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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Sunday, September 16, 2018


Milton's Monday Message  

   September 17, 2018  

I want to become a police officer because I want to help people. ~ Bains 4th grader Xavier Barrow #Classof 2027





Homecoming Parade ~ 

Friday, September 21 @ 2:30

WFHS hosts University High

School Board Meeting ~ 

October 16

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • The WFHS football team travels to Live Oak for Friday night's game (September 14).  We will not provide live streaming.  Live Oak has an agreement with NFHS Network.  Please click here if you are interested in paying to view the game on-line.
  • Our 1st and 3rd graders received Chromebooks as part of our vision to provide all students access to a computer for any lesson taught at any part of the day.

  • WFMS defeats Northwestern 6-2 on a tremendous defensive play by Delvin Whitaker, defensive end, who scored on a forced fumble. Go Saints!

  • Our 4th graders are setting short and long terms goals.  They are already thinking of their future careers.  The Class of 2027 has big dreams. Xavier Barrow, Bains 4th grader has a goal of becoming a police officer.  Deputy Shelton Scales was kind enough to take some time with Xavier to talk to him about the importance of keeping his dream and to explain the work of police officers. He also showed him the cool tools in his police car! #ClassOf2027

  • Congratulations goes to Mr. Paul Theriot for achieving two honors at the annual Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Arts Craft Workforce Banquet.  Mr. Paul Theriot received the honor of Champion Division I High School Craft Educator and the Award of Excellence.


  • Ms. Marissa Doherty works with a small group of students on using details in constructing a narrative essay.

  • Ms. Alma Kent instructs students in English I.

  • Freshman Zeke Gauthier and Jace Hanemann collaborate on an Algebra activity in the commons area during embedded tutoring time.

  • Ms. Morthland (seated) meets with freshmen Aaron Allen and Titus Washington, sophomore Jaheim Parker, and Senior Jamauria Mitchell in Algebra during Hype Time.

  • Mr. Hawkins's Broadcasting class makes use of Sustained Silent Reading time while he tutors American History students during Hype Time.

  • Ms. Key utilizes the computer lab to teach students geometry during Hype Time.

  • This week I had an opportunity to experience so many wonderful things, including teaching these students in the Read 2 Lead Class period at WFMS.  Every one of the students were attentive and very polite. #WeAreWestFel

Olivia Dees, Damian Singleton, Kolton Braddock, J'Kerrian McKnight, Elijah Foreman, and McKayla Hardy

  • Brady Barr and De'Corine King lead Number Talks in Ms. Kimberly Matthews's class.

  • Mrs. Jill Thobdeaux's 4th grade class worked in a "Math Workshop". 

Ms. Thibodeaux, Emily Costanza, Taelor King, and Ramie Oubre

Rachel Alexander, Isabella Deville, and Bella Reich


  • "There's no party like a West Fel party because a West Fel party never stops!"  That statement is true and Ms. Trina Washington NEVER STOPS so that she can ensure event goes well. At last week's football game, the WFHS Cheerleaders recognized Ms. Trina Washington, WFHS Head Custodian, for her hard work and commitment to helping WFHS get ready for game day.

Taylar Seymore, Emily Stelly, Julie Ralph, Riley Vollmer, Ms. Lorrie Metrejean, Eliana Shidaker, Lillie Lynch, and Kitty Lindsey

  • Governor John Bel Edwards spoke to the Rotary Club at Hemingbough on Tuesday. I was very honored to introduce Dr. Henry Hardy, President of the John S. Dawson Foundation, and Ms. Maddie Hardy to the Governor. 

Dr. Henry Hardy, Maddie Hardy, and Governor Edwards

Jack Pangburn (WFHS Junior) and Governor Edwards

  • As they did last week, Bains Lower students will continue to participate in the Channel 2 Pledge of Allegiance program throughout this week. In case you missed it, please click here to see the videos.

Mrs. Caffarel's Class

Mrs. Caffarel's Class

Ms. Vanner's Class

Mrs. Morgan's Class

  • Bains Lower students visit the War Vetarans Home in Jackson.

  • 4th graders Estelle Major and Eliza Dreher enjoy the new and improved library.

Na'Jayla Blanchard and Eva Blair

  • Bains Lower students build robots with cubelets in STEM class.

Jason Abram Harvey and King Ernest


Ryle Thevis, Ben McConnell, and Gabe Bery


  • School Nurse Dana Wallis completes visual screening of a Pre-K student!  Between Ms. Bell and Ms. Wallis, we are able to serve so many needs in our school system. 

  • Ms. Alicia Hamiltonassists our students on a daily basis by helping them raise the American flag.  Ms. Alicia is a hard worker, a gentle soul, and a role model not only for our students but for all of us.

Looking Ahead

  • 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.  If you are not able to make seeing Little Jimmy Reed at the WFHS Auditorium, he is playing at The Francis Southern Table from 6:00-9:00 PM.

  • 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.


  • 2018 Homecoming is here!  Our parade in downtown St. Francisville begins at 2:30. All of our school have an early release time for Friday, September 12.





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Food for Thought

Bains Lower Kindergarteners learned about 9/11 and how they can all be heroes by helping their fellow Americans everyday.  


Tristan Joseph, Zoey Michael, A'Naria Gordon, Barrett Dunaway, Mary Lyle Whatley & Parker Airhart

Braylen Tate, Charlie Bullock, Kennedy Dukes, and Abby Rose Metz