JPPSS Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians share memories, future plans

What are your plans after high school? Who are those special people who helped you become such a successful student? Valedictorians and salutatorians from every school in the Jefferson Parish Public School System shares their future plans and even some special memories with our JPS-TV production crew.

Message from the Superintendent: Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week here in Jefferson Parish and in districts across the nation. I want all our teachers to know how much we appreciate you. Thank you for your dedication to our students. This is really a celebration that should go on year-round. So many of you see your work as more than a job…it’s a […]

Special Guests — on two legs and four — Visit Bissonet Plaza Elementary for Read Across America Day

Schools around the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the nation took part in Read Across America recently. Bissonet Plaza Elementary held a special celebration that brought some well known names (and man’s best friend) to campus in order to share their love of reading.

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.