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Helen Cox High Cheerleaders Bring Home Another National Title

The Helen Cox High Cheerleaders are back-to-back national champions after another magical trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Lady Cougars placed first in Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day at the 2017 National High School Cheerleading Championship. Helen Cox High also placed third in World School Small Varsity Non-Tumbling and seventh […]

JPPSS Students Almost One-Third of the Finalists in Rodrigue Art Contest

Jefferson Parish Public School System students comprise nearly one-third of the finalist in the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2017 Scholarship Art Contest. Five JPPSS high school students were among the 16 finalists announced for the annual contest that will award $45,000 in college scholarships. The students are Fisher Middle-High senior Kristen Ronquille, […]

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 […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named 2017 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All 15 of this year’s National Merit Semifinalists from JPPSS advanced as finalists. “While we are extremely pleased to learn that all of the National Merit Semifinalists from Jefferson Parish have also […]

Leo Kerner Elementary, Meisler Middle Named February 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Leo Kerner Elementary and Meisler Middle for being recognized as February 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Meisler Middle won the honor for the East Bank. Leo Kerner Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase a selected […]

JPSO Officer Teaches Safety Class at Collins Montessori School

Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori Elementary School students gained valuable education on safety in collaboration with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Officer Boyds participated in a very enlightening training with the students. “It is imperative to continue to enforce our Y and consistently collaborate with our stakeholders. Positive role models like Officer Boyds on campus will […]

Haynes Academy Student Elected LASC President, Other JPPSS Students Shine at State Convention

The MLK long weekend was a time to relax, but Student Council members from several of our schools attended the Louisiana Association of Student Councils (LASC) state convention in Covington. The LASC convention was held at Archbishop Hannan High School, January 14-16, with the theme “Your Ticket to Leadership.” There they enhanced their leadership abilities and […]

Haynes Academy Students Win Statewide App Challenge, Set Sights on Big National Prize

A student team from Haynes Academy has been named a 2016-2017 Best in State Winner and is in the running for a $15,000 national prize in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge. The winning students are Kevin Kim, Danial Abbas, Geoffrey Aji, Destiny David, and Jacob Zanca. “I am so proud of the initiative and innovation these students […]

Professional Learning Communities Cultivate Student-First Conversations

  “At the late take-in days we talk about Johnny and Sally and Suzy and what interventions we can put into place to make them grow” – Marrero Middle Principal Christina Conforto Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2017 Mardi Gras parades. Saturday, February 4 […]