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Boudreaux Elementary Students Get Hands-On Lesson in Birds of Prey

Students from the gifted enrichment class at Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary had an opportunity to enhance their knowledge about owls during a recent study on birds of prey. The students engaged in a variety of activities that broadened their knowledge on owls. Student activities included reading and responding to a variety of literature on owl physiology, […]

Generous Donation Leaves Johnson Gretna Park Students “Walking on Clouds”

Students at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School received an early Christmas present thanks to a very generous community organization. Ecclesia Family Church (2131 Huey P. Long in Gretna) made a special donation to every student. Each student received a free pair of TOMS tennis shoes, school supplies, art supplies, and toys. “These shoes feel like walking […]

Industry Professionals Offer Advice, Insight to Cuillier Career Center Students

Students at Cuillier Career Center met with professionals from a wide range of fields recently during the school’s Career Awareness Day. Experts spoke to the students about careers in dental, health care, cosmetology and barbering, communications, automotive, and industrial and construction. Click through the photo gallery below, which was provided by Cuillier graphic arts students […]

Adams Middle Remembers Student’s Life through Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the nation a year ago, but staff at Adams Middle School had a very special reason to bring it back to their campus. Members of this school family participated in the challenge to honor the life of a student.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Entertains Veterans with “A Tribute to the USO”

Students at Gretna No. 2 Academy entertained troops past and present on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the USO” featured musical numbers from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The veterans in attendance visited classrooms after the production to share their experiences with students. Watch the program in its entirety above or click through the […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Fall Break November 23-27

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will be closed November 23-27. This 2015-2016 student and employee holiday is for Fall Break. Schools and district offices will resume regular schedules on Monday, November 30. Click here to view the entire 2015-2016 academic calendar.

Allen Ellender Second Grade Teacher Named GoNoodle Ambassador

Allen Ellender School second grade teacher Kristi Dunckelman was recently selected as a GoNoodle Ambassador. GoNoodle is a free website teachers use to channel classroom energy throughout the day. These academically coordinated activities help kids stay focused and motivated to learn. Nine million students run, jump, dance, stretch, and practice mindfulness using GoNoodle daily. Ambassadors are mentors who […]

Message from the Superintendent: November 2015

Arguably no time of year epitomizes the importance of customer service like the holiday shopping season. Visit a store between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, and it’s almost a given that things will be hectic. Even with long lines and crowded aisles, businesses can set themselves apart by creating a welcoming environment. Quality customer service […]

JPPSS Talented Visual Arts on Display at Audubon Zoo

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Talented Visual Arts is partnering with the Audubon Institute to showcase our student artists. These young artists’ work will be showcased in an art show at the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Click on one of the videos below to learn more […]

PARCC Student Reports Parent Guide

The week of November 9, parents and students will receive two student reports, one for ELA and one for math, that will outline how your child performed on these tests. Click here for more information on PARCC Student Reports.