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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 […]

Saints, C.J. Spiller Make Special Delivery to J.C. Ellis Elementary

  New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller made a special delivery recently to J.C. Ellis Elementary and the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Spiller visited Ellis Elementary as a part of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association’s (SUDIA) Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign. The school was chosen to host this year’s Fuel Up to […]

NBA Star Donates School Supplies to Every Student at Gretna Middle

An NBA star enjoyed an eventful homecoming to the Jefferson Parish Public School System recently. Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton returned to Gretna Middle to surprise every student with school supplies. Watch this JPS-TV production to hear from this former NBA lottery pick about his return and see what special surprise students and staff […]

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 […]