Generous Community Donation Fuels Drive to Excellence at Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary

The Waggaman Community Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary. The generous donation is meant to enhance the educational experience for students inside the classroom and beyond. “Not only am I grateful for this donation as the school’s principal, I’m also truly appreciative as a member of the community,” said Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary Principal Cristin Menyweather. […]

Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary Rallies Around Healthy Student Choices

The students at Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary held a festive rally to celebrate the school’s focus on remaining a drug free zone. Watch the video above or click through the gallery below to see the special cheers each grade level brought to a fun-filled afternoon.

JPPSS School and School Leader Recognized by the Achievement Network

Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary School and Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary School principal Cristin Menyweather were recently recognized by The Achievement Network (ANet) with its School Impact Award and School Leader of the Year Award, respectively. “Congratulations to all of the staff and students at Johnson/Gretna Park and to Principal Cristin Menyweather for their accomplishments and outstanding work this […]

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 […]