Jacket Softball Varsity vs. Zwolee Tourney @ Zwolee • TBD

3/2 Varsity Baseball vs. St. Charles at West Ouachita • 12:30 PM

3/2  Varsity Baseball vs. West Ouachita at West Ouachita • 5:30 PM

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2024 Grads – Yard signs now available at the Spirit Store link for $18. Get yours NOW!

Teacher Appreciation 2024CLICK HERE for Signup Genius. CLICK HERE to donate to TAW on Local Level. We’d love any help you can give to make this the best teacher appreciation week ever!  Lindsey Lewis: 318.617.7902

This week is Student Council Campaign Week, and with that comes dress-up days! We encourage all students to join us!
Friday – Future Friday (occupation, college, etc.)
Presidential Volunteer Service AwardHours for this award are due on or before TODAY.  Seniors will receive cords to wear at graduation as well as a certificate.  9th-11th Graders will receive a certificate.  This is a national award for those students who have 50 hours of community service in 9th grade and 100 hours of community service in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.  The total number of hours must be from March 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024.  See Mrs. Prothro if you have any questions.  Many of you have turned in your hours, and Mrs. Prothro appreciates those who have gotten it to her early.

Scholarship – The Women’s Republican Club of Shreveport is awarding (5) $1500 scholarships to young registered Republican females age 17 or older. Deadline to apply is March 31. Applications are available in the Counseling Office, or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page. JUNIORS:  The 2024-25 Hicks SMART Program application is now available! The deadline to apply is TODAY at 4:00 pm. For application information, please visit the 2025 Canvas Page or see your science teacher.


Contest – The International Exhibition on Animals in Art is back! 2024 will mark the 31st Animals in Art exhibition hosted by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Please share with artists and artistic friends! All are welcome to enter. Animals in Art pieces must depict an animal (fish and insects are considered animals for the purposes of this exhibition). Any work that is determined not to meet the spirit of the exhibit will not be accepted. DEADLINE to submit: TODAY. CLICK HERE to submit.

Get your tickets to Byrd Drama‘s spring musical, Mean Girls High School Version. Performances are February 29-March 2, at 6 PM and March 3, at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Local Level. Mean Girls High School Version is rated PG-13. CLICK HERE for tickets. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/31751

Louisiana Youth Seminar – Lyle Leaders – If you are interested in attending this leadership camp this summer at LSU in Baton Rouge, please see Mrs. Prothro.  I have a few scholarships.  They will go to the first students who sign up online.  Some have picked up the information, but no one is signed up yet.

ArtBreak – Students who are going to the master classes need to turn their permission slips into Mrs. Prothro ASAP.
Girls State – Mrs. Prothro has the information if you would like to attend.  A few girls have already signed up which is
Boys State – 11th grade boys who are interested need to see Mrs. Prothro.
Louisiana Youth Seminar – Lyle Leaders – If you are interested in attending this leadership camp this summer at LSU in Baton Rouge, please see Mrs. Prothro.  I have a few scholarships.  They will go to the first students who sign up online.  Some have picked up the information, but no one is signed up yet.
Fairfield Field Day – Permission slips are due to Mrs. Prothro ASAP.  They were due last week.  I already have 18 signed up and only about 20 can go.

Contest – The Shreveport Bar Association is sponsoring an essay contest for high school juniors and seniors with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The essay should be 500-750 words, typed, double-spaced, 12 point font. All entries should reflect a student’s interpretation of the Law Day 2024 theme: Voices of Democracy, and respond to the prompt provided. The deadline to submit entries is April 19. Information is available in the Counseling Office, or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page.

Peer Initiative safeTALK training permission slips are due to Ms. Richey in S111 absolutely no later than March 1, and
only the first 30 people who turn in their permission slips will be able to participate. Anyone interested in Peer Initiative who is not already a member should go see Mrs. Richey in S111 for membership information.
The Caddo Parent Resource Center is hosting a FREE event March 2! Parents and families are invited to attend and learn about strategies for academic success. Refreshments, childcare, and resources for parents are provided!!!
Cinderella ProjectCLICK HERE for information letter to students. CLICK HERE for information letter to parents.
Attention all Byrd students – Sign up to participate in Byrd’s “Mock ACT Day” on Saturday, March 2, from 8:00 am until noon. Students will take a free, full-length ACT practice test under similar testing conditions to the real ACT test. Students will receive their Composite Score before they leave, in addition to which questions they missed on the practice test. Although the score is not a real reportable score, this practice will be very valuable to the students when they take the real ACT test! Use the following link to sign up:  https://t.ly/byrdmockact2024
College Visit – A representative from the University of Arkansas will be available outside the cafeteria during both lunch shifts on March 5th.
ACT Check-Out Form – Attached are the approved check-out slips for the upcoming ACT testing. CLICK HERE for 3/6/24 Note. CLICK HERE for 3/20/24 Note.


PTSA membership is now 415 members! To all of you who joined PTSA, thanks for helping us meet our goal!

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 – Don’t miss out on the chance to relive the extraordinary moments of the year. Don’t wait—make your yearbook yours today and preserve those cherished memories forever! Yearbooks can be purchased on locallevelevents.com for $65.
Save the DateProm is going to be held on April 6.  Make sure you get off the debt list and plan to take the schoolwide ACT in March.

Students – In anticipation of our exciting spring musical, Mean Girls, we’re kicking off the second semester with Pink Wednesdays! We would love for everyone (faculty, staff, students, parents) to wear pink every Wednesday to help build excitement for the show!

March ACT Boot Camp
When: Saturday, March 2
Time:  8 am until 11 am
Where: C. E. Byrd Learning Center
Contact: Sherri Moss at 572-5507 to enroll
Testing – On Wednesday, March 6th, all 9th-grade students will take the PreACT, all 10th-grade students will take the ACT, 11th and 12th grade students will be virtual.  On March 20th  all 11th-grade students and a select group of 12th-grade students will take the ACT, 9th and 10th-grade students will be virtual.  A pretest session will be held on Tuesday 2/27 during 1st and 2nd period for 9th and 10th-grade students and during 5th  and 6th period for 11th and 12th-grade students are scheduled to test. Testing list will room assignments will be posted this week.
If you interested in joining the Byrd Marching Band Flagline team there will be a Parent meeting March 7th at 5:30 in the Band Room. Tryout dates will be March 19th -22nd from 4:15-6:00.
Renaissance Honor Roll for first semester will be March 7, 2024, in the Learning Center during lunch. CLICK HERE for A Honor Roll. CLICK HERE for AB Honor Roll.
CE Byrd High School Marching Band is looking for new members for the Color Guard!
If you are interested in joining the Byrd Marching Band there will be a parent meeting March 7th at 5:30 pm in the Band Room. Tryout dates will be March 19th -22nd from 4:15-6:00.

Pre-Med Day for college students is on Saturday, March 9th and for high school students is on Sunday, March 10th and attendance is $100, which includes lunch. Students can register for Pre-Med Day by filling out the following form, https://forms.lsuhs.edu/Forms/gh3n. A flyer for the event is attached at the end of this email and if anyone has any questions, they can email me at hdt001@lsuhs.edu. You are welcome to print the flyers to hang around your school.

Legislative Youth Advisory Council – The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of young people around the state. LYAC is an annually appointed body composed entirely of students that tackle issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate communication between youth and the legislature, and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The Council studies and addresses a variety of issues of importance to young people such as education, mental health, civic engagement, the environment, and school safety. Members of the Council are selected from a large pool of applicants who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The thirty-one members include three students representing each of the six congressional districts and the remaining serve at large. Applicants must be between the ages of fourteen and nineteen and enrolled in a public or private high school, charter school, home school, or GED skills program during the 2024-2025 school year. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024. The application may be accessed at civiced.louisiana.gov and then by clicking on LYAC at the top of the page. All applicants are required to submit two recommendation letters in addition to the eight short essay questions on the application form.
Lyle Leaders – If you are interested in attending Louisiana Youth Seminar this summer, please see Mrs. Prothro as soon as possible.  We have three scholarships available.  They will a) go to the students who have chosen to attend the field trip on 2-22-24 and or b) have attended in the past.  If you are unsure of what LYS is, see Mrs. Prothro, or look it up on their website.  It is a week long leadership camp in Baton Rouge during the summer.  We need to register ASAP.
11th Graders- If you are interested in Boys’ or Girls’ State, see Mrs. Prothro ASAP.  Registration is open, and we need to get this information turned in ASAP.

Off Campus Form for the 2024-2025 School Year – The deadline is May 3, 2024 to Mrs. Prothro.  If you have any questions email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org or call her at 364-5455. CLICK HERE for form.

11th Grade Girls – Mrs. Prothro has more information on Girls’ State.  See her as soon as possible. Registration opened on 2-1-24.

If you have any interest in having your student’s interest and career potential assessed, the AIMS (Aptitude Inventory Measurement Service) test is hoping to come to Shreveport in April if there is enough interest. Please read the attached letter for more information. You may contact Delayna Griffith at dgriffith@aimstesting.org for any questions about the testing itself. CLICK HERE for testing info. CLICK HERE for AIMS brochure.


Students Interested in the Tennis Team – See cebyrd.com athletics and create an account on aktivate.com and send all necessary forms to Coach Ballew. Cost will be $85. Email if there any questions at c.e.byrdtennis@gmail.com


9th – 12th Grade Students – We need a group of students to represent Byrd at ArtBreak for the Battle of the Books contest.  The books being used in this competition are: Cheer Up, Any Sign of Life, Kneel, House of Hollow, and Perfectly Parvin.  If you have read any or all of these books, or you are an avid reader and would like to participate in this contest, please see Mrs. Prothro.  The competition will be on April 12, 2024, at ArtBreak.

ACT Testing – on Wednesday, March 20th, all 11th grade students and a select group of 12th grade students will take the ACT.  There is no cost to students.  SENIORS you will be scheduled to test if you meet the eligibility criteria.  Contact Mrs. Eason in the counseling office to find out if you will be scheduled to test.


10th and 11th graders – The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is accepting applications from qualified high school sophomores and juniors interested in attending the SAME/Army Engineering and Construction Camp, June 9-15, 2024, in Vicksburg, MS. Forty students from across the nation will be competitively selected to attend the camp. The students will engage in hands-on engineering and construction activities under the mentorship and supervision of SAME professionals and others from the local engineering community.  The program includes interaction with representatives of architecture/ engineering firms, construction companies, Military leaders, and Corps of Engineers’ employees. The camp fee is $100 for selected campers, and the deadline for applications is March 15, 2024. Students can fill out the attached application or apply online HERE. For more information, please visit our Facebook page HERE.

ACT Voucher- 

EOC Testing Information


Support Your Fellow Jackets!

BYRD BASEBALL BOOSTER- BLANKET SALES 2023-2024: 60 x 80 inch- C.E. Byrd School Spirit Blanket • Made of ultra-soft materials • Hubay D-Luxe Blanket • $75 per blanket CLICK HERE for link.
Get your Byrd Baseball Gear. We have a lot of new items on our online store. If you want your gear before the season starts order by 2/2/2024. CLICK HERE for online store.
Golf season is here!!! Support your boys and girls team and buy some Byrd Golf Gear from our shop! A percentage of everything you buy goes directly to the team. CLICK HERE for shop.
Show your support to your Mean Girls cast and crew and buy your own Mean Girls t-shirt. Hot Pink or Black. Short-Sleeve or Long or One of Each. $25-$34 each. They can be purchased on Local Level Events

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:

StudentsLouisiana Public Broadcasting announces the 2024 Louisiana Young Heroes program and the statewide call for nominations of students to be recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes. A Young Hero is defined as an exceptional individual who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, exhibited extraordinary heroism, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character to become better students, persons, and citizens. Parents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, family members, and friends who know of high school students deserving of recognition for their tenacity, good work and commendable deeds, are encouraged to nominate them! Nominees must be Louisiana students in grades 9-12, enrolled in an academic institution or homeschool program, and cannot be older than 18 years of age. Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted through the online form at lpb.org/heroes. The deadline for entries is Sunday, March 3, 2024. (Previous Young Heroes are not eligible.) For more information, call 800-272-8161, ext. 4274 or 225-767-4274 or email heroes@lpb.org.

Volunteers Needed! WINTER JAM Crowder, CAIN, Lecrae and More! Bossier City, LA –

Location: Brookshire Grocery Arena- 2000 Brookshire Arena Dr Bossier City, LA 71112
Time: Sunday, March 17 · 3pm CDT
World Vision Volunteers Shift: 3:00pm- end of show
Volunteers will help audience members sign up to become child sponsors. Volunteers will be trained by tour representatives on-site with specific responsibilities and assignments in the sponsorship process. This will include long periods of standing and walking. We need volunteers to commit to staying through the end of the show (approx. 20 – 30 mins past end of show) as there will still be sponsorship activities happening after the show ends. No ticket purchase needed. Age Requirement: 18+ (14 -17 with an adult). If your group is interested in serving, I have included a link below to register.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-jam-2024-world-vision-volunteers-bossier-city-la-tickets-767986086057?aff=partnershipjess You can contact Jess at email at jess@loopevents.org or text me at (615) 854-8592. *Volunteers will be able to enjoy most of the concert!
Students Opportunity – Swim Instructor @ Geaux Swim located at 231 Mt. Zion Road, Shreveport, LA – the newest indoor pool in the city! No previous experience necessary, we train on-site!  $11 per hour, flexible schedule.  Contact Jason at 318-222-3483 or apply by messaging us on Facebook!  Check us out at www.geauxswim.com

Volunteer Opportunity – SALT is excited to provide another volunteer opportunity this Spring! We are working together with a CTA instructor 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 receive service hours for volunteering as well. This is an 8 week program starting on Thursday, March 7 and ending on April 25 with an end of season party for the kids. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Contact Kathryn Wood at 318-455-7539 with questions. CLICK HERE for SignUpGenius.


Peer Initiative members and anyone who would like to participate in December’s Random Acts of Kindness, please see Mrs. Richey in room S111.


Seniors – If you have volunteer hours from the past 4 years, please turn them into Mrs. Prothro before the Christmas holidays so you can qualify for the Community Service Endorsement on your diploma.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Prothro in office 125.



Student Opportunity – Providence House is seeking applications from high school students interested in serving on the 2023-2024 Youth Advisory Board of Directors.  We are expanding our current youth board.  This leadership role works with the larger governing board and offers hands-on experience in philanthropy, fundraising, leadership and planning.  The Youth Board has its own budget, leadership team and they get to plan events and use their voices to support all efforts around homelessness as well as community leadership.  This is an amazing opportunity for young people to make a difference. CLICK HERE for Youth Advisory Council 2023 Student Application.

The application for the Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) Program is open for Summer 2024! 

The AHEAD Program is a 5-day summer program for Louisiana high school students interested in exploring the health career programs offered at LSU Health Shreveport – School of Allied Health Professions: 

Medical Laboratory Scientist, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Public Health Professional, Respiratory Therapist and  Speech-Language Pathologist

Program Dates 2024: 

  • Session 1: June 10 – 14, 2024, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Session 2: July 8 – 12, 2024, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Apply today at http://www.lsuhs.edu/ahead! Applications are due March 15, 2024.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be at least 16 years old by the first day in the session. 
  • Enrolled in a Louisiana high school. Graduating seniors are welcome!
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA at the time of application.
  • Access to reliable transportation and commitment to full attendance.
  • Please note: This is a non-residential program and housing is not provided. 


Scholarships & Contests

Scholarship – The Shreveport Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, a community non-profit organization, will award three $1000.00 academic scholarships in the spring of 2024 to senior African American Female students from Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto Parish high schools. This is a competitive process. Therefore, GPAs and ACT scores will be used in scoring eligibility, along with extra curricula activities, community service and honors received. In addition, scholarship recipients must have plans to enroll in a college or university in 2024, summer or fall. Applications are available in the Counseling Office or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page.  The postmark deadline for the return of applications is March 1, 2024.


The Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association is offering scholarships to sons and daughters of active-duty Law
Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel. Applications and guidelines are available at https://llssa.org/benefits/scholarships/ or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page. Deadline is March 1,


The Caddo School Counselors scholarship application for future edcuators is available in the Counseling Office or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page. Students must have a 2.5/4.0 gpa and plan to attend LSU-Shreveport and major in education. Deadline to apply is March 8, 2024. 


The Bossier Federal Credit Union’s scholarship program will award $2500 in scholarship money this year. Scholarships are available in the Counseling office, the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page, or www.bossierfcu.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 18, 2024.


Scholarship – The Trey Burford Memorial Scholarship application is available in the Counseling Office, or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page. The first place award is a one-time scholarship of $4,000 available to a member in good standing of the North Louisiana High School Fishing League (North Louisiana HSFL). Students must be seniors and have a 3.0 gpa. The scholarship was established in memory of Trey Burford to provide assistance to a young angler who exhibits the characteristics of good sportsmanship, teamwork, love of the outdoors and the desire to be a person who makes a difference in the world. There is no stipulation on the field of study and those planning to attend Technical schools are welcome to apply, as well as accredited conventional Colleges and Universities. The students must be enrolled as a full-time under-graduate student. *** The application must be received by Friday, April 5, 2024 by 3:00 pm.


Contest – The Broadmoor Neighborhood Association (BNA) is hosting a Broadmoor Neighborhood 100th Birthday Celebration and sponsoring an essay contest. The theme is History of Broadmoor. Essays should be 500 words and seniors from Byrd, Caddo Magnet, and Captain Shreve High Schools are eligible to participate. Students are not required to be a Broadmoor resident. Deadline to apply is April 5, 2024. Email entries to BNA Board Member Susan Poole- S.R.Poole@comcast.net. One essay will be chosen for a $200 prize.


Scholarship OpportunityZonta Club of Shreveport is offering two local scholarships. One of them has a potential award of $7000 and does not require the applicant to be a Z Club member.  Click HERE for more information. Contact Ms. Fox with any questions. nkfox@caddoschools.org CLICK HERE for Bessie Clemens Application. CLICK HERE for Young Women in Public Affairs Application. CLICK HERE for Information.

11th & 12th Graders are invited to the Dillard University Humanities Contest. CLICK HERE for information.
ContestHolocaust Remembrance Literary and Arts Competition.  The competitions are broken into five separate categories for this year’s competition which include: Essay, Musical Composition, Poetry, Short Story, and Visual Arts. Link for information needed:  https://www.holocaustremembranceservice.org/high-school-guidelines
Career Accelerator Scholarship ProgramCLICK HERE for flyer. CLICK HERE for YouTube video.


Chesapeake Energy ScholarshipCLICK HERE for information.


Scholarship – The Jason Bland Power the Cure Foundation/Shelter Insurance Scholarship application is available on the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page, or in the Counseling Office. A $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a Caddo Parish student trainer or student athlete. Deadline to apply is April 1. CLICK HERE for information.


Scholarship – Catholic Daughters of the Americans Scholarship Information CLICK HERE


Scholarship – The Louisiana Tennis Association is currently offering two scholarship and two high school assistance grants. The scholarship is available to current seniors. Grants are available to students in grades 9-12. Legacy Scholarship Info and To Apply: https://form.jotform.com/232924612101141 Believer Grant Info and To Apply: https://form.jotform.com/232924626560155 Our local NW LA Community Tennis Association also offers a high school assistance program: High School Tennis Player Assistance Program (anonymous) https://form.jotform.com/220306559520147. Our High School Tennis Scholarship applications will open next February and be awarded in May.


Key Club & Circle K Scholarship – The LaMissTenn District Foundation offers scholarships to Key Club Seniors and Circle K Members. All eligible Circle K Members and Senior Key Club members are invited to complete and submit a Scholarship Application. CLICK HERE for info and application.


AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship ContestCLICK HERE for information and application.


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)


Schoolhouse Connection’s Youth Leadership Program Scholarship is available for students who have experienced homelessness in the last 6 years. 

  • Applicants must reside in the United States.
    Note: undocumented applicants are eligible.
  • Applicants must be born on or after November 24, 2003.
  • Applicants must begin college (four year, community college, or trade school) for the first time in 2024 (not including dual-enrollment courses).

A SchoolHouse Connection Scholar Will Receive:

  • $2,500 Scholarship Award
  • One-on-One Support from SchoolHouse Connection Staff
  • Three All-Expenses-Paid Trips
  • Support from SchoolHouse Connection Scholars

Opportunities to Engage in State and Federal Policy Advocacy:

https://schoolhouseconnection.org/scholarship/?emci=5526c877-875c-ee11-9937-00224832eb73&emdi=e2aaba01-5061-ee11-9937-00224832eb73&ceid=11022566Links to an external site.


Seniors- The Hagan Scholarship is available at www.hsfmo.org. This is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship that provides up to $7500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. Applicants must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and plan to work 240 hours from January 1, 2024-the completion of the 2024 fall semester of college. Applicant’s adjusted gross household income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax purposes must not have exceeded $85,000.


Senior Information

If you did not receive a senior panoramic picture, you may order one online at:  www.goldbeckcompany.com


Seniors – Every year at C.E. Byrd, the Senior class gifts a monetary donation to the school to go towards improvement projects or classroom needs on campus. Some of past projects funded are the awnings in Jack’s landing, Courtyard furniture, equipment for the science lab, new floors in the Learning Center and most recently, the class of 2023 will fund the anatomy tables for the new anatomy lab. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of the class of 2024. Local Level Events – Byrd Senior Gift Donation 2024


Seniors – Seniors we only have 125 seniors that have ordered cap and gowns. Starting March 14th, the price of the gowns will go up to $100, and April 15th is the deadline to order.


Seniors– In order to graduate, all students must complete a financial aid step. You must complete one of these options:

1. Complete the FAFSA- the FAFSA is now available. You can complete it at www.studentaid.gov. Mrs. Byrd will send step-by-step instructions if needed as soon as this is available. You will be completing the 2024-2025  FAFSA. The FAFSA is your application for federal grants, student loans, and is also a TOPS application. Once completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please forward that to asbyrd@caddoschools.org so I you can be cleared for graduation.

2. Complete the Louisiana TOPS application at osfa.la.gov

(You do not have to complete both the FAFSA and TOPS application. If you complete the FAFSA, you are also applying for TOPS) If you complete this instead of the FAFSA, send your confirmation to asbyrd@caddoschools.org.

3. Sign a financial aid waiver. You may pick up one in the Counseling Office. If you do this, you will not receive any federal or TOPS money for college/technical school.

Attached is a step by step guide to completing the FAFSA. You can also scan the QR code to request free virtual assistance. CLICK HERE for FAFSA guide.


Seniors! The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived – it’s time to create your unforgettable senior yearbook ad. Purchase your ad at locallevelevents.org and seize this opportunity to leave your mark on the yearbook. Once you’ve secured your spot, send us all your artwork and heartfelt messages to be featured on your ad at cebyrd.yearbook@my.caddoschools.org Make your senior year even more memorable with a personalized ad – don’t miss out!


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.


SeniorsElks Student of the month scholarship applications are available in the counseling office. Each month (October-April) a scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior boy and senior girl who demonstrate exemplary standards. Students should be well-rounded with leadership, citizenship, service, and scholarship qualities. Students will compete against other high school students in Caddo-Bossier area. Applications are due by the 15th of each month and only need to be submitted once.

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