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Behind the Curtain: Haynes Academy Presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Go behind the scenes with the Haynes Academy Talented Theatre Program. It’s way more than just the performers on stage who make this student production happen.

Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the […]

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars ‘Goes the Extra Mile’ in Awarding Laptops to Students

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars goes the extra mile for our kids. Not only has JDFS awarded millions in scholarships to our students, they also make sure these soon-to-be college freshmen stay connected in the classroom. Learn more about their annual laptop day.

Dr. Brumley Visits Half-a-Dozen Campuses for First Day of School

“We have 50,000 reasons to get the first day of school absolutely correct here in Jefferson Parish Public Schools.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley spent his first, first day of school as our superintendent with the people who matter most…our students and teachers. Follow along as he visited half a dozen campuses on […]

Ellis Elementary Students Read Their Way to a Visit from WWE, Trombone Shorty

Ellis Elementary students received quite the surprise for making reading a priority. Not only did they get a visit from a group of WWE Superstars, they also earned an in-person congratulations from Trombone Shorty.

Plenty to Get Excited About Following Discovery Days at Allen Ellender School

“I’ve seen an area where we can really lead in this state and in this nation.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley had reason to be excited following his first Discovery Day of the 2018-19 school year. He spent the day in District 3 and at Allen Ellender School listening to students, parents, teachers, […]

East Jefferson & Grace King High Speech Therapy Students Create “Magic”

“What happened here today was magical.” – JPPSS Speech Language Pathologist Kati Lanner The speech therapy communications broadcast program students at East Jefferson High and Grace King High came together for an annual showcase. These students used the magical world of Harry Potter to communicate in a functional and natural way, while demonstrating the skills […]

Riviere Elementary Family Donates Love, Support to Baby Ellie

It was a first day back to school for teachers that speaks volumes of the culture at Riviere Elementary. Third grade teacher Lauren Landry organized an on-site blood donation for the 10-month-old daughter of her coworker and friend Kelly Hudson. The result was a special visit from the Ochsner Blood Bank, a waiting list of […]

Watch the Dedication Ceremony for Ray St. Pierre Academy

The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to rename Marrero Academy to Ray St. Pierre Academy following the passing of the longtime educator and board member. A dedication ceremony was held for the newly named Ray St. Pierre Academy for Advanced Studies on May 8, 2018.