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JPPSS Students Almost One-Third of the Finalists in Rodrigue Art Contest

Jefferson Parish Public School System students comprise nearly one-third of the finalist in the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2017 Scholarship Art Contest. Five JPPSS high school students were among the 16 finalists announced for the annual contest that will award $45,000 in college scholarships. The students are Fisher Middle-High senior Kristen Ronquille, […]

Nine of 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Finalists are from JPPSS

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and the Jefferson Parish Public School System is well represented. Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, nine are from JPPSS. Five students from Fisher Middle-High and two students each from Riverdale High and Thomas Jefferson High have […]

Watch 2016 Holiday Programs from around JPPSS

They may not have traveled the globe in one night delivering gifts to all the good little boys and girls, but the JPS-TV team still had a busy holiday season. Our crew visited schools across Jefferson Parish to capture numerous holiday themed programs. Scroll through our videos below to relive the season.

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 […]

Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

Over 1,600 students were honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

JPPSS Students Deliver Meals, Well-Wishes Door-to-Door on Thanksgiving

A number of student from the Jefferson Parish Public School System volunteered part of their Thanksgiving to make the holiday more enjoyable for community members. Key Club members from West Jefferson High, Thomas Jefferson High, Helen Cox High, Fisher Middle-High, and Ehret High were among the more than 50 volunteers who participated in a Thanksgiving […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Increases to High of 71.9 Percent

The high school graduation rate for the class of 2014 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is 71.9 percent, according to recent data released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This figure is the highest graduation rate for the district in more than a decade, and represents an increase of 2.5 percentage […]

Fisher High School’s Field of Dreams

If you build it, they will come. And that is what the Bourgeois family did for the Lady Gators softball team at Fisher High School. At the recent dedication of the field, Lafitte Mayor Timothy Kerner gave a passionate speech about Joe Bourgeois and his family. “I know what this family has been through,” he […]

JPPSS Names Students of the Year

Three students were recently surprised with a visit from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. James Meza Jr. because they were selected as the district’s students of the year. Elementary student of the year is Metairie Academy fifth grader Rishik Bethi. He has received the Superintendent’s Award, presented to students who earn straight […]

Celebrating Advanced Placement Students

In order to encourage more students to enroll in advanced placement classes, Grace King High School and Fisher High School held “academic pep rallies” on September 18 to highlight the Advanced Placement (AP) Initiative, which launched in three Jefferson Parish high schools this year. Advanced Placement courses offer college-level work and exams to high school […]