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JPPSS Student Named Finalist in Student of Year Program

A Bissonet Plaza Elementary School student was recently named a finalist in the Louisiana Student of the Year program for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Bissonet student Bennett Rine is one of five other finalists in the elementary school category and will compete for top honors during a daylong program at the state department […]

3 JPPSS Schools Earn State High Performing High Poverty Honor

Three elementary schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned the High Performing – High Poverty honor from the state Department of Education. Bissonet Plaza, J.C. Ellis, and Greenlawn Terrace elementary schools have been identified by the state agency for overcoming the challenges associated with educating large populations of poor and minority children.  This is […]

Two Jefferson Public Schools Receive National Recognition For Healthy Schools

This year for the first time, two Jefferson Parish Public School System schools are being nationally recognized for their efforts to implement wellness programs and creating overall healthy school environments. Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna and Bissonet Plaza Elementary School in Metairie were honored on June 13 by former President Bill Clinton, American Heart Association […]

Bissonet Elementary Is Healthiest School In System

Bissonet Plaza Elementary School was recently selected as a recipient of the annual School Health Award for the 2008-2009 school year by the Louisiana Department of Education. This is the first time the Metairie school has been recognized for this award. The School Health Award recognizes activities that encourage students to develop lifelong healthful eating and […]