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Connection with Business Community Brings Reading Oasis to Pittman Elementary

As David Fennelly finishes reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to a group of Pittman Elementary third graders, one of the students excitedly calls out, “read another one.” Story time is over for today. Thanks to this area businessman and philanthropist; however, these students now have enough new books to last them until they head to middle school. “I just think […]

JPS-TV Video: JPPSS Staff Celebrates Wellness Day

From aerobic classes and a health walk around the Administration Building…to vendor booths that focus on everything from healthy cooking to insurance benefits, the Jefferson Parish Public School System Wellness Day is an entertaining way to tell employees about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Click on the video below to see the fun and hear from some […]

JPS-TV Video: Witness the Rebirth of St. Ville Elementary

After the Jefferson Parish School Board authorized the reopening of Douglass Elementary and St. Ville Elementary near the end of last school year, the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s facilities and technology departments worked fast to ensure these previously closed campuses would be ready to welcome students for the first day of 2015-2016. Similar to […]

JPS-TV Video: Principals Share Goals, Vision for their School Family

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year was extra special for 14 principals throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. For these instructional leaders, it marked the official beginning of their first school year as a principal. Hear from each of these educators as they introduce themselves and share their vision for the upcoming […]

Message from the Acting Superintendent: March 2015

With the first blooms of the season just around the corner, this time of year offers a wide variety of school-related activities, from spring sports to statewide testing. As many of you know, JPPSS and school districts across our state and country kicked off state testing on March 16. Over the course of the next few weeks, […]

T.H. Harris Middle Students in “Presence of a True Hero”

T.H Harris Middle principal Otis Guichet set the scene perfectly for his students gathered to hear decorated World War II pilot Art Arceneaux speak. “Picture yourself in three years. That’s how old Mr. Arceneaux was when he went off to fight the war,” Guichet told the middle school students. “When the country needed him at 18 years […]

Woods Elementary Students Hear from Civil Rights Leader Who Helped Integrate McDonogh 19

“I came to share a little bit of my story. It’s going to be much different than what you can even imagine.” Those words are how Leona Tate began her time speaking to students at G.T. Woods Elementary on Friday, February 27. In a library decorated for her visit, Tate relived the story of how she […]

New Website Addition Spotlights Local, National Student Opportunities

Whether you’re a parent looking for an enriching summer camp for your child, a teacher seeking a challenging academic contest for your class, or a student in search of an unforgettable experience with like-minded young people, jpschools.org has created a page just for you. The Student Opportunities page on the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

Fisher High School’s Field of Dreams

If you build it, they will come. And that is what the Bourgeois family did for the Lady Gators softball team at Fisher High School. At the recent dedication of the field, Lafitte Mayor Timothy Kerner gave a passionate speech about Joe Bourgeois and his family. “I know what this family has been through,” he […]

West Jefferson Students Step Out on an Advanced Path through New Blended Learning Program

Students at West Jefferson High School were given an opportunity in November 2014 to participate in a special program to help them further their educational goals. The program, called the AdvancePath Academy, provides students with a blended learning environment that uses tech-assisted coursework and a variety of learning experiences that meet students’ needs. Flexible scheduling, […]