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JPPSS Talent Visual Arts Students Present “Art Around the World”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Talent Visual Arts program celebrated “Art Around the World” for its annual exhibit. This year’s show took place at the Audubon Zoo. Click on the video abover to meet some of these young artists and see their work. You can view almost every piece at this link.

Students Get “One-on-One” Attention Through Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities allow teachers to work together across subjects and grade levels. This benefits students by providing them with a team of teachers who collaborate on the best ways to individualize lessons. Here at McDonogh No. 26 Elementary, teachers say PLCs are the equivalent of one-on-one instruction for every child. JPPSS held the third of […]

JPPSS Arts Camp Creates Hands-On Summer Fun

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Summer Arts Camp is a unique three-week program for students in grades 2-7. Classes are taught by professional artists in visual and performing arts, dance, pottery, woodworking, and more. Click the video above to learn more about the enrichment opportunities offered at the 2016 camp.

President Obama Responds to Letter from Meisler Middle Student

When Vivian Perdomo had some concerns about immigration, she penned a letter to President Barack Obama. Little did this Meisler Middle student know that she would receive a special reply.

Chevron, Second Harvest Sponsor 1st School Food Pantry in JPPSS

Second Harvest Food Bank and Chevron celebrated the opening of a new school pantry at Terrytown Elementary, the first in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph joined school leaders and other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Click on the video above or the photos below to see more from this […]

JPPSS Students, Teachers Already Benefiting from Professional Learning Communities

Teachers across the Jefferson Parish Public School System are already seeing positive results from the district’s renewed emphasis on Professional Learning Communities. Students benefit by having a team of teachers working to help them succeed. Teachers benefit through collaboration with their peers on what methods work best (and which don’t) in the classroom. JPPSS held the […]

Students Explore High Demand, High Wage Jobs at JPPSS Career Expo

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is dedicated to preparing all students for success after high school. A recent JPPSS event introduced hundreds of students to high wage, high demand careers available in our region. The 2016 JPPSS Career Expo was held October 12 at John Ehret High. Over 60 local organizations participated in the event […]

JPPSS Coaches, PE Teachers Learn Flag Football at Saints Practice Facility

Jefferson Parish Public School System physical education teachers and coaches spent a day of in-service recently on the same practice field used by the New Orleans Saints. The Dairy Association and NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, along with the Saints, held a flag football workshop for these JPPSS educators. Watch the video above to […]

Enriching and Adorable: Red Barn Farm Visits Airline Park Academy

Students at Airline Park Academy recently had a field trip visit them. The Red Barn Farm set up its touring petting zoo for these Jefferson Parish Public School System students. This is just one of many JPPSS  schools visited by the Red Barn Farm. Along with getting a hands-on encounter with a multitude of animals, students were […]

Schneckenburger Elementary Safety Patrol Shares Voice of the Students

Members of the Schneckenburger Elementary Safety Patrol serve as student ambassadors for their school. These fifth grade school leaders perform important tasks around the campus, like assist with morning arrivals, and work with principal Christi Rome to help create the best environment possible for students and teachers. One of the ways Rome gets student input is […]