Bissonet Plaza Elementary hosted a dog agility show on International Puppy Day, with help from the Swamp Dog Agility Club of Greater New Orleans. Dogs of all age and sizes jumped, climbed, and sprinted as the students watched as part of a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) reward. Bissonet Plaza physical education teacher Susan […]
Haynes Academy junior Diensn Xing scored a perfect 36 on the ACT recently. The accomplishment puts Xing in rare company, as less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. “I was pretty excited,” said Xing, who scored a 28 on the ACT when he last took it in seventh […]
The latest news and information from the Jefferson Parish Public School System is now available on smartphones with a new mobile app. JPPSS is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is now available in the online iTunes and Google Play app stores for free. Download our Flyer English Arabic, […]
More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]
The Jefferson Parish Public School System Social Studies Fair was held recently at John Ehret High. The following students placed in their respective categories, with the top two winners in each category qualifying for the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on March 3, 2017. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION Individual Sociology 1st – Aidan […]
The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Taryn A. U’Halie from John Ehret High for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English in Kazakhstan at Karaganda State Technical University. U’Halie is one of only 165 U.S. citizens selected for the 2016-17 English Language Fellow Program. U’Halie holds a M.A. in TEFL/TESL from Colorado State University, […]
Jefferson Parish School Board member Marion Bonura, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Jospeh, and other district stakeholders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the new covered play area at Birney Elementary. Students helped make the day special by creating a chain link of thank you notes, singing the school song, and closing the ceremony […]
It was a science lesson these Schneckenburger Elementary students won’t soon forget. The Audubon Nature Institute Wetland Express visits schools around the region. There was a sense of wonder in the eyes of these young children as they came face-to-face with animals native to Louisiana.
“We are on hallowed ground,” said Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd to open the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new arts wing at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts. Floyd, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, and many more members of the district and Lincoln Elementary family packed the new arts wing recently for a […]
Administrators and teachers at G.T. Woods Elementary have made reading their top priority for students. That dedication showed when the school hosted its first annual celebrity reading day. Familiar faces from across the community volunteered their time to share their experiences, encouragement, and a good book with these eager young children.