Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

Showcasing Artistic Talent at Ehret

John Ehret High School recently held its 2nd annual juried art show. The show was open to not only the art students, but all Ehret students, who were asked to submit what they thought was their best work for consideration. Art pieces were placed in different categories for judging, including Art I, II, and III, […]

Ehret Students Participate in Job Shadowing

The Broadcast Club from John Ehret High School recently visited the JPPSS television studio and participated in a hands-on training with the studio professionals.

Healthy Changes are Happening at Ehret

On September 18, students at John Ehret High School welcomed special visitors to campus – Saints Ambassador Michael Lewis and Saints mascot Gumbo – and these visitors didn’t come empty handed. Lewis awarded a check for $3,900 to Tracy Parker, Ehret’s school based health center nurse practitioner, to jumpstart the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play […]

Five JPPSS students to compete in 2013 GUMBO state invitational meet

Five Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students will participate in the state GUMBO invitational meet this month. GUMBO (Games Uniting Mind and Body) is a track and field competition designed for school aged students who have physical or visual disabilities. Representing JPPSS are Alejendro Banegas (Meisler), Christopher Boudreaux (Estelle), Rivers Lacrouts (Riviere), Brian Maldonado […]

Healthy Bodies Equal Healthy Minds

With much fanfare, the newly remodeled school based health center at John Ehret High School opened last month. The clinic had been previously housed in a temporary building and was in desperate need of repair. Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, school officials were able to renovate […]

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 […]

JPPSS Teachers Selected for National Science Teachers Association Fellowship Program

Leslie St. Julien, a teacher at Truman Middle School and Shelia Banks, a teacher at John Ehret High School have been chosen as Fellows in the 2012-2013 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy. Banks and St. Julien are two of eleven NSTA Fellows from Louisiana and are among 244 science educators across […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

School System Names Teachers of Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recently recognized three of its many outstanding teachers who were selected to represent the system as its Teachers of the Year for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Representing the elementary school division, is Jennifer Miles from Estelle Elementary School, representing the middle school division, is Eileen Fitzpatrick from […]