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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 […]

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.

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 […]

Butler Elementary’s Annual BBQ Cook-off Grows in Support and Fun

“Wow, how far we have come,” said Butler Elementary Principal Denise Rehm about this year’s installment of the school’s annual BBQ contest. Along with competing for grand BBQ champion, members of the faculty and community come together to support the students of this exceptional school.

JPS-TV Video: “In-Trouble” Teen Turned “In-Demand” Speaker Shares Story of Success with Butler Elementary

Joshua Butler Elementary is a school know for its outstanding culture. Much of that deserved reputation is from Butler’s use of conscious discipline. Students and teachers welcomed a pair of renowned speakers who’ve also seen the life changing impact of this social-emotional classroom management tool. D.J. Batiste is a former gang leader who spent his life […]

Second Round of Pre-K Registration Open on May 28-29 and June 2-3

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold a second round of Pre-Kindergarten registration on May 28-29 and June 2-3 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. This second registration window for the 2015-2016 school year is for schools where there are still Pre-K openings. Registration will be held at the school you wish to register. Click here […]

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 […]

Butler Students Dance for Metairie Manor Residents

On November 3, 2014, students from Butler Elementary School showcased their dancing skills in salsa, swing, tango, and waltz for the residents of Metairie Manor, a retirement and assisted living facility. The students are participants in the JPPSS Ballroom Dance Program/Dance Challenge, a program founded by former JPPSS board member Martin Marino that features elementary students performing […]

Butler Celebrates 4th Annual BBQ Cook-off

Joshua Butler Elementary School recently held its fourth annual BBQ cook-off at the Westwego Farmers Market. The day kicked off with a parade from the school featuring the royal court, with the king and queen opening the festivities. Games, a silent auction, ballroom dancing, demonstrations by the students and, of course, BBQ were the order […]