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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Sunday, September 30, 2018

#WeAreWestFel #Octoberishere


Milton's Monday Message  

   October 1, 2018  

To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect.  You just have to care. ~ Mandy Hale





WFHS versus Bruly ~ September 28 (Away)

School Board Meeting ~ 

October 16

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Little Jimmy Reed, International Blues Star, was born and raised in Hardwood, LA.  On Tuesday, September 25, Little Jimmy Reed performed for our WFMS and WFHS Band students in the WFHS Auditorium.  Little Jimmy also performed for the St. Francisville Rotary at The Francis Restaurant.

Little Jimmy Reed at the St. Francisville Rotary

Little Jimmy Reed and Kerry Matthews

Little Jimmy Reed, Bonnie Nettles and Keyon Davis

Donna Dixon, Trina Washington, Little Jimmy Reed, Clifton Scott, and Wendell Mitchell, Jr.

Mary Field Leaks, Aiden LeDoux, Little Jimmy Reed, Jordan Dukes, Jarrett Davis, and Mary Margaret Lindsey

  • 3rd grade teachers collaborated on teaching the importance of the Mississippi River to Louisiana. As former social studies teachers, this type of work makes Mr. Torrence Williams and me throw our hands up and shout!

Ms. Anita Ewing leads Ms. Erikka Neal and Ms. Theresa Struthers


  • West Fel's Ms. Zanovia Curtis, Elementary Supervisor, and Jodi Lemoine, Bains Elementary Principal, are both breast cancer survivors.  They both are strong leaders and brave women.  On Tuesday night, they demonstrated both characteristics by participating in a program to bring awareness and fundraising to breast cancer in the Baton Rouge region.


  • Students in Ms. Samantha Williams' Biology course have been using the new curriculum to study antibiotic resistant bacteria through a case study of a sick little girl.  As they gathered all of the information they have learned this semester, they were able to chart the evolution of antibiotic resistance when bacteria are constantly exposed to antibiotics. 


Charlotte Elizabeth Harvey and Betsy Lindsey


Troy Falgout, Jaheim Butler, and Aliyah Armstrong

  • Financial Literacy students Dalton Leet and Kolby Bangham create a budget based on a given family scenario.  


  • Ivory R. is on a "Head Start Winning Streak" by matching the colored blocks to the correct color words.


  • Annabelle B. created a "pattern tower" with some colored links while Mariyah G. and Riley R. are putting their brains to work as they match the bodies (with uppercase letters) and tails (with lowercase letters) of the colored alligators.

  • Delaney C., Kelsey V., and Daiza W. are preparing to "Rock Out Their Knowledge" and sing the ABC Rock song!

  • In Ms. Kelly's Early Head Start classroom, Noelle is going to the store. 

  • The WFMS Tennis Team won their first match against Zachary!


  • Presley Cutrer, Katherine Alberty, Mikalah Knight, Lillian Holmes, and Allie Peters use Chromebooks in Mrs. April Davis' class to analyze primary documents.

  • Tori Williams, Jordan Williams, and Maddie Arbuthnot summarize a portion of the book Schooled in Mrs. Knight's ELA class.


  • Zyriana Robertson and Ativeanna Brown collaborate to plot integers on a number line in Mrs. Parker's math class.

  • Noelle is pretending to take her baby for a ride in her Early Head Start Class. 

  • Baby Kaiden has a big smile because it is time to eat! 

  • Farrah M. and Taylor R. are a part of the "Terrific Thursday Learning Squad" in Mrs. McDonald's Head Start Class. 


  • I had the pleasure of reading a story to Ivy in her Early Head Start class.

  • Students in Coach Nick Smith's Engineering course test the strength of catapults built with limited material. 

  • Homecoming was awesome!  Here are a few more highlights from a great homecoming week. 

Congratulations goes to our Homecoming Queen, Camille Burns, and our 1st Maid, Ty Jarrels!


  • A special SHOUT OUT goes to the faculty members (Ms. Alana Lyons, Ms. Amy Dreher, Ms. Nicki Olinde, Ms. Sara Klein, Ms. Lauren Reap, Ms. Sharon Ourso, and Ms. Sophia Holland) for performing in the annual faculty talent show at the Homecoming Pep Rally!  These folks have a passion for teaching and a purpose for reaching students. They are even willing to do stunts like the lip sync battle to provide entertainment for our students.

  • Congratulations goes to Ms. Sharon Ourso, Ms. Lauren Reap, and Ms. Sophia Holland for winning the lip sync battle!

I had a lot of fun with the cheerleaders in our performance of Drake's "In My Feelings" at the Pep Rally.  I think KiKi loves me!

  • I was very honored to spend some quality time with our students who attend Sage Hill Baptist Church on Sunday.  Janaia White, Sarah White, Jadarrion White, Braylon Ferguson, and Brennon Ferguson led through singing in the choir, providing public testimony, and introducing me to the congregation.

  • Eric in Early Head Start child is outgrowing the bouncer because he can sit up and be very attentive to what is going on at the early age of 5 months! 

  • Bains Lower Pre-K students Maddox Watkins, Juliet Cannon and Lily Strickland match objects to beginning sounds.

  • Bains Lower Pre-K student Kennedy Brown matches objects with beginning sounds.


  • Bains Lower students Christian Ebner and Eloise Robinson match colors, which is a very important skill in Pre-K.

  • Ruby Robillard works on one-to-one correspondence using cards and counters.

  • Second graders Carson Worsham and Mary Claire Barton read from the Goosebumps series before the school day begins.

  • The library at Bains is a hub of activity before school in the morning.  Library helpers, Jack Samuel, Charles Smith, and Teshawn Monroe check books in while Tim Lindsey and Rylie Berry check books out to Jakyra Washington, Kasey Harris, and Savannah Worley.

Looking Ahead

  • 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

It was great to see  so many of our students being recognized in The Democrat last week (and every week) for their hard work, creativity, spirit, leadership and service to others.  To see the articles from last week, please click on the links below:

Bains Lower students visit War Veterans Home

Bains Classes choose Luminous Leaders

Middle-school students take keyboarding for high school credit

West Feliciana Middle School students lead digital announcements

West Feliciana superintendent leads class of middle schoolers

Industrial group honors WFHS Teacher

Speaker inspires West Feliciana Students

West Feliciana celebrates homecoming

Elementary STEM class learns about motion

WFHS Teacher, student honored

WFHS Student, Caleb Dixon, writes letter to the editor about community support

Caleb Dixon