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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 […]

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 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]

Audubon Elementary Student Saves Family from a House Fire

Audubon Elementary student DeShawn Labarriere is being hailed a hero for his actions that saved a family from a house fire the night of January 13. Click here to watch the story on Deshawn that appeared on WWL-TV. DeShawn was sleeping on the sofa at his babysitter’s home when he awoke to the sounds of […]