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Academics, Arts, Engaged Culture Help Riverdale High Make the Grade

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 […]

Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

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 […]

Grammys Select Thomas Jefferson Student to Document Week with the Stars

It was an experience this Thomas Jefferson High School senior will never forget. Anthony Richard, Jr. was one of two students in the nation selected to document the Grammys as part of the 2016 Grammy Camp. Watch the video above to learn more about Richard’s remarkable experience and see some of the musical legends he […]

Washington Montessori Celebrates Success for Black History Month

  Even if some of the younger students at Washington Montessori didn’t quite grasp the wisdom he was imparting, Judge Dennis Bagneris understood the importance of his message. “I feel like a lot of the words that I say to you today may go over the heads of the first graders,” said Judge Bagneris, who […]

Harris Middle Students Hold Lip Sync Battle to Raise Funds for the Arts

Lip sync battles have taken prime time and late night television by storm. The students at Harris Middle recently held a lip sync battle of their own to help raise money for an arts workshop. Watch the video above for the story or click here to see the entire competition.

JPPSS Distinguished Digital Educator: Kristi Dunckelman

Head into the classroom of Allen Ellender School teacher Kristi Dunckelman. This Jefferson Parish Distinguished Digital Educator takes her students through a technology infused lesson on finding adjectives.

Student Meetings Build Culture of Investment at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary

Perseverance. Respect. Determination. Empathy. Teachers, administrators, and staff at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary use an innovative approach to teach their students these important characteristics. Watch the video above to see how these student community meetings are creating a culture of investment.

Bonnabel High Presented Silver Award from Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Bonnabel High School earned national recognition for the work it’s doing to develop well rounded students. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation presented the school with the Silver Award. Watch the presentation to learn more.

American Health Lawyers Association Beautifies Riverdale High School Based Health Center

The school based health center at Riverdale High School received some care of its own recently thanks to the generosity of lawyers from around the nation. The American Health Lawyers Association chose the health clinic for its yearly service project during the organization’s board of directors meeting in New Orleans recently.  

Patrick Taylor Academy Welcomes 23 Chinese Exchange Students

When Jefferson Parish Public School System Chief Academic Officer Debra Cooper reached out to Jamie Zapico about hosting Chinese exchange students at her school, it didn’t take long for the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy principal to respond with an “Absolutely!” “We are a very diverse campus,” said Zapico. “Our students being able […]