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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Sunday, January 27, 2019

 

Milton's Monday Message  

 

   January 28, 2019  

Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the world and he changed the world. ~ Elle Ashley Bains Lower 1st Grader

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#WeAreWestFel

#NotYet!

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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

School Board Meeting ~ 

February 19

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • In case you missed it, the Bains faculty, staff, and students were honored by the Louisiana Department of Education at a celebration for some of the highest math test scores in the state.  Bains has top ranking math proficiency scores at each grade level. The icing on the cake is that Ms. Stephanie Whetstone won West Feliciana Parish School's first Milken Educator Award!  The award comes with a $25,000 check to Ms. Whetstone.  She is one of only 33 teachers in the nation to receive the award, and the only teacher in our state.  A SHOUT OUT! goes to Bains and Ms. Whetstone for being true difference makers each and every day!
  • Links to the story:

Channel 2: Local Teacher Recognized for Excellence/Awarded $25,000

 

The Advocate: West Feliciana teacher Stephanie Whetstone honored with national Milken Educator Award & $25,000 prize

 

Channel 33: St. Francisville teacher receives $25,000 Milken Award

 

  • WFHS Senior, Kennedy London wins her heat in the girls 60 meter hurdles on last Saturday during the LSU High School Qualifier.  (Picture courtesy of The Advocate)

  • And we danced!  Well, I did not but the WFMS students danced for 3 hours.  A special thanks goes to the WFMS GaP and parent volunteers for turning the gym into a dance floor.  And a SHOUT OUT! goes to the WFMS teachers and administrators for supervising the dance. And an even louder SHOUT OUT! goes to Ms. Teresa Pritchard for showing off some moves.

 

 

 

 

  • The John S. Dawson Foundation visited the Governor's Mansion on January 25th to share the history and legacy of John S. Dawson with Governor John Bel Edwards. The foundation's goal is to create a community center on the property that once was John Dawson High School.

 

  • Congratulations go to our Young Author Winners at WFMS!

Student

Grade

Place/Category

Melina Barbosa

6th

1st Place Poetry

Thomas Temple

6th

2nd Place Poetry

Gia Stevens

6th

3rd Place Poetry

Shayna Worsham

6th

1st Place Fiction

Giselle El Bechir

6th

2nd Place Fiction

Coy McCray-Newton

6th

3rd Place Fiction

Kamilla Lee

6th

1st Place Non- Fiction

Nakiya Pittman

6th

2nd Place Non- Fiction

Jacob Jewell

6th

3rd Place Non- Fiction

Mary Mitchell

7th

1st Place Poetry

Maegan Davis

7th

2nd Place Poetry

Dara Welch

7th

3rd Place Poetry

Neveah London

7th

1st Place Fiction

Brayden Ready

7th

2nd Place Fiction

Lexi Templet

7th

3rd Place Fiction

Jonirea Cummings

7th

1st Place Non- Fiction

Julie Ralph

7th

2nd Place Non- Fiction

Joel Rogers

7th

3rd Place Non- Fiction

Emma Fiser

8th

1st Place Poetry

Ned Hammatt

8th

2nd Place Poetry

Maddie Temple

8th

1st Place Fiction

Eddie Summitt

8th

2nd Place Fiction

Bryce Shifflett

8th

3rd Place Fiction

Devarre Dyson

8th

1st Place Non- Fiction

  • Congratulations go to our Young Author winners at Bains Lower!

Student

Grade

Place/Category

Jayce Gibson

K

1st Place Poetry

Hayes Maginnis

K

2nd Place Poetry

Piper Cutrer

K

3rd Place Poetry

Kaiden Meredith

K

1st Place Fiction

Tristen Ruff

2nd Place Fiction

Mason Simmons

K

3rd Place Fiction

Eleanor Peno

K

1st Place Non- Fiction

Sawyer Smith

K

2nd Place Non- Fiction

Patrick Prescott

K

3rd Place Non- Fiction

Cheyenne Wade

1

1st Place Poetry

Wesley LaGrone

1

2nd Place Poetry

Hellen Claire Wesberry

1

3rd Place Poetry

Easton Blanchard

1

1st Place Fiction

Vincent George

1

2nd Place Fiction

Journee Fowler

1

3rd Place Fiction

Don Ford

1

1st Place Non- Fiction

Marley Wallis

1

2nd Place Non- Fiction

Aurora Luneau

1

3rd Place Non- Fiction

  • Congratulations goes to the WFHS Young Author winners!

Student

Grade

Place/Category

Ayanah Fungcharoen-McCray

9th

1st/Poetry

Elizabeth Dieguez

9th

2nd/Poetry

Wesley Johnston

9th

3rd/Poetry

Emily McEachern

9th

1st/Fiction

Abby Benton

9th

2nd/Fiction

Riley Roland

9th

3rd/Fiction

Kaitlin Barrow

9th

1st/Non-Fiction

Samantha Rose Ponzo

9th

2nd/Non-Fiction

Olivia Wilson

9th

3rd/Non-Fiction

Michael Stevens

10th

1st/ Poetry

Jenna Burke

10th

2nd/ Poetry

Emily Leblanc

10th

3rd/Poetry

Anna Holmes

10th

1st/ Fiction

Nova Semmes

10th

2nd/Fiction

Ainsley Mascagni

10th

3rd/Fiction

Makenzie Patrick

11th

1st/Poetry

Jon Elise Sturgeon

11th

2nd/Poetry

Destinne Arbuthnot

11th

3rd/Poetry

Shaina Carter

11th

1st/Fiction

Gabriel Jewell

11th

2nd/Fiction

Hayli Oliveaux

11th

3rd/Fiction

Daelyn Weaver

11th

1st/Non-Fiction

Caleb Dixon

11th

2nd/Non-Fiction

Kaitlyn Oliveaux

11th

3rd/Non-Fiction

A'njalei Rogers

12th

1st/Poetry

Buck Ritchie

12th

2nd/Poetry

Caroline Smith

12th

3rd/Poetry

Echo Moncivaez

12th

1st/Fiction

Colton Scott

12th

2nd/Fiction

Summer Knight

12th

3rd/Fiction

Mary Elizabeth Barrow

12th

1st/Non-Fiction

Ricky Schober

12th

2nd/Non-Fiction

Brianna Blanchard

12th

3rd/Non-Fiction

9th Grade Young Author Winners

10th Grade Young Author Winners

11th Grade Young Author Winners

12th Grade Young Author Winners

WFHS Young Author Winners

  • Former NFL football player, John Simon, visited the WFMS Football Team this week to share an inspirational message.  Simon is a graduate of Southern Lab and is currently the Assistant Coach of the Memphis Tigers.

  • Zamaya is busy pressing, cutting, rolling and kneading in the play dough center.

  • Liam has mastered diamonds and triangles through puzzles.

 

  • Students in Ms. Hughes and Ms. Brenda's Head Start class are "showing and telling" about the color blue.

 

 

  • Ms. Shontaye Leonard reviews the attributes of shapes with a few students in Ms. Christian St. Romain's class.

  • Bains Lower Pre-K student Arabella Herring is ecstatic that she was able to write her first name independently!

  • Bains Lower Safety Patrol celebrates with our West Feliciana Sheriff's Department at the Synergy Assembly!

  • Tyson Brown completes an argument structure organizer in preparation for writing an argumentative essay. 

  • Ms. Ali McMillan is working on vocabulary acquisition in a small group with Aliesha Brumfield, Desmond Roundtree, and Elstron Longs. 

  • Adam Theriot analyzes text in the reading of, "Written in Bone" in Mrs. Latesha Brumfield's 7th grade ELA class.

  • Zion Coates and Monty Boyd participate in the WFMS Reader Leader program at Bains.

  • Nakiya Pittman, Braden Toney (1st picture) and Tristen Harris and Dimitria Rucker (second picture) compare and contrast plant and animal cells using the Z-space Augmented Reality lab at WFMS. 

  • Bains Elementary students get a jump start to learning each day by reading before school!

Ella Dudley

John Barrow Klein

Hannah Boyd

Brayden Bosch

 

  • Congratulations go to Dylan Parfait and Henry Gaddy as Bains Lower Students of the Week!

  • Congratulations go to WFHS students David Slater, Caleb Dixon, and WFHS 2018 graduate Drew Hennessy for earning the rank of Eagle Scout!

David Slater

Caleb Dixon

Drew Hennessy

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:

 

 

 

Feliciana Sports for Jan. 24, 2018

 

West Feliciana Parish Schools recognizes employees' years of service

 

Bains Elementary School students lead by serving

 

 Bains Lower Elementary School students help get day started right

 

Bains Elementary School students raise money for animal shelter

 

 

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