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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Friday, March 23, 2018



 

Milton's Monday Message 

 

 Champions in Education   March 26, 2018  

     

When I see the words, "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow", I think of a school with a mission that inextricably connects its students' present and future. As a student, I know that every action I take and every choice I make can have an impact on the person I will one day become.

 

~ Mathilde Fox-Smith

9th Grader and two time West Feliciana Student of the Year

 

 

#BelieveTheHype

#WeAreWestFel

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

School Tax Renewals ~ Saturday, March 24

 

School Board Meeting ~ 

April  17

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Derek Turner, WFHS Senior Student Athlete, received the "Star of Stars" Honor from The Advocate during lunch with all of his peers.  The students gave Derek a huge applause.  Derek and two guest will attend the 33rd Prep Athlete of the Year Banquet in May.  This is a huge award and Derek is very deserving!

  • Dana Wallis, one of our school nurses, was named the Louisiana School Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana School Nurses Association!  Congratulations goes to Ms. Wallis!  She is very deserving!

  • 75 of our 7th & 8th grade students went to the Old State Capitol this week with the Louisiana Youth Legislature. While there, Maggie Hawkins was voted President of Senate, Samantha Ponzo was voted Speaker of the house, and Mari Jackson was voted Lt. Governor. Our students also passed 2 bills into law and 15 students were named to the hall of fame!

 

Students spend a few moments with Representative Kenny Havard

 

 

 

 

  • We have very caring and dedicated bus drivers!  Did you know?  Our bus drivers transport our students in a safe and comfortable manner over 280,000 miles each school year!

  • The audience was delighted at the WFMS Disney Dazzle concert this past Monday.  A SHOUT OUT! goes to Ms. Cierra Fountain for nurturing our students' musical talents!

  • WFMS students created some amazing work that was displayed at Market Hall for the Pilgrimage!

Falynn Cupit

Elianna Shidaker

Abby Benton

Tory Kauffman

  • Bains Lower students shared their artwork for Pilgrimage at the Cedar's Barn, which is one of the oldest structures in West Feliciana!

  • WFHS Basketball players celebrate the end of the season by attending a Pelicans Basketball game!

  • The WFHS NJROTC took time out to see the blockbuster, Black Panther!

  • Bains Elementary Students celebrate Art by drawing their favorite Blue Dogs!

Cowboy Blue Dog by Adelyn George

Patriotic Blue Dog by Carter Wesberry

West Fel Blue Dog by JaKayla Gwin

Starry Starry Night Blue Dog by Addison Landry

 

  • Bains students Tristen Harris and Ativeanna Brown check out books to Jarlaysia Davis before school at Bains.

 

  • Congratulations goes to Calvin Banford for being selected as Bains Lower Leader of the Week!

 

  • Congratulations goes to Carissa Ferguson and Peyton Kimball at Bains Lower for reaching the 90 point club!

  • Hayleigh George, Bains Lower first grader, takes an AR test before school to test her comprehension of a recently read book.  She is also in the 70 Point Club!

 

  • Bains Lower students Jermareon Parker, Brailey Beauchamp, and Hailey Washington check out books from the library, which is the busiest hub in St. Francisville.

  • Our WFHS Boys and Girls Track Teams are on a roll!  The boys placed second and the girls placed third last weekend at the Red Stick Relays in Zachary.

Kennedy London wins the 100 meter dash.

 

Everitt Williamson ties for 1st in Pole Vault.

Jace Cazabat participates in the Boys Triple Jump.

Looking Ahead

 

  • The WFMS GRAND SHOWCASE is next Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 PM.  Please come out and see our students' artwork, robotics demonstrations, choir and band performances, and presentations from our drama students. The art students will host a gallery with original works for sale. Additionally, the library will be hosting a book fair.

 

 

  • "Eggstravaganza" sponsored by the St. Francisville Rotary and our WFHS Interact Club ~ Saturday, March 31st
  • Easter Break ~ March 30 - April 6
  • Royal Blue Club Spring Swing Golf Scramble ~ Sunday, April 29th
  • Class of 2018 Graduation ~ May 11th
  • Last Day of School for Students ~ May 18
  • The 2018 West Feliciana Education Foundation Dodgeball Challenge will be Saturday, October 6th at the West Feliciana Sports Park.  For more information on the foundation or the challenge, please click here.

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. 

The election date is Saturday, March 24. Polls open Saturday at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. 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 a net $6.9 Million or 26% of its funding. 

 

 

#GeauxVote

#WeAreWestFel

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