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Haynes Academy Valedictorian Named U.S. Presidential Scholars Semifinalist

Diensen Xing has yet another accolade to add to his list of accomplishments. The recent Haynes Academy graduate is one of 630 semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,300 high school seniors across the nation. Xing is the current Haynes Academy Student of the Year and valedictorian for the […]

Watch the Dedication Ceremony for Ray St. Pierre Academy

The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to rename Marrero Academy to Ray St. Pierre Academy following the passing of the longtime educator and board member. A dedication ceremony was held for the newly named Ray St. Pierre Academy for Advanced Studies on May 8, 2018.

‘Senior Walk’ Inspires Next Generation of High School Students

A select group of Grace King High seniors donned their cap and gown a week early for a special event. The ‘Senior Walk’ is meant to leave an impression on Meisler Middle and Adams Middle students who will soon begin high school.

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Builds Relationships, Repairs Conflicts Through Restorative Approaches

Shirley Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Principal Michelle Montagnino calls restorative approaches a “beautiful addition” to her school. This alternative approach to school discipline has caused a marked decrease in the number of student issues. See how this program is impacting this International Baccalaureate candidacy school and the many other campuses that use it in JPPSS.

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: May 18

This is the fifth in a weekly series 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. Brumley passed the 50-day mark this week in his 100-day plan. This week included a number of […]

JPPSS 2018 Regular Summer School Information

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will offer Summer School for credit recovery, removal of deficiencies or new credit for students presently enrolled in grades 8-12. All course work will be online learning using PLATO Learning System. For questions concerning PLATO, please call your child’s school counselor during school hours. Students enrolled in grades […]

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: May 11

This is the fourth in a weekly series 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. One of the ways Dr. Brumley celebrated educators for Teacher Appreciation Week was by spending a lion’s share […]

JPPSS Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

Google Expedition Visits Airline Park Academy

The Google Expeditions team brought augmented reality to the student’s hands at Airline Park Elementary. Students had the opportunity to observe dinosaurs, planets, and asteroids right in their own classroom. The 3D objects are placed inside the classroom using Google’s AR technology. Students can get in close with the objects to spot details, walk around […]

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 […]