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Washington Montessori Celebrates Success for Black History Month

  Even if some of the younger students at Washington Montessori didn’t quite grasp the wisdom he was imparting, Judge Dennis Bagneris understood the importance of his message. “I feel like a lot of the words that I say to you today may go over the heads of the first graders,” said Judge Bagneris, who […]

“Because of Them, We Can!” Collins Montessori Celebrates Black History Month

Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori celebrated Black History Month with an evening program themed: Because of Them, We Can! The evening was hosted by music teacher Danielle Clay, along with supporting teachers Pat Meiklejohn, Javalyn Sessions, Stacy White, Cynthia Williams, and Derika House-Nisse. The celebration was a huge success as students recited famous poems, sang inspirational songs of African-American culture, and performed a musical […]

Woods Elementary Students Hear from Civil Rights Leader Who Helped Integrate McDonogh 19

“I came to share a little bit of my story. It’s going to be much different than what you can even imagine.” Those words are how Leona Tate began her time speaking to students at G.T. Woods Elementary on Friday, February 27. In a library decorated for her visit, Tate relived the story of how she […]

JPPSS Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a great time to highlight notable figures in African-American history and the JPPSS schools that bear their names. The “Rillieux” in Cherbonnier/ Rillieux Elementary in Waggaman is Norbert Rillieux, Creole American inventor and engineer. He is most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water. Granville […]