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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Thursday, December 27, 2018


Milton's Monday Message  


   January 4, 2019  

I just like to smile.  Smiling's my favorite.

~ Buddy the Elf








School Board Meeting ~ 

December 18


Christmas Holiday/Winter Break ~ Dec 21 - Jan 3


January 4 ~ Staff Development Day for Employees


January  7 ~ Students return/2nd semester begins

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • The West Feliciana Head Start Program was honored at the West Feliciana School Board meeting for making the Louisiana Department of Education Honor Roll for early childhood education.

  • Ryleigh Martin and Graci Heil write letters using snow.

  • Ms. Brenda Collier assists the Head Start children, Ki'Mya H., Bryson W. and Treylen C.,  as they help bring their "evergreen tree" to life! 


  • Kristin Veal and Kelsey Vessell were recognized for knowing 20 letters or more of the alphabet!

  • Bains Lower provided toys for children in West Feliciana and an orphanage in Natchez Mississippi!  A SHOUT OUT goes to Ms. Elizabeth Bristow for coordinating an effort to impact children not only in our parish but also in other communities. #wearewestfel

Students from Ms. Becky Posey's Pre-K class  wrap presents for the Children's' Home in Natchez.

Alex Daniel and Ms. Alex McCraven decorate bags for presents.

Kayley Martin-Cannon and  Adalynn Moon

Brooklyn Reed and Olivia Smith

  • On National Signing Day, WFHS Seniors Cam Jackson and Khiry Morrison celebrate their signing with family, friends, and West Fel employees.

  • On Wednesday, December 19, WFMS students Wyly Brown and Alyssa Davis made our call out to all parents in our district.  They did a great job of providing important information for our families.

  • First Student is a partner with our school system in providing transportation for our students.  The company donated $5,000 to support our STEM programs at all of our schools.

  • Dalton Carter, Ashton Williams, Braylen Cobb, Dakota Soignet earn a game ball for making dramatic growth throughout the school year! A special SHOUT OUT goes to Ms. Sharon Gabriel for helping our students grow and rewarding them when they do so. #GrowthMindset

  • West Feliciana High School Cross Country Coach Nick Smith celebrates a moment at the United States Track and Field Association Coaches Clinic with WFHS Alumni Primmecha Coates who coaches at Grambling and Miguel Pate who coaches at Alabama.

  • WFHS students, Jack Hosford, Mary Elizabeth Barrow, and Lilly Ray are recognized as participants of the Baton Rouge Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

  • Mr. Jesse Perkins, our former superintendent, supervisor, principal, and teacher, celebrated his 75th birthday this week.  Mr. Perkins is an asset to our school system.  Although retired from the school system, he still serves us in so many ways.

  • Bains Lower Polar Express! A special thanks goes to the BLE faculty and staff for going above and beyond to make Bains Lower Disney World everyday and a very special place for children at Christmas time.


  • Cynthia Whitaker delivers Coats for Kids to our students!

  • Bains 2nd graders, Kyleigh Hardy and Davis Cobb, use planks to build structures with a bridge, stairs, ramp and tunnel. 

  • Bains second grader, Bryson Holmes, sends a marble down his tunnel with ramps.

  • Gabriel Diaz, Bains 3rd grader, builds a tunnel and bridge with stairs using Brain Flakes.

  • Bains, 2nd graders Karley Baggett and DaLija Johnson, pose with their structure of a stairs, ramp and beginning tunnel.

  • WFMS students, Cassidy Wheeler, Imani Coleman, Charles Fox- Smith, and Gabe Ellison, display their food truck model in Mr. Brett Craig's class. 


  • Bains students lead in the library by serving students checking books in and out.

Aubree Corkern and Harrison Middleton

Allison Guillory and Ava Branton

  • WFMS students celebrate Christmas with their families and employees.

Mr. Gregory Harris, and Gregory Harris, Jr., Ms. Brenda Walker celebrate Christmas at the

Middle School. 

Ms. Mary, Ms. Angie Scott, and Jessie LaCombe celebrate at the middle school. 

Ms. Melissa Wilkinson, Bill Jackson, and Deputy Larry Peters celebrate Christmas at the middle school. 

Superintendent Hollis Milton, Jeff Green, Jr. and Mr. Jeff Green, Sr. celebrate a Christmas meal. 

  • The Kid's Christmas Celebration sponsored by Sheriff Austin Daniel and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Department is an event that showcases what is best about our wonderful community.  A special thanks goes to our Sheriff and his team who work hard to ensure that all children in our parish receive a toy for a Christmas.  

  • Bains Elementary Luminous Leaders (students) came up with an idea for pictures with The Grinch to raise money for our local animal shelter.  Over 400 pictures were taken and $2000 raised! "Maybe Christmas" the Grinch thought, "doesn't come from a store.  Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more."


  • The annual Bains Lower Christmas Play was a blast!

  • Leighton N., Early Head Start, and Ms. Elizabeth Bristow conduct the train at Polar Express Day!

Looking Ahead 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Students' Early Dismissal for Exams/End of Semester 1

December 20

Christmas Holiday/Winter Break

December 21 - January 3

Staff Development 

January 4

Students return/2nd semester begins

January 7

Food for Thought

  • It is great to see so many of our students and employees in the newspaper!  In case you missed these articles in The Advocate, please click on the following links:

West Feliciana School Board may seek property tax hike to build new Bains Elementary School 


Azareon Jarvis wins fundraising contest at Bains Elementary 


West Feliciana High students experiment with oxidation


Feliciana Sports for Dec. 20, 2018 


West Feliciana Saints place at state swim meet 


  West Feliciana high volleyball player Trelencia Johnson named District Player of the Year


Bains schools honor December employees of month


 Bains Lower Elementary's Lighthouse team discusses goals, responsibilities 


Bains Elementary's chicks hatch to the delight of students