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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 […]

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 […]

JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Principal of the Year. Bridgedale Elementary’s Benjamin Moscona, Estelle School’s Alisha Gilbert, and Helen Cox High’s Mark Perry each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Click […]

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 2016 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

JPPSS Awards District’s Top Young i-Ready Achievers

i-Ready is an online reading and math program used by elementary and middle school students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. JPPSS conducted a Fall i-Ready Contest to recognize our district’s top performers in each grade level. Here are some pictures of the winners, who got surprise visits by staff who dropped off prize packs […]

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 […]

Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

  More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The Dance Challenge was […]

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 […]

Bridgedale Elementary Named National Title I Distinguished School

The Jefferson Parish Public School System announced today that Bridgedale Elementary School has been named as a 2014 National Title I Distinguished School. Bridgedale was awarded the honor based on outstanding performance as a Category 2 school: one that has significantly closed the achievement gap between student groups. Only two schools in Louisiana were recognized […]

JPPSS Celebrates First Day of School

More than 46,000 students returned to school in Jefferson Parish last month. August 9th was the first day of school and parents and students at Bridgedale Elementary were greeted by Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. and school board president Larry Dale. Meza and Dale also visited other schools including Matas Elementary, Harris Middle and East […]