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Riviere Elementary Students Explore Bucktown Culture Through Ogden Program

Over 250 students at Riviere Elementary got the chance to express their creativity while also celebrating the culture of the school’s Bucktown neighborhood. The school was selected to participate in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s residency program, Artist and Sense of Place. Students worked with a professional artists to create pieces that were then […]

JPPSS Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5

Message from the Superintendent: May 2017

What makes a good teacher… What are the qualities needed to transform a classroom into a home and a school community into a family… Teacher Appreciation Week is May first through fifth. We honor teachers and celebrate the lasting contribution they make to all our lives. Thank you to all of our educators! You make […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

New Covered Play Area Complete at Birney Elementary

Jefferson Parish School Board member Marion Bonura, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Jospeh, and other district stakeholders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the new covered play area at Birney Elementary. Students helped make the day special by creating a chain link of thank you notes, singing the school song, and closing the ceremony […]

Audubon Nature Institute Brings the Zoo to Schneckenburger Elementary

It was a science lesson these Schneckenburger Elementary students won’t soon forget. The Audubon Nature Institute Wetland Express visits schools around the region. There was a sense of wonder in the eyes of these young children as they came face-to-face with animals native to Louisiana.

Ribbon Cut on New Arts Wing at Lincoln Elementary

“We are on hallowed ground,” said Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd to open the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new arts wing at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts. Floyd, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, and many more members of the district and Lincoln Elementary family packed the new arts wing recently for a […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

Professional Learning Communities Cultivate Student-First Conversations

  “At the late take-in days we talk about Johnny and Sally and Suzy and what interventions we can put into place to make them grow” – Marrero Middle Principal Christina Conforto Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The […]

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]