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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Monday, February 26, 2018



 

Milton's Monday Message 

 

 February 26, 2018  

Don't say all you see and don't tell all you know.

~ African Proverb

 

#BelieveTheHype

#WeAreWestFel

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

 

Early Voting ~ March 10 through March 17

 

Regular Voting ~ March 24 

 

School Board Meeting ~ 

March 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • The members of the WFHS Mock Trial Team are District Champions for the 2nd consecutive year!

  • Congratulations go to our Young Author Winners from Bains Lower:

Name

Grade

Place

Area

Ellie Tregle

1st

1st

Poetry

Will Aldridge

1st

2nd

Poetry

Maddison Collins

1st

3rd

Poetry

Quinn James

1st

1st

Nonfiction

Koi Kliesch

1st

2nd

Nonfiction

Hailey Washington

1st

3rd

Nonfiction

Mary Jane Turner

1st

1st

Fiction

Gracelyn Metz

1st

2nd

Fiction

Benton Tingle

1st

3rd

Fiction

Helen Claire Wesberry

K

1st

Poetry

Eyana Singleton

K

2nd

Poetry

Ka'Leah Cummings

K

3rd

Poetry

Marcus Doherty

K

1st

Nonfiction

Ashton Selders

K

2nd

Nonfiction

Christian Corbett Idlett

K

3rd

Nonfiction

Jermon Harris

K

1st

Fiction

Lydia Gilliam

K

2nd

Fiction

Owen Stout

K

3rd

Fiction

 

2018 First Grade Young Author Winners 

2018 Kindergarten Young Author Winners 

  • Caroline Fudge and Gracie Hennessy, two alumni from West Feliciana Schools, show their SAINTS PRIDE by volunteering to plant flowers at Bains Elementary this weekend.

  • On Monday night, our WFHS Football Team received their rings at a home baseball game.

 

  • WFMS Art students prepare artwork for the Audubon Pilgrimage.

  • This month's Teacher Academy gave the participants the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different grade levels to analyze data and create formative and summarize assessments in order to increase student achievement district wide.

  • Seniors Lauren Lee and Garrett Sanchez conference about their writing in their English IV Advanced Placement course.

 

  • Second graders at Bains read before school.

John Wallace Jones

June Morris

  • WFMS students Lance Leatherwood, Jontre Cummings, Coach LaBorde, Brandon Rogers, Jamarian Jackson, and Tyrell Vessel proudly show off their championship rings! 

  • Last Saturday, Kennedy London won the Division II 60 hurdles in 8.79 seconds, a meet record and 8th nationally.

  • Kelly Goff placed 2nd in the 2-mile race last Saturday!  Her persistence and determination to overcome injury is inspiring.  (Picture to come in next week's memo.)
  • Last Saturday, Jakob Fudge placed 1st in the 2018 Division II Shot.

  • Last Saturday Derius Davis ran the 5th fastest 400m time in the nation!

  • Congratulations go to Ruby Roberg for being selected as Academic All American in Swimming!  This award goes to the top 2% of 342,294 student athletes who participatedin aquatics in the 2017-18 school year!

  • It is fun to see so many young students like Tayven Smith take on leadership roles and have so much enthusiasm about serving others.

 

Looking Ahead

 

  

  • West Feliciana Parish Schools will host My School Color Run on 03/03/18 at 8:00 AM. The My School Color Run is an untimed 5K fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a "colorful experience." Additionally, each pre-registered participant is provided with a single powder color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finish line. You can sign up for the run by visiting events.myschoolcolor.com and searching for your event or by completing a paper registration form. Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact the event organizer, Kati Williamson, for more information at 225-931-3506.  A special thanks goes to our sponsors!  Gordon McKernan Injury Lawyers sponsored our color run t-shirts.  The West Feliciana Parish Hospital sponsored our Race Clock!  

 

See you there on Saturday!

 

Food for Thought

  • On March 24, we will have a parish-wide election on two ad valorem tax renewals.  Both renewals provide 7.4 million dollars in revenue, which is 27% of our annual budget.  The revenue funds a significant portion of the salaries and benefits of all employees (bus drivers, cafeteria, custodians, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators).  Both renewals also support the cost of athletics, extracurricular activities, after school tutoring, busses, technology, maintenance, security, Pre-K, Head Start, and Early Head Start, etc.  Early voting begins on Saturday, March 10 and ends on Saturday, March 17.  The election date is Saturday, March 24.  In case you missed it, the recent news of additional funds coming from Entergy could generate additional funds for our district; however, this would only occur if the property millages are renewed. 

 

Fast Facts:

Funding from March 24 Tax Renewal  Election

New Entergy Redistribution of tax dollars to West Feliciana

Net Gain/Loss

If the tax renewals pass:

The system maintains 27% of its funding or $7.4 Million

The system will receive an estimated  additional $2.6 million dollars based on its current millage rate of 33.96.

Renewals= 

$7.4 Million plus $2.6 Million  from Entergy = $10 Million

If the tax renewals fail:

The system LOSES 27% of its funding, or $7.4 Million

The system will receive an estimated  additional $500,000 dollars based on the adjusted millage rate of 8 mills, but it will lose $6.9 million from the non-renewal.

The system loses $6.9 Million or 26% of its funding. 

 

 

#WeAreWestFel