Congratulations to the C. E. Byrd Girls’ Soccer Teams for winning the Girls’ Team Academic Award with their overall cumulative grade point average of 3.76 gpa. The C. E. Byrd girls’ soccer team has won this award in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
Emilie Mudd is participating in the United States Equestrian Federation Athlete Lettering Program. The USEF recognizes students who have at least 100 hours of documented training and participate in at least three equestrian competitions during the year. Congratulations, Emilie!
Congratulations to the C.E. Byrd Band members for making Superior ratings in all catagories this weekend at the Four States Invitational Marching Contest in Texarkana, TX. Catagories included drum major, percussion, color guard, and overall band. Their next competition is Saturday, October 17 at Parkway High School stadium.
Congratulations to Jana Panos who is 1 of 3 finalists for the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics (LATM) 2015 Outstanding High School Math Teacher Award. The award ceremony is in conjunction with the LATM Conference in Baton Rouge, which is November 9-11.
Three of our 2015 graduates are members of college basketball teams. Montrey Thomas - Dillard University, Chad Lott - Rice University, and Demetrie Mahoney - Louisiana College.
The Stamp Collecting Club of the Clifton Ellis Byrd High School now has over 100 members. Their themes have includes academic themes, such as The Science of Chemistry on Postage Stamps, American Architecture on Postage Stamps, and The Literature of Charles Dickens on Postage Stamps. This school year, our tee-shirt honors with postage stamps designed onto our tee-shirts so that our students would at least hear about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, the 50th anniversary of the joint space flights of Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 (in which the USA passed the Soviet Union in space technology, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, the entertainer Jack Benny, and Queen Elizabeth II.
C. E. Byrd’s school-wide vocabulary plan is in full swing. Our goal is to surround our students with words so that they fall in love with the magic of language. We know that students with a rich and varied vocabulary have access to the world of power, and our goal is to give them access to this world. Byrd students may work for Byrd Vocabulary buttons, but they learn prepare themselves for college and career.
We began our focused emphasis on vocabulary in 2013 and are in the third phase of the program.
Activities are as follows:
- Post the words throughout the building (halls, classrooms, library, offices)
- Feature the Word of the Day in a special morning announcement
- Provide teachers with monthly calendar of Byrd Words
- Provide teachers with words, definitions, and examples of Byrd Words by week
- Focus on academic words used in state and national testing.
- Offer incentives for being able to use the word in a sentence and/or explain its meaning
- Create additional support for students whose ACT scores are below 22
- Vocabulary Rings
- Paradigms Club promotes study skills and vocabulary
C. E. Byrd’s Top Jackets offer before-school tutoring for all ninth grade students. The Top Jackets, our senior student mentors for freshmen, work with individual students to offer additional support in academic subjects. The seniors offer help with algebra substitution and elimination and help solve the mystery of X. They help ninth graders memorize the presidents and unlock the Constitution. The ninth graders practice conjugating their French, Spanish, and Latin verbs and revise, format, and print the essays they write in English. For many freshmen, the help organizing their planners and backpacks is invaluable.
Both Top Jackets and freshmen benefit from this program. Some seniors discover they are teachers at heart, while some refresh their own knowledge of algebra and civics. The younger students see the care and concern the seniors have for them; the seniors can see the benefit of time well spent in giving to individuals. Community service comes alive; for many, giving to others becomes an integral part of their lives as adults.
The C. E. Byrd Astra Club collected over 250 shoeboxes of toys, clothes, toiletries, and clothes for the children of El Salvador for Christmas. The Hope4ElSalvador is a project that provides Christmas boxes for children of all ages in El Salvador. (Pictures will be sent in separate emails.)
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PSAT – The PSAT will be administered at Byrd on Wednesday October 14th, 8:25 AM to approximately 12:3O PM. Tenth and eleventh grade students planning to take the PSAT must register by paying for the test. The cost is $15 (non-refundable). Payment can be made to a bookkeeper, Ms. Courtney or Ms. Greer, in office 103 or on PayForIt.net, September 21st to October 2nd. Each student should request a copy of the “Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT” when they sign up from the bookkeeper or from Mrs. Eason in the counselor’s office.
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