The CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will help increase physical activity and healthy eating, reduce childhood obesity, and promote healthy school and community environments among 4,200 kindergarten through fifth-grade students under an $80,000 charitable grant provided by the Humana Foundation. The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) will be part of the community coalition supporting […]
Thanks to the use of Professional Learning Communities in the Jefferson Parish Public School System, our students now have a team of teachers dedicated to their success. In PLCs, teachers from similar subjects or grade levels meet in small groups to pool their knowledge, collaborate about students, share problems, and find solutions. JPPSS held the first of […]
John McDonogh Day is Jefferson Parish’s oldest annual community event. It honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh. Students from McDonogh No. 26 Elementary helped celebrate this year’s 126th annual event. Click the link above to watch it in its entirety.
Entergy CEO Leo Denault visited the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) classes at Higgins High and Ehret High. Denault was joined by colleagues from Entergy, as well as staff members from the Louisiana Department of Education and JPPSS. JAG operates programs in a number of JPPSS schools with the aim of helping young people stay […]
The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]
What are your plans after high school? Who are those special people who helped you become such a successful student? Valedictorians and salutatorians from every school in the Jefferson Parish Public School System shares their future plans and even some special memories with our JPS-TV production crew.
Schools around the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the nation took part in Read Across America recently. Bissonet Plaza Elementary held a special celebration that brought some well known names (and man’s best friend) to campus in order to share their love of reading.
Riverdale High School art teacher Kimberly Robinson has fond memories of her first day on the job. “Riverdale is an amazing school,” said Robinson. “I will say this, my first day here, a student held the door open for me. And a lot of people have negative thoughts about teenagers, and when this child that […]
Over 1,600 students were 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 […]