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New Today


Last Day to order your class t-shirts!

Movin’ On UP!  Get your class t-shirts to wear on the last day of the 2024 school year!  Orders will be taken until May 1st with guys and girl’s styles for only $15. NO PROCESSING FEES! Shirts will be delivered on May 10th.


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



CLICK HERE for the 2024-2025 AP Seminar Summer Assignment


C.E. Byrd Graduation Photos – The photos taken at graduation will be available at gradphotonetwork.com Scan the QR code below, or click the link provided to provide your current information so you can receive notification as soon as they are ready to order.

(Links are available in the Class of 2024 Counseling Canvas page)
You will be prompted to include the graduate’s name, e-mail address, and cell phone number where you would like your proof sent. You will also be asked to upload a selfie which will assist the photographer in identifying each student.


Basketball – Any current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in joining the Boys Basketball Team – Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 after school in the Gym from 4 to 5.  Wear workout clothes and shoes.


ACT Boot Camp will be held Saturday, May 25th in the Learning Center from 9am – Noon. Please contact Sherri Moss at 318-572-5507 to enroll today.

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.


Seniors– Applications are available for the Caddo Extension Academy.  The Caddo Extension Academy provides a year of specialized training, college coursework, and coaching at no cost to students. This program is designed to help graduating seniors who have not earned a TOPS ACT score or gpa, pay for a year of schooling. Students can also use this year to qualify for the TOPS Tech/Opportunity Award
via a qualifying ACT score. Students can choose programs at Ayers College, BPCC, Southern University Shreveport, or Northwest Louisiana
Technical College. Please come to the Counseling Office if you have any questions or would like more information. Applications
must be returned by Friday, May 3


South Highlands Alumni – They are still in need of volunteers for their Field Day on 5-3-24.  See Mrs. Prothro for a permission slip.  First come, first served.
Key Club, Astra Club and Lyle Leaders – Mrs. Prothro still needs volunteers for Judson Elementary Field Day.  She Mrs. Prothro for a permission slip.  First come. first served.


Membership for the 24-25 school year for Student Council is posted outside of room 202. Members MUST verify membership by signing on the sheets by May 10th! Any questions – see Mrs. Carberry.


The deadline to withdraw from Louisiana Tech dual enrollment is Friday, May 3. If you have a C or below in a dual enrollment course, it is recommended you complete the withdrawal form. Forms are available in the Counseling Office.


Seniors– Shortly after graduation, your Caddo Google account will be deleted. If you want to keep any of your documents, you will need to COPY YOUR FILES TO A PRIVATE ACCOUNT. Instructions are available on the Class of 2024 counseling Canvas page.


Work Permit – If you are planning to get a job and need a work permit, please get the paperwork from your employer as soon as possible, and bring it to Mrs. Prothro so you can get a worker’s permit before school gets out.


Mascot – Do you want to be the school’s next mascot? Jack the Jacket tryouts are coming up! You must be a current 10th or 11th grader. Go to Mrs. Zator’s room S310 for more information!


ASVAB – Shreveport MEPS will be hosting an ASVAB End of School Year Round-up at Northwood High School in Shreveport, La  on June 5, 2024 at 9:00 am for all graduating Senior and Senior for upcoming School Year 2024-2025. If you have any interested students please email me their first and Last name by 28 May 2024.  Students will need provide Photo ID to gain access to test session.  Student will be responsible for their own transportation to test location: 5939 Old Mooringsport Road, Shreveport, LA 71107.


StudentsSalads are $2 now and you can buy one in the Growing for Good lab during both lunch shifts.

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



First Baptist Alumni – 9th -11th Grades – See Mrs. Prothro if you would like to volunteer at the First Baptist Field Day on May 10, 2024.  You may not miss any tests, EOC tests or projects, and you must provide your own transportation.  Mrs. Prothro has permission slips.  First come, first serve.

Students – Are your drawers overflowing with old Byrd T-shirts? Well, we have a solution! Donate any gently used Byrd T-shirt for the 4th Annual Byrd Vintage Shirt Sale! All students will have a chance to purchase these shirts for $5 each during Celebrate the City in August. There is a red collection box located in Mrs. Prothro’s office. Thank you!


Volleyball – Join us for an exciting day of volleyball skills and fun at the upcoming Lady Jacket Volleyball clinic on May 11th! 🎉 Two sessions are available: one for 1st-5th graders and another for 6th-8th graders. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to sharpen your skills, our experienced Lady Jacket team who are ready to help you improve your game. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best! Sign up now and secure your spot on local level events. https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/33219 See you on the court.

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.

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.

EOC Testing Information


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:

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

Student Opportunity – 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



Scholarships & Contests


Scholarship – The Louisiana State University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering four, one-time scholarships in the amounts of $2000, $1000, $1000, and $1000 to incoming freshmen men for the 2024-2025 academic year. To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, you must submit an application by May 12, 2024, and enroll, full-time, at Louisiana State University, for the Fall 2024 term. Students can apply online at: https://lsu.sigep.org/bms (https://lsu.sigep.org/bms)/. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship

11th & 12th Graders are invited to the Dillard University Humanities Contest. CLICK HERE for information.
Career Accelerator Scholarship ProgramCLICK HERE for flyer. CLICK HERE for YouTube video.


Chesapeake Energy ScholarshipCLICK 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.


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!!


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– 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.

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