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Butler Elementary’s Annual BBQ Cook-off Grows in Support and Fun

“Wow, how far we have come,” said Butler Elementary Principal Denise Rehm about this year’s installment of the school’s annual BBQ contest. Along with competing for grand BBQ champion, members of the faculty and community come together to support the students of this exceptional school.

JPPSS High School Basketball Media Night Tips Off a New Season

High school basketball teams from across the Jefferson Parish Public School System gathered at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Center to be interviewed by area media about the upcoming season. Go behind the scenes of this inaugural event to learn more about JPPSS hoops and what other events might be planned for the future.

Ford Middle Students Benefit from Kindness of a Community Partnership

A special community relationship brought school supplies and new shoes to the students of Ford Middle. Greater Zionfield Family Worship Center provided this generous donation for their neighboring school.

Growing Our Own: Many JPPSS Leaders Began their Careers as Paraprofessionals

From teachers…to principals…to district administrators, the Jefferson Parish Public School System is filled with leaders who began their careers as educational paraprofessionals. Meet some of these remarkable educators, as they share the story of how they grew through JPPSS.

Teacher-Student Bond Enhances Classroom Libraries for Two JPPSS Schools

The relationship between teacher and student led to thousands of books being added to the libraries of two schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Katy Graves is the current Superintendent of Schools for the Sag Harbor Union Free School District in New York. One of Graves’ former middle school students is current Theodore […]

Community Assist Helps Grace King High Develop a Green Culture

Along with being one of the school colors for Grace King High, green is commonly associated with environmental awareness and sustainability. Grace King students are now helping their campus “go green” after the school was awarded a grant to make recycling a common practice at the KINGdom. “We are so excited to have recycling at Grace King,” […]

Adams Middle Remembers Student’s Life through Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the nation a year ago, but staff at Adams Middle School had a very special reason to bring it back to their campus. Members of this school family participated in the challenge to honor the life of a student.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Entertains Veterans with “A Tribute to the USO”

Students at Gretna No. 2 Academy entertained troops past and present on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the USO” featured musical numbers from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The veterans in attendance visited classrooms after the production to share their experiences with students. Watch the program in its entirety above or click through the […]

JPPSS Talented Visual Arts on Display at Audubon Zoo

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Talented Visual Arts is partnering with the Audubon Institute to showcase our student artists. These young artists’ work will be showcased in an art show at the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Click on one of the videos below to learn more […]

Interested in a Teaching Career? Attend our Informational Meeting on Nov. 13

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is hosting an information meeting for applicants who possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree in a non-education field and want to become a teacher. The meeting will focus on the benefits of becoming a teacher and the steps an applicant must take to get a teaching certificate. The meeting […]