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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 […]

Grand Isle School Heritage Festival Connects Generations

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 […]

A Day in Pictures: Martin Marino’s 10th Annual Dance Challenge

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 […]

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 […]

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.