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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Monday, October 08, 2018


Milton's Monday Message  

   October 8, 2018  

It's all about the team, and if the team is successful, then you'll have your day in the sun. ~ Billy Cannon





End of the first nine weeks ~ October 12 Fall Break for Students ~ October 8 and 9

Staff Development Meeting ~ October 9

School Board Meeting ~ 

October 16

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Please come out to support our Saints on Senior Night as we host Glen Oaks.  If you cannot make the game, please click here to view on LiveStream.
  • Congratulations go to Ms. Lashonda Bailey Rogers and Ms. Lauren Reap for being selected as our West Feliciana Parish School Employees of the Month for October! Both employees were nominated for going above and beyond.  If you would like to nominate an employee of the month, please click here.  Nominations can be from students, parents, community members, or fellow employees.


  • Congratulations to the West Fel Saints for a victory over Brusly High on Friday Night!  Clayton Harris had an impressive performance of 10 carries for 87 yards, 2 catches for 33 yards, and two touchdowns. What is more impressive than that incredible performance was that he was back at school on Saturday for ACT preparation.  Khiry Morrison is considered one of the best players in our state, and he had another solid game with a fumble recovery for a touchdown.  Khiry and Clayton, were both at the Saturday ACT program.  

  • Bains 4th graders Harrison Warner and Kristin Marshall have both set long term goals of becoming future US Soldiers.  Major Tito MaLik Jones, WFHS Senior Naval Science Instructor, brought Cadet Lieutenant Commander Lawrence Gonzalez and Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Ivan Hernandez of the WFHS NJROTC Unit to speak to these young men about the value of the NJROTC and their future plans.  A special thanks goes to Major Jones for organizing this special treat!

  • 7th grade teachers Mrs. Latesha Brumfield and Mrs. Christian Funderburk collaborate in a Professional Learning Community to develop an upcoming assessment (CFA) for their English students.

  • Charlotte Weller participates in a "gallery walk" as part of a review for a unit test on "Sound" in Mrs. Lynch's 6th grade science class.


  • WFHS Theatre students under Mr. Brandon Blaylock performed, "The Three Little Pigs" for Bains Lower students.


  • WFHS and WFMS cheerleaders celebrate Big Sis/Lil Sis week together. The high school cheerleaders came out to support the middle school football team and cheerleaders in the middle school game against East Feliciana. WFMS was victorious in the competition.


  • De'Nyla E. is reading to her baby doll in her Early Head Start class. Reading is very FUNdamental at such young age! 


  • Noel Rogers & Brayden Jarrell conduct an experiment to see if there is a difference between name brand cereals and generic.  


  • Mr. Brent Craig debriefs with his students Ja'Zephine Banks, Lyvie Barr, Isibeal Jarnagin, and Ashley Ancona during Basic/Initial Career Readiness class.

  • Mrs. Hurst discusses the "Model Tracker" with a group of teachers at the Math and Science Program meeting in Zachary on Saturday, September 29.


  • Ms. Shannon Shaffer's 2nd graders partner reading, "The Little Yellow Leaf" to make connections with seasons changing and the changes in nature. 

Riggs Lanoha, Isabella Wheeler, and Maddison Collins

Carter Landry and Anna Grezaffi

Benton Tingle and Josiah Davis

  • WFHS Senior, Shelby Bush earns CPR and AED certification!


  • Maddie Bellue, Aubree Corkern, Alajah Cannon and Ava Branton work in collaborative groups to study, "The Age of Exploration in Europe."

Matthew Seal, Harrison Middleton, Korbin Gallien, and Grant Schilling


  • WFHS students under Mr. Max Hawkins, WFHS Teacher, led the efforts to livestream the Parish President Debate at The First Baptist Church. 

Ashleigh Godke, Grant Rome, and Michael Corlew


  • Mock Trial team placed t-6th at the Yale Mock Trial Bulldog Invitational! Summer Knight won a best attorney award, and Marleigh Jaehnel and Mary Barrow won best witnesses!

Daniel Field, Summer Knight, Reagan Edwards, Landry Higgins, Marleigh Jaehnel, Emily Leblanc, and Ellis Manieri.


  • Although it is very early for a Saturday morning, WFHS seniors (Caylen DeLaney, Victoria Gunnels, and Abby Benton)get ready for a Saturday Swim performance at Crawfish Aquatics with a big smile.


  • On Monday, Bains gym turned into a full scale bowling alley.  5th grade students were bowling in the dark, except for the strobe light; music was playing; and students were hitting strikes and dancing in between to songs like, "Footloose."

Royal Butler and Jaden Collins tally their scores using a program on the iPad.

Jaden Collins throws a strike!

Maddox Hawkins throws a strike!

Carter Wesberry dances to "Footloose"!

  • Bains Lower student, Kaeson Sullivan, is a leader in his class. Each morning, he welcomes each class member with a handshake, a smile, and a wish for a great day.  

Calleigh DuPont and Kaeson Sullivan

  • Bains students continue to read and lead before school begins each day!

Kaitlyn Whitaker

McKenzie Gore

Madeline Saint and Savannah Worley

Collin Jackson

  • I wish I could do this!  Even with a cup of coffee, I could not hang with Ja'Laycia Johnson and Presley Cannon.

  • Kolby S. was named "Student of the Week" in Mrs. McDonald and Ms. Franklin's Head Start class.

  • "Dr. Taylor" and "Officer Delaina" are learning about Community Helpers during the month of October in their Head Start Class. 


  • Kayley Martin-Cannon and Ada Kemp listen to Mrs. Posey give instructions before practicing writing the letter Tt.

  • Bains Lower teacher, Ms. Susan Ivy provides whole group instruction about sentence structure.

  • Bains Lower students, Raelynn Kemp-Rutledge and Ryleeann Rogers are extremely proud of their sentence building work that is posted outside the classroom.

Raelynn Kemp-Rutledge

Ryleeann Rogers

  • Paisley Anselmi and Aubrie Allen take turns swinging during recess.


  • Mrs. St. Romain shares the book "Rap a Tap Tap" by Leo Dillon with her class.  After the story, the students were asked to answer key details about the text in order to build comprehension of complex text.


  • Lemuel Rutledge and Luke Canezero play at recess.

  • Kingston J. was excited to find the capital letter P hiding in the sand! 


  • Farrah M. is sorting these colored pegs. She's off to a wonderful Head Start!!

  • On Monday Mornings, do you sing and dance to start your day? At Bains Lower, they start off their week by dancing.  If I did this, I might spill my coffee or break an ankle.

Davon Woodall and Isaac Mujahid

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

West Fel continues to grow!  We have several ways that we keep up with our student count.  One way that is by using the state MFP count that is done each year on October 1. This does NOT include Pre-K or Head Start/Early Head Start.  In the last 4 years, we have grown by 165 students!

State MFP Count





Another week and another round of newspaper articles highlighted the GREAT work of our students and teachers!  In case you missed the articles, please click on the links below:

Ms. Leslie McClure elected area director for state computers educators board

Deputy Talks to fourth-grader about becoming a police officer

Bains students learn Spanish

Bains Singer from Hardwood visits West Feliciana

West Feliciana Head Start holds orientation

West Feliciana High senior builds arcade game from scraps

Kerry Matthews, WFHS Senior

Jack Hosford, WFHS Senior