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Bonnabel High Presented Silver Award from Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Bonnabel High School earned national recognition for the work it’s doing to develop well rounded students. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation presented the school with the Silver Award. Watch the presentation to learn more.

American Health Lawyers Association Beautifies Riverdale High School Based Health Center

The school based health center at Riverdale High School received some care of its own recently thanks to the generosity of lawyers from around the nation. The American Health Lawyers Association chose the health clinic for its yearly service project during the organization’s board of directors meeting in New Orleans recently.  

Patrick Taylor Academy Welcomes 23 Chinese Exchange Students

When Jefferson Parish Public School System Chief Academic Officer Debra Cooper reached out to Jamie Zapico about hosting Chinese exchange students at her school, it didn’t take long for the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy principal to respond with an “Absolutely!” “We are a very diverse campus,” said Zapico. “Our students being able […]

JPPSS Student Artists On Display at the Audubon Zoo

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Talented Visual Art program’s annual art show was rightly titled “Art of the Wild Side” this school year. That’s because the showcase was held at the Audubon Zoo. Student artwork from across the district was displayed for the public. If you missed this always anticipated event, watch our video […]

JPPSS Career Education Program Jump Starts Options After High School

In its ongoing mission to prepare students for life after high school, the Jefferson Parish Public School System offers a wide range of programs. One of its most successful is Career and Technical Education. Students get hands-on experience in a wide-range of fields: medical, publishing, automotive, graphic design, industrial, and more. Watch the video above […]

Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary Rallies Around Healthy Student Choices

The students at Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary held a festive rally to celebrate the school’s focus on remaining a drug free zone. Watch the video above or click through the gallery below to see the special cheers each grade level brought to a fun-filled afternoon.

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.