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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, […]