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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 […]

International Baccalaureate Program Orientation Meeting Set for February 24

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is inviting parents of 8th and 9th grade students to learn more about the district’s International Baccalaureate Program. An orientation meeting will be held at John Ehret High School on Wednesday, February 24 from 6–7 p.m. in room 200. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. The International Baccalaureate curriculum prepares […]

JPPSS Career Education Program Jump Starts Options After High School

In its ongoing mission to prepare students for life after high school, the Jefferson Parish Public School System offers a wide range of programs. One of its most successful is Career and Technical Education. Students get hands-on experience in a wide-range of fields: medical, publishing, automotive, graphic design, industrial, and more. Watch the video above […]

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 […]

A Day in Pictures: Ehret Visits Superdome for Class 5A Championship

The Ehret High School football team celebrated the thirtieth year since its last trip to the state title game with a return trip to the LHSAA Class 5A state championship. The Patriots played head-to-head with Mandeville for much of the game before eventually losing to a very talented team. Ehret still has plenty to be […]

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.