Student Success: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow!
WFP Schools celebrate Unity Night on the first Wednesday of every month.
Several years ago West Feliciana Middle School began a tradition of setting aside the first Wednesday of each month as Unity Night. Unity Night is a night for families to bond, discover and seek unity in their home and community.
The elementary and high schools have started the tradition for the first time this year.
Students have the night off from homework in order to spend quality time with their parents and to enjoy a “family night” during the week.
The schools end the day by providing activity ideas that are of interest to teachers and students. Activities include things like cooking, origami, e-gamers, robotics, crafts, crochet/knitting, gardening, guitar/piano/songwriting, Pinterest, “There’s an App for That,” pep squad, “Get Moving,” and board games.
Some teachers will offer bonus points to students that write the district purpose statement down and turn it in the following morning. The purpose statement reads, “Student Success: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow!”
Since students do not have the traditional night of homework, Superintendent Hollis Milton suggested the bonus points for writing the purpose statement. It is a way to get students talking about the purpose statement and maybe have parents engaged in the purpose statement as well.
So, plan well for Unity Night! Do something fun with your family and embrace this wonderful community tradition.