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Adams Middle Remembers Student’s Life through Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the nation a year ago, but staff at Adams Middle School had a very special reason to bring it back to their campus. Members of this school family participated in the challenge to honor the life of a student.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Entertains Veterans with “A Tribute to the USO”

Students at Gretna No. 2 Academy entertained troops past and present on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the USO” featured musical numbers from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The veterans in attendance visited classrooms after the production to share their experiences with students. Watch the program in its entirety above or click through the […]

NBA Star Donates School Supplies to Every Student at Gretna Middle

An NBA star enjoyed an eventful homecoming to the Jefferson Parish Public School System recently. Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton returned to Gretna Middle to surprise every student with school supplies. Watch this JPS-TV production to hear from this former NBA lottery pick about his return and see what special surprise students and staff […]

JPS-TV Video: T.H. Harris Middle Student Wins Statewide Wetlands Essay Contest

A passion for writing led T.H. Harris Middle student Yasmin Silva to enter and win the America’s WETLAND Foundation “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” art, essay, and photography competition. Silva placed first in the state in the Essay category for grades 7-9. Her piece was called “Lily’s Lesson” and focused on the story of […]

JPS-TV Video: Riverdale Middle Students Learn “Real World HTML”

Riverdale Middle School’s Debbie Jo Guillot is a Jefferson Parish Distinguished Digital Educator. In this Instructional Technology Spotlight, she takes her students through a lesson on HTML…teaching them to speak the language of websites.

JPS-TV Video: “In-Trouble” Teen Turned “In-Demand” Speaker Shares Story of Success with Butler Elementary

Joshua Butler Elementary is a school know for its outstanding culture. Much of that deserved reputation is from Butler’s use of conscious discipline. Students and teachers welcomed a pair of renowned speakers who’ve also seen the life changing impact of this social-emotional classroom management tool. D.J. Batiste is a former gang leader who spent his life […]

JPS-TV Video: Buddy Bench Helps Every Child at Schneckenburger Elementary Find a Friend

This bright blue bench is a special addition to Schneckenburger Elementary. An eye-catching feature to the playground, its beauty goes much deeper for a student at recess who becomes lonely and needs a friend. It’s called a Buddy Bench…and from this Kenner school, to campuses the world over, this simple concept fosters friendships and cultures of […]

Saints & NFL Mexico Bring Fun, Learning, & Competition to J.C. Ellis Elementary

Five students from J.C. Ellis Elementary were selected to compete against the NFL Mexico flag football champions. The game took place during halftime of the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the New England Patriots in the Superdome. Before these young stars took to the gridiron, the NFL Mexico team and the New Orleans Saints […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2015

Having a vision for what you want to achieve is the starting point for any successful plan. From that vision, you develop core beliefs. Genuine core beliefs will then guide your actions (what you do) and your attitude (how you do it). And it’s your actions and attitude that ultimately determine outcomes. We’ve adopted that […]

JPS-TV Video: First Day of School Brings Back Memories

There is something special about the first day of school here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and in districts around the nation. JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, board members, and district leaders visited a number of our schools to welcome in the 2015-2016 academic year. This eventful day brought back plenty of […]