Growing Our Own: Many JPPSS Leaders Began their Careers as Paraprofessionals

From teachers…to principals…to district administrators, the Jefferson Parish Public School System is filled with leaders who began their careers as educational paraprofessionals. Meet some of these remarkable educators, as they share the story of how they grew through JPPSS.

Bonnabel Magnet Academy Wellness Week Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High offers more than just wellness classes when it comes to educating students about a healthy lifestyle. In partnership with Ochsner Health System, the school’s annual wellness week features booths, exhibits, and games all devoted to helping young people make healthier choices. The JPS-TV crew visited Bonnabel to speak with students who are passionate […]

Watch the 2015 High School Graduations on JPS-TV or Purchase Your Own DVD

Family members, teachers, and JPPSS students who are part of the Class of 2015 can relive a very special moment when JPS-TV airs this school year’s high school graduation ceremonies. The station can be seen on Cox cable channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. The airing times for each of the high school graduation […]

Puentes New Orleans Immigration & Legal Resource Fair March 21

Puentes New Orleans is holding a resource fair to benefit hundreds of families in Jefferson and Orleans Parish. The Immigration and Legal Resource Fair will be held March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bonnabel High School Gymnasium located on 2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner. Some of the issues included in the informative […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

Bonnabel and Cuillier Students Earn Gold, Silver, and Bronze at SkillsUSA

The Louisiana SkillsUSA competition was co-hosted last month by Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School and Cuillier Career Center. Students from across the state participated in the three-day event. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including […]

JPPSS Students to Represent Louisiana as National History Day Finalists

HARVEY—(April 30, 2014)—Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as finalists for the 2014 National History Day contest by placing first or second in the Louisiana State History Day Contest, recently held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The theme of this year’s competition was “Rights […]

Bonnabel Magnet Academy Wins Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Award

Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School was awarded the prestigious National Recognition award at the bronze level from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, one of the country’s most extensive childhood obesity prevention efforts whose Healthy Schools Program provides free support and resources to fight childhood obesity to more than 18,000 schools nationwide. Bonnabel is only […]

Bonnabel Students Win Gold

Seven gold medalists from the regional SkillsUSA competition, all students at Bonnabel Magnet Academy, will attend the national competition for SkillsUSA in Kansas City, Missouri this summer. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including health […]

Learning Good Health Habits for a Lifetime

Cora Wilson knows firsthand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, having a familial history of diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer. Wilson, a senior and president of Bonnabel Magnet Academy’s wellness council, has been a member of the council since she was a freshman. “I know that there are some things that I can’t prevent, […]