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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dolhonde Students Compete in Annual Speech Competition

On November 20, 2014, fifth grade students at Ella Dolhonde Elementary competed in the school’s fourth annual speech competition night, an event founded and sponsored by Fred Parker, general manager of New South Parking at the New Orleans Airport. The event featured a catered dinner for students and parents followed by the live competition. School board member […]

Two JPPSS Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools

Two schools within the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were named as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Ella Dolhonde Elementary School and Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies were two of the six Louisiana schools honored. A total of 286 schools were recognized nationally. “Congratulations to the […]