New Website Addition Spotlights Local, National Student Opportunities

Whether you’re a parent looking for an enriching summer camp for your child, a teacher seeking a challenging academic contest for your class, or a student in search of an unforgettable experience with like-minded young people, has created a page just for you. The Student Opportunities page on the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

Terrytown Students Snuggle Up to Reading

A special reading event took place at Terrytown Elementary. Students and teachers were allowed to attend school decked out in their comfy pajamas. The event featured a variety of guest speakers who read their favorite books to the Terrytown students. The guest speakers included Terrytown parents, grandparents, friends and special guest WWL-TV news anchor Sally […]

First Day of School

The 2014-2015 school year for the Jefferson Parish Public School system is underway, as the district’s 47,000 students said goodbye to summer and hello to a new school year. Superintendent Dr. James Meza and Jefferson Parish School Board President and District 1 board member Mark Morgan joined principal Tamara Warner to welcome students to Gretna […]

JPPSS Staff Wellness Day 2014

Last spring, the Jefferson Parish Public School System held its first ever staff wellness day. It was a day devoted to having staff learn about physical and mental health. The day began with a brisk walk around the building, a Zumba class and exhibits set up in the board room. Ochsner Health Systems sponsored a […]

WWE Superstars Team with KaBoom to Build Playground

More than 200 volunteers worked together to give the students of Woodland West Elementary a new KaBoom playground. KaBoom is a national non profit ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to play everyday at home, in school and in their communities. According to former principal Amy Hoyle, the highlight of the day was when […]

New Orleans Style Art Houses

The art classes at East Jefferson High School became involved with New Orleans Style Art Houses. In order to ensure that the art class crosses the curriculum, teacher Renee Borne incorporated the history, and architecture of New Orleans. Students selected a style and built their houses using recycled materials.

Talented Visual Arts Program

The Jefferson Parish Talented Visual Arts Program is made up of students who have been identified as being gifted with exceptional artistic abilities. This program is available in every school and any child or parent of a child who is interested in these classes is encouraged to seek out the art teacher at his or […]

Living Biography at Grace King

Special needs students at Grace King High School ended the year by participating in a Living Biography project. Speech Language Pathologist Bridget Seals said that each student selected whom they would like to portray, developed a power point and created a costume. About 40 students participated in this year’s program with family members in attendance. […]

JPPSS Announces New Principal Appointments For 2014-2015

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) today announced new principal appointments for the 2014-2015 school year. “We are excited to welcome these talented, enthusiastic and energetic leaders to the district,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “Our new principals have extensive backgrounds in elementary and middle school education. We are confident that we have […]

Hitting the Right Notes

The Superintendent’s Band festival was created to showcase school bands who are not eligible to participate at the state assessment level. “It gives students a chance to perform in a festival environment and be scored by judges to get the festival experience,” said Karen Matthews, Ehret High School band director. The band directors take the […]