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After School Program Turning JPPSS Students into Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is a national program that’s impacting local students here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. A recognized leader in art education, this after school program is enhancing the fine arts skills and academics of young children in our area. Mildred Harris Elementary is one JPPSS school that benefited from an end of […]

Rau for Art Foundation awards grant to three JPPSS high schools

Art students at three Jefferson Parish Public School System high schools will have more means to express their creativity next school year. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High are three of seven area schools receiving Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants from the Rau for Art Foundation. “These are all wonderful […]

Riverdale High Art Students Sweep Top Honors in Rodrigue Art Contest for Second Consecutive Year

Riverdale High School students swept first place honors at the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Art Contest for the second year in a row. Kourtney Aultman won a $6,000 scholarship by placing first in the Senior Division. In the Junior Division, Nathan Vogel earned $1,250 cash for his first place finish. They were not […]

Collins Montessori Students Create Holiday Gifts of Hope

“My ornament is a gift of hope for the cure of AIDS.” – Mariah: Fourth Grade “I want to make a difference in my community.” – Skye: Fifth Grader “I wish you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” – Austin: Third Grader Third, fourth, and fifth graders at Collins Montessori School created […]

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 […]

Young Artists from Thomas Jefferson and East Jefferson High Schools have Artwork Displayed at NOMA

Visitors to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) likely found themselves admiring the works of Jefferson Parish Public Schools (JPPSS) students recently. Thomas Jefferson High senior SydniCherise Austin and East Jefferson High senior Catherine Urquhart were both honored in the 9-12 grade category of the NOMA Odyssey Student Art Contest and Exhibition. Austin took first […]