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Two JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Nameera N. Islam from Haynes Academy and Jacob A. LeBlanc of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are two of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from a talent pool […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear on 2018 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best High Schools rankings and five schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 102 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded a gold medal, […]

Harahan Elementary, C.T. Janet Elementary Named May 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Harahan Elementary and C.T. Janet Elementary for being recognized as May 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Harahan Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. C.T. Janet Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase […]

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: May 4

This is the third in a weekly series of posts updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. The video above was presented to the school board during the meeting on May 2. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here. It […]

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: April 27

This is the second in a weekly series of posts updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here. This was arguably one of the busiest weeks of Dr. Brumley’s first 100 days […]

Riverdale High Students Earn Thousands in Scholarships from Rodrigue Art Contest

Riverdale High’s Karrington Nicholas and Christy Lindley were two of just 10 seniors to win scholarship money in the annual George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts contest. Lindley’s painting “The Swamp has Eyes” earned her 7th place and a $3,000 scholarship. Karrington’s painting “La Reine de Voodoo de la Nouvelle Orleans” earned her 8th place […]

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: First 25 Days

This is the first in a weekly series of posts updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here. Dr. Cade Brumley has accomplished quite a bit since he unveiled his 100-day entry […]

American Petroleum Institute Honors Two JPPSS Teachers

Bissonet Plaza Elementary teacher Tracey Zelden and Terrytown Elementary teacher Mary Goewey were recognized by the American Petroleum Institute recently. Zelden received the API’s Chairman’s Award and Goewey received the Distinguished Teacher Award. The annual API program recognizes two award categories: Distinguished Teacher Award ($250) and Chairman’s Award ($500) to honor science teachers that show a […]

Martin Marino’s 12th Annual Dance Challenge Takes Stage April 11

More than 340 fifth grade students from 18 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 11 for Martin Marino’s 12th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “Over the past 12 years, Dance […]

Haynes Academy Food and Music Festival Celebrates Diviersity

Haynes Academy brought back its International Food and Music Festival this school year. The popular event was organized by teachers, clubs, and school departments. Students and families got the chance to experience the tastes and sounds of the many different cultures that make up their school community.