The 128 Partner of the Month
In Jefferson Parish Schools, we have students about 40 hours a week. For all kids to succeed, they need strong community partners for the other 128 hours. Below you will find information about community partners who have been recognized as "128" honorees.
2022-23 School Year
May 2023: Judge Amanda C. Calogero and State Representative Delisha Boyd
They both engaged in conversation with Ms. Gilson and our Superintendent's Student Leadership Council this year and we would like to recognize them for their leadership and support of our students. Judge Calogero is an outstanding partner to JP Schools. Any time that we need her guidance as it relates to our students who will be moving through and out of the Juvenile Court System. She was able to shed some guidance and light on our students on the Superintendent's council and we are very excited to have that partnership with the judges.
March 2023: United Way of Southeast Louisiana
The United Way is a lifelong partner and supports our students, employees, schools, and community. We first interaction we had with United Way was when we started offering the parent technology classes with United Way and the Hispanic Chamber. They gave our parents an opportunity to learn how to work technology in efforts to help their kids. United Way also donated to West Jefferson High School's band to help recover from the tornado destruction raising $5,181.
February 2023: Target
The Target stores on Manhattan and Veterans donated over 30 pallets of school supplies, toys, and holiday decorations. These last few months, we have been distributing these supplies at our Listen and Learn Town Halls and to schools. We appreciate the generosity and support of these stores and their employees. We want to thank Target for being a strong partner for us here in Jefferson Parish.
January 2023: YMCA of Greater New Orleans and Academy Sports
Last month, Academy Sports teamed up with the East Jefferson YMCA to donate 112 brand new children bikes and helmets so that each child enrolled in the lower grades at Bissonet Elementary School would have a new bike for Christmas. This partnership aligns with the YMCA Bike Safety Program which helps educate children on bike safety, conduct community outreach, and provides helmets to children in need.
December 2022: Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club
As a district, we are focused on literacy and ensuring that all students are reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. Through their Rewards for Reading program, the Dawn Busters Club encourages our earliest students to enjoy reading and increase their reading comprehension. Seeing students at the Rewards for Reading program dancing, eating pizza, or engaging in conversation about books they have read, is truly moving to witness.
November 2022: American Heart Association
Thanks to the AHA and their sponsors, all of our high school health educators received new CPR Kits for students to receive life-saving training. By using these kits our students and staff can build confidence in CPR training and improve survival rates by learning the skills to be life savers in their community. In addition to the recent donation, we are also partnering with AHA to increase awareness around heart health through our school and district by providing additional resources to the community.
October 2022: Pastor Torrey Fingal and The Empowerment Church
Pastor Torrey Fingal, his wife, and The Empowerment Church adopted West Jefferson High School in November 2021. They adopted Helen Cox High School this school year providing meals and fellowship on a monthly basis to both schools. We appreciate their continuous support of our students and are proud to congratulate them for our October 128 Partner of the Month
September 2022: Citizens National Bank
Citizens National Bank invited Jefferson Parish Schools talented art students to display their artwork at the bank. For the past summer, the artwork of 93 talented art students from over 15 different schools has been on display at the bank. In July, a reception was held to recognize the students for their outstanding work. Citizens National Bank also donated prizes for best-in exhibit. Bank officials and community members scored the students' artwork based on a rubric to award gift cards to the winners. In addition, the talented visual art department at the schools received a gift card for supplies to keep inspiring their young talent.
Past 128 Partners of the Month
Dawn Busters Kiwanis'
Pastor J. Nelson Brown
Walker Motor Corporation