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Thibodeaux Elementary Students Show Thanks for Laughs, Lessons from First Responders

Thibodeaux Elementary and the Westwego Volunteer Fire Co. #1 helped teach students that, despite what they may have heard in the news lately, there are still plenty of good clowns. Watch the video above to learn more about a unique fire safety show and the special way Thibodeaux Elementary students gave back to these first […]

Clancy-Maggiore Elementary Celebrates Diversity and Togetherness

The newest National Blue Ribbon School in the Jefferson Parish Public School System turned a social studies lesson into a celebration of community. Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts held a United Nations Day recently. Students studied countries from around the world, while also celebrating their own unique cultures.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Celebrates Veterans with Music and Comedy

The students of Gretna No. 2 Academy spanned the decades while celebrating members of our armed forces on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the Armed Forces” combined music and comedy to pay respect to the men and women who serve our country. Click the video above to watch this always remarkable performance.

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 […]