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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Monday, April 08, 2019


Milton's Monday Message  


   April 8, 2019  

If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap. If you want happiness for a day - go fishing. If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else. ~ Chinese Proverb








School Board Meeting ~ 

April 16


Easter Holiday/Spring Break ~ April 19 - April 26

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • WFHS Mock Trial Team won state!  For the first time in school history, the West Feliciana High School Mock Trial Team won its state championship. On Saturday, March 30th, the team, led by World History and Law Studies teacher, Mr. Connor McCain, traveled to the US District Courthouse in Lafayette, Louisiana, where they defended both sides in a fictional college hazing case presented for their study earlier in the year. The other schools in attendance included Caddo Magnet High School, Early College Academy, Haynes Academy, Jesuit High School, West Monroe High School, and Zachary High School. The WFHS team, which consisted of (from left) Ellis Manieri, Daniel Field, Landry Higgins, Mary Elizabeth Barrow, Summer Knight, Marleigh Jaehnel, and Anne-Claire Alberstadt, defeated Haynes Academy in the final round. The team is excited to advance to the national competition to be held next month in Athens, Georgia. Congratulations, and best of luck!

  • WFHS Senior, Lilly Ray, speaks on "Saturday Style with Karen Profita" on 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge about the tremendous opportunities provided by the Young Entrepreneurs Academy!

  • WFMS had 22 students inducted into the Hall of Fame for Youth Legislature for being outstanding as a legislator or press delegate.

Da'Vean Tuniors, Eli Milton, Lilly Higgins, Maddie Temple, Ella McKinney, Devarre Dyson, Archer Pangburn, Mary Mitchell, Devin Quebedeaux, Matthew Arceneaux, Logan Cook, Charles Fox-Smith, Emma Schober, Mikayla Stewart, Shelbie Welch, Rowdy Anthony, Neal Rachal, Anna Landry, Blaine Hord, Joel Rogers, JP Warner, and Jayden Polk.

  • Congratulations go to Landry Soulier and Nina Beauchamp for making the 100 point Accelerated Reader Club!  Each student received a trophy and a game ball from the 

WFHS Lady Saints Softball team.

  • Greg Smith, an Instructor from ULM School of Construction Management, visited with Coach Nick Smith's Introduction to Engineering class.

  • Congratulations go to Dwight Gwinn for making the 100 Accelerated Reader Club!

  • Timothy Ernest works on LEAP review stations in Ms. Smith's ELA class.

  • Seniors in Ms. Susan Scott's Business English class participated in mock interviews to prepare them for the workplace. Volunteers acted as potential employers and evaluated the students on nonverbal and verbal behaviors. 

Kerry Mathews with Mr. Brandon Blaylock

Ty Morgan and Ms. Christy Walker

Colin Wilson and Mr. Brandon Blaylock

  • India Vessel, De'Nameion Eames, Mark Mullen, Mekia Patterson, Ca'lajia Jack, Monty Boyd, Kristy Matthews, and Braxton Allen read in the outside classroom during Ms. Ali McMillan's class.

  • Students in Ms. Mallory Cavin's class are looking at the refraction of light. 

  • O'mira Peck, Adelea Marie Hanchey, Eleanor Peno, Travion Singleton, Patrick Prescott, led the morning announcements at Bains Lower.  Their energy and enthusiasm in their voices on the announcements made everyone's day a little brighter.

  • Congratulations go to Journee Fowler and Joseph Spinks for making the 100 Point Accelerated Reader Club!

Journee Fowler

Joseph Spinks

  • A SHOUT OUT! goes to the Bains Elementary faculty and staff for providing a LEAP Pep Rally, "Bains is so bright we glow!" for their students.  Testing is a stressful time and we want our students to perform their best.  So the faculty and staff designed a pep rally and a theme to bring out the joy and enthusiasm of our students.

  • WFMS Spring Choir provided a star studded performance on Thursday night, April 4th!




  • Head Start Fact: Head Start was formerly known as, "Health Start" due to the push for healthy initiatives in children and families! Brush those teeth!!

  • Ms. Nicole Carter and Ms. Lanya Mayer were guest speakers at the,  Healthy Taste Fair!! The Head Start families enjoyed themselves and some healthy treats!






  • Ms. Nora and former Head Start student,  Arabella reminisced about her Head Start days!! "Those Were The Days!!"

  • Abrielle drew a picture of herself in her Head Start class!! Way To Go Girl!! 

  • Ms. Jodi Knight, WFMS English Teacher, Shundrea Russ, Ernayia Tolliver, Zyriana Robinson, Kallie Slauter, Chandra Johnson, Johan Alvarez, MyKinley Smothers, Braxton Landers read outside during Read2Lead (R2L) on a pretty Spring day.

  • In Ms. Marjorie Dubea's STEM class, Kimberly Matta Juarez and Ariiannah Smith build "Milo the Moon Rover" and program it to move supplies.

  • Riggs Gilfoil, Benton Tingle, and John Barrow Klein build and code a moon rover to move supplies from the rocket ship to the space station.

  • Bains Lower students, Aubrey Dwyer, Tucker Coleman, Ja'Mirah Arrington, Kaeson Hausey, and Zyriel Dock lead the morning announcements at Bains Lower!

  • Bains Elementary students create Blue Dogs! The students did an amazing job of putting new and creative perspectives on the famous Blue Dog.

Mae Hazlip

Dariona Sibley

Carson Giammanchere

Timothy Smith

Lillian Wood

  • Bains Elementary students focus on reading before school begins each morning.

Lenaria Emery

  McKenzi Weaver

Paul Guttery

  Tonio Sullivan

  Elizabeth Blanchard

Looking Ahead 


Food for Thought

  • West Feliciana Parish Schools' April Employees of the Month are: Gino Rogillio, District Maintenance Specialist, Trina Washington, WFHS Head Custodian, Ginny Langlois, WFMS Teacher, LeAnne Branton, Bains Elementary Teacher, and Andrew Webb, Bains Lower Custodian.  These employees were nominated and selected for going above and beyond for our students, parents, fellow employees, and community.

Ms. Trina Washington and Mr. Gino Rogillio

Ms. LeAnne Branton

Ms. Ginny Langlois

Mr. Andrew Webb