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JPPSS Students Compete in Social Studies Fair

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Social Studies Fair was held recently at John Ehret High. The following students placed in their respective categories, with the top two winners in each category qualifying for the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on March 3, 2017. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION Individual Sociology 1st – Aidan […]

U.S. Dept. of State Selects Ehret High Teacher for Prestigious English Language Teaching Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Taryn A. U’Halie from John Ehret High for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English in Kazakhstan at Karaganda State Technical University. U’Halie is one of only 165 U.S. citizens selected for the 2016-17 English Language Fellow Program. U’Halie holds a M.A. in TEFL/TESL from Colorado State University, […]

Audubon Nature Institute Brings the Zoo to Schneckenburger Elementary

It was a science lesson these Schneckenburger Elementary students won’t soon forget. The Audubon Nature Institute Wetland Express visits schools around the region. There was a sense of wonder in the eyes of these young children as they came face-to-face with animals native to Louisiana.

Ribbon Cut on New Arts Wing at Lincoln Elementary

“We are on hallowed ground,” said Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd to open the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new arts wing at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts. Floyd, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, and many more members of the district and Lincoln Elementary family packed the new arts wing recently for a […]

Local ‘Celebs’ Engage G.T. Woods Elementary Students in Day of Reading

Administrators and teachers at G.T. Woods Elementary have made reading their top priority for students. That dedication showed when the school hosted its first annual celebrity reading day. Familiar faces from across the community volunteered their time to share their experiences, encouragement, and a good book with these eager young children.  

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

Hart Elementary and Hearst Elementary Named March 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Phoebe Hearst Elementary and William Hart Elementary for being recognized as March 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Hearst Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Hart 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 […]

Bonnabel High Boys Basketball Team Plays for Class 5A State Title Saturday

The Bonnabel Magnet Academy High boys basketball team is one win away from its first state championship. The Bruins beat Chalmette 52-48 Thursday night in the Class 5A semifinals. The win advances ninth-seeded Bonnabel to its first ever state championship game. They play No. 22 seed Landry-Walker Saturday, March 11, at Burton Coliseum in Lake […]

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, […]