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Two JPPSS Teachers Named Educators of the Year for Classroom Technology

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded its top honors to a pair of educators in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Louisiana Leader of the Year.  Metairie Academy fourth grade teacher Claudia Suazo is the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the […]

Saints Holiday – Second Harvest Food Bank

It’s the season for giving! Please join the New Orleans Saints and Second Harvest Food Bank – Feeding South Louisiana for the Holiday Harvest. This year’s event will include a meet-and-greet with the Saints players, delicious food samples and more. Attendees bringing five non-perishable canned good items, or a $5 cash donation, can access the […]

JPPSS Work Ready U Adult Education Program Registration Jan. 4-5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place on January 4 and 5. Classes begin on January 9. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association has named Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy a National Title I Distinguished School for 2016-17. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Advanced Study Academy is one of only two schools in Louisiana to receive this prestigious honor. “Congratulations to the students, teachers, administrators, and the entire Patrick Taylor […]

Thibodeaux Elementary Students Show Thanks for Laughs, Lessons from First Responders

Thibodeaux Elementary and the Westwego Volunteer Fire Co. #1 helped teach students that, despite what they may have heard in the news lately, there are still plenty of good clowns. Watch the video above to learn more about a unique fire safety show and the special way Thibodeaux Elementary students gave back to these first […]

Clancy-Maggiore Elementary Celebrates Diversity and Togetherness

The newest National Blue Ribbon School in the Jefferson Parish Public School System turned a social studies lesson into a celebration of community. Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts held a United Nations Day recently. Students studied countries from around the world, while also celebrating their own unique cultures.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Celebrates Veterans with Music and Comedy

The students of Gretna No. 2 Academy spanned the decades while celebrating members of our armed forces on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the Armed Forces” combined music and comedy to pay respect to the men and women who serve our country. Click the video above to watch this always remarkable performance.

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: December 13, 2016

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most JPSB meetings air live on JPS-TV (Cox channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) […]

JPPSS Talent Visual Arts Students Present “Art Around the World”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Talent Visual Arts program celebrated “Art Around the World” for its annual exhibit. This year’s show took place at the Audubon Zoo. Click on the video abover to meet some of these young artists and see their work. You can view almost every piece at this link.

Students Get “One-on-One” Attention Through Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities allow teachers to work together across subjects and grade levels. This benefits students by providing them with a team of teachers who collaborate on the best ways to individualize lessons. Here at McDonogh No. 26 Elementary, teachers say PLCs are the equivalent of one-on-one instruction for every child. JPPSS held the third of […]