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New Covered Play Area Complete at Birney Elementary

Jefferson Parish School Board member Marion Bonura, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Jospeh, and other district stakeholders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the new covered play area at Birney Elementary. Students helped make the day special by creating a chain link of thank you notes, singing the school song, and closing the ceremony […]

Audubon Nature Institute Brings the Zoo to Schneckenburger Elementary

It was a science lesson these Schneckenburger Elementary students won’t soon forget. The Audubon Nature Institute Wetland Express visits schools around the region. There was a sense of wonder in the eyes of these young children as they came face-to-face with animals native to Louisiana.

Ribbon Cut on New Arts Wing at Lincoln Elementary

“We are on hallowed ground,” said Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd to open the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new arts wing at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts. Floyd, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, and many more members of the district and Lincoln Elementary family packed the new arts wing recently for a […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos Available for Free Download & Social Sharing

Around 2,000 students are being 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 […]

Bonnabel High Boys Basketball Team Plays for Class 5A State Title Saturday

The Bonnabel Magnet Academy High boys basketball team is one win away from its first state championship. The Bruins beat Chalmette 52-48 Thursday night in the Class 5A semifinals. The win advances ninth-seeded Bonnabel to its first ever state championship game. They play No. 22 seed Landry-Walker Saturday, March 11, at Burton Coliseum in Lake […]

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 […]