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Milton's Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Monday, May 07, 2018


Milton's Monday Message 


 Champions in Education   May 7, 2018  

A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

~ Victor Borge






School Board Meeting ~ 

May 15



Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Congratulations go to our Carpentry Team at the ABC Competition. The team finished 4th! Team members are Kyle Metz, Zach Felps, and Cameron Delaney.


  • Congratulations goes to Karley Baggett for making the 100 Point AR Club!


  • D'Maria Cummings, Blaize Bradford, Rosie Gonzales, Khloe Anthony, and Ja'Terriona Johnson did a great job of leading the Monday Morning Announcements at Bains Lower!  The excitement of starting the week off on the right foot is incredibly important to the students of Bains Lower!

  • Congratulations goes to Khiry Morrison who is listed as one of the top athletes in the 2019 class by Recruit Louisiana!  Khiry has over 15 scholarship offers!

  • Ms. Ericka London assists Jayla Burrell demonstrate moon phases with a model of the moon and a flashlight at WFMS.

  • Tayven Smith leads the School Safety Patrol group at Bains Lower!   He performs his duties with a great deal of enthusiasm.  His birthday was just this last week.  Happy Birthday, Tayven!


  • Our early childhood program was rated 1st in the state this year!  It's no surprise as we start at the earliest ages in our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs!

These girls were "overjoyed" as they completed this 24 piece floor puzzle! Their team work and problem solving were amazing! 

L-R Makayla J., Ra'layja J., and Rhyleigh W. 

Mr. Coleman and Mrs. Collier assist the Head Start children with their breakfast.

Head start students and their families transition to Pre-K classes. 

Johnny B. and Scarlett T. complete art activities during the Pre-Transition. 

  • Bains Lower has broken a school record with 41 students reaching the 100 point Accelerated Reader Club!  Many students achieved well over 100 points!  For their achievement, the students were rewarded with a limo ride, a visit to Sonnys and McDonalds, and a ice cream bar. They were also recognized by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber President and CEO, Adam Knapp, as well as Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broom's Cradle to K Project Manager, Will Minton.

Front Row (L to R): Jeremiah Jackson, Nevaeh Tolliver, John Barrow Klein, John Stewart Hamilton, Ja'Myria Washington, Davis Cobb, Anna Klein Grezaffi, Mya Kozan, Kaleb Sullivan;

Middle Row (Kneeling L to R): Koi Kliesch, Ella Dudley, Mary Claire Barton, Hayden Hebert, Carissa Ferguson, Peyton Kimball, Peyton Airhart, Evalee Rogers, Bryson Holmes, Michael Patrick Lindsey, and Hoyt Bradford;

Back Row (Standing L to R): Hayleigh George, Amari Hills, William Aldridge, William LeDoux, Roddy Lemoine, D'Aaron Sibley, Mary-Jane Turner, Aubrey Mitchell, Hayes Whatley, Maddison Collins, Benton Tingle, Quinn James, Kachelyn Dixon, and Carter Hanna;

Back Row (Standing L to R): Cradle to K Project Manager, Will Minton, Superintendent Hollis Milton, Bains Lower Librarian Linda Holmes, BRAC President and CEO Adam Knapp, and Bains Lower Principal Andrea Mathis

The following students also enjoyed the limo ride, food, and fun as they all achieved the 100 point club!  

Back row (l to r): Hailey Washington, Kyleigh Hardy, Zion Coates, and Jackson Maxwell; Front row (l to r): Deborah Green, Karley Baggett, and Brailey Beauchamp

  • I was pleased to have an opportunity to hand off a signed 2017 WFHS State Championship football to WFHS Senior Kevin Bustamante. Kevin is battling cancer with great courage.  He is a wonderful student and an even greater person.

  • WFMS 7th grade students took an educational trip to the Baton Rouge Zoo.  The students took a scavenger hunt through the zoo to reinforce concepts learned throughout the year such as habitat adaptations and ecosystem relationships.  And, of course, the animals all asked for you!

  • Bains Students Never Tire!  So many of Bains students start their day off by reading, taking AR tests, and checking out books before classes begin!

Oryanna Walker, Endia Carter, and Anabelle Pilcher

Malaysia McGinnis and Noah Vosburg

Christian Vosberg

Mary Benton Levasseur takes an AR test before school.

Mi'lecia Stewart checks out two books before class.

  • Tynesha Williams celebrates her success with 1st place in the discus competition at the track and field meet at the University of Lafayette!

  • Our WFMS teachers celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!

  • In Ms. Natasha Haye's STEM class at Bains Lower, students work on a variety of projects from coding, design, robotics, and using shapes to make images.

Jeremiah Jackson and Aiden Martin use code to create a video game.

Nevaeh Tolliver and Mary Claire Benton use code to create a video game.

Will Minton (Project Manager for Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome) follows De'Caryous Dixon's robot demonstration.

De'Caryous Dixon

  • Brayson Spinner, Joshua Jolla, Sr., Joshua Johnson, Silas Junot, and Brielle Gibson provided encouragement and enthusiasm as they led the announcements on Wednesday morning at Bains Lower!


  • Lee High Teacher Dean Caputo and I were the first educators from the Baton Rouge Region to fly in Blackhawk in the Educator Civic Flight Program sponsored by the National Guard.

  • Bethany Land, Jakob Fudge, Katy LeBlanc, Superintendent Milton, Barrow Clement, Will Reames, Ashton Verdicanno,Wyatt Lamartinere, Libby Leake, Palmer Lamartinere, Helen Liz Davis celebrate after the WFHS Senior Athletic Banquet.

Sara Rose Marionneaux and Chad Tillery

Shyann Miller, Katie LeBlanc (WFHS 2018 Female Athlete of the Year!), and Sierra Branstetter celebrate after the ceremony.

  • A special thanks goes to all of participants in the Reader Leader Program!  This program is a Win-Win for our students and volunteers.  

Davon Harris celebrates his achievement as the WFHS Male Athlete of the Year.

  • Camillia Hubbard-Fruge rolls a watermelon in the Watermelon Relay during Play 30 time.

  • WFMS held their sixth and seventh grade recognition program on Thursday.

Gabriel Ellison received the Circle of Honor Award for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.75!

WFMS students Neveah London and Charles Fox-Smith received the LEADership award because they exemplify what it means to be a leader by  making good choices, being considerate of others, and to helping their peers.

Looking Ahead

  • Class of 2018 Graduation ~ May 11th
  • Last Day of School for Students ~ May 18
  • The 2018 West Feliciana Education Foundation Dodgeball Challenge will be Saturday, October 6th at the West Feliciana Sports Park.  For more information on the foundation or the challenge, please click here.

Food for Thought

Habit # 4 ~ Think Win/Win

A special thanks goes to Bains Lower and Bains for taking our students to visit the Veterans Home in Jackson!  What a Win for our students and a Win for our veterans to spend some time together and learn from each other.

Karmen Hubbard, Mr. Doug Partin, Jack Sam Leake, Cade Bush, Drew Hollins, Luke Perdue, Laurel Fiser, and Jyiaimean Brooks

r. Hubert Dixon, Trinity Bailey, and Wyatt


Carter Wesberry, TeShawn Monroe, Xavier George, Drew Hollis, and Mr. Don Meyers

Chloe Hartman and Mr. Willie Dreher

Anna Milton, Mr. Hubert Dixon, and Rylie Berry

Mr. Kirkland Crosby, Tim Lindsey, Charles Grezaffi, and Pierre Monceret