Two JPPSS Teachers Selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day

Two teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day (NHD), a yearlong academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students. The two honorees, Helen Cox High School teacher LaToya Bailey and Adams Middle School teacher Esther Perez-Zemmels, join a […]

Connecting through History

Her students are from across the globe, but have connected with their new country and each other through the National History Day (NHD) program. Esther Perez–Zemmels teaches English as a second language (ESL) at John Q. Adams Middle School and believes that her students’ participation in the program helps them “grow as citizens of the […]

JPPSS Students Big Winners At Science & Engineering Fair

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) participated in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (Region IX) held last month at The University of New Orleans. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was the big winner with 29 awards. Other winning schools included Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Thomas Jefferson […]

Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

Four JPPSS Students Earn National Awards At Annual History Day Contest

Four Jefferson Parish Public School students recently earned awards at the National History Day Contest sponsored in Louisiana by the National World War II Museum. Helen Cox High School student Kacey Horton was recognized as one of the top 75 individual performances in the nation in the category of individual performance at the high school […]

Students Compete in First Digital Media Fair

The first-ever JPPSS Digital Media Awards will be presented on February 21 at Adams Middle School, celebrating the best student-produced digital video projects of the 2010-2011 school year. Almost 140 students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will present their digital video projects at the Digital Media Fair at Adams Middle School.  The projects will […]