Nine of 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Finalists are from JPPSS

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and the Jefferson Parish Public School System is well represented. Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, nine are from JPPSS. Five students from Fisher Middle-High and two students each from Riverdale High and Thomas Jefferson High have […]

Chevron, Second Harvest Sponsor 1st School Food Pantry in JPPSS

Second Harvest Food Bank and Chevron celebrated the opening of a new school pantry at Terrytown Elementary, the first in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph joined school leaders and other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Click on the video above or the photos below to see more from this […]

Students Explore High Demand, High Wage Jobs at JPPSS Career Expo

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is dedicated to preparing all students for success after high school. A recent JPPSS event introduced hundreds of students to high wage, high demand careers available in our region. The 2016 JPPSS Career Expo was held October 12 at John Ehret High. Over 60 local organizations participated in the event […]

JPPSS Students Learn to be School Climate Leaders

Creating a positive school culture matters in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. For proof, look no further than the 118 students who participated in the Jefferson Parish School Climate Leadership Training. After exploring their own experiences as students and what it truly means to initiate positive changes on campus, these young leaders wrapped up the […]

Schneckenburger Elementary Safety Patrol Shares Voice of the Students

Members of the Schneckenburger Elementary Safety Patrol serve as student ambassadors for their school. These fifth grade school leaders perform important tasks around the campus, like assist with morning arrivals, and work with principal Christi Rome to help create the best environment possible for students and teachers. One of the ways Rome gets student input is […]

First Day of School Excitement Shines Through the Wet Weather

The wet weather didn’t dampen spirits for the first day of the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, August 11. Watch the video above or click through the photo gallery below for a look at the start of a new school year in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The photos below were taken as JPPSS […]

New Partnership Promotes Healthy Living to JPPSS Students

The CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will help increase physical activity and healthy eating, reduce childhood obesity, and promote healthy school and community environments among 4,200 kindergarten through fifth-grade students under an $80,000 charitable grant provided by the Humana Foundation. The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) will be part of the community coalition supporting […]

Restorative Practices Strengthen Relationships, Build School Community

A restorative approach to discipline championed by school systems across the nation is being spread throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). The Center for Restorative Approaches (CRA) is working with JPPSS staff to train educators on restorative practices. “The goal of restorative practices is to look at discipline in a different way,” said […]

Fathers treat their daughters to a special evening at Estelle School

Students at Estelle School experienced a special family event recently. Over 100 girls and their fathers took part in the school’s “A Date with Dad” dance. “Seeing the kids dance with their dads was so moving, and so many dads thanked us for putting on this event,” said Estelle School teacher Kathey Early. “This was […]

Washington Montessori Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence

  When it came time to plan the 80th anniversary celebration of Washington Montessori, there was really only one way to honor a school that’s meant so much to the Kenner community. “We wanted it to be like a reunion, a family reunion,” said Washington Montessori Principal Darlene Turnbull, “where  everyone who has had anything to […]