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 […]

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 […]

JPPSS Teacher Named 2013 Louisiana Prostart Educator Of The Year

Grace King High School teacher Jeryl Fischtziur has been named the 2013 ProStart Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF). ProStart is a two-year culinary management program for high school juniors and seniors with a curriculum designed to teach students culinary techniques as well as restaurant management skills. It operates […]

Lights! Camera! Action!

Three days a week, special education students at Grace King High School gather together to produce a new broadcast program which Grace King’s speech language pathologist Bridget Seals calls “the power of the microphone.” Seals developed the communications training program seven years ago when she first came to King. “I started to see a lot […]

Grace King Student At NCAA Final Four Tournament

A Grace King High School student will be at the NCAA Final Four tournament in Houston this weekend to accept a 2011 Buick Achievers Scholarship. Senior Stavros Stratis will be at the Final Four tournament where a pre-game announcement will be made that Stratis is a recipient of a Buick Achievers Scholarship.  Stratis, who is going […]

Two JPPSS Students Honored For Achievement

Two students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were honored at the annual NOCCA President’s Award for achievement in the creative arts. Grace King High School senior Kelly Barberito was honored for dance.  Riverdale High School junior Jacob Lacour was honored for classical instrumental.  Both students received the 2011 President’s Award for their best examples of […]

Three JPPSS High Schools Win Major Positions at LA. Ass’n of Student Councils

Three Jefferson Parish High Schools won major state positions at the Louisiana Association of Student Councils state-wide elections at the recent LASC Convention in Lake Charles. There were 102 schools from across the state of Louisiana attending the convention. This is the first time in LASC history that three schools from the same parish in […]

School System Announces Nominees for Student of Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is very pleased to announce the following students as nominees for the 2011 – 2012 Student of the Year. Elementary Maci Frickey Kerner Elementary Middle Simran Gandhi Haynes Academy High Senthil Rajasekaran Grace King High School The students will represent the Jefferson Parish Public School System on January 25, 2011 in Regional Competition […]

Grace King Teacher Published in German Book

Grace King teacher Kirk Steen’s paper at an Austrian symposium at Auburn University was recently published in a German book that examined the life of the late writer Arthur Koestler. Steen, who was the 2008 High School Teacher of the Year for the Jefferson Parish Public School System, produced a paper: “The Gladiators: Twentieth-Century Detours […]