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JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2016 Student of the Year. Keller Elementary fifth grader Samuel Korn, Haynes Academy eighth grader Prokkawn Majumdar, and Grace King High senior Maria Heredia received this prestigious honor. These three remarkable students are now eligible to become 2016 […]

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 […]

Community Assist Helps Grace King High Develop a Green Culture

Along with being one of the school colors for Grace King High, green is commonly associated with environmental awareness and sustainability. Grace King students are now helping their campus “go green” after the school was awarded a grant to make recycling a common practice at the KINGdom. “We are so excited to have recycling at Grace King,” […]

AdvancED Awards JPPSS for Latest Chapter in Long History of Accreditation

An international education accreditation organization celebrated the accomplishments of Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) teachers, students, and staff at the October meeting of the Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB). AdvancED Louisiana Director Ray Poplus presented the board with a plaque commemorating JPPSS on the accreditation the system was awarded in June. The largest community […]

Anti-Bullying Awareness Reason to Celebrate at Grace King High

They rallied around homecoming. They rallied around school pride. But most importantly, Grace King High School students and staff rallied against bullying. The band played, students celebrated and spoke out, and the Grace King gym was festive during the school’s rally Thursday morning as part of the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Anti-Bullying Week. “I […]

JPS-TV Video: Principals Share Goals, Vision for their School Family

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year was extra special for 14 principals throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. For these instructional leaders, it marked the official beginning of their first school year as a principal. Hear from each of these educators as they introduce themselves and share their vision for the upcoming […]

Grace King High Seniors Get an Early Start to the New School Year

Seniors at Grace King High School made an early return to campus in more ways than one, recently. With the official first day of school more than a week away, the Class of 2016 participated in the annual Senior Sunrise on August 4. Students gathered on the Grace King field at 6 a.m. to watch the […]

JPPSS Announces Principal Selections for Schools Across District

The Jefferson Parish Public School System announced its new principals at schools throughout the district. Terrah Harrison-Averette – St. Ville Elementary School Terrah Harrison-Averette has been named principal of St. Ville Elementary School. She most recently served as academic dean at Terrytown Elementary. When defining her educational philosophy, Averette said that college and career readiness […]

Grace King High Broadcast Team Presents Unforgettable “Ellen Comes Home Show”

The Grace King High School broadcast team’s annual living history program was transformed into a production worthy of daytime television. Students, teachers, and program volunteers produced the “Ellen Comes Home Show,” themed after former Grace King student Ellen DeGeneres’ Emmy winning talk show. JPPSS speech pathologist and broadcast program founder Bridget Seals played the role […]

Watch the 2015 High School Graduations on JPS-TV or Purchase Your Own DVD

Family members, teachers, and JPPSS students who are part of the Class of 2015 can relive a very special moment when JPS-TV airs this school year’s high school graduation ceremonies. The station can be seen on Cox cable channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. The airing times for each of the high school graduation […]