Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

STUDENT SUCCESS:Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Milton's Monday Message

Milton's Monday Message

August 14, 2017

 

 

Success seems to be connected with ACTION. Successful people keep moving, they make mistakes, but they DON"T QUIT. ~ Conrad Hilton

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 

 

 


School Board Meeting ~ August 15

WF Sheriff's Office National Night Out ~ August 17, from 5:00-7:00 PM, at the WF Sports Park

WFEF 3rd Annual Dodgeball Challenge ~ August 26

 

WF Schools & the Faith Based Community partnering for a back to school prayer event ~
August 28, WFHS Auditorium at 6:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Reflecting on Last Week

 

  • A special thanks goes to WFMS for doing a great job of hosting our Back to School Program on Channel 9!





  • In case you missed it, there are 4 videos from Channel 9:

5:30 a.m.: http://www.wafb.com/clip/13570105/west-feliciana-back-to-school-preview-530-am?autostart=true

 

6 a.m.: http://www.wafb.com/clip/13570116/west-feliciana-back-to-school-preview-6-am?autostart=true

 

6:30 a.m.: http://www.wafb.com/clip/13570118/west-feliciana-back-to-school-preview-630-am?autostart=true

 

7 a.m.: http://www.wafb.com/clip/13570121/west-feliciana-back-to-school-preview-7-am?autostart=true

  • The West Feliciana Education Foundation sponsored coffee for all of our employees for this school year. This organization also provides teacher innovation grants so that our teachers can provide new and exciting opportunities for our students. Please support the foundation through donations and by supporting the third annual Dodgeball Game! Pictured below are WFHS Teacher Kailee Henslee, WFHS Assistant Principal Karolyn Jones, WFHS Teacher Emily Branton, and WFHS Custodian Mable Burrell enjoying coffee courtesy of the foundation.

Testimonial by Ms. Laura Lindsey, Bains Lower Art Teacher, on the WFEF's Impact on her classroom:

  • School Digger, a National School Ranking organization, ranks West Fel as the number 1 school system in the state!
  • West Feliciana ranks 1st in the state on High School End of Course Exams!

Parish/District

Score

Ranking

West Fel

82

1

Vermilion

80

2

Zachary

78

3

Ascension

78

4

Livingston

76

5

Central

75

6

 

  • West Fel had another banner year on ACT. We ranked fourth in the state, with average composite score of 21. Our economically disadvantaged students ranked 2nd in state with a 19.6.

All Students

Parish/District

ACT Composite

Ranking

St. Tammany

22

1

Zachary

21.4

2

Central

21.1

3

West Fel

21

4

 

Economically Disadvantaged Students

Parish/District

ACT Composite

Ranking

Central

20.6

1

West Fel

19.6

2

Livingston

19.6

2

St. Tammany

19.6

2

 

  • The first day of school: Mary Claire Barton, 1st grader, was excited about coming back to school as a leader at Bains Lower.

 

  • Demarion Dixon was the most enthusiastic student about coming back to school. He walked up to me and smiled and said, "I'm ready for today!"



 

  • At WFMS, the teachers started the first day as it should be. It's the first day of learning. Mr. Brian Cutrer teaches students about the curiosity of science and the art of learning through predictions and mistakes, which is just part of the fun of science and what makes it a cool subject.



 

  • WFMS Art Teacher, Kenny Annio, asks students their interests so that he can get to know what they are passionate about creating this year.

 

  • Jaydon Davis, a WFHS student, helps another student find a class on the first day because that's how we do it in West Fel!

  • First graders Sara McCurtain & Jaleigh Jackson are leaders on the first day of school!



  • On the second day of school, 5th grade through 12th grade had an opportunity to hear from the award winning author of Boom, Mr. Jeff Yalden, courtesy of DARE. Jeff spoke to our students about the importance of "Respect, Attitude, and Choices." In the picture below, Tyler Rourke and Brooklyn Perry share a moment with Jeff Yalden.

 

  • Chandler Sullivan, Jacob Lester, and Elizabeth ("Libby") Leake work on a vocabulary exercise in Mrs. Southall's English IV Advanced Placement class.

  • Reed Edwards, Cade Williams, Gabe Vessell, and Jesse Landry work to complete the assignment in Ms. Southall's class.



 

Looking Ahead

 

  • This school year, ALL of our students have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost! The meals are free and there is no application process. Here are four important facts regarding this program: 1. This program is federally funded and there are no local funds being used. 2. This program is for 1 year. 3. Past due amounts from previous years are still owed. 4. Students can still purchase "Extra Sales Items" such as extra milk, bottled water, Go-gurt, etc.
  • We are expanding our STEM Electives at Bains Lower and Bains Elementary.
  • We will begin LiveStreaming more of our sporting events, honor roll programs, and other celebrations.
  • In the coming weeks, our website and our APP will get a new facelift, making both more user friendly. They will be updated more often, and we will add additional content.
  • Bains and Bains Lower will be offering an after school enrichment program for students. There will be a cost to enroll your child in the program. Please check with the schools for more details.
  • At our August 15th school board meeting, we will honor former Superintendent Wendell Hall. Mr. Hall served our district for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, administrator, and superintendent. He was Superintendent of West Feliciana from 1969 to 1989 and is responsible for building the strong foundation that has helped us thrive and prosper. At the appropriate time, we will rename the WFHS Auditorium in his honor.

Food for Thought

 

  • The first week of school was very successful. A special thanks goes to all of our students, parents, and employees for giving their best to make this another wonderful start to a great year! Working together, we will continue to make West Fel the best district in the state!

 

An e-mail from a Caleb Dixon, a 9th grader at WFHS:

Mr. Milton, I just wanted to let you know that today went amazing. We've been blessed with an outstanding group of teachers who's goal is to only make us better!! I hope you have a great year!

-Caleb Dixon

 

 

 

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West Feliciana Parish Schools
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4727 Fidelity Street
St. Francisville, LA 70775