Martin Marino’s 12th Annual Dance Challenge Takes Stage April 11

More than 340 fifth grade students from 18 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 11 for Martin Marino’s 12th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “Over the past 12 years, Dance […]

Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting March 20

¿Es usted un(a) padre/madre bilingüe? ¡Nosotros queremos escúchalo! Por favor vengan a nuestra próxima junta del Comité de Asesoría de Padres Bilingües el martes, 20 de marzo. Por favor vengan a nuestra próxima junta del Comité de Asesoría de Padres Bilingües el martes, 20 de marzo de 6 a 7 p.m. en el Edificio Administrativo […]

Haynes Academy Food and Music Festival Celebrates Diviersity

Haynes Academy brought back its International Food and Music Festival this school year. The popular event was organized by teachers, clubs, and school departments. Students and families got the chance to experience the tastes and sounds of the many different cultures that make up their school community.

Audubon Nature Institute Brings Students Up Close to Conservation

Schneckenburger Elementary students came face to face with animals they normally only read about in books. The Audubon Nature Institute’s ZOOmobile visited this Kenner school with a car load full of South American creatures. The outreach experience introduces children to animals and the importance of conservation.

Get to Know the JPPSS Language Immersion Program

The Jefferson Parish Public School System offers French and Spanish language immersion programs as part of its Magnet Program. Get to know more about these culturally rich offerings by watching the series of brief videos below. The French and Spanish immersion programs develop student proficiency in a second language while providing a foundation in fundamentals […]

Johnson Gretna Park Students Donate $1500 to Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary students are taught the importance of PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy. The impact of this lesson could be seen recently when the students raised $1,500 for the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center. This gift has created a special bond between WJMC and the school.

Student Climate Summit Helps Young Leaders Find Their Voice

“Caring” “Safe” “Welcoming” Those are just some of the words students used to describe their experience during the annual Student Climate Summit. Students from 13 JPPSS schools took part in the workshop event. The workshop was facilitated by WestEd, a California-based nonprofit that offers school climate training to education organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The students are […]

Patrick Taylor Librarian Wins Award for Excellence

At the recent Louisiana Library Association annual conference, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy librarian, Elizabeth Kahn, was awarded the 2018 James O. Modisette Award for excellence in a middle/high school library program. Kahn has been at Taylor since 2006 when she was hired as the first librarian there. While at Taylor, she has curated […]

JPPSS Students Shine at First Ever Candidate Forum

Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto were the ones on stage, but the students were the stars of the first ever candidate forum in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. High school students from across the district packed the JPPSS Administration Building Boardroom for The Students’ Candidate Forum. This student-led event was […]

Eight JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eight students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named National Merit Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS are six students from Haynes Academy and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy. Haynes Academy Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy These high school seniors have the […]