Grand Isle School helped its students embrace their community’s history and culture during its first Heritage Celebration recently. “This was another example of the concerted efforts of support for Grand Isle School by the community including students, parents, government officials, organizations, and the main frame of everyday people who visit our area in an effort […]
Martin Marino’s 10th Annual Dance Challenge took place with all the glitz and glamour that’s come to be expected of this much anticipated event. More than 340 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools took part in this ballroom dance competition. Students spent months training with professional instructors in what is […]
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 […]
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.
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.
History and art converged to give students at Harris Elementary an unforgettable lesson on the Tuskegee Airmen. Two actors from Black Angels Over Tuskegee performed an excerpt from this Off-Broadway production for fourth and fifth grade students in the Harris Elementary cafeteria. Written and directed by Louisiana native Layon Gray, this historical docudrama follows six men embarking […]
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 […]
The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2016 Student of the Year. Keller Elementary fifth grader Samuel Korn, Haynes Academy eighth grader Prokkawn Majumdar, and Grace King High senior Maria Heredia received this prestigious honor. These three remarkable students are now eligible to become 2016 […]
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 […]