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Listen to the Beautiful Student Music at 2017 Superintendent’s Band Fest

The Superintendent’s Large Ensemble Assessment Program Band Festival is an annual event featuring student bands from Jefferson Parish Public School System middle and high schools. Students perform in a festival environment that allows them to be scored by experienced judges. Along with the opportunity to play in front of an audience that includes many of […]

Order Class of 2017 Graduation DVD, Watch Online, or View JPS-TV Replay

The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2017. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]

Lt. Governor, Bayou Segnette Put JPPSS Artists on Display in New Cabins

The artwork of Jefferson Parish Public School System students will soon be on display for visitors from around the globe the enjoy. Sixteen students from six JPPSS high schools earned top prize in the Bayou Segnette art competition. The winning pieces by these young artists will be placed in the new rental cabins at Bayou Segnette […]

U.S. Dept. of State Selects Ehret High Teacher for Prestigious English Language Teaching Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Taryn A. U’Halie from John Ehret High for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English in Kazakhstan at Karaganda State Technical University. U’Halie is one of only 165 U.S. citizens selected for the 2016-17 English Language Fellow Program. U’Halie holds a M.A. in TEFL/TESL from Colorado State University, […]

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 2017 Mardi Gras parades. Saturday, February 4 […]

NBA Standout, JPPSS Product Hosts 2nd Annual Back to School Celebration

To help celebrate the school year for local students, NBA Player Elfrid Payton and the Elfrid Payton Foundation hosted their 2nd Annual Back to School celebration at Gretna Middle School on Friday, August 26 for more than 700 students. As part of the Back to School efforts, students received a custom backpack filled with school supplies […]

ESL Students Make Impact on the Environment & Ehret High

The U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter awarded John Ehret High second place in the high school division of this year’s Green Schools Challenge Competition. It was a remarkable group of students who earned this honor for their school. Ehret High teacher Taryn U’Halie’s English as a Second Language (ESL) I and II students participated […]

Rau for Art Foundation awards grant to three JPPSS high schools

Art students at three Jefferson Parish Public School System high schools will have more means to express their creativity next school year. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High are three of seven area schools receiving Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants from the Rau for Art Foundation. “These are all wonderful […]

JPPSS JAG students from Higgins & Ehret High impress Entergy CEO

Entergy CEO Leo Denault visited the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) classes at Higgins High and Ehret High. Denault was joined by colleagues from Entergy, as well as staff members from the Louisiana Department of Education and JPPSS. JAG operates programs in a number of JPPSS schools with the aim of helping young people stay […]

Order a Class of 2016 graduation DVD, watch online, or see the JPS-TV replay

The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]