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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 […]

New Partnership Promotes Healthy Living to JPPSS Students

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 […]

JPPSS Teachers Achieve Together Through Professional Learning Communities

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 […]

JPPSS students help celebrate John McDonogh Day

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.

JPPSS JAG students from Higgins & Ehret High impress Entergy CEO

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 […]

Order a Class of 2016 graduation DVD, watch online, or see the JPS-TV replay

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 […]

JPPSS Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians share memories, future plans

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.

Message from the Superintendent: Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week here in Jefferson Parish and in districts across the nation. I want all our teachers to know how much we appreciate you. Thank you for your dedication to our students. This is really a celebration that should go on year-round. So many of you see your work as more than a job…it’s a […]

Special Guests — on two legs and four — Visit Bissonet Plaza Elementary for Read Across America Day

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.