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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Tuesday, January 22, 2019



 

Milton's Monday Message  

 

   January 21, 2019  

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "what are you doing for others?" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

#GrowthMindset

#WeAreWestFel

#NotYet!

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

School Board Meeting ~ 

February 19

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • West Feliciana celebrates our 2019 students of the year!  These students represent what is best about our school district and our parish.  They will now go on and compete at the regional level for student of the year.

West Feliciana Elementary Student of the Year! 

Adelyn George

West Feliciana Middle School Student of the Year!

Maddie Temple

West Feliciana High Student of the Year!

Mary Elizabeth Barrow

  • Bains Elementary celebrates their annual Young Authors winners by grade level!

 

Name

Grade

Young Author Winners/Area

Mary Jane Turner

2nd

1st Place Poetry

Gracelyn Metz

2nd

2nd Place Poetry

Nakeera Snowden

2nd

3rd Place Poetry

Mary Jane Turner

2nd

1st Place Fiction

Jonah Wax

2nd

2nd Place Fiction

John Stewart Hamilton

2nd

3rd Place Fiction

Quinn James

2nd

1st Place Non- Fiction

Carissa Ferguson

2nd

2nd Place Non- Fiction

Azariah Banford

2nd

3rd Place Non- Fiction

Christian Vosburg

3rd

1st Place Poetry

Addyson Williams

3rd

2nd Place Poetry

Jaxson Smith

3rd

3rd Place Poetry

Addyson Williams

3rd

1st Place Fiction

Parker Girlinghouse

3rd

2nd Place Fiction

Quinn Levasseur

3rd

3rd Place Fiction

Evelyn Pollet

3rd

1st Place Non- Fiction

Gage Gunnells

3rd

2nd Place Non- Fiction

Elizabeth Blanchard

3rd

3rd Place Non- Fiction

Noah Hughes

4th

1st Place Poetry

Anya Riley

4th

2nd Place Poetry

Kylee Williams

4th

3rd Place Poetry

Emma Jo Lejeune

4th

1st Place Fiction

Mac Michaelson

4th

2nd Place Fiction

Valarie Patin

4th

3rd Place Fiction

Jaze Coates

4th

1st Place Non-Fiction

Madison Woodard

4th

2nd Place Non-Fiction

Marley Malory

4th

3rd Place Non-Fiction

Tristan Jarnagan

5th

1st Place Poetry

Ava Branton

5th

2nd Place Poetry

Anna Milton

5th

3rd Place Poetry

Laurel Fiser

5th

1st Place Fiction

Tyler Brian

5th

2nd Place Fiction

Kobe Sullivan

5th

3rd Place Fiction

Isabella Bertucci

5th

1st Place Non-Fiction

Madison Bellue

5th

2nd Place Non-Fiction

Kayla Haselden

5th

3rd Place Non-Fiction

  • Congratulations go to Bains Lower 1st grade student, Terri'Annah "Lizzie" Franklin, for achieving 100 points in Accelerated Reader!  It is a tremendous accomplishment to make the 100 AR Club so Lizzie received a game ball from the WFHS Lady Saints!

  • Mary Elizabeth Barrow and Lily Ray attended the Young Entrepreneurs Academy session on Wednesday night at LSU.  The students in the program were able to listen to personal stories and ask questions of five top CEOs in the Baton Rouge Region. 

  • Madison Arbuthnot, WFMS 6th grade, was recognized for her leadership at the WFMS at the 1st semester recognition program. It was my honor to recognize her with an autographed football by LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron.

  • WFMS students apply their leadership skills to lead the 1st semester recognition program.

Wyly Brown

Devarre Dyson

Maddie Temple

Rachael Gosserand

 

  • In Ms. Ferguson's and Ms. Stacey's Head Start class:
  • Ivory R., definitely mastered the skills for alphabet knowledge and is ready to soar in Pre-K!

  • Lamarco W. is learning shapes by creating a building!

  • Jakell J. is getting those fine motor skills, fine-tuned for the cutting perfection! 

  • WFMS student William Galloway reads with Caleb Manogin at Bains Elementary as part of a reading project in Ms. Ali McMillan's class.

Heaven Sullivan reads with River Reed.

  • West Feliciana School Board Members were celebrated by each school at the January 15 meeting for their service to our school system and parish!

  • Seniors Reagan Edwards, Landry Higgins, Dylan Weaver, and Bethany McMorris measure momentum in Mr. Justin Davenport's Advanced Placement Physics class.

  • The Louisiana Secretary of State's office brought voting machines to Bains Elementary Library for the students in grades 3-5 to vote in the Louisiana Readers Choice Award 2019. 

  • Ms. Brittney Rosenbach's and Ms. Anita Ewing's 3rd graders listening as Jordan Gates shares his ideas on the characters' point of view in a folk tale, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit."

  • Ms. Kimberly Matthews' 4th graders work together using fraction tiles to solve problems.

  • Ms. Nicorrie Gordon's 3rd grade discusses problem solving using area with Kayden Smith, Keianna Johnson and Cole Johnson.

  • Megan Murray and Libby Levasseur use pastel colors to construct a Fleur-de-Lis in Mr. Kenneth Anio's art class to present to school board members. School Board Member Appreciation Month is January.  

  • Orlando Harris and McKenzie Kliesch are writing a "Sugar Cane" essay in Mrs. Magalhaes' ELA class. 

  • Rachael Gosserand, Jimmik Givens, and Tia Milton are reading an article on viruses, and annotating them using WFMS Annotation Symbols. 

  • Tre Turner is writing his "Out of the Dust" essay using his graphic organizer as an outline in Mrs. Smith's ELA class. 

  • Mr. Justin Davenport demonstrates the characteristics of Copper to his Chemistry students.

  • Ms. Eunice Dieguez clarifies the distinction between the singular and plural "you" in her Spanish I course.

  • Ms. Emily Flanders assists her Calculus AP students while others work problems on the board independently.

  • Mr. Max Hawkins explains the strategies of Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn to his AP US History class.

  • Aden Dornquast and Emily Chaires analyzing primary source documents to understand the "Rise of Democratic Politics" in Ms. Davis' class. 

  • Ezra Self celebrates the 200 point club for Accelerated Reader!

  • Bains and Bains Lower students stay focused on their reading skills by reading before school.

Brayden Bosch

  Paul Guttery

  Neal Stout

  Anabelle Pilcher

 Charlize Smith

Kayla Johnson

 

Eliana Grimsley

Benjamin Rogers 

(perfect book after the Saints' Victory 

over the Eagles)

Zamaria Lofton

Trevor Rogers

  • Bains Lower celebrates 100 Days of School!  Brayden Gremillion and Layla Vavasseur created really neat posters to count the days.

Brayden Gremillion - "100 Days of Bandaids"

Layla Vavasseur "100 Days: No Prob-Llama"

Looking Ahead 

  • 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

$100,000

$25 per year

$200,000

$125 per year

$300,000

$223 per year

$400,000

$323 per year

$500,000

$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:

 

 

 

On track: West Feliciana's Kam Jackson focused on fast times, team titles for West Feliciana

 

West Feliciana Parish school bus drivers steer help to needy

 

West Feliciana Middle School students take on campus responsibility

 

West Feliciana Middle School students, families and employees celebrate Christmas

 

 West Feliciana High School seniors accept college athletic scholarships

 

West Feliciana High School coach catches up with alumni 

 

Bains Elementary School rewards students for progress 

 

West Feliciana wins home soccer match

 

 

#wearewestfel

#GrowthMindset