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New Today

CLICK HERE for the 2024-2025 AP Seminar Summer Assignment

CLICK HERE for the 2023-2025 English II GT Summer Assignment


Announcement – A student handed in a volunteer form for hours worked at St. Marks Field Day in May, but there is no name on it.  If it is your child’s form, please email Mrs. Prothro at MProthro@caddoschools.org.




Pep Squad fitting May 28, 12:00-1:00 pm. Please wear tights to try on skirts. Email Coach Duncan mduncan@caddoschools.org with any questions. Incoming freshmen who have signed up for pep squad please get your payments paid before May 29 or your order will not come in. CLICK HERE to pay your fee.


Run the City 5K hosted by C.E. Byrd Football Booster Club
Saturday, June 29, 2024 • 7:30 a.m.-Fun Run, 8:00 a.m. 5k
C.E. Byrd Football Field 3201 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104

The mission of the C.E. Byrd Football Booster Club is to uphold and enhance the storied legacy of our football program, ensuring its competitiveness and sustaining our century-long winning tradition.  Through dedicated support and community involvement, we strive to empower our student athletes, coaches, and fans, fostering excellence both on and off the field.  Together, we aim to build a strong foundation for future success while honoring our proud history of Byrd Football.

Course Description for the 5K run:  The run will begin and end on the track of the football field with a run through the South Highlands neighborhood, home of C.E. Byrd High School.

  • Entry Fee:  5k registration is $25 through June 14th
  • 5k Late Registration:  $30 from June 15th to Race Day
  • Sleep in Supporter:  If you can’t make the race but want to show support.  Pricing is the same as the 5k registration (t-shirt included)
  • ½ Mile Kids Fun Run:  The Fun Run will take place on the track
  • ½ Mile Fun Run Registration:  $20 through June 14th
  • ½ Mile Fun Run Late Registration:  $25 from June 15th to Race Day

Packet Pick Up: You may pick up your race packet at Sportspectrum Thursday, June 27th from 12pm-6pm and Friday, June 28th from 10am-5:30pm. You may also pick up your race packet on race morning at the race site starting at 6:30 am.

Awards: 5k Overall male & female,  1st and 2nd place male and female winners in the following age divisions:  14-Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Special Note:  Strollers, wagons, baby joggers, and any hand pushed or pulled vehicle will be allowed on the course, but at a walk pace capacity only. Absolutely NO in-line skates, roller skates or runners with baby strollers will be allowed on run course. This rule is an RRCA regulation! 

SIGN UP ONLINE at SportspectrumUSA.com  


Volunteer Opportunity – Camp Victory


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.


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.




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.


Junior Jackets Basketball CampCLICK HERE to sign up


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 – 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.


Senior Information

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


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.


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 – 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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