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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.  

Off-Broadway Production Provides Living History Lesson at Harris Elementary

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 […]

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 Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

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 […]

JPPSS Announces its Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Metairie Academy’s Arlene “Cookie” Malloy, Harris Middle’s Suzanne Nugent, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy’s Torey Hayward each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2017 Louisiana Teacher of the […]

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 […]

JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Principal of the Year. Bridgedale Elementary’s Benjamin Moscona, Estelle School’s Alisha Gilbert, and Helen Cox High’s Mark Perry each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Click […]

Former St. Ville Student Helps Bring Holiday Cheer to Her Old School

The spirit of the holiday season visited St. Ville Elementary recently, but it didn’t make the trip via reindeer and sleigh. It came in the form of a U-Haul truck and some very special visitors. “When she came with a U-Haul truck I was like ‘oh my goodness,’” said a very grateful St. Ville Elementary Principal Terrah […]

Audubon Elementary Students Receive Gift of Reading from Local Organization

Volunteers from a local organization played the roles of Santa and guest educators this week at Audubon Elementary. Employees from KPMG, an audit and tax advisory firm, visited the school to give students books and take them through a few book-related activities. “It’s really great that right before the holiday the kids got these special books,” said […]

JPPSS Awards District’s Top Young i-Ready Achievers

i-Ready is an online reading and math program used by elementary and middle school students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. JPPSS conducted a Fall i-Ready Contest to recognize our district’s top performers in each grade level. Here are some pictures of the winners, who got surprise visits by staff who dropped off prize packs […]