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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.

‘Senior Walk’ Inspires Next Generation of High School Students

A select group of Grace King High seniors donned their cap and gown a week early for a special event. The ‘Senior Walk’ is meant to leave an impression on Meisler Middle and Adams Middle students who will soon begin high school.

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Builds Relationships, Repairs Conflicts Through Restorative Approaches

Shirley Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Principal Michelle Montagnino calls restorative approaches a “beautiful addition” to her school. This alternative approach to school discipline has caused a marked decrease in the number of student issues. See how this program is impacting this International Baccalaureate candidacy school and the many other campuses that use it in JPPSS.

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: First 25 Days

This is the first in a weekly series of posts updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here. Dr. Cade Brumley has accomplished quite a bit since he unveiled his 100-day entry […]

Love to Learn; Learn to Lead: Dr. Brumley Unveils 100-Day Investment for a Stronger JPPSS

Ensuring a safe learning environment for all children, working towards more competitive teacher pay, and building positive relationships with the community are just some of the goals outlined in the 100-day entry plan of new Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. Dr. Brumley publicly presented his full plan on March 28 at […]

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 […]