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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 […]

Fire Safety Lessons Connect St. Ville Elementary with Local Fire Company

The Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 partners with St. Ville Elementary to bring fire safety lessons to students. Along with teaching students the facts and science behind fire, this relationship strengthens a special community bond. Click on the video above for the story.

“A” Sweet Celebration at Leo Kerner Elementary

Leo Kerner Elementary has seen its grade on the state report card improve from a “D” to an “A.” That kind of hard work and dedication deserves a special reward. Click on the video above to learn more about the success of this school and the sweet way they rewarded students.

Clancy-Maggiore Elementary, McDonogh No. 26 Elementary Named January 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts and McDonogh No. 26 Elementary for being recognized as January 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Clancy-Maggiore Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. McDonogh No. 26 Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank […]

JPPSS Names 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 2018 Teacher of the Year. Harold Keller Elementary’s Doha Mosrie, Stella Worley Middle’s La Donna Smith, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy High’s Melissa Sallinger each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become the […]

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

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Principal of the Year. Gretna No. 2 Academy’s Tamara Warner, Rudolph Matas School’s Patricia Helmstetter, and Haynes Academy’s Karla Russo each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2018 Louisiana […]

1/6/17: Strehle Elementary Students being Transferred to Ford Middle following Power Outage

A transformer blew near Catherine Strehle Elementary this morning, causing the school to lose power. Strehle Elementary students are being transferred by bus to Henry Ford Middle, which is located nearby at 435 S. Jamie Blvd. in Westwego, 70094. Students are safe and have been fed lunch. Parents of Strehle Elementary students who wish to […]

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

Ellender School will be Closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ellender School will be closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 due to a water main break outside of the school. Only Ellender School administrators and custodial staff should report to school on Wednesday, December 21. Exams will be rescheduled when school resumes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.