Haynes Academy Food and Music Festival Celebrates Diviersity

Haynes Academy brought back its International Food and Music Festival this school year. The popular event was organized by teachers, clubs, and school departments. Students and families got the chance to experience the tastes and sounds of the many different cultures that make up their school community.

Audubon Nature Institute Brings Students Up Close to Conservation

Schneckenburger Elementary students came face to face with animals they normally only read about in books. The Audubon Nature Institute’s ZOOmobile visited this Kenner school with a car load full of South American creatures. The outreach experience introduces children to animals and the importance of conservation.

Get to Know the JPPSS Language Immersion Program

The Jefferson Parish Public School System offers French and Spanish language immersion programs as part of its Magnet Program. Get to know more about these culturally rich offerings by watching the series of brief videos below. The French and Spanish immersion programs develop student proficiency in a second language while providing a foundation in fundamentals […]

Johnson Gretna Park Students Donate $1500 to Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary students are taught the importance of PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy. The impact of this lesson could be seen recently when the students raised $1,500 for the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center. This gift has created a special bond between WJMC and the school.

Student Climate Summit Helps Young Leaders Find Their Voice

“Caring” “Safe” “Welcoming” Those are just some of the words students used to describe their experience during the annual Student Climate Summit. Students from 13 JPPSS schools took part in the workshop event. The workshop was facilitated by WestEd, a California-based nonprofit that offers school climate training to education organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The students are […]

WWE Furthers Generosity Towards Woodland West Elementary

The last time WrestleMania was in New Orleans, World Wrestling Entertainment superstars spent the day at Woodland West Elementary building a new KaBOOM! playground. With the WWE’s biggest show returning to town on April 8, it was a given that these sports entertainment heroes would return to Woodland West and the Jefferson Parish Public School […]

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 […]

Bunche Elementary Students Take Control of Lessons with STEM

When Bunche Elementary reopened at the start of this school year, it did so with a strong emphasis on 21st century learning. Bunche Elementary is one of three schools to debut a STEM focus this school year. Teachers say students have already started to take control of their own learning through lessons that emphasize collaboration […]

STEM Focus Impacts More Than Science & Math at Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary became one of the newest STEM focused schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System this school year. Students are not only engaging in their STEM classes, but the impact of these 21st century lessons is being felt in other subjects as well. Watch the video above to see how the emphasis on […]

STEM Focus Sets Washington Elementary Students on New Course

Washington Elementary became one of the newest schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to adopt a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) this school year. It has taken only months for teachers to see positive changes for students. Watch the video above to see how this 21st century approach to education is already […]