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Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

Bunche Elementary Attendance Zone Impact Public Hearing is Thursday, May 18

The Jefferson Parish School board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be held at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High (2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner) in the board room. The board will consider a proposal outlining the attendance zone for Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School. Schools […]

UNO Athletes Inspire Green Park Elementary Students to Read

Members of the University of New Orleans women’s basketball team visited Green Park Elementary recently to speak with students about the importance of academics. Reading, in particular, was cited by these student-athletes as an integral part of their success in college. They explained how much reading is required in their college courses, and the students gasped […]

JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Principal of the Year. Bridgedale Elementary’s Benjamin Moscona, Estelle School’s Alisha Gilbert, and Helen Cox High’s Mark Perry each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Click […]

JPPSS Awards District’s Top Young i-Ready Achievers

i-Ready is an online reading and math program used by elementary and middle school students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. JPPSS conducted a Fall i-Ready Contest to recognize our district’s top performers in each grade level. Here are some pictures of the winners, who got surprise visits by staff who dropped off prize packs […]

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.

Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

Green Park Holds Mock Election

Students at Green Park Elementary became part of the 2012 electoral process as they participated in a mock presidential election. “It’s something we’ve done for the last few elections, and we wanted to continue the lesson,” said teacher Yvette Netzhammer. For the past month, teachers have spoken with their students about the candidates and the election process […]

Green Park Elementary Wins NFL Play 60 Award

Green Park Elementary School received a check for $10,000 and a surprise visit from four New Orleans Saints after being chosen as the Grand Prize winning entry in the NFL Play 60 program. New Orleans Saints players Malcolm Jenkins, Leigh Torrence, Jermon Bushrod, and Thomas Morstead presented a check for $10,000 to the school on […]