Two JPPSS Students Pen Award Winning Essays in Senator Morrell’s Holiday Contest

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students swept the high school categories in a recent essay contest that stretched across multiple parishes. Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy freshman Jahmaal Mason and East Jefferson High junior Caitlan Oeberst won their categories in Louisiana State Senator JP Morrell’s holiday essay contest. “I would like to congratulate all of the students who […]

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 […]

New Orleans Style Art Houses

The art classes at East Jefferson High School became involved with New Orleans Style Art Houses. In order to ensure that the art class crosses the curriculum, teacher Renee Borne incorporated the history, and architecture of New Orleans. Students selected a style and built their houses using recycled materials.

JPPSS Students Commit to Colleges on Signing Day 2014

Congratulations to the following students who signed letters of commitment to the following colleges: West Jefferson High School athletes Diamond Washington will attend Texas Southern University for Track and Field Halie Matthews will attend University of New Orleans for Basketball Chavin Gougis will attend Arkansas Baptist for Football Miguel Harris will attend Delta State University […]

East Jefferson High School Makes History with State Championship Win

The 2013 East Jefferson Warrior football team has made school history by being the first team to win the Class 4A state championship game of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Farm Prep Classic on Saturday, December 14. The school bested the Karr Cougars, the defending champions, winning 38-28. The team, under the coaching […]

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 […]

East Jefferson Hosts Celebrity Flag Football Challenge

On February 2, Celebrity Sweat hosted a Celebrity Flag Football Challenge at the Joseph Yenni Stadium in East Jefferson High School. An excited crowd gathered at the stadium to watch a team led by hip hop artist Nelly square off against a team led by New Orleans Saint Chase Daniel. Other celebrities and football players in the […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, Inc. The students, known as Posse Scholars, are part of the inaugural group in New Orleans. “The Posse Foundation focuses on students who might have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process,” said Acting […]

Three JPPSS High Schools Win Major Positions at LA. Ass’n of Student Councils

Three Jefferson Parish High Schools won major state positions at the Louisiana Association of Student Councils state-wide elections at the recent LASC Convention in Lake Charles. There were 102 schools from across the state of Louisiana attending the convention. This is the first time in LASC history that three schools from the same parish in […]

East Jefferson High School Teacher Wins Pepsi Prize To Study Shrimp Farming

East Jefferson High School teacher Suzan Thompson has been awarded $25,000 as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project’s Do Good for the Gulf Program that looks to finance ideas that can benefit local communities throughout the country. Pepsi Refresh Project’s Do Good for the Gulf Program began in response to the BP oil spill. Thompson, […]