West Florence Knightly News

Week 30 Update: March 20 - March 24, 2023

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West Florence Community,

We will hold WINN testing for all Juniors & Seniors next week. Please be mindful that on next Tuesday, March 28, we will hold a large WINN test. We will hold in 1st block until students are done testing. This may last until 1 pm. All students who are at the career center will have to report to the West Florence auditorium when they arrive back at West.

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West Florence Juniors & Seniors,

If you are interested in taking a dual credit course through Francis Marion University (FMU) next Fall, please come to the interest meeting being held on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10 am in the WFHS Auditorium. To register for the event, please use the QR code or the link in the graphic below.

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This past Saturday, March 18, we held our annual Miss West Florence pageant. The theme for this year's pageant was "Sneakers and Sparkles." Congratulations to our Miss West Florence winners.

- Miss Shoe Game: Emilie Carter

- Miss Congeniality: Gracelyn Driggers

- Miss Green and Gold: Sara Earle

- Miss West Florence 2023-2024: Sarah Ella Hardee

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Sarah Ella Hardee - Miss West Florence 23-24

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Our very own Association of Parents, Teachers, and Students asks for the support of our West Florence community on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, for their Knight at The Castle Food Truck Fundraiser! The event will begin at 5 pm in the back parking lot. All funds raised will help provide scholarships to students here at West.

In addition to all of the great food trucks, we will also have several home games on this night:

- Baseball vs. Wilson

- Softball vs. Myrtle Beach

- Boys’ Soccer vs. Myrtle Beach

- Boys’ Tennis vs. Myrtle Beach

- Home Track Meet

Support your Knights and eat good food!

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The 2022-2023 yearbook staff is selling t-shirts! These shirts go with the theme of this years book and will be worn during our distribution in May. There are two options one is grey and the other is black. Money is due by next Friday, March 31st. Sizes are as follows S-4X. Please contact Ms. Singletary if you have any questions at asingletary@fsd1.org.




The “Unit Recovery” opportunity is focused on ensuring that students not only have the availability to master content, but also have the chance to enhance some grades due to a lack of understanding material. For this purpose, students will have the opportunity to relearn content from units taught during quarter 3.

Students will be able to recover units that were taught during quarter 3 over the next several weeks. Unit Recovery will begin on Monday, April 3, 2023 and run until Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Students can replace up to two unit test grades from quarter 3. As students participate in unit recovery, they will work on an online program called “Edgenuity,” unless the teacher decides to use their own designed materials. Regardless of the type of assignment given, the student must complete all assignments COMPLETELY in order to replace quarter 3 test grades.

To participate in Unit Recovery, the student must return the permission form below by Friday, March 31, 2023.


Our West Florence Wind Ensemble performed in Class V competition at the SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment in Loris this week. The group performed three selections of concert literature that were adjudicated by three judges. The group then sight-read a brand new piece of literature that was adjudicated by two additional judges. Our West Florence students were given six minutes of silent study time to prepare before their performance. The group earned a PERFECT SCORE on stage, and in sight-reading from all of the judges. This performance and overall rating has earned them a performance placement in the State Festival on May 6th. WAY TO GO WIND ENSEMBLE!
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WFHS ATHLETES - Apply for The Coach Neville Files Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Coach Neville Files Memorial Scholarship is to recognize athletic participation, excellent sportsmanship and citizenship, scholastic achievement and extracurricular participation among all Student-Athletes at West Florence High School.

The West Florence Athletic Booster Club will award 2 one-time $500.00 scholarships – one per qualifying athlete.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be a West Florence Senior Athlete who has participated in a WFHS sanctioned sport in 2022-2023.
  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (weighted scale) at the end of the 3rd quarter of his/her Senior Year.
  • The applicant must have taken a college placement test before the application deadline (SAT, ACT).
  • At least one of the applicant's parents or legal guardians must be a current member of the WFHS Athletic Booster Club.
  • The applicant must submit a completed scholarship application no later than APRIL 24, 2023.
  • Community Member evaluations must be received no later than APRIL 28, 2023.

If you have any questions, you may send an email to wfknightsabc@gmail.com. The application can be found by clicking the button below.


West Florence,

We would like for you to join us in congratulating Assistant Principal, James Sinkler, on successfully defending his dissertation this week and being named Dr. Sinkler! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication to educational excellence!

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West Florence Juniors & Seniors,

This is just a reminder that Prom 2023 will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Here are a few reminders:

  • You must have a photo ID to enter prom. If you are bringing a guest/date, he/she must present a photo ID as well.
  • Prom is from 8 pm to 11 pm. Please be sure your ride is available to pick you up by 11 pm if you are being dropped off/picked up.
  • Alcoholic beverages and/or drugs or vaping of any kind is prohibited.


Our West Florence Air Force JROTC Cadets presented $500 to Heart Transplant recipient Victor Cooper who was on hand visiting cadets as he told his story to them. Diagnosed with a failing heart, Cooper was sent to MUSC in Charleston in late 2022 and was fitted with an electronic pump that helped him survive while he awaited a new heart from a donor. Amazingly, his heart came from Texas and he is alive today as a direct result of great strides in Medical Science. West JROTC cadets take part in an Air Force JROTC-sponsored BATAAN MEMORIAL DEATH MARCH activity (a 14-mile walk to memorialize the epic World War II grueling march by allied prisoners directed by their Japanese captors in the Philippines) each semester and they collect donations and determine a designee for the funds. For both events (one held in Fall and the most recent one conducted just before Winter Break), cadets raised $500 to help the 25-year-old Cooper defray costs for his medical expenses. This is just one example of many ways Air Force Junior ROTC cadets are supporting their Corps, school, and community.
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Monday, March 27:

  • Unified Sports Field Trip
  • JV Baseball @ Wilson
  • JV Softball @ South Florence 2X
  • Boys Tennis vs. Carolina Forest

Tuesday, March 28:

  • Q3 Report Cards Issued
  • WINN Testing
  • FCA, 7:45 - 8:30 - Gym
  • Knight at the Castle Food Truck Fundraiser for APTS, 5 pm - until
  • Baseball vs. Wilson
  • Softball vs. Myrtle Beach
  • Boys Soccer vs. Myrtle Beach
  • Girls Soccer @ Myrtle Beach
  • Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Myrtle Beach
  • JV Boys Tennis @ Myrtle Beach
  • Boys Golf @ South
  • Track - Home Meet

Wednesday, March 29:

  • STEM Capstone Night, 3:45 - 5:15 pm - Library
  • Deputy Coroner Presentation in Driver's Ed
  • JV Softball vs. Wilson 2X

Thursday, March 30:

  • Senior Delivery Day, 11 am - 3 pm
  • AP Biology Field Trip
  • Unified Sports Field Trip
  • Varsity Baseball @ Latta
  • JV Baseball vs. Wilson
  • Varsity Softball vs. Conway
  • JV Softball @ Hartsville 2X
  • Boys Tennis vs. North Myrtle Beach
  • Boys Golf Home Meet

Friday, March 31:

  • Unit Recovery Forms DUE
  • CLS Field Trip
  • FMU Dual Credit Informational, 10 am - Auditorium
  • Baseball @ Wilson
  • Softball vs. North Myrtle Beach
  • Boys Soccer vs. North Myrtle Beach
  • Girls Soccer @ North Myrtle Beach
  • Track Meet @ Ridge View
  • Wellness Weekend Begins

Saturday, April 1:

  • Wellness Weekend
  • Junior/Senior Prom, 8 pm - 11 pm, SiMT
  • JV Baseball vs. Hartsville 2X