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 […]

School Board Honors First I.B.O. Graduates From Ehret High School

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students comprise the first group of International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) graduates from Ehret High School. David Nguyen, Thanhlam Tran, and Ashley Westmoreland will be honored by the Jefferson Parish School Board with presentation of their diplomas at the August 4 board meeting. Ehret High School has been authorized to […]