Monday, September 30, 2013

Open Letter to Parents Concerning School Attendance

This information was provided by Louisville Elementary Principal Belinda Swart but applies to all students and schools in the District.


Dear Parents or Guardians:
The Mississippi legislature enacted House Bill #1530 during the 2013 Session that states a student absent for more than 37% of his/her unique instruction day is to be considered absent for the entire school day.  
“MDE has interpreted that the intent of the House Bill NO.1530 is to calculate 63% of the individual student’s instruction day, not 63% of the school’s instructional day.  Each individual student’s instructional day will vary based upon the local school board’s policy for early release of high school students, IEPs, dual cred/dual enrollment, participation in extra-curricular activities, etc.”
Throughout a student’s school day, most of the student’s time is spent being instructed.  However, there are a few exceptions such as recess, lunch, and between classes.  Depending upon the grade and teacher, each child has a different instructional schedule.  Basically, in order to be considered present, a child must be in attendance for 63% of their instructional day.  If not, a child will be considered absent.
Also, please notice that the Louisville Municipal School District handbook policy clearly states that a parent or guardian cannot sign a student out of school after 2:00 without proof of a doctor’s appointment.  Please make sure you are following the policy.  
Thanks for your help.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Nanih Waiya Teachers Recognized by Walmart

Walmart teamed up with the Louisville Municipal School District to recognize and reward teachers with their 2013 Teachers Reward Program.  Some of our own were recognized and rewarded with gift cards from Walmart and a reception at the central school office. Thanks for all you do!!

Joyce Nance, Marlena Nance, Marsha Roeland, Melanie Watkins and Bill White

Our Teachers with Superintendent McMullan, Gwenita Mays of Walmart
and Principal Luke!!

Monday, September 9, 2013


Noxapater Students passed the "Cross" to Nanih Waiya Students. Nanih Waiya students take it to Neshoba County. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nanih Waiya FCA Carries Ms Glowing for Christ Cross on September 9

 October 27th, 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Mission Mississippi, a racial and denominational reconciliation ministry based in Jackson. To celebrate, Mission Mississippi asked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to team up to tackle the huge vision of carrying a lighted cross across the entire state of Mississippi on foot. On August 7th at the steps of the Capitol, beginning with the Governor, the cross began its journey across the state. Making its way through all 82 counties in 82 days, the cross stops at each county for a service and a ceremonial passing of the cross. The cross, designed by Nissan to be lightweight and lighted, will make its way through the state, carried by the students of local Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) chapters, and will come full circle back around to Jackson for a statewide rally on October 27th. The rally will be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium at 5:00 PM and every county is invited and encouraged to come. The schedule as local students carry the cross through Winston County follows:


Mississippi Glowing for Christ

Winston County Schedule

September 8th-9th 2013



September 8th

11:30 am Winston Academy receives cross from Oktibbeha County Schools at the County Line and travels 10 miles to Evergreen Baptist Church. Turning left on North Columbus Ave.

2:00 pm - LHS carries cross to Main Street in Louisville, turning right on Main Street, then left on South Church St. then 5.5 miles to the Way Community Church, turning left when it gets to Hwy 15. (Total 11 miles)

6:00 pm - Service at The Way Community Church



September 9th

7:00 am - Noxapater High School carries cross from The Way Community Church 5.5 Miles to John Russell Road.

8:15 am - NW carries cross from John Russell Rd 4.5 miles to Shiloh store at Neshoba County Line

9:30 am - Transition to Neshoba County  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nanih Waiya FCA Students Carry Ms. Glowing Cross on Sept 9

 October 27th, 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Mission Mississippi, a racial and denominational reconciliation ministry based in Jackson. To celebrate, Mission Mississippi asked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to team up to tackle the huge vision of carrying a lighted cross across the entire state of Mississippi on foot. On August 7th at the steps of the Capitol, beginning with the Governor, the cross began its journey across the state.