Gretna No. 2 Academy Entertains Veterans with “A Tribute to the USO”

Students at Gretna No. 2 Academy entertained troops past and present on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the USO” featured musical numbers from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The veterans in attendance visited classrooms after the production to share their experiences with students. Watch the program in its entirety above or click through the […]

Thomas Jefferson Student Represents United Way of Southeast Louisiana at National Education Conference

Thomas Jefferson High School teacher and Student Government Association sponsor Kim G. Minor remembers first meeting Jenny Ly as a freshman. “She was a go-getter,” said Minor. “Took responsibility for everything and wanted to be in charge. Not in a bossy way, but in a good way.” Now a senior and SGA president at Thomas […]

Meet the Winners, See the Sights from the 9th Annual Dance Challenge

Martin Marino’s 9th Annual Dance Challenge proved to be well worth the wait. Originally scheduled for April 15, severe weather postponed the much anticipated event to April 29. Parents and other supporters still filled the Pontchartrain Center to cheer on over 320 elementary school students as they competed in a variety of dance styles. Students […]

Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

  More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The Dance Challenge was […]

Talented Theater Students Present Charlotte’s Web

Fourth and fifth grade talented theater students at Gretna No. 2 Academy recently entertained their peers with a production of “Charlotte’s Web.” Teacher Morrey McElroy selected the play having loved the story since she was in the third grade. “It is a very important introduction to children about friendship and personal loss,” she said. “I […]

JPPSS Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

Gretna No. 2 Teacher Named Louisiana History Teacher of the Year by Gilder Lehrman Institute

Kathleen Fahery, social studies gifted teacher at Gretna No. 2 Academy, has been named the Louisiana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. “I would like to congratulate Ms. Fahery on this honor and thank her for engaging students […]

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 […]

Saluting Our Veterans

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies and Kerner Elementary School both honored veterans on Friday, November 9 through special ceremonies on campus that included student performances and visits from local veterans. At Gretna No. 2, students produced a Veterans Day program honoring parents, grandparents and other relatives for military service. The students were divided into […]

Gretna No. 2 Academy Named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies, a high performing elementary school in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), was named a 2012 Blue Ribbon School today by the U.S. Department of Education. Five Louisiana schools were also honored, with Gretna No. 2 being the only school recognized in the Greater New Orleans area. […]