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JPPSS Students Celebrate International Puppy Day

Bissonet Plaza Elementary hosted a dog agility show on International Puppy Day, with help from the Swamp Dog Agility Club of Greater New Orleans. Dogs of all age and sizes jumped, climbed, and sprinted as the students watched as part of a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) reward. Bissonet Plaza physical education teacher Susan […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]

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.

Two JPPSS Teachers Named Educators of the Year for Classroom Technology

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded its top honors to a pair of educators in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Louisiana Leader of the Year.  Metairie Academy fourth grade teacher Claudia Suazo is the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the […]

Three JPPSS Teachers Named Statewide Technology Educators of the Year

A trio of educators from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have earned statewide recognition for their use of classroom technology. The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators announced its 2016 Educators of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Region 1 Leader of the Year. Patrick F. Taylor […]

New Partnership Promotes Healthy Living to JPPSS Students

The CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will help increase physical activity and healthy eating, reduce childhood obesity, and promote healthy school and community environments among 4,200 kindergarten through fifth-grade students under an $80,000 charitable grant provided by the Humana Foundation. The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) will be part of the community coalition supporting […]

Special Guests — on two legs and four — Visit Bissonet Plaza Elementary for Read Across America Day

Schools around the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the nation took part in Read Across America recently. Bissonet Plaza Elementary held a special celebration that brought some well known names (and man’s best friend) to campus in order to share their love of reading.

Dance Challenge Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight, April 13

WEATHER UPDATE: The Dance Challenge will take place as planned tonight, April 13, 2016, at 6 p.m. Martin Marino’s Dance Challenge has grown in participation and popularity over the past decade. One thing that’s remained the same, however, is the special role this always anticipated event plays for its young competitors. “The dance program gives Jefferson Parish […]

Meet the Winners, See the Sights from the 9th Annual Dance Challenge

Martin Marino’s 9th Annual Dance Challenge proved to be well worth the wait. Originally scheduled for April 15, severe weather postponed the much anticipated event to April 29. Parents and other supporters still filled the Pontchartrain Center to cheer on over 320 elementary school students as they competed in a variety of dance styles. Students […]