U.S. Attorney Polite Visits Johnson Gretna Park

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Kenneth Polite, Jr., visited Shirley Johnson Gretna Park Elementary on October 15, 2014 to observe the National Day of Concern about Young People and Gun Violence. The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a non-political initiative that honors the role that young people, through their own […]

JPPSS School and School Leader Recognized by the Achievement Network

Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary School and Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary School principal Cristin Menyweather were recently recognized by The Achievement Network (ANet) with its School Impact Award and School Leader of the Year Award, respectively. “Congratulations to all of the staff and students at Johnson/Gretna Park and to Principal Cristin Menyweather for their accomplishments and outstanding work this […]

The Achievement Network Honors JPPSS Teacher and Student

The Achievement Network (ANet) has named a Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) teacher, Dawn Lobell, a second grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary, and a fifth grade student at Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary School, Rogelio Estrada, as its “Teacher of the Year” and “Student of the Year,” respectively. The two honorees were chosen from nominees among […]

Jets Have a New Place to Play

When Johnson Gretna Park principal Beth Wren set the date for her new playground build in late August, little did she realize that an unexpected visitor would derail those plans. With more than 300 volunteers scheduled to make over her playground and a hurricane headed her way, Wren was forced to postpone the build. Many of the […]