News

Adams Middle Remembers Student’s Life through Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the nation a year ago, but staff at Adams Middle School had a very special reason to bring it back to their campus. Members of this school family participated in the challenge to honor the life of a student.

Adams Middle Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

The idea of the Ice Bucket Challenge began in the exploratory class at Adams, the last period of the day used for various activities including homework, reading, theater, and others. For the first few weeks of school, the focus of the class was on bullying – to promote awareness and to have the students really […]

JPPSS Students Recognized at 2014 National History Day Competition

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students received the Best of State award at the 2014 National History Day competition, which was held June 15-19, 2014. Pamela Caceres and Nohemi Lainez, representing John Q. Adams Middle School under the direction of teacher Esther Perez-Zemmels, were recognized for their website project titled The Desegregation of […]

JPPSS Students to Represent Louisiana as National History Day Finalists

HARVEY—(April 30, 2014)—Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as finalists for the 2014 National History Day contest by placing first or second in the Louisiana State History Day Contest, recently held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The theme of this year’s competition was “Rights […]

ESL Family Night at Adams Middle

Three times per year, Adams Middle School hosts their ESL family night with the most recent focused on Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the world. Students created presentations and parents were able to view photos and videos of what their children are doing in the classroom. There were also games, crafts and a potluck supper. “Everybody […]

Two JPPSS Teachers Selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day

Two teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day (NHD), a yearlong academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students. The two honorees, Helen Cox High School teacher LaToya Bailey and Adams Middle School teacher Esther Perez-Zemmels, join a […]

Connecting through History

Her students are from across the globe, but have connected with their new country and each other through the National History Day (NHD) program. Esther Perez–Zemmels teaches English as a second language (ESL) at John Q. Adams Middle School and believes that her students’ participation in the program helps them “grow as citizens of the […]

JPPSS Students Big Winners At Science & Engineering Fair

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) participated in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (Region IX) held last month at The University of New Orleans. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was the big winner with 29 awards. Other winning schools included Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Thomas Jefferson […]

Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]