Interested in joining the military? Check out the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. One weekend a month will give you insight into military life with no obligation to join.
Ford Driving Skills for Life, a free hands-on training program for newly permitted and licensed drivers, is coming to New Orleans Feb. 24 through Feb. 25 at the NOLA Motorsports Park as part of its 15th national tour. Approximately 400 teen drivers will receive advanced driving instruction over the course of the two days the program is in town.
Across the U.S., motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Every year an average of 3,000 teens, ages 16-19, die in vehicle crashes. The award-winning program helps new drivers stay safe behind the wheel by capturing teen and parent interest with free hands-on driving clinics that pair newly licensed drivers with professional driving instructors.
Most schools no longer offer traditional driver education classes. Beyond driver’s education training, the program focuses on the issues and obstacles drivers face that cause crashes. Ford Driving Skills for Life helps young drivers improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60 percent of vehicle crashes: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, and speed and space management. The program also focuses heavily on distracted and impaired driving. The Drugged, Drunk and Hangover Suits are designed to be used with teens and parents to simulate the effects of impaired driving.
“We are excited to bring our global award-winning program to New Orleans,” said James Graham, global manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life. “We look forward to expanding our efforts to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities through real-world training and teaching improved decision-making skills. Partnering with our Louisiana Ford dealers and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, we believe we are making a substantial contribution to safer driving for local students and parents in the New Orleans metro area.”
Ford Driving Skills of Life also offers free virtual reality and web-based educational programming. Teens, as well as parents, should visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com to engage in “The Academy,” which focuses on areas of inexperience and distracted/impaired driving. Additional program elements include a comprehensive school safety kit to support peer-to-peer programming in schools, a parent–teen pledge and a host of other free educational materials.
“Mission Not Accomplished: Teen Safe Driving, the Next Chapter,” a Governors Highway Safety Association report released in 2016, shows that despite progress reducing teen driving deaths from 2005 to 2014, teen drivers are still 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than adults 35-40. Special emphasis includes instruction for drivers ages 18-20, who are involved in more fatal crashes than younger teens.
The Jefferson Parish Public School Talented Visual Art Program is proud to present “Art around the world.”
its annual fall art exhibit at the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10AM – 4PM.
The exhibit features the amazing and creative artwork of the talented visual art students in grades K-12.
Special thanks to all the dedicated TVA teachers and school principals for their continued support of our students and program.
Come out and see all the wonderful things we are creating!
For Our Students To Be Competitive…Our Schools Must Be Competitive
To improve student performance and achievement, we must be able to recruit and retain the best teachers. Currently, our starting teacher salary is among the lowest in the region, and we are not competitive. Each year we are losing teachers and employees to surrounding parishes. On the November 18 ballot, there is a proposed millage tax increase that will provide teacher and employee pay raises to make us more competitive. Early voting is November 3-11.
If your child has anxiety about doctor or hospital visits, then grab a teddy bear and take advantage of the Tulane Pediatrics Teddy Bear Clinic! This event is free.
There will be a Core Element Community STEM Fest at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center on September 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participants will engage in hands-on activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics. Additionally, there will be Pelicans and Saints-related activities. This event is open to students, parents, and teachers.
ASI-Federal Credit Union held a donation drive during the month of July and awarded checks to Miller Wall and G.T. Woods in the amount of $700. Miller Wall is deciding how to best use the unexpected funds while G.T. Woods will use the money for their College and Career Awareness program. Thank you ASI-FCU for your support of the Jefferson Parish Public School System students.
The Rotary Club of Kenner delivered a truck full of school supplies to the teachers of G.T. Woods on August 9. Bags of pencils, crayons, paper towels, index cards, and scissors were packed for each teacher in the school. Thank you Rotary Club of Kenner!