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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 […]

Grace King Senior Named to LHSAA All-Academic Soccer Team

Grace King High School senior Samah Hammad will be honored during halftime of the girls soccer state championship on February 28 for something other than just her play on the pitch. Hammad has been named to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) All-Academic Composite Team for girls soccer. Hammad and the other scholar members will be […]

JPPSS Announces Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced its honorees for the 2016 Louisiana Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year programs, recognition programs run by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) that honor the most exceptional educators from each local school system throughout the state. Named as the 2016 JPPSS Teachers of […]

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 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

Living Biography at Grace King

Special needs students at Grace King High School ended the year by participating in a Living Biography project. Speech Language Pathologist Bridget Seals said that each student selected whom they would like to portray, developed a power point and created a costume. About 40 students participated in this year’s program with family members in attendance. […]

Three JPPSS Schools Recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Best High Schools List

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best High Schools list, including Thomas Jefferson High School, which was named the number one public high school in Louisiana. U.S. News evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and […]

Grace King Hosts Saturday Study Sessions

On Saturday, January 22, 72 students from Grace King High School participated in a Saturday Study Session (SSS) for College Success Community (CSC) students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses including physics, biology, and chemistry. Throughout this year, three sessions in each AP subject will be held for students in CSC schools (Grace King High […]

2014 Calendar Features JPPSS Student Artwork

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named winners in the 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts Contest sponsored by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission. The students were awarded prizes at a reception held this past summer hosted by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Stephen Chustz. The theme […]