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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Monday, May 06, 2019


Milton's Monday Message  


   May 6, 2019  

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. ~ Plato








School Bond Proposal Election ~ May 4th


WFHS Class of 2019 Graduation ~ May 10


School Board Meeting ~ May 21

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Congratulations go to Clayton Howard and Kennedy London for their selection as the WFHS 2018-19 Male and Female Athletes of the Year! 

  • Congratulations goes to Brittney Johnson, Connie Smith, Martha Duncan, Shontaye Leonard, and Becky Monistere for their selection as West Feliciana Parish Schools' Employees of the Month for May!

Martha Duncan

 Becky Monistere and Shontaye Leonard

Connie Smith

Brittney Johnson

  • As Tina Turner once said, "You are better than the best, better than all the rest." In case you missed it, WFHS ranks 4th in the Capital Area Region by the US News and World Report.  To read more, please click here.  Simply put, WFHS is the highest ranking traditional public school in the Capital Area according to the US News & World Report.  Now GreatSchools has awarded WFHS the College Success Award for preparing our students for success in learning and life.  This recognition places WFHS in the top 20 percent of total eligible schools across twenty-five states.   #believethehype


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  • Chloe Singleton, Marcus Doherty, Chrissy Duncan, Opal Boeker, Nico Mendel, Judah Lowery, and De'Caryous Dixon celebrate making the 100 point Accelerated Reader Club!

  • Our WFHS ProStart Culinary Team placed 1st in state and will now compete nationally.  As a fundraiser, the ProStart team partnered with Restaurant 1796 to create a delicious meal and to raise funds for the trip.

  • In Ms. Laura Lindsey's art class, Pre-K students create a flower using watercolors.  And after making beautiful artwork, they finished the class by doing the Hokey Pokey because that is what it is all about!

  • Congratulations go to Joshua Johnston, Jermon Harris, Londyn Kaigler, Kaleah Cummings on achieving the 100 point Accelerated Reader Club!  Also congratulations to Benji Shaw, Helen Claire Wesberry, and Cheyenne Wade for making the 100 point club! All students received a trophy and a gift card to Burger King!

  • Cheyenne Wade also celebrates her achievement of the 100 point club!

  • A special thanks goes to the "West Feliciana Parish Retired Teachers Association" for providing WFMS staff a wonderful lunch during Staff Development week.  

Pictured are:  Principal Mark Lester, Deloris Scott, Judith Johnson, Brenda Taylor, Debera Seals, 

Mary Henderson, and Clara Williams.

  • A large crowd of parents and students attended the WFMS Athletic Banquet this week. 

  • Students in Ms. Jill Thibodeaux's class write on their desks!  That is correct!  They write on their desks to solve math problems. 

  • The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin filmed students engaging in the Open SciEd science curriculum. We are a pilot for the new science curriculum and because of our teachers' hard work, we have been recognized for excellence in teaching the curriculum by our state, and other states as well.

  • Nakiya Pittman "leads" the lesson in Ms. Nicole Lynch's science class. 

  • Bains Lower teachers meet to help each student achieve excellence because that is always the goal.

  • Paris Blacks, Terry Straughter, and Madison Rogilliio are proud of the work they have done with Ms. Cherie Reich.

  • Congratulations goes to VFW Auxiliary American flag Coloring Winners: Laila Hogan, Maitlyn Dedon, Huxley Self, Annabel Morrow, Natalia Waldrop, and Dovie Leblanc.

  • Bains Lower first graders practice graduation!

  • Pre-K students were overjoyed that they met their grade level goal of recognizing 40 or more upper or lowercase letters of the alphabet by the end of the year!  Jackson Foster, Rayne Day, Scarlett Torress, Anna Tilley, Kadrick Jackson, Beatles King, and Isabella Calvert celebrate!

  • Jermon Harris helps his friend Brandon Gremillion with his shoe. #KindnessMatters

  • Pre-K students learn how to use a 3D printer in Ms. Natasha Hayes' STEM class. 

  • Benjamin Haynes celebrates his Mathematics Benchmark Assessment!

  • Jontre Cummings, Mykell Smothers, and Ashton Freeman are working on finding the surface area of a cone during a gallery walk in Ms. Claire Dyer's math class. 

  • Ms. Christian Funderburk is explaining a writing assignment to Cha'Darius Williams and Brock Cormier.

  • Adam Theriot and Erick Sullivan are taking measurements using a light probe and digital thermometer during a Lab in the OpenSciEd Weather Unit in Mrs. Bush's class.

  • Jermarian Jackson, Johnny Haile and Lillie Lynch are comparing the temperature of the air at ground level and right above ground level in Ms. Parkerson's science class. 

  • Wyly Brown, Hunter Young, Elise Meche, and Sydney Cooper are looking for parts of speech and analyzing a poem in Ms. Kate Smith's class. 

  • 4th graders show off their rewards for exceptional work!

  • Fourth grade students work on Genius Hour projects about Louis Braille and blindness in preparation for our visit to LSVI.

  • JJ Jackson reads his AR book during Mrs. McMillan's class. 

  • Zyriana Robertson and Er'Nayia Tolliver are working on identifying text structure in Mrs. Smith's ELA class.

  • Lauren Mendenall, WFHS Junior who is fighting Ovarian Cancer, was an honorary captain/coach at the Southeastern vs Central Arkansas softball game over Spring Break!

  • Congratulations go to WFHS Cadet Ensign, Trelencia Johnson, as she was selected to the NJROTC Scholarship Preparatory Program at Southern University.  She will receive a $145,000 scholarship!

  • Congratulations go to the WFHS Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams!  Both the boys and girls are regional champions!  Congratulations go to Kennedy London for earning Outstanding Performance, Destiny Carter for earning Outstanding Field, and Kam Jackson for earning Outstanding Track!

  • Congratulations go to Ms. Eunice Dieguez, WFHS Spanish Teacher, who is a semifinalist for the Louisiana Teacher of the Year!

Jay Ferguson

Jazz Ferguson

  • Jacob Carter, Maggie Trahan, Mariana Heil, Lakelin Parker, and Yesvaine Elliot lead the morning announcements at Bains Lower!  These students used great enthusiasm to get everyone going on the first day back from Spring Break!

  • Congratulations go to WFHS Senior Golfer, Daniel Field, for qualifying for the state golf tournament!

  • Seniors in Ms. Sophia Holland's AP Literature course "speed dated" major texts to review for their upcoming exam.

  • West Fel celebrates our Super Hero Lunch Ladies!

  • Ms. Shontaye Leonard and Ivory Roberson are having fun in the block center.

  • A true "Head Start-Sleeping Beauty," Farrah Mullen takes a nap on the bus route home!

  • Graci Heil can write her name!

  • Mr. Anthony Brown assists Rhy'Leigh Martin with a smile as she gets on the bus.

  • Kelsey Vessel recognized all of the pretty colors on her plate for lunch.

  • Destiny Gwinn and Zemaya Clark are enjoying their afternoon bus ride home.


  • Sophomore Taylor McKey completes a literature review packet in Ms. Layla Dupuy's English II class.


  • Sophomore Cameron Rachal works on a project in Mr. Lane Thompson's Art class.

  • Sophomore Paul Opperman and Junior Jack Horn collaborate on dialogue responses in Mr. Hatem Bachar's French 1 course.

  • Students offer original responses to typical French dialogue in Mr. Hatem Bachar's French 1 course.

  • Freshman in Ms. Nicole Means World Geography course collaborate in a pre-test as they start their unit studying the continent of Africa.

Robert Fooshee and Riley Roland

Ashleigh Godke, Sha'Niyah Covington, and Eythan Clark

  • WFHS Junior Kirby Swan and David Sellers show off their original floor plans focusing on geometrical designs in Ms. Ally Morthland's Math class.

Kirby Swan

David Sellers

  • A SHOUT OUT! goes to the many students who start reading before the school bell rings at Bains!

Tuf Landry

Hailey Washington

Elisa Cheatham

Bryson Holmes

  Lucille Stout

Brayden Bosch

Looking Ahead 


The Color Dash is a 5k fun run on Saturday, May 4th.  We hope you will come out and enjoy the initiative that promotes a life-long healthy way of living.  

For more information, please click here.

Food for Thought

  • In case you missed it, please click on the links below to see our students and employees recognized for their hard work and achievement.

West Feliciana Middle School takes leadership roles in Youth Legislature


West Feliciana Middle School students earn honors in Youth Legislature


West Feliciana Middle School students display work at Spring Showcase


West Feliciana Hospital and American Heart Association donate CPR training kit to Bains Elementary School


Feliciana Sports for May 2, 2019 

Saturday's West Feliciana ballot includes School Board bond issue, sheriff's tax renewal 


Feliciana Sports for April 25, 2019


West Feliciana students' images of Old Benevolent Society Building are on display 


Bains Lower Elementary School first-grader earns a spot on Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club


West Feliciana High School physics students learn how trebuchets work  Bains Elementary School students gain STEM skills programming moon rover models Bains Lower Elementary School students earn spots in Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club Bains Lower Elementary School students savor their own produce