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JPS-TV Video: T.H. Harris Middle Student Wins Statewide Wetlands Essay Contest

A passion for writing led T.H. Harris Middle student Yasmin Silva to enter and win the America’s WETLAND Foundation “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” art, essay, and photography competition. Silva placed first in the state in the Essay category for grades 7-9. Her piece was called “Lily’s Lesson” and focused on the story of […]

Eventful Meisler Morning Reinforces Culture, Honors First Responders

Meisler Middle students spent the final school day of Anti-Bullying Week learning how to maintain a positive campus culture and honoring a group of first responders for the role they serve at school and in the community. Friday, October 2, was “Shade Out Bullying” day at Meisler Middle. Students wore sunglasses to symbolize their stance against […]

Bullying Laid to Rest with Special Service at Truman Middle

Truman Middle School teachers, administrators, and students spared no detail as they laid bullying to rest during an event for Anti-Bullying Week in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The school held a jazz funeral for bullying. It included a formal service in the gymnasium, performances by the school’s band and a brass band, speeches from students […]

Riviere Elementary Brings Reading to Life for Students, Families

Walking the halls of Riviere Elementary left students and visitors wide-eyed with curiosity recently. On one end of the hall, the Tin Man teaches students a technology infused lesson. A few doors down, Hermione (of Harry Potter fame) has put down her magic wand to lead her class through a grammar game. And in another class, Thing One […]

JPS-TV Video: Riverdale Middle Students Learn “Real World HTML”

Riverdale Middle School’s Debbie Jo Guillot is a Jefferson Parish Distinguished Digital Educator. In this Instructional Technology Spotlight, she takes her students through a lesson on HTML…teaching them to speak the language of websites.

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 […]