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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Monday, March 11, 2019


Milton's Monday Message  


   March 11, 2019  

It is hard to define excellence but you know excellence when you see it.  ~ Mr. Steven Comfort, Retired System Analyst for our school district








School Board Meeting ~ 

March 19

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Congratulations go to Ms. Demetria Dunn, bus driver, and Ms. Teresa Pritchard, WFMS teacher, for being selected as the March West Feliciana Employees of the Month.


  • Congratulations go to Mary Elizabeth Barrow as she was selected as the Regional High School Student of the Year and a finalist in the Louisiana Student of the Year Program!  Mary is one of only 7 finalists.


  • Congratulations go to Maddie Temple as she was selected as the Regional Middle School Student of the Year and a finalist in the Louisiana Student of the Year Program! Maddie is one of only 7 finalists.

  • Congratulations go to Kennedy London who is competed in the New Balance Nationals in New York, New York this week!  She placed 6th overall!

  • WFHS students, Michael Corlew, Kamarah Jackson, and Kinley Stuart, take a hands-on approach to learning film production by spending a Saturday with Kevin McQuarn of Fantomlight Productions.   Mr. McQuarn is teaching our students film production while creating a documentary for the John S. Dawson Foundation.

Latricia Foster, Vanessa Rivas, Kamarah Jackson, Kinley Stuart, Dr. Henry Hardy, Phil Beard, Kevin McQuarn, and Michael Corlew

  • Mr. Wayne Harvey, Ms. Nancy Harvey, Mr. Greg Moosa, and Mr. Jack Brownhill prepare fried fish for the WFMS staff.

  • WFHS senior, Landry Higgins won 1st place at District Literary Rally for her art exhibit.

  • Ms. Heather Howle, former WFMS teacher and current Curriculum Development Specialist for the Cyber Innovation Center, visited WFMS to present a micro-unit to our 8th grade science teachers.  

  • WFHS Student Council members wash teachers' cars during staff development day to show appreciation.

  • Jarvis C. is happy to show his shoe box float that he worked so hard on for the parade!

  • Early Head Start student Khloe H. put on her thinking hat, worked hard and completed her puzzle!

  • Early Head Start students celebrated their "DADS" while having their annual "Donuts with Dads" celebration. They believe dads make a difference!  Dads + Donuts = Win/Win!

  • West Feliciana Human Resources Supervisor, Beverly Grant, and Elementary Supervisor, Zanovia Curtis visited Alcorn State and the University of Southern Mississippi to recruit perspective teachers.

  • Students in Ms. Hughes' and Ms. Sage's 2nd grade ELA class are learning all about Healthy Eating in  their final Wit and Wisdom module. Kaleb Netterville and Hoyt Bradford search newspaper ads to determine wants and needs.

  • On February 16th, WFHS students of the National English Honors Society had the privilege of attending the Writer's and Reader's Symposium at Hemingbough in order to meet and greet with authors from around the globe.

  • Congratulations go to WFHS Senior, Peyton Lamartinere, who signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Louisiana College for next year!

  • Bains 4th graders are learning all about the habitats, anatomy, and lifespans of animals in their current unit of study. As a culminating activity, the students visited the Baton Rouge Zoo to put bring their learning to life. 

Grant Volmer, Darian Emery, Ruston Kleinpeter, Adam Bradford, and Braylon Cobb 


  • WFMS students Charlotte Weller, Lacey Coates, and Caroline Stout are making a presentation for their "Save the Pond" project in Ms. Nicole Lynch's class. 

Looking Ahead 

  • 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.

  • West Fel is a great place to live, learn, grow, and teach!


  • 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 an 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


  • For more information on the bond proposal, please click here or attend our parent/community meetings.


Food for Thought

  • Bains, WFMS, and WFHS students created artwork to celebrate a historic building of significance, "The Old Benevolent Society" in Saint Francisville.  The Old Benevolent Society served many of the medical and burial needs of African Americans post Civil War and into the early 21st century.

John Levert, Mary Benton Levasseur, and Sophie Cook

  Briana White, Emma Pittman, Kathryn Eschete, and Mary Margaret Lindsey

 Treyse Andrus, Hayden Travis, Neveah London, Anjoli Robledo, Hannah Shore, Eli Milton, Orlando Harris, Logan Cook, Matelyn Sharp, and Archer Pangburn