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JPPSS Announces November Dandridge Community Town Hall Meetings

The Dandridge Task Force will hold two town hall meetings in November. The first will take place on Monday, November 16 at L.W. Higgins High School, located at 7201 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17 at G.T. Woods Elementary, located at 1037 31st Street in Kenner. Both […]

Dandridge Town Hall Meetings to be held in April

The Dandridge Task Force will hold two town hall meetings in April. The first will take place on Monday, April 20 at L. W. Higgins High School, located at 7201 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at G.T. Woods Elementary, located at 1037 31st Street in Kenner. Both meetings […]

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 […]

Ochsner and G.T. Woods Elementary Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Recently, Ochsner Kenner sponsored an art contest for the third grade students of G.T. Woods Elementary School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Nancy St. Germain, a representative from Ochsner, visited Woods to recognize the first, second, and third place winners and to provide the entire class with a king cake party. The […]

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 […]