Talented Theater Students Present Charlotte’s Web

Fourth and fifth grade talented theater students at Gretna No. 2 Academy recently entertained their peers with a production of “Charlotte’s Web.” Teacher Morrey McElroy selected the play having loved the story since she was in the third grade. “It is a very important introduction to children about friendship and personal loss,” she said. “I […]

Worley Students Experience Learning Through the Socratic Seminar

Maria Held loves using the Socratic Seminar strategy with her students at Worley Middle School. “I see myself as the facilitator of the intellectual conversations of the students,” said Held, a National Board Certified Teacher. “They are feeding off of one another and delving into the text rather than just listening to me explain it.” […]

Livaudais Middle Inducts Students into National Junior Honor Society

Five students at Livaudais Middle School made up the inaugural class of the first Junior National Honor Society at the school. At the urging of national honor society members at West Jefferson High School, Rob Wyman, Livaudais chapter advisor, pulled together a committee to bring the organization to the school. Wyman said that there are […]

Woodland West Students Meet the WWE

First Book and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) teamed up to host a reading celebration at Woodland West Elementary School. First Book is an organization that provides books to children who have limited access to reading material. “We are partnered with WWE because they have a deep commitment to the community and reading is a fundamental […]

Dollars for Scholars School & Family Drive Kick-Off

Principals and school coordinators from around the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) recently gathered to learn more about the 2015 Dollars for Scholars School & Family Drive, which will be held from February 23-27, 2015 in all Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Those gathered shared suggestions for fundraising including dress down day, silly sock day, […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2015

As many of you know, I will retire from the Jefferson Parish Public School System effective January 31, 2015. In this last message to the community, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on my past three years as superintendent and to say thank you to all those of who have worked so hard […]

Terrytown Students Snuggle Up to Reading

A special reading event took place at Terrytown Elementary. Students and teachers were allowed to attend school decked out in their comfy pajamas. The event featured a variety of guest speakers who read their favorite books to the Terrytown students. The guest speakers included Terrytown parents, grandparents, friends and special guest WWL-TV news anchor Sally […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Members Sworn In; Officers Elected for 2015

The Jefferson Parish School Board held a swearing-in ceremony for its members on January 5, 2015 during a special board meeting. Both newly elected and re-elected members were sworn in to begin their four-year term as school board representatives. As its first official action, the board elected their leadership for 2015: District 5 board member Cedric […]

Meisler Celebrates School Improvement

To celebrate their school improving from a letter grade of “C” to a “B,” J.D Meisler Middle School held a Turkey Bowl – an afternoon of fun, games, and refreshments. Students in each grade voted for six of their classmates to form a team to participate in the competitions. The teachers also had a team. […]

Message from the Superintendent: December 2014      

Earlier this month, the Jefferson Parish Public School System announced that its total enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year stands at more than 48,000 students – an increase of close to 1,500 compared to last year. This means that since the 2009-2010 school year, the district has increased its enrollment by more than 3,000 students. […]