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 […]

Chateau Estates Students Work Up a Sweat with Saints and Pelicans

Students at Chateau Estates School had the opportunity to learn about the value of physical fitness from professionals with the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. Chateau Estates students in grades 3-5 took part in the Saints Junior Training Camp. Saints representatives taught students the importance of getting 60 minutes of exercise every day and of staying […]

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 […]

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.

Chateau Students Get the GIST

Earlier this month, five students from Chateau Estates Elementary participated in the GIST Program at Tulane University. GIST, which stands for Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Tulane, offers girls in fifth through seventh grades the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in the various scientific fields. In order […]

JPPSS Announces K-8 and Advanced Placement Initiatives to Better Serve Middle and High School Students

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will undertake two initiatives beginning in fall 2013 to better serve its middle and high school students. Under the K-8 initiative, five JPPSS elementary schools that currently serve grades K-5 will convert to K-8 schools; in addition, three schools will participate in an Advanced Placement (AP) initiative to improve […]

Superintendent’s Message: February 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members:  We were honored this month to host State Superintendent John White at Chateau Estates Elementary School as he presented his statewide address on the LDOE’s plans for 2013-14. I want to thank the Chateau Estates community for being such welcoming hosts for Superintendent White, and for being great representatives […]

Superintendent White Says Louisiana Believes

In his state of education address called “Louisiana Believes 2013 – 2014,” state superintendent of education John White acknowledged the “renaissance of public education in Jefferson Parish.” White spoke to a large crowd gathered at Chateau Estates Elementary School. Before speaking about the state’s plan to improve education in the next year, he praised Chateau […]

Learning Lessons Through Dance

Dancers from Ballet Hispanico recently paid a visit to students at Chateau Elementary in Kenner to teach the basics of dance. According to Jenny Hamilton, executive director of the New Orleans Ballet Association and workshop sponsor, a large part of their mission is to provide access to a quality dance education. “We provide over 3,000 free dance […]

Chateau Estates Students Honored

Chateau Estates Elementary students Ava Diez, Franklin Vasques, Micah Jeansonne, Ahyanna Jon, Kaden Conley and Justin Troches were recently honored as part of the Featured Young Artists program sponsored by Louisiana First Lady Supria Jindal. Their artwork was selected for display at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion for the month of September. On September 27, a group of […]