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Schools Create Ornaments for JPPSS Tree

Schools across the district created ornaments to brighten the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Jefferson Parish Public School System Administration Building in Harvey. Photos of each ornament and the Christmas tree are available on the JPPSS Flickr page.

Harris Celebrates the Season through Annual Holiday Program

Recently, the students of T.H. Harris Middle School gathered in the gym for their annual holiday program. The program featured performances from the Harris cheerleaders and dance team, as well as holiday selections from the band and choir. According to principal Otis Guichet, programs like this holiday celebration are a great motivator for students. “It builds […]

Holiday Bells are Ringing at Metairie Academy

The Metairie Academy Bell Choir, part of the school’s enrichment program, played several favorite songs to celebrate the holidays.

JPPSS Students Visit World War II Air Power Expo

Taking a step back in time, students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System recently visited the World War II Air Power Expo presented by the National WWII Museum. They were able to climb aboard fully restored legendary aircraft as well as ground vehicles. As an added bonus, students were able to experience history with […]

Beating that “Ho Ho Holiday” Stress

The JPPSS Wellness Committee presented a “Lunch and Learn” earlier this month featuring Seth Shear, corporate wellness director at Manhattan Athletic Club. Shear offered tips on healthy holiday eating and coping with “ho-ho-holiday” stress.

Ruppel Students Delight Crowd at Holiday Concert

The talented vocal and piano music students at L.W. Ruppel Academy delighted the crowd, who gathered with some beautiful holiday music.

Message from the Superintendent: November 2014

More than three years ago, when I first became Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Public Schools, I spoke to our principals about challenging ourselves to raise the bar on academic performance, strongly believing that we could begin laying the foundation to realize the district’s goal of having all schools graded “A” or “B” within five years. […]

Veteran Worley Teacher Honored for National Board Certification

Worley Middle School teacher Maria Guastella Held was recently surprised by staff and students with a celebration of her second time achieving National Board Certification. “This is a really big achievement and we wanted to show her how much we appreciate all that she has done for our students,” said principal Ira Wilson. “She is […]

Hands On Learning at Metairie Academy

The traveling Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit recently visited Metairie Academy. The unit is sponsored by the oilfield industry and has six, self-contained, kiosk-style learning stations. The stations feature curriculum-based, hands-on activities about energy, and the technologies and sciences involved with the oil and natural gas industry. “I am so excited to have this here,” said […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Audubon Elementary

The Spanish 3 class at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies recently visited Audubon Elementary School to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The class is taught by Holly Charpentier. Watch the entire performance above.