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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.

Riviere Elementary, St. Ville Elementary Named JPPSS December Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Riviere Elementary and St. Ville Elementary for being recognized as December 2016 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Riviere Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. St. Ville 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 […]

Two JPPSS Teachers Named Educators of the Year for Classroom Technology

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded its top honors to a pair of educators in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Louisiana Leader of the Year.  Metairie Academy fourth grade teacher Claudia Suazo is the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the […]

JPPSS Finance Department Uses its Annual Report to Showcase Student Artwork

One of the many talented students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will soon have her work seen by leaders in the district and from across the state. East Jefferson High freshman Tailee Melara is the winner of the annual JPPSS Finance Department art contest. Melara’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association has named Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy a National Title I Distinguished School for 2016-17. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Advanced Study Academy is one of only two schools in Louisiana to receive this prestigious honor. “Congratulations to the students, teachers, administrators, and the entire Patrick Taylor […]

Thibodeaux Elementary Students Show Thanks for Laughs, Lessons from First Responders

Thibodeaux Elementary and the Westwego Volunteer Fire Co. #1 helped teach students that, despite what they may have heard in the news lately, there are still plenty of good clowns. Watch the video above to learn more about a unique fire safety show and the special way Thibodeaux Elementary students gave back to these first […]

Clancy-Maggiore Elementary Celebrates Diversity and Togetherness

The newest National Blue Ribbon School in the Jefferson Parish Public School System turned a social studies lesson into a celebration of community. Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts held a United Nations Day recently. Students studied countries from around the world, while also celebrating their own unique cultures.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Celebrates Veterans with Music and Comedy

The students of Gretna No. 2 Academy spanned the decades while celebrating members of our armed forces on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the Armed Forces” combined music and comedy to pay respect to the men and women who serve our country. Click the video above to watch this always remarkable performance.