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Milton Monday Memo
Hollis Milton
Saturday, March 16, 2019


Milton's Monday Message  


   March 18, 2019  

No written word, spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be.  Nor all the books on all the shelves, it's what the teachers are themselves. ~ John Wooden








School Board Meeting ~ 

March 19

Reflecting on Last Week 

  • Bains Lower students, Zyriel Dock, Adelea Hanchey, Ja'Mirah Arrington, Aubrey Dwyer, and Kaeson Hausey lead the morning announcements at Bains Lower.  They did a great job!

  • A special thanks goes to the Bains Elementary PTL for the "7 Habits" banners, and our Maintenance Department for hanging the signs.  

  • A SHOUT OUT! goes to our parents at each school.  Our parents in West Fel are very supportive and participate in our nightly programs such as our art night at Bains this week.

  • Seniors in Ms. Briana Brumfield's and Mr. Connor McCain's World History classes developed their understanding of WWII at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

  • Seniors Cody Barron and Colton Scott observe a Higgins boat built in New Orleans and used during the D Day invasion at Normandy Beach during their field trip to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

  • Senior Cody Barron snaps a picture of the vehicles used at the D-Day Normandy Beach Invasion.

  • Summer Knight learns more about the history of an American flag that flew from the mast of the attack transport USS Crescent City during the Guadalcanal Campaign.


  • Dylan Weaver and Semion Gwin learn more about the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Caroline Smith and Emily St. Romain admire the extravagant details within the "Road to Berlin" exhibit at the National World World II Museum in New Orleans.

  • A few World History students gather together to take a trip down "The Road to Berlin" and "The Road to Tokyo".

  • Bains Lower 1st grade classes were visited by Bigfoot after the students read Bigfoot Cinderella!  A SHOUT OUT goes to Mr. Eric Mendel, AKA Bigfoot!

  • Fifth graders create John James Audubon birds that will be on display this weekend at the Pilgrimage ticket office. 

  • WFMS student enjoy the 3rd quarter PBIS dance. 


Abbie Guillory and Bill Jackson


Neal Rachal and Bill Jackson




  • Grady Smerdon, Mathilda Tate, William Spinks, Gracie Hall, Jayden Fowler, Maggie Cloughley, Maegan Davis, and Mikalah Knight are writing summaries of portions of "Written in Bone" in Ms. Christian Funderburk's English class. 

Happy Pi Day from Bains Lower!


  • Congratulations go to Chloe Singleton as a Student of the Week at Bains Lower!

  • In Ms. Taylor Pierce's class, students identify the attributes of weight.


  • In Ms. Taylor Pierce's Class, they discuss shadows and how they are made.

  • In Ms. Pierce's class, students enjoy their time in Free Choice centers.

  • After celebrating students' reading growth over the 3rd nine weeks, WFMS Principal Mr. Mark Lester provides a motivational speech to encourage students to finish strong.

Rayshon Franklin, Ja'Onnesti Lanus, Principal Mark Lester, Tamauria King and Jada Pittman

Desmond Roundtree, Elstron Longs, Caleb Johnson, Blake George, and Principal Mark Lester

Amonte Franklin and Mr. Mark Lester

Jermarian Jackson and Mr. Mark Lester

Samarah Price and Mr. Mark Lester

D'Andre Joseph, Cha'Darius Williams, Jermarian Jackson, Katelen Blaylock, Grady Smerdon, Jaice Hargrove, Ryann Decker, Loyalty Mitchell, Carter Sharp, Sha'Myrah Covington, Justin Gremillion, Ma'Kayla Hardy, Kathrynn Fazio, Lauren Cazabat, 

and Mr. Mark Lester 

Olivia Dees, Samarah Price, Skylar Spangler, Maggie Cloughley, Johntydrix Cain, Ke'Ajah McQuirter, Orlando Harris, Kamron Whittaker, Mr. Lester, Elijah Foreman, Barry Richardson, and Amonte Franklin

  • Students in Ms. Sarah Parkerson's science class are participating in a "scientist circle" to reach consensus on the "burning" of fatty acids in the body.

  • Ms. Emily Hurst demonstrates weathering, erosion, and deposition to Maddie Owens and her group during her science class. 

  • Congratulations go to Joseph Jacobs, Bains Lower 1st grader, for making the Accelerated Reader 100 point club!

  • Congratulations goes to Betsi Kate David for making the 100 Point Accelerated Reader Club!

  • Ms. Ashley Pate and Ms.Tonya Aaron co-teach a Eureka Math lesson and begin by reading a story to help students get a deeper understanding of the difference of addition and subtraction.

  • Ms. Genevieve Langlois is helping Jayden Reynolds and Jordan Williams find the area of polygons, triangles, and rectangles. 

  • Aubrey Metz and Shenya Martin solve math word problems on their tables in Ms. Brittany Brumfield's math class. 

  • Jomira Williams, Anna Grace Berry, and Naya Rogers are engaged in "Rock Cycle" stations.

  • Victoria Allen becomes the character in a book in Ms. April Davis' Leadership Class.

Archery at Bains!

Bains Lower Transportation Day! Beep-Beep!

  • Bains students get off to a great start by reading before school. 

Rosie Gonzalez

  Kayleb Netterville

  Amari Hills

  Michael Patrick Lindsey

Ayden Martin

  • Everybody needs a little sunshine and fresh air or what Bains Lower students scream, "Recess!"

Looking Ahead 

  • West Fel is a great place to live, learn, grow, and teach!


  • 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


$25 per year


$125 per year


$223 per year


$323 per year


$423 per year

  • The 2019 Millage Rates by Parish (West Feliciana includes Bond Proposal).


Millage Rates







East Feliciana


East Baton Rouge


West Baton Rouge


West Feliciana 

33.96 currently 43.91 with bond proposal



State Average


  • For more information on the bond proposal, please click here or attend our parent/community meetings.


Food for Thought

  • It is great to see so many of our students and employees in the newspaper! In case you missed it in The Advocate, please click on the following links:


Bains Lower Elementary School gets visit from Donna Edwards


West Feliciana Middle School students use modern technology to explore traditional topics


West Feliciana High School technical writing students practice technical writing


West Feliciana Middle School students celebrate Accelerated Reader success


Bains Lower Elementary School student joins Accdelerated Reader 100 Point Club 


Feliciana Sports for March 14, 2019