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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Friday, September 07, 2018



Milton's Monday Message  

   September 10, 2018  

Your circle should want you to win.  Your circle should clap the loudest when you have good news. If they don't get a new circle. ~ Anthony Gucciardi





School Board Meeting ~ 

September 11

West Fel versus Live Oak  (Away) ~ September 14



Reflecting on Last Week 

  • The Saints host Livonia on Friday night.  Please come out and support the Saints, who currently rank 8th in the state.  If you cannot come out, please check out the game on LiveStream by clicking here.

  • Bains Lower students learn about force, motion, and gravity in Ms. Natasha Haye's STEM class.  The students learned these concepts by creating airplanes and helicopters out of classroom materials.

Raine Minor

Alex Higgins and Molly Yarbrough

Ashton Brown and classmates

Cloe Worsham, Jacob Folse, Archer LeJeune, Huxley Self, Mariana Heil, Theron Hull, and Yuridia Robledo

  • Bains Elementary second graders were introduced to Ms. Viola Swamp, a character from the book, "Miss Nelson is Missing."  Ms. Viola Swamp is none other that second grade teacher, Corinna Sage.

  • WFMS 7th graders take keyboarding for high school credit.  This is not your mom's keyboarding class as technology is used as a tool to teach the skills through old school practice combined with new school technology, such as real-time data displayed on the screen for accuracy, speed, and overall performance.

Natalie Hammack

Taylar Seymore (center), Kitty Lindsey (right), and Bella Klein

Gabrielle Spangler

  • WFMS students use their time wisely by reading before school.

Tris Harris and Tra'Kyria Camel

  • The WFMS GaP group met today with Mr. Lester and toured the school.  One of the highlights for parents was receiving a tutorial on our Augmented Reality Lab!

  • Bains 3rd grader Oryanna Walker makes good use of her time by researching famous leaders before school.

  • Bains 5th graders, Kate Seal and Jack Sam Leak lead the morning announcements.

  • Bains 5th graders Teshawn Monroe and Jack Sam Leak help check in books before school.

  • Gideon Mailhes checks out a book on Civil Rights before class on Tuesday.

  • Bains Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are taking an online Spanish course this school year. The first words they learned are please and thank you, which are two of the most powerful words to know in any language.

Dalton Carter and Neariah Carter

Zion Barrow

Jared Lane 

Ja'Zyia Murray and Trinity Elliot

Isabella Bertucci

Alajah Cannon and Rylee Berry

  • Congratulations to all of the Luminous Leaders who were chosen at Bains this week!  

Adelyn George

Harrison Middleton and Matthew Seal

  • Ms. Marissa Doherty uses Hype Time in the Student Media Center to review individual writing pieces of freshmen Katelyn Henyard, Jadarius Anderson, and Tionna Brown.

  • Ms. Marissa Doherty monitors the progress of her English I students as they take an online diagnostic assessment on grammar and mechanics.

  • Mrs. Means uses Hype Time to review effective note-taking strategies with a small group of freshmen.

  • Mr. Justin Davenport used Hype Time to provide small group instruction to juniors Chrishon Fountain, Jaydon Davis, Chrishayla Wilson, and Alisa Sims.

  • Mr. Davenport uses Hype Time to provide small group instruction to juniors Chrishon Fountain, Jaydon Davis, Chrishayla Wilson, and Alisa Sims.

  • WFMS students participated in their first annual Club Day for the 2018-19 school year this past week. EVERY student is a member of at least one club, including WyldLife, 4-H, SADD, JROTC, GEMS & more. These students are having FUN!!

  • In AP Physics, students work to solve projectile motion problems to make a marble launch through hoops.  Yes, the struggle is real!

Looking Ahead

  • Please consider joining the West Feliciana Reading Council!  Our reading council supports our efforts to improve literacy for all of our students.  To learn more about the council and join a wonderful group, please e-mail Ali McMillan (President of the West Feliciana Reading Council) at:
  • Little Jimmy Reed, International Blues Star, was born and raised in Hardwood, LA.  On September 25, Little Jimmy Reed will play for our WFMS and WFHS Band students in the WFHS Auditorium from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM.  The public is invited as well.  For bio information on Little Jimmy Reed, please click here.

  • 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.

  • Please consider becoming a Reader Leader at Bains Lower Elementary!  As a Reader Leader, you will have an opportunity to read to students on a weekly basis, helping students learn the value & joy of reading.  For more information, please e-mail Ms. Stephanie Ferguson at

  • Bains Lower 1st grade students will start off 2une In on WBRZ on Channel 2 at 5:00 AM with the Pledge of Allegiance on the following dates:

Bains Lower Elementary

Mrs. Grissett A 1st 9/4

Mrs. Grissett B 1st 9/5

Ms. Viguerie A 1st 9/6

Ms. Viguerie B 1st 9/7

Mrs. Caffarel A 1st 9/10

Mrs. Caffarel B 1st 9/11

Mrs. Vanner A 1st 9/12

Mrs. Vanner B 1st 9/13

Mrs. Morgan A 1st 9/14

Mrs. Morgan B 1st 9/17

Mrs. LaCour A 1st 9/18

Mrs. LaCour B 1st 9/19

Mrs. Brooks A 1st 9/20

Mrs. Brooks B 1st 9/21

In case you missed it, please click on here to see the videos.

Food for Thought

  • Our school system has grown in enrollment for four consecutive years (see chart A)!  With growth projected for the parish in the next six years (see chart B), it is imperative to look at our campuses to see how we might adjust to this growth while also taking a deeper look at what we can do to modernize our facilities for 21st century learning, safety, digital learning, career and technical education, and competitive athletics. 

Chart A: Overall student enrollment from Early Head Start to 12th Grade

School Year

Total Enrollment









Chart B: West Feliciana Population Growth Source: Parish Government