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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 […]

After School Program Turning JPPSS Students into Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is a national program that’s impacting local students here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. A recognized leader in art education, this after school program is enhancing the fine arts skills and academics of young children in our area. Mildred Harris Elementary is one JPPSS school that benefited from an end of […]

First Day of School Excitement Shines Through the Wet Weather

The wet weather didn’t dampen spirits for the first day of the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, August 11. Watch the video above or click through the photo gallery below for a look at the start of a new school year in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The photos below were taken as JPPSS […]