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Yellow Jacket Sports (March 25-March 31)

3/25 Freshman Baseball vs. Parkway at Parkway • 5:00/6:45 PM

3/25  JV Baseball vs. Parkway at Byrd • 5:00/6:45 PM

3/26  Lady Jacket Softball JV/Varsity vs. Shreve @ Byrd • 4:30/6 pm

3/26  Varsity Baseball vs. Benton at Byrd • 6:00 PM

3/27  Freshman Baseball vs. Northwood at Byrd • 5:00/6:45 PM

3/28  JV Lacrosse vs. Benton @ Byrd • 5:00 PM

3/28  Lady Jacket Softball JV/Varsity vs. Choudrant @ Byrd • 4:30/6 pm

3/28  Varsity Baseball vs. Captain Shreve at Byrd • 6:00 PM

3/28  Varsity Lacrosse vs. Benton @ Byrd • 7:00 PM

3/30  Varsity Baseball vs. Captain Shreve at Captain Shreve • 1:00 PM

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


Youth and Government meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:40 am in the Learning Center.



The date of Renaissance Honor Roll has changed to March 27, 2024.   CLICK HERE for A Honor Roll. CLICK HERE for AB Honor Roll.


Current Juniors – If you are interested in applying to be a 2024-2025 Top Jacket, there is a mandatory interest meeting on Thursday, March 28 in the auditorium before school at 7:40 am ORafter school at 4:00 pm.  You must attend one of those times in order to apply.   If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Panos or Ms. Springer.


High Life Newspaper Application- Students can apply to High Life by scanning the QR code posted around the school or by clicking the link to the application. Link: https://forms.gle/PGY7z8iUYkuTbNyp8 The link will also be posted to High Life’s Instagram account ce_byrd_highlife.  Students have until March 29, 2024 to apply.


ArtBreak – Students who are going to the master classes need to turn their permission slips into Mrs. Prothro ASAP.


Key Club or Astra Club Members – 9th, 10 th  or 11 th  Grades – Mrs. Prothro needs 40 workers to volunteer at the Judson Field Day on May 3, 2024.  Sigh up in her office.  You will need to get a permission slip form, and you must provide your own transportation.


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.

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.

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.

The Nursing and Allied Health Division at Bossier Parish Community College is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 4th. The event will take place from 4 pm to 6 pm in Building H on the Bossier Campus. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about our healthcare programs and tour our state-of-the-art labs. Seniors who attend the event can enroll in our programs and receive counseling on financial aid opportunities


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.


Post Office Employees Federal Credit Union is offering 6-$500 scholarships for graduating seniors. Applications available on the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page. Deadline to apply is April 8. Students or immediate family members must be a current member in good standing of POE Federal Credit Union.


Senior Girls – Senior girls interested in Sorority Recruitment are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 pm at First Baptist Church’s Frost Chapel in Shreveport. Pre-registration is available on our website,  Shreveport-Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic: https://www.shreveportpanhellenic.com/recruitment-information/


Student Opportunity – Outreach Services Community Development Corporation will host its’ 2024 Unity and Suicide Intervention Walk on Saturday, April 13th at Bill Cockrell Park – 4109 Pines Road, Shreveport. The opening ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 10:00am. Check-in/Registration for the walk will take place at the Park Tennis Court entrance of Bill Cockrell Park at 9:00 a.m.- 9:45a.m. $1 Registration: 11 and Under • $10 Registration: 12-20 years • $15 Registration: 21 and Up • $10 Registration: Groups 4 or more per group participant. All paid registration will receive the 2024 5K Walk goodie bag. Registration is available online at www.outreachservicescdcla.org and Event Brite. Please register at the link here. Outreach Services CDC 5K Unity Walk 2024 Tickets, Sat, Apr 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite


Angels of Faith Theatrical Productions is seeking high school seniors to apply for their annual scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 17. Applications and all necessary submission requirements may be obtained at www.angelsofaith.org

Louisiana Tech Spring Quarter Dual enrollment applications are now available. Students in the following courses can apply at LaTech- AP US History, AP European History, English IV enriched Williams only, and English IV GT.

Off Campus Form for the 2024-2025 School Year Students and Parents –  If you picked up an Off Campus Form for the 2024-2025 school year from the Counseling Area, you need to come back and get another one!  The ones in the counseling office that students picked up are only 3 of the pages needed  The Off Campus Form is five pages. If you got one that was 3 pages, please pick another one up in the counseling office.  See Mrs. Prothro if you have questions.   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.
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.
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

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.

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:

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.



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 Opportunity Available: Grand Prizes up to $5,000 – AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship provides educational funding to college-bound high school seniors who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500 word maximum) or submit a video no more than 4 minutes long, describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up. More than $428,000 in college scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. Deadline to submit: April 1, 2024. CLICK HERE to apply.


Scholarship – The Edward “Pete” Aldridge Scholarship application is available in the Counseling Office or the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page. Students must plan to major in a STEM field, have a 3.0/4.0 gpa and include a statement of
financial need. Deadline to apply is April 5.


Scholarship – The Thomas E. (Tem) McElroy scholarship application is available at cfnla.org/scholarships. Students must plan to major in a STEM field and have an excellent academic record, leadership skills, and community involvement. Deadline to apply is April 5.


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.


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.


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

Important Senior Dates!!


Seniors! Please complete the Google Form on the Class of 2024 Canvas page to vote for graduation and faculty marshals. See Mrs. Blackwell with any questions.  For the Senior Class Slideshow on the last day, please send no more than THREE pictures to byrdseniorclass@gmail.com by April 18th. Pictures need to focus on your high school experience (9th through 12th grade), and it’s best when they are group pictures. See Mrs. Blackwell with any questions.


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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