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JPS-TV Video: “In-Trouble” Teen Turned “In-Demand” Speaker Shares Story of Success with Butler Elementary

Joshua Butler Elementary is a school know for its outstanding culture. Much of that deserved reputation is from Butler’s use of conscious discipline. Students and teachers welcomed a pair of renowned speakers who’ve also seen the life changing impact of this social-emotional classroom management tool. D.J. Batiste is a former gang leader who spent his life […]

JPS-TV Video: Buddy Bench Helps Every Child at Schneckenburger Elementary Find a Friend

This bright blue bench is a special addition to Schneckenburger Elementary. An eye-catching feature to the playground, its beauty goes much deeper for a student at recess who becomes lonely and needs a friend. It’s called a Buddy Bench…and from this Kenner school, to campuses the world over, this simple concept fosters friendships and cultures of […]

Saints & NFL Mexico Bring Fun, Learning, & Competition to J.C. Ellis Elementary

Five students from J.C. Ellis Elementary were selected to compete against the NFL Mexico flag football champions. The game took place during halftime of the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the New England Patriots in the Superdome. Before these young stars took to the gridiron, the NFL Mexico team and the New Orleans Saints […]

Time Capsule Opening a Time to Reminisce for Close-Knit JPPSS Family

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Title I and federal programs employees past and present gathered at the JPPSS Administration Building recently to open a time capsule that was sealed in 1990. While unveiling items sealed inside the capsule 25 years ago led to excitement and curiosity, being in the company of so many familiar faces […]

JPS-TV Video: First Day of School Brings Back Memories

There is something special about the first day of school here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and in districts around the nation. JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, board members, and district leaders visited a number of our schools to welcome in the 2015-2016 academic year. This eventful day brought back plenty of […]

JPS-TV Video: JPPSS Staff Celebrates Wellness Day

From aerobic classes and a health walk around the Administration Building…to vendor booths that focus on everything from healthy cooking to insurance benefits, the Jefferson Parish Public School System Wellness Day is an entertaining way to tell employees about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Click on the video below to see the fun and hear from some […]

JPS-TV Video: Witness the Rebirth of St. Ville Elementary

After the Jefferson Parish School Board authorized the reopening of Douglass Elementary and St. Ville Elementary near the end of last school year, the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s facilities and technology departments worked fast to ensure these previously closed campuses would be ready to welcome students for the first day of 2015-2016. Similar to […]

JPS-TV Video: Principals Share Goals, Vision for their School Family

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year was extra special for 14 principals throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. For these instructional leaders, it marked the official beginning of their first school year as a principal. Hear from each of these educators as they introduce themselves and share their vision for the upcoming […]

Students Discover Creative Fun During Summer Arts Camp

While many of their classmates were just starting to ease in to summer vacation, students from across the area took part in the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Summer Arts Camp. This unique three-week program that ran June 1-19 is offered by JPPSS and Title I. Students in grades 2-7 learn skills in visual and […]