The mission of JF Wahl Elementary School is to provide each student with a diverse education on site and remotely in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in teaching and learning.
The vision at JF Wahl Elementary School is to prepare and motivate our students for a rapidly changing world by instilling in them critical thinking skills, a global learning, and a respect for a core values of honesty, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion. Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow.
Home of talented and promising students...
Home of talented and promising students...
The JF Wahl Elemntary School wrapped up the celebration of the "Red Ribbon Week" with an assembly. The theme of this year's celebration is "Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free" and was highlighted by the banner and chant competition accross grade level.
The event was hosted by Malcolm Miller, a 5th grade student. Shaleya Edmond of 6th grade welcomed the students and guests while Chloe Valley from 5th grade addressed the Red ribbon Campaign. The celebration was also graced by the Phillips County Sherrif's Department who delivered a Drug Free Message and Ms. Zatiece Fraction of RAAD ( Rising Above Alcohol and Drugs ) who shared the advocacies of their organizations in dealing with drugs and alcohol.
The chant and banner competition was judged Ms. L. Brown, Mrs. S. Williams, Mrs. N. Baker, Mrs. T. Miller and Ms. D. Lindsay. This year's champiuon was the 5th grade while the 4th grade and 6th grade emerged as the 2nd and 3rd placer respectively.
Red Ribbon Week Celebration
On October 26, 2022, the Helena-West Helena fire Department conducted the Fire Prevention Assemble at JF Wahl Elementary School. Together with the fire officers was the Fire Pup who entertained the kids from Kindergarten to 1st grade level. The purpose of the assemply is to give students the awareness about fire prevention and the importance of their agency in protecting the lives of the people in Helena.
Fire Prevention Assembly
Mrs. Laura Starr-Phillips
4th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Benita Ward
2nd Grade Teacher
JF Wahl Elementary School celebrated the International Literacy Day by telling stories to the students. The event was conducted last September 08, 2022 which was initiated by the Activity Teachers. Teachers who shared their passion in story telling were : Mrs. Carlecia Gentry - School Librarian, Mrs. Cate Gentuya - Arts Teacher, Mr. Kevin Pringle - PE Teacher, and Mr. Jeff Dyer - STEM coordinator.
The Helena-West Helena School District Power School New Student and Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year begins Monday, June 13, 2022. Returning Student's registration will begin Friday, July 01, 2022. Please visit the district website at www.hwhschools.org, click the information link, and scroll down to the Power School registration instructions. For any questions or concerns please contact your child's school for assistance.
On the 6th of June 2022, three teachers from JF Wah Elementary School were awarded the plaque of appreciation for their valuable service to the district. THe retireees are Mrs. Carol Collier, Mrs. Linda Carnell, and Mrs. Dolores Baker. The Awarding Ceremony was held at Central High School and was graced by the Interim Superintendent Mrs. Joyce Anderson together with the Boards of Education. Before the awarding at Central High School, a tribute for the retirees was held at JF Wahl Elementary school which was highlighted by free breakfast.
You will be missed!!!
Three JF Wahl Teachers rendered their retirement
Pre K Graduation 2022
6th Grade Graduation 2022
K-2 Istation Assessment Growth Winners
Students from kindergarten to second grade who had the most growth points on the Istation Summative State Test were awarded and recognized. Three students, one from each grade level, won a bike for themselves because of their exceptional performance. Here is the complete list of awardees with their growth points:
Kindergarten - Karen Henry (116), Andrea Bridget (90), Mckenzie Johnson (82), Mar'Jay Kones (78), Jaivien Cobb (68), Areion Talbert (64), Eva Ferguzon (62), Makenzie Hall (62), Ta'Kayvius Jackson (59), Arianna Davis (59)
First Grade - Anthony Lewis (80), Tashara Mitchell (79), Taylor Murry (64), Wyatt Hutchins (62), Alonzo Murphy (62), Juwan Williams (57), Jakylin Ballard (56), Taevon Martin (53), Kameron Jones (49), Kayden Freeman (48)
Second Grade - Alania Murry (39), Z'Niyah Anderson (33), Christian Thomas (30), Jada Kemp (29), Kyle Thomas (27), Joyri Morant (26), Aubree Brown (26), A'Zariah Mitchell (24), Logan Jacobs (24), Clariunna Bailey (23)
BIKE WINNERS - Makenzie Hall (kinder), Wyatt Hutchins (first grade), Logan Jacobs (second grade)
For the month of May, Ms. Nicole Baker, a third grade teacher was awarded as the Teacher of the Month. Her dedication and passion to teach her students made an impact in the performance of the students in the year ends tests. The JF Wahl community is very proud of her.
For the student category, Ja'Carius Ross of 4th grade was chosen as the Student of the Month. A bright and talented student that served as role model for his fellow classmates. A true pride of JF Wahl Elementary School.
Teacher of the Month
Ms. Nicole Baker
Student of the Month
Administrative Team Honored Teachers and Staff with a SWEET TREAT!!!
Mrs. Jewel Hamilton ( Principal ), Mrs. Priscilla Mcdaniel ( Asst. Principal ), and Mrs. Monica Davis ( Guidance Counselor ) made sure that the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff are appreciated by giving them a Sweet Treat. They thank the teachers and staff for their efforts and sacrifices in educating the students with care and utmost understanding.
JF Wahl Teachers and Staff attended PD on Active Shooting and Bomb Threat
The JF Wahl teachers and staff attended a Professional Development that focused on Active Shooting Drill and Bomb Threat. In the morning of April 12, 2022, police officer Phil Blaylock discussed the precautionary measures on active school shooting. This helped the teachers to be aware of the things they must do during these situations to ensure the safety of everyone in school.
In the afternoon session, Special Agent bomb Technician, JT Coleman gave lectures on Bomb Threat and Search and Procedures. Teachers and staffs were were given the basic knowledge on what to do during a bomb threat incident in school. This professional development is vital for the teachers to know their roles and responsibilities whenever an unfortunate situation happened in school.
"Team 007" and "The Three Amigos" of JFWES bagged First Place in the PACKAGE THE PRINGLES CHALLENGE
Kenneth Gilcreast, Madison Milton, and Eric Shears of Team 007 won first place in the mass category of the "Package the Pringle Challenge" that was held last Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, at Eastern Arkansas Community College in Forrest City. Another team from JF Wahl Elementary School, "The Three Amigos" also won first place in the volume category. The team members are Chasitee Brown, Donald Brown, and Tiana King. Other students who participated in the said event were Amiya Calhoun, Andre' Webb and Andrea Webb.
The event consisted of Engineering challenges and Makerspace STEM activities was participated by other two districts, the Barton/Lexa and West Memphis.
Ms. Kaneisha Gilmore is the Helena-West School District TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2022 !
Ms. Kaneisha Gilmore, a 5th-grade teacher, an outstanding feat at JF Wahl Elementary School is the recipient of the Helena-West School District Teacher of the Year Award this year.
Your J.F Wahl Elementary School family is incredibly proud of you!
Congratulations Ms. Gilmore! Your enthusiasm for teaching is a great example of the excellence we uphold at J.F Wahl Elementary School.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as J.F. Wahl’s Teacher of the Year and the Helena-West Helena School District Teacher of the Year. I would first like to thank God. Without him, I would not be who/where I am today. I would also like to thank my family for supporting me throughout my teaching career and EVERYONE who played a part in me being selected for this prestigious award. My advice to achieving success consists of the following: 1. Don’t procrastinate. 2. Expand your knowledge. 3. Pursue your passion. 4. Stay focused. Again, I am very grateful for this opportunity and acknowledgement. I look forward to continuing to educate our future leaders!”--Kaneisha Gilmore
BEST IMPLEMENTER TEACHERS OF THE MONTH
For the month of March, Mrs. Scherry Coleman of 4th grade academy, Mrs. Marilyn Docabo of 6th grade and Mr. Ernesto Montenegro of 5th grade are the best implementers of the I-ready Instructions for students. Their classes have the highest number of lessons accomplished and passed for the month of March. They have shown their dedication and commitment to help students achieve significant progress through I-Ready Instructions.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kaneisha Gilmore of the 5th grade academy was awarded as the Best Implementer of the Classroom Instructions for this month. Her exceptional methods in delivering her lessons through effective instructions were great factors in huge improvement in her students' performance. This award was sponsored by Fetterman & Associates.
JF Wahl Students emerged victorious in the recently concluded Phillips County National Teachers' Day Arts and Lyrics Contest 2022
Art Contest Winners 2022
1st place - Kiera Thomas of 2nd grade ( Mrs. Boone )
1st place - Amir Johnson of 5th grade ( Mrs. A. Smith )
2nd place - Deedra White of 5th grade ( Mr. Montenegro )
3rd place - London McKnight of 4th grade ( Ms. Sherry Coleman )
HM - Brooklyn Williams of 5th grade ( Ms. Kaneisha Gilmore )
1st place - Cahliya Hardison of 6th grade ( Mrs. Lora Washington )
2nd place - Tiana King of 6th grade - (Mrs. Lora Washington )
3rd place - Isaiah Brown of 6th grade ( Mrs. Marilyn Docabo )
Lyrics Contest Winners
Grade 4 - 6
1st place - Jakiya Henry of 6th grade ( Ms. Analiza Mercado )
2nd place - Cahliya Hardison of 6th grade ( Mrs. Lora Washington )
3rd place - Tiana King of 6th grade ( Mrs. Lora Washington )
STUDENTS WITH PERFECT ATTENDANCE RECOGNIZED!!
Mrs. Monica Davis, the school guidance counselor, had identified the list of students who had been present in school since the opening of the class. These students never missed a single day of the class that accumulated for 120 days since the school opening. They were recognized and given treats last Friday, February 4th, 2022. These students are the following: Kindergarten - Cailyn Gordon of Mrs. Crossett's class and Martha Lockhart of Mrs. Richmond's class. First Grade - Ashanti Steverson of Mrs. Hicks' class. Third Grade - Tyler Brantley of Mrs. Smith's class. Fourth Grade - Paris King and America Scott from Mr. Bennett's class. Fifth Grade - Jometree Warren and Tryon Steverson of Mrs. S. Smith's class and Brayden Brown of Ms. Gilmore's class. Sixth Grade - Donald Brown and X'zavion Craig of Mrs. Wasghington's class.
Word Count King
Marques Scott of 3rd grade was hailed the new word count king for reading a total of 115,784 words for the month of January. Honorable mentions as word princes were given to the following students: Kaidan Danaby ( 87,904 words), De'Quon Davis ( 81,085 words), Terry Carter ( 71,972 words), Jaylen Miller (68,984 words), and Tyron Willis (63,712 words)
Word Count Queen
Chloe Valley of 4th grade retained her title as the word count queen by being able to read a total of 272,228 words for the month of January. Students who were given honorable mentions as word princesses are the following: Harmonie Shepard (93,309 words), Tiana King (70,878 words), Ta'kori Phillips (70,009 words), Andrea Webb (64,513 words), and Kerrington Riley ( 63,908 words )
Calendar of Activities for the month of March