National WWII Museum Nominates Adams Middle Educator for Harris History Teacher Award

Esther Perez-Zemmels of Adams Middle was nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award by the The National World War II Museum, administrator of the National History Day program in Louisiana. The Harris History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris and is awarded to one middle and high school teacher annually. […]

JPPSS Students Recognized at 2014 National History Day Competition

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students received the Best of State award at the 2014 National History Day competition, which was held June 15-19, 2014. Pamela Caceres and Nohemi Lainez, representing John Q. Adams Middle School under the direction of teacher Esther Perez-Zemmels, were recognized for their website project titled The Desegregation of […]

JPPSS Students to Represent Louisiana as National History Day Finalists

HARVEY—(April 30, 2014)—Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as finalists for the 2014 National History Day contest by placing first or second in the Louisiana State History Day Contest, recently held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The theme of this year’s competition was “Rights […]

Connecting through History

Her students are from across the globe, but have connected with their new country and each other through the National History Day (NHD) program. Esther Perez–Zemmels teaches English as a second language (ESL) at John Q. Adams Middle School and believes that her students’ participation in the program helps them “grow as citizens of the […]

JPPSS Students Win Senior Division of National History Day

Students from Helen Cox High School won at the state competition and will move on to national competition for the National History Day at the University of Maryland from June 9-June 13, 2013. The winners include: Senior Individual Paper – First Place David Girgis “The Flame that Changed America: Turning Points of the Chicago Fire […]

Four JPPSS Students Earn National Awards At Annual History Day Contest

Four Jefferson Parish Public School students recently earned awards at the National History Day Contest sponsored in Louisiana by the National World War II Museum. Helen Cox High School student Kacey Horton was recognized as one of the top 75 individual performances in the nation in the category of individual performance at the high school […]