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JCPS warehouse brings science to life

Each year, approximately 29,000 science modules are assembled by district staff 

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School bus with lights flashing, JCPS Logo \"First Day of School, 2018-2019\"

JCPS welcomes students back for the 2018-19 year

Check out highlights from the first day of school.

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Backpack of Success Skills

Students will have access to a virtual backpack through Google, where they can place their projects and videos to support what they have learned throughout their Success Skill development. ​

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5 Questions With:
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Lonnie Golston

Job Title: Instructor III at Waggener High School 
How long he has worked for JCPS: 12 years

He's the friendly face that greets each person who enters Waggener High School, but did you know that Golston is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and that he is a Prince Hall Mason? Each day, you will find him supporting teachers and staff members and encouraging all students to have high expectations. 

  1. Where are you from, and where did you go to school? I was born and raised here in Louisville. I graduated from Louisville Male School (Class of 1975)
  2. How did you become involved with working for Jefferson County Public Schools? After graduating from U of L in 1997 with a degree in Pan African Studies, I worked at Coca Cola Company for nine years to help pay for my oldest daughter to attend Tennessee State University. I then felt the need to use my degree to create a career which lead me to apply to JCPS for the opportunities. I have always been a mentor to younger people and found that I was fairly good at it.
  3. What do you do each day? I am the receptionist and monitor lunch detention. I also answer the door and phone as well as assist with the attendance office, substitutes, open classrooms and other duties assigned by administration. 
  4. What is your favorite part of the job? I mentor our Men Of Quality group in hopes to help our young men set goals, realize their future belongs to those who are prepared, and be role models who can share their time, resources, and efforts in giving back to the community (much of what has been given to them).   
  5. You often talk about the Four Pillars of Success with students -- why is that important? Our school mission "Making all students college and career ready, one Wildcat at a time" helps me focus on giving our students simple tools that may someday turn on that light bulb of understanding that may help make them successful in life if used wisely. (The Four Pillars of Success are: Be Safe. Be Respectful. Be Prepared. Be Responsible.)

    “5 Questions With” is an ongoing series created by the JCPS Communications Department that spotlights our employees. If you know someone in the district whom you would like to see featured, please email us.

    Alumni Spotlight: Allan Houston

    Alan Houston holding basketball in right hand smiling
    Allan Houston is a native of Louisville and a 1989 graduate of Ballard High School. Houston played college basketball at the University of Tennessee. He is a former NBA all-star (played for the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks) and assistant general manager of the New York Knicks and is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2001, he created the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF), which has served thousands of participants across the country through programs that promote youth mentoring, responsible fatherhood and entrepreneurship. For more about Allan Houston, please visit www.allanhouston.com.

    Do you know an outstanding JCPS graduate whom we should highlight as a part of this series? Send us an email.

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