Learning Good Health Habits for a Lifetime

Cora Wilson knows firsthand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, having a familial history of diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer. Wilson, a senior and president of Bonnabel Magnet Academy’s wellness council, has been a member of the council since she was a freshman. “I know that there are some things that I can’t prevent, […]

New Kitchen Gives Bonnabel Culinary Arts Students Hands-On Experience

A new Pro-Start kitchen was recently dedicated at Bonnabel Magnet Academy. “Pro-Start is basically culinary arts, but in this class, I’m learning more than in any other classes that I’ve previously taken,” said Bonnabel student Grandville Hudson. Students remain in the program at Bonnabel for two years. Pro-Start teacher Emile Maydrich said that in the […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Ten Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) seniors have achieved finalist standing in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship awards program. “These ten extraordinary students were selected as finalists based on their excellent academic records, participation in school and community activities, and their outstanding leadership skills,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “We are so proud […]

Five JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Five students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation: Tuyet Dam of L.W. Higgins High School, Mohammed Elaasar of Haynes Academy, Peter Nguyen of Thomas Jefferson Magnet High School, Farhana Chaudhry and Gabriel Rodriguez – both of Bonnabel Magnet Academy. “The Posse Foundation focuses […]

Fourteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Fourteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. The students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country who will compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. “We are extremely […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, Inc. The students, known as Posse Scholars, are part of the inaugural group in New Orleans. “The Posse Foundation focuses on students who might have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process,” said Acting […]

Bonnabel Junior Hammers State Title To Make It Three In A Row

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School student Maurice Burst took first place in the Louisiana Skills USA competition in cabinetmaking for the third consecutive year. Burst, a junior at Bonnabel, advances to the national competition later this summer. He plans to pursue a career in the field of construction following graduation.  He has been enrolled in […]

Bonnabel High School Conducts Wellness Week

The students of Bonnabel High School have organized the first-ever Wellness Week at the school that will feature a health survey, health screenings, dietetic presentations, and a healthy cooking demonstration by Ochsner chef Mark Gilberti. The students developed the Wellness Week, from March 28 to April 1, to raise awareness of health and fitness among […]

Three JPPSS High Schools Win Major Positions at LA. Ass’n of Student Councils

Three Jefferson Parish High Schools won major state positions at the Louisiana Association of Student Councils state-wide elections at the recent LASC Convention in Lake Charles. There were 102 schools from across the state of Louisiana attending the convention. This is the first time in LASC history that three schools from the same parish in […]

Bonnabel Band Performs at 2011 Sugar Bowl

The Bonnabel High School Band performed several musical selections during the half-time performance of the 2011 Sugar Bowl in the Louisiana Superdome.  This was the first time the band performed in the Dome. The band, led by director Andrew Graham, performed a medley of Creedance Clearwater Revival songs. The band will perform next at the Martin […]