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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Friday, April 26, 2019


Milton's Monday Message  


   April 29, 2019  

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults. ~ Frederick Douglass








Early Voting for School Bond Proposal ~ April 20-27 


School Board Meeting ~ May 21

Reflecting on Last Week 





BAINS LOWER STEM - Ms. Natasha Hayes 

  • Mr. LeDell Whitfield, a WFHS graduate and an electrical engineer at Exxon, greeted our star STEM students from Bains Lower at the West Feliciana Library.  Ms. Natasha Hayes, Bains Lower STEM teacher, organized the 2018-2019 STEM Honors Program so her top students could be recognized for their hard work and commitment to STEM.

LeDell Whitfield, Natasha Hayes, Ashton Selders, 

John Hazlip, and Nico Mendel

Parents celebrate their STEM Honoree 



  • The WFMS Youth Legislature had a tremendous year!  All offices were held by our students and WFMS had 21 students inducted into the Hall of Fame.  WFMS also had several successful bills that were signed into law.  The bill sponsors and co-sponsors at Youth Legislature were: Da'Niya Sullivan, Dashna Arbuthnot, Lucas Felton, Felipe Del Solar, Blaine Hord, Barron McClure, Jayden Polk, Andre' LeBlanc, Charles Fox-Smith, Thy Hong, Courtland Patton, and Will D'Aquilla. 

  • Congratulations go to the WFHS Boys and Girls Track Team!  6-3A District Champions!

  • Congratulations goes to Ms. Willa Parkerson and Ms. Diane Comfort!  Both were chosen as West Feliciana Volunteers of the Year for 2019-2020!  The Associated Professional Educators Association (A+PEL) recognized both for their hard work and service with a reception held at The Francis.

  • A special thanks to all who came out to see Annie.  Our students and teachers worked very hard and we appreciate your support.  A SHOUT OUT! goes to Mr. Brandon Blaylock and Ms. Mikelyn Herrin for putting this wonderful performance together.  #wearewestfel

WFHS Teacher Appreciation at the High School Diner Drive Inn and Dive!

  • WFHS Seniors!  Wait, hold on, clean your glasses.  Yes, WFHS Seniors!  Senior Prank Day!

  • Georgia Metz and Ella Dudley pose with their pins at the Adoption Sale for the World Wildlife Fund.

  • Amelia Quebedeaux, 5th grader,and Addyson Williams, 3rd grader, work to sell pins and snacks to benefit World Wildlife Fund.

  • Daniel Chen chooses a pin for purchase at the adoption sale.

  • Bains Lower students, Rylee Thevis, Abby Saint, Gabe Berry, LaMyra Peck, and Macie Cannon did a great job of leading the morning announcements!  Each student was full of energy and enthusiasm.

  • WFHS students dominated the Skilled Crafts Competition sponsored by the Associated Builders & Contractors in Baton Rouge.  Our carpentry team placed first, our electrical team placed second, and Dylan George was recognized as First Place Electrician as the highest scoring competitor in the electrical contest.  A SHOUT OUT! goes to Mr. Jason McCray and Mr. Paul Theriot for preparing our students for the competition and the real world.               First Place Carpentry Team 

Second Place Electrical Team

Dylan George - First place Electrician

  • Braylon Ferguson, Ativeanna Brown, and Madison Arbuthnot read outside during Ms. Jodi Knight's ELA class.

  • Ms. Taylor Garrett is conferencing with Taylor Summers about his Public Service Announcement about "What could be done about our plastic problem"?

  • Rynn Fazio conducts research for her "Explorer Challenge" project in Ms. Ali McMillan's class. 

  • Ms. Franklin, Jamie Davis, Daiza White, Candido Matta Juarez, Kelsey Vessel, and Kamille Johnson walk hand-in-hand as they prepare for their monthly presentation!


  • Tailyn Irvine has the breakfast Transition down to the -T-!


  • Bryson Walker is blending two colors to create one.  He is discovering new things in his Head Start Class!


  • Kristen Veal is working on her pencil grip for letter formation.

  • Larry Miller is so excited about starting his day in Head Start!


  • Lawrence Jordan is enjoying a book in his Head Start class!

  • Bains students draw, design, and color creative Blue Dogs!

Jaxon Vitols

  Brylee Broussard

  Landon Singleton

  Ian Alberstadt

Georgia Metz

  Matthew Galloway

  • Bains Lower students visit the War Veterans Home in Jackson!

  • What does success in school look like? When a student reaches his goal and his teachers feel like a million dollars.  Congratulations go to Calvin Banford, 2nd grade, and his teachers!

  • Congratulations go to Creighton Stout for reaching the 300 point Accelerated Reader Club! Creighton received a signed game ball for the WFHS baseball team.

  • Congratulations go to Travis Kilcrease for reaching the 500 point Accelerated Reader Club!  Travis received an autographed LSU Coach Ed Orgeron football.

  • Ms. Augustine Kelly and Ms. Cynthia Whitaker of the Family Service Center attend the "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference" in Baton Rouge.  Both Ms. Kelly and Ms. Whitaker had an opportunity to spend a moment with Governor John Bel Edwards.

  • Bains Lower honors numerous students for achieving the next benchmark in their Accelerated Reader journey.

Raniesha Gates

 Eli Guillory and Daniel King

 Londyn Kaigler, Thomas Haile, 

and Helen Claire Wesberry


  • Congratulations to all of our Young Author Winners!  A special thanks goes to the West Feliciana Parish Reading Council for sponsoring our annual program to recognize these star students!

  • Ms. Sophia Holland's AP English Literature class reenacts the final tragic scene of Hamlet.

  • WFHS Sophomore, Clarence Emery, improves the code for his robot in Ms. Amy Adair's Introduction to Robotics Course.

  • WFHS Junior, Keldrick Whitfield, holds a model of the Eiffel Tower that he created using a 3D Printer for French teacher, Mr. Hatem Bachar.

  • Quarter Four Teacher Academy participants spend the final session reflecting on their practice of teaching and discussing ways in which they can continue to evolve!

  • Alexia Temple and Emma Bush are watching a video on Holocaust survivors as part of their Memoir unit in Ms. Christian Funderburk's English class. 

  • WFMS students, Baron McClure and Sophie Alberstadt, present on Coastal Restoration in Ms. Emily Hurst's science class.

  • Students in Ms. Emily Flanders Algebra II class work in groups at a game of "Trashketball" to practice solving logarithmic equations.

  • WFHS Freshman Mary Leak works Geometry problems in preparation for upcoming LEAP tests.

  • WFHS Sophomore, Trevor Blankenship, selects the right parts for his robot in Ms. Amy Adair's Introduction to Robotics Course.

  • During his break, Mr. David McMillan introduced WFHS juniors to various scholarship opportunities and application processes.

  • Ms. Marissa Doherty takes advantage of the beautiful weather to work with her English I students outside on reading comprehension and writing skills.

  • Greg and Carla Canfield are members of the "Copy Cats" at WFMS. The  Copy Cats are volunteers who make copies for our teachers. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who make WFMS The Best!

  • Bains students start the day off right by reading before school!

Preston Matthews

Abigail Reed

Charlize Smith

Kaeson Ivey

Lilly Wood

Kaidance Gillis

Laszlo Chauser

  • Bains 4th and 5th graders celebrate the end of LEAP testing!

  Happy Easter from WFMS!

Roderick Williams and Tra'Keirria Richardson

Jermaine "Bill" Jackson

Jeff Green

Jeff Green and Jessie Lacombe

Looking Ahead 


The Color Dash is a 5k fun run on Saturday, May 4th.  We hope you will come out and enjoy the initiative that promotes a life-long healthy way of living.  For more information, please click here.

Food for Thought

  • In case you missed it, please click on the links below to see our students and employees recognized for their hard work and achievement.  We have over 120 students and employees recognized in The Democrat this week.

West Feliciana High School students qualify for state Literary Rally 


Bains Elementary School students reflect on message of positive change


Bains Elementary School makes picture book come to life


West Feliciana High School ProStart team retains state title


Bains Lower Elementary School student joins Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club


Bains Elementary School students interpret George Rodrigue's Blue Dog


West Feliciana High School seniors visit National World War II Museum in New Orleans 


Bains Lower Elementary School student joins Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club


Bains Lower Elementary School chooses Leader of the Week


Bains Lower Elementary School students take the lead on morning announcements


West Feliciana Middle School students read to children at Bains Lower


West Feliciana Middle School students create robots with Louisiana style


West Feliciana Middle School students learn about Newton's 


West Feliciana Middle School art students create wildlife paintings


West Feliciana Middle School students help each other achieve goals


West Feliciana Middle School student's flag painting earns notice


Bains Lower Elementary School student joins Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club