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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Sunday, February 24, 2019


Milton's Monday Message  


   February 25, 2019  

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ~ Eddie Robinson








Mardi Gras Break ~ March 4 & 5

Staff Development  (no students) ~ March 6 



School Board Meeting ~ 

March 19

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • West Feliciana celebrated employees with 30 years of service at our February school board meeting! A special thanks goes to these employees for giving their loyalty and commitment to serve our students, school system, and parish for 30 years!

Angeline Wilson, Mary Vanner, Sheila Scott, Sally James, Jovanka Chatman, Holly Caffarel, Sallie Amacker and Rickey Grant


  • Bains Lower Principal Andrea Mathis is recognized by Elementary Supervisor, Zanovia Curtis, as the 2018-19 Principal of the Year!

  • Ms. Abby Cochran, WFHS Principal, recognizes Ms. Jessica Walker at the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year.

  • Mr. Mark Lester, WFMS Principal, recognizes Ms. Margaret Anne Pruitt as the 2018-19 WFMS Teacher of the Year.

  • Ms. Jodi Lemoine, Bains Elementary Principal, recognizes Ms. Jill Thibodeaux as the 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Freshman Tionna Brown and sophomore Angel Moore record their group member, freshman Ayanah McCray, as she presents the forces of flight in Ms. Alana Lyons' Physical Science class.

  • WFMS students have a blast at the Beta Club Convention in Lafayette!

  • Falynn Cupit works on a FlipGrid on Critical Thinking for Ms. Kristin Patton's class.

  • A student in Ms. Karen Brooks' class explains to his classmates how to solve a problem by drawing Quick tens and ones!

  • To ensure that her students meet their goal of learning 42 letters by the end of Pre-K, Ms. Tammy Dawson had the students play alphabet bingo.

  • West Fel Teacher's Academy!  Teacher Academy 3 Session:  "We have the data, now what?"

  • WFHS Juniors in Ms. Ourso's English III class planned and crafted homes to connect trends in the tiny house movement to the Transcendentalism era of American literature. 

Dominisha Brown

Jeremiah Pangburn

Jarret Davis

Aden Ledoux

Caleb Dixon, Madison Hawkins, Kristie Lanoue, Brendan O'Brien, Aden Ledoux, Hayden Jackson, Aidan Holland, and Hayli Oliveaux

  • The OMG! club begins at Bains Elementary!

  • Bains 4th grade teachers are engaged in a data team Professional Learning Community (PLC)!

  • Congratulations go to Eli Dwyer for making the 100 point Accelerated Reader Club!

  • Valerie Paton and Ezra Self research owls using owl pellets in Ms. Jean Woodside's class.

  • Reading with a partner is a good thing at Bains Lower!

  • Ms. Lauren Reap, Ms. Amy Adair, Mr. Wendell Mitchell, and Ms. Sophia Holland are discussing the importance of data to inform instruction. 

  • Jarlaysia Davis, Victoria Williams, Jenya Gilmore, and Emma Goodman are working on an energy pyramid in a food chain during stations in Ms. Cavin's class. 

  • Ms. Megan Odom's second graders, Davis Cobb, Evan Lejuene, and Dadren Clark, make observations of popcorn during a science lesson on properties of matter.

  • Trinity Curtis & Keishon Marshall are learning fractions in Ms. Samarah Whitfield's class.

  • WFMS students in Mr. Kenneth Annio's art class participate in an art contest to draw the Old Benevolent Society building located in downtown St. Francisville.

Dimitria Rucker and Kathaleen Griffey

Charlotte Weller and Kallie Slayter 

Matelyn Sharp

Haley Brouillette and Marlie Bedell

  • Bains and Bains Lower students read before school which demonstrates amazing work ethic, dedication, and commitment.

Melvin Seymore

  Abigail Reed

  Charlize Smith

  Kinley Bellue

  Caleb Thompson

  William Noble

 Matilyn Dedon

Raniesha Gates

Madison Rogillio

Ka'Leah Cummings

  • Congratulations goes to Taylon Sterling for Leader of the Week at Bains Lower!

  • WFMS Club READ students are having a blast at the Louisiana Teen Librarians Association Convention!

  • Mary Catherine Lott demonstrates her timeline for Ancient Rome in Ms. Lacy Jewell's 6th grade social studies class.

  • Ashlyn Johnson is working on finding percentage in a task card activity in Ms. Jamies Lewis' 6th grade math class. 

  • WFHS Sophomore Breanna Tobias tries her paper airplane design to assess the forces of flight in Ms. Alana Lyons' Physical Science class.

  • WFHS Freshman Landon Lowery tries his paper airplane design to assess the forces of flight in Ms. Alana Lyons' Physical Science class.

  • Congratulations go to Caleb Johnson who celebrated Louisiana Literacy Week by finishing a 17 point Accelerated Reader Book!

  • Benji Shaw, Bains Lower 1st grader, celebrates reaching the 100 Accelerated Reader Club!

Looking Ahead 

  • Congratulations go to Ms. Karolyn Jones-Taylor as she will lead WFHS as the new principal starting in the 2019-2020 school year!

  • Please consider attending the Rural Homestead during the annual Audubon Pilgrimage.  The coupon below allows FREE admission for a family on March 16 and 17.


  • 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
  • At the February 19, 2019 West Feliciana School Board Meeting, the school board entered into a agreement to purchase 40 acres of property adjacent to WFMS for the proposed elementary school.  The Advocate (Thursday, February 21) reported on the School Board meeting: West Feliciana School Board to purchase 42 acres for proposed elementary school   
  • 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

  • The 2019 Millage Rates by Parish (West Feliciana includes Bond Proposal).


Millage Rates







East Feliciana


East Baton Rouge


West Baton Rouge


West Feliciana 

33.96 currently 43.91 with bond proposal



State Average



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:

Alumna makes strides in education - The Lion's Roar


Feliciana Sports, 2/21/19


West Feliciana High School students participate in Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge


West Feliciana School Board to purchase 42 acres for proposed elementary school


West Feliciana High School NJROTC cadets undergo inspection


Three West Feliciana Boy Scouts achieve Eagle status


West Feliciana Parish Schools honor February employees of the month


Women in Science and Engineering holds college and career fair at West Feliciana High School 


Bains Lower students take part in the ritual of reading the Monday Morning announcements