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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Sunday, February 10, 2019

#wearewestfel #GrowthMindset #NotYet!


Milton's Monday Message  


   February 11, 2019  

Start where you are, use what you have, to do what you can. ~ Dr. Henry Hardy - President of the John S. Dawson Foundation








School Board Meeting ~ 

February 19

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Congratulations goes to Ms. Betti Dooley and Ms. Ali McMillan for their selection as the February Employees of the Month!  

Rylee Thevis and Ms. Betti Dooley

  • Ms. Megan Vosburg was kind enough to send me a picture she took while at duty at Bains Elementary.  These second graders decided to have a group hug on the way to class.

  • Courtney Day, LPN and Natasha Barnes, CNA from Lane spent this morning with our CNA girls. Courtney brought her simulation man to demonstrate vital signs, heart sounds and lung sounds with the students. She also discussed infection control. Natasha discussed work ethics and her role as a CNA in the ICU at Lane. The girls were extremely attentive and enjoyed the information they received. 

  • Lilly Higgins and Jomira Williams lead the morning announcements at WFMS.

  • The WFMS 4-H Club recently sponsored a community service project. The 4-H officers created posters and placed them around the school focusing on a canned food drive. Since it was near Super Bowl season, they made their theme, the "Souper Bowl" canned food drive. The grade level that donated the most cans would receive a free dress day, with the 6th graders being in the lead. After the contest, several students accompanied Mrs. Jewell, the 4-H sponsor, to deliver the food to our local food pantry. The students were able to take a tour of the facility and learn the details of how the non-profit organization works. 

Nakiya Pittman, Jacob Jewell, Ms. Lacey Jewell, Jaden Moore and Gavin Davis. 

  • NaKeera Snowden, David Tycer, and Hunter LeJeune participated in student-led conferences in our room this week.




  • Hannah Johnson is drawing a portrait of her niece in Mr. Kenneth Anio's art class.

  • Mrs. Linda Holmes read the book, "The Ants Go Marching" to a Pre-K class.  After reading the book she had them focus on the letter Aa.  The students were also given the opportunity to act out certain parts of the book!

  • Ms. Susan Ivy conferences with a student during Writer's Workshop!

  • Ms. Shonte Leonard assists a student with taking an Accelerated Reader test.

  • In Mrs. Jenna Yantis' Kindergarten class, the students compared the length of Unifix Cube towers with their math partner.

  • During a Wit & Wisdom lesson, Ms. Danielle Ewing had her Kindergarten students focus on how Transportation and Communication has changed in America.

  • Students listen to instruction as they prepare for

the Youth Legislature Program this spring in Baton Rouge.  

Members of the JROTC program teach students about using compasses for orientation.

  • Cody Barron teaches Jordan Rogers how to orient himself using a compass.

  • Congratulations goes to WFHS Saints Football Players, Olonzo Jackson, Clayton Howard, and Khiry Morrison, who signed national intent letters to play football at the next level.  Olonzo will be attending RPA College; Clayton will be attending the University of Minnesota at Crookstown; and Khiry will be attending Louisiana Tech.  Through their hard work and dedication in the classroom and on the field, all three of these Saints earned football scholarships!

  • Congratulations go to Henry Gaddy at Bains Lower for making the 100 point club!

  • Elstron Longs, Ms. Nikki Milton, Brody Messer, Broderick Carmenia, Mrs. Peggy Guyon, Mr. Mark Lester, Aliesha Brumfield, Desmond Roundtree and Ms. April Vessel accept a combined donation of $500 from Ms. Guyon at M&J's Grocery and Exxon Mobile. These funds will be used to support the WFMS Science Department. 

  • WFMS students enjoy the Second Quarter Rewards Celebration!

  • Rayshon Franklin and Ja'Onnesti Lanus work in small group in Ms. Ali McMillan's class. 

  • Remington Wunstel and Anneliese Landers construct summaries for an article on Steve Jobs in Ms. Jodi Knights ELA class. 

  • Charlie Seal and De'Nameion Eames spend time in their reading station in Ms. Ali McMillan's class.

  • Kitty Lindsey, Kaitlyn Blaylock, and Chase Erhart are working on scale factor in Ms. Alisha Bennett's math class. 

  • Bains Elementary students serve other students by checking in and out books before school each morning.

Madison Lavespere, Sha'Tyrah McQuirter, and Laila Robertson

Madilyn Golmon and Mason Major

  • Bains Elementary students use their time wisely by reading before the first bell rings!

Elisa Cheatham

Brooks Hebert

Kimberly Matta Juarez

Lee'Ayra Polk

Reagan Johnson

  • Bains Lower students lead the announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance with the guidance of Ms. Christian St. Romain.

  • Congratulations goes to the WFMS Cyber Saints Robotics Team for placing 11th place at the FTC Northshore Qualifier which earns the team a spot at the March 16th Regionals!

  • Can you write directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? WFHS Juniors in Ms. Sharon Ourso's technical writing class discovered how important it is to write clear instructions by having to follow their own written instructions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

Allie Fruge

Darius Whitaker

Olyvia Sonnier

  • Bains Lower students decided to become 100 years old to celebrate the 100th day of school.  This was such a fun event.

Looking Ahead 

  • In honor of Black History Month and to celebrate the history of educational excellence in West Feliciana, the John S. Dawson Foundation and the West Feliciana Historical Society will host "The Dawson Legacy of Education in West Feliciana Parish."  The event will be held at the West Feliciana Historical Society in St. Francisville on Thursday, February 21 from 5:30-7:30 PM.



  • At the West Feliciana School Board meeting on January 15, the School Board voted to put before the voters on Saturday, May 4, 2019, a bond issue to build a new elementary school consisting of grades 1-5, a Ninth Grade Academy, and renovations of the WFHS Auditorium and the WFHS Career/Technical Building.  The bond issue of 9.95 mills over 30 years would generate $52 million dollars to complete all projects.
  • The Advocate (Thursday, January 17) reported on the School Board meeting: West Feliciana School Board sets May 4 election for $52.6 million school bond issue | St. Francisville
  • The cost to the taxpayer is within the chart below:

Assessed Value of Property

Cost to Homeowner


$25 per year


$125 per year


$223 per year


$323 per year


$423 per year

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 Middle School students are winners in Young Authors Contest


Ring ceremony is milestone for juniors at West Feliciana High School 


West Feliciana Parish Schools choose teachers of the year 


Feliciana Sports for Feb. 7, 2018


West Feliciana Parish educator won 2018-2019 Milken Educator Award, $25,000: The Hayride