$2.3 Million Grant Awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana Boosts Arts Education at Six JP Schools

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. The six schools to benefit […]

CATCH Expands School Health Initiative to Nearly Half of JPPSS

Students at nearly half the schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are learning to live healthier lives thanks to another expansion of the CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative. Sixteen schools are being added to this initiative, bringing the total number of CATCH schools in JPPSS to 39. These latest additions come thanks […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

Alexander, Audubon Redistricting & Bunche Attendance Zone Public Hearings May 9

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to consider a redistricting proposal for Alexander Elementary and Audubon Elementary. The board will also consider a proposal outlining the attendance zone for Ralph J. Bunche Elementary, which will reopen for the 2017-18 school year. The public hearings will begin […]

Audubon Elementary Student Saves Family from a House Fire

Audubon Elementary student DeShawn Labarriere is being hailed a hero for his actions that saved a family from a house fire the night of January 13. Click here to watch the story on Deshawn that appeared on WWL-TV. DeShawn was sleeping on the sofa at his babysitter’s home when he awoke to the sounds of […]

Watch 2016 Holiday Programs from around JPPSS

They may not have traveled the globe in one night delivering gifts to all the good little boys and girls, but the JPS-TV team still had a busy holiday season. Our crew visited schools across Jefferson Parish to capture numerous holiday themed programs. Scroll through our videos below to relive the season.

Audubon Elementary Students Receive Gift of Language

On September 22, school board member Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge, accompanied by fellow members of the River Region Republican Women organization, visited with third graders from Audubon Elementary. Their purpose was to place a dictionary in the hands of every child. The third grade students were the definition of excited! The goal of The Dictionary Project is […]

KPMG Helps Audubon Elementary Start the Year Right

  A wonderful community partnership is benefiting the students of Audubon Elementary from the very start of the 2016-17 school year. KPMG’s Family for Literacy visited students in grades first through fifth on the first day of school, August 11. Students were treated to read alouds by engaging storytellers composed of KPMG’s leading executives, in […]

New Orleans Pelicans Teach Audubon Elementary Students to Value Healthy Living

Students at Audubon Elementary received a lesson on healthy living from professionals who know a thing or two about physical fitness. Representatives from the New Orleans Pelicans visited the Kenner school. Jefferson Parish Public School System students and staff learned about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and on the positive impact it can […]

Audubon Elementary Students Receive Gift of Reading from Local Organization

Volunteers from a local organization played the roles of Santa and guest educators this week at Audubon Elementary. Employees from KPMG, an audit and tax advisory firm, visited the school to give students books and take them through a few book-related activities. “It’s really great that right before the holiday the kids got these special books,” said […]