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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Saturday, August 11, 2018

#WeAreWestFel #GrowthMindset


Milton's Monday Message  

   August 13, 2018  

Success is a journey, not a destination. ~ Arthur Ashe





School Board Meeting ~ 

August 21

West Fel versus East Fel  ~ August 31

Home Game



Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Our First Day back was a blast!  It was awesome to see so many beautiful smiles!

Thomas Kile, Bains 5th grader, received a ride at parent pick-up on a Wide Glide Harley Davidson to end his first day of school!  

How cool is that?

Bains Lower 1st grader, - Jackson Tucker

Bains Lower 1st grader, Zyra Reed

Bains 4th grader, Jarren Naquin and Bains 2nd grader, Maya Naquin

Bains 5th grader, Jalacia Johnson and 3rd grader, Trinity Hatch

Bains 2nd graders, Chad Hardy and Jayleigh Jackson

Bains 3rd grader, Braiden Johnson, 5th grader Ryan Johnson, and 4th grader Ty'Rick Banford

Bains 2nd grader, Gracelyn Metz

Bains Lower Kindegarner, Madelyn Jones

Bains Lower Kindegarner, Rylee Thevis with Ms. Liza Bryant, Pre-K teacher

Bains Lower, 1st grader, Betsi Kate David

Ms. Viguerie's First Grade Class on the 1st day!

Ms. Kim Tate, Bains Custodian, welcomes Marley Kador and Georgia Metz back with a hug.

Ms. Ivy's First Grade Class on the 1st day!

Ms. St. Romain's Kindegarten girls on their first day of school.  LaMyra Peck, Margaret Mills Bell, Abigail Saint, Bridget Hanna, Rylee Thevis, Macie Cannon, Kilynn Bernard, Kennedy Dukes, Ma'Kyra Banford, Charlie Bullock, and seated Abby Rose Metz

Thankful for our school resource officers on the 1st day of school!  SRO Scott Lathrop puts on his best face to begin the first day!

Channel 9 visit pictures on the first day:

Drew Laborde (Bains 1st grader) shows off his light up shoes with Liz Koh.

Liz Koh, Jessica Walker, Kam Jackson, and Superintendent Milton

The frame for Kam's medal was constructed by Kam's grandfather, Mr. Willie Turner

Lee McMillan (Bains 4th Grader) shows off his broadcast skills with Liz Koh.

Coach Odom and the WFHS football team and cheerleaders talk football and saint spirit.

WFMS shows off their Z space lab.  The lab offers our students an augmented reality experience that is interactive and engaging.  

Mr. Mark Lester, WFMS Principal, enjoys a moment on the program.

Terralyn Curtis, WFMS 6th grader, explores science content using Z Space.

  • WFHS students arrive to school before sunrise to choose their parking spaces to paint! Stay tuned to see the art work in the student parking lot!

  • In case you missed it, The Advocate highlighted the tremendous effort and hard work of our students, teachers, and administration to help our students take AP courses and earn college credit.  Please click here to read more.
  • For the hot month of August, we are providing water to our students while on the bus! Bains Lower 1st grader Elliot Vosberg enjoys a bottle of water provided by his bus driver.


  • Our teachers had an opportunity to hear from Weston Kieschnick on the first day of staff development.  Weston shared and modeled high impact strategies that, when used appropriately, can help our students achieve accelerated growth over time.


  • A special thanks goes to Ms. Sharon Gabriel for starting a very successful program to help students at Bains achieve better behavior through counseling, recognition and parental involvement.  Ms. Gabriel developed and implemented this program while going back to college to earn a bachelor's degree.  On the first day of our staff returning for the year, Ms. Carla Jackson and Mr. Torrence Williams celebrate her success.

  • Juniors Harrison Leak, Brendan O'Brien, Ledarrious Wells, and Jeremiah Pangburn enjoy study hall while senior Dylan Weaver works on homework in the high school media center.

  • Emily Branton instructs freshmen in her World Geography course and later assists freshmen Allyah Martin and Kennedy Gibbs in a cartography activity during her World Geography class. 

  • Lauren Reap aids seniors Qu'vonte Nicholas and Kendricke Young in her Digital Video class.

  • WFHS Senior, Ty'qualyn Turner picks up an application for the new high school student council.

  • Mrs. Sullivan guides students in her Algebra II course.

  • In case you missed it, we saved you a few dollars this year.  Breakfast and lunch are FREE this year no matter your income level.  A SHOUT OUT! goes to Ms. Pat Gilmore, Food Service Director, for writing the grant and our cafeteria staff for this service to our students and families on a daily basis.

Bains Lower Cafeteria Staff

Bains Cafeteria Staff

WFMS Cafeteria Staff

WFHS Cafeteria Staff

  • Channel 9 visited on Thursday, August 9th to celebrate our first day back.  Please click on the link below to see the video:

5:00 AM

CPR Training with Superintendent Hollis Milton (2018 State Superintendent of the Year) and School Nurse Dana Wallis (State School Nurse of the Year)

5:30 AM

WFHS Teacher of the Year and State Semi-Finalist Teacher of the Year, Jessica Walker and Kam Jackson, WFHS Senior and Track Star.

6:00 AM

WFHS Football Players, Coach Robb Odom, and WFHS Cheerleaders

6:30 AM

WFMS Mark Lester and the Z-Space Demo - Augmented Reality Lab

7:00 AM

WFMS Students return with cheers from the WFMS Cheerleaders

Looking Ahead

  • All of our schools are implementing a door buzzer entry system into our facilities as a part of our district-wide security upgrades.  Each school has made their main entrance their single entry point for parents and community members.  The main entrance will be locked for most of the day. Visitors will need to buzz the office in order to enter the building.  Our goal is to improve safety but also keep a warm welcome to all visitors.  We thank you for your cooperation to ensure the safety of all students and employees.
  • The 2018 West Feliciana Education Foundation Dodgeball Challenge will be Saturday, October 6th at the West Feliciana Sports Park.  For more information on the foundation or the challenge, please click here.

Food for Thought

A special thanks goes to all of our employees for working very hard this summer so that we could get off to a GREAT start to the 2018-2019 school year.  A special thanks goes to our parents as well for starting weeks ago to get your children prepared for the first day.  In West Fel, our students come to school prepared to learn and that brings out the best in everyone.

Bains Faculty and Staff

 Go Saints!