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Continued Training for Continued Success: PLCs Draw Road Map to Success at Butler Elementary

“We learn about our kids and their strengths and weaknesses, as well as about ourselves as teachers and our own strengths and weaknesses.” – Butler Elementary teacher Tiffanie Chiasson on the benefits of Professional Learning Communities Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

See the Sights, Meet the Winners from 11th Annual Dance Challenge

Over 300 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System took part in Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This ballroom dance competition is the only public schools program of its kind in Louisiana. The couples and team winners are listed below. Click here to see when the Dance Challenge will […]

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 […]