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Bunche Elementary Students Take Control of Lessons with STEM

When Bunche Elementary reopened at the start of this school year, it did so with a strong emphasis on 21st century learning. Bunche Elementary is one of three schools to debut a STEM focus this school year. Teachers say students have already started to take control of their own learning through lessons that emphasize collaboration […]

STEM Focus Impacts More Than Science & Math at Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary became one of the newest STEM focused schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System this school year. Students are not only engaging in their STEM classes, but the impact of these 21st century lessons is being felt in other subjects as well. Watch the video above to see how the emphasis on […]

STEM Focus Sets Washington Elementary Students on New Course

Washington Elementary became one of the newest schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to adopt a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) this school year. It has taken only months for teachers to see positive changes for students. Watch the video above to see how this 21st century approach to education is already […]

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel […]

Free STEM Nola Event for Students & Parents Saturday, December 9

STEM NOLA will be celebrating its 4th Year Anniversary of “STEM Saturdays with Dr. Calvin Mackie” on Saturday, December 9 at Joe Brown Recreation Center located at 5601 Read Blvd from 9 a.m. to noon. STEM NOLA will host a free, fun-filled day of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Kids and parents can arrive […]

JPPSS Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 STEM Magnet Programs

Students in Jefferson Parish can now apply to be part of two new STEM schools. The Jefferson Parish Public School System is accepting applications for its STEM Magnet Program for the 2017-18 school year. The application window is open from May 16 to July 14. STEM schools are designed to provide a curriculum and learning […]

Bunche Elementary Attendance Zone Impact Public Hearing is Thursday, May 18

The Jefferson Parish School board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be held at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High (2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner) in the board room. The board will consider a proposal outlining the attendance zone for Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School. Schools […]

Haynes Academy Students Win Statewide App Challenge, Set Sights on Big National Prize

A student team from Haynes Academy has been named a 2016-2017 Best in State Winner and is in the running for a $15,000 national prize in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge. The winning students are Kevin Kim, Danial Abbas, Geoffrey Aji, Destiny David, and Jacob Zanca. “I am so proud of the initiative and innovation these students […]

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 […]

Riverdale High Student Nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Riverdale High School incoming sophomore Edwin Romero has been named a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Romero took part in the three-day congress event in Lowell, MA from June 29-July 1. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are […]