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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 […]

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 […]