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Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Builds Relationships, Repairs Conflicts Through Restorative Approaches

Shirley Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Principal Michelle Montagnino calls restorative approaches a “beautiful addition” to her school. This alternative approach to school discipline has caused a marked decrease in the number of student issues. See how this program is impacting this International Baccalaureate candidacy school and the many other campuses that use it in JPPSS.

Johnson Gretna Park Students Donate $1500 to Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary students are taught the importance of PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy. The impact of this lesson could be seen recently when the students raised $1,500 for the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center. This gift has created a special bond between WJMC and the school.

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

STEM Professionals Mentor Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Students at Tulane Workshop

Students from Johnson Gretna Park Elementary participated in the inaugural event of a Tulane University program aimed at introducing young people to careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tulane University’s BATS (Boys at Tulane) Program provides fifth through seventh grade boys with the opportunity to meet and work with both male […]

Student Meetings Build Culture of Investment at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary

Perseverance. Respect. Determination. Empathy. Teachers, administrators, and staff at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary use an innovative approach to teach their students these important characteristics. Watch the video above to see how these student community meetings are creating a culture of investment.

Generous Donation Leaves Johnson Gretna Park Students “Walking on Clouds”

Students at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School received an early Christmas present thanks to a very generous community organization. Ecclesia Family Church (2131 Huey P. Long in Gretna) made a special donation to every student. Each student received a free pair of TOMS tennis shoes, school supplies, art supplies, and toys. “These shoes feel like walking […]

Public Hearing Announced for May 26 to Discuss Reopening of St. Ville and Douglass Elementary Schools

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. to take comments on the reopening of St. Ville and Douglass Elementary with a French Immersion Program starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The meeting will take place in the boardroom of the Jefferson Parish Public School System Administration […]

Bissonet Elementary Is Healthiest School In System

Bissonet Plaza Elementary School was recently selected as a recipient of the annual School Health Award for the 2008-2009 school year by the Louisiana Department of Education. This is the first time the Metairie school has been recognized for this award. The School Health Award recognizes activities that encourage students to develop lifelong healthful eating and […]