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Greenlawn Terrace Elementary, Harris Elementary Named Sept. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Greenlawn Terrace Elementary and Harris Elementary for being recognized as September 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Greenlawn Terrace Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Harris Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank […]

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

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, […]

JPPSS Students Compete in Social Studies Fair

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Social Studies Fair was held recently at John Ehret High. The following students placed in their respective categories, with the top two winners in each category qualifying for the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on March 3, 2017. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION Individual Sociology 1st – Aidan […]

JPPSS Educators Named Semi-Finalists for State Teacher and Principal of the Year

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System educators were named as semi-finalists in the 2015 teacher and principal of the year competition by the Louisiana Department of Education. More than 50 districts from around the state submitted nominations. Troy Hobson, 5th grade teacher at Greenlawn Terrace Elementary School in Kenner, moved on in the teacher of […]

Greenlawn Terrace Receives Library Makeover

More than 40 volunteers from Capital One participated in the READesign program sponsored by the Heart of America Foundation at Greenlawn Terrace Elementary School last month. The library redesign program aims to transform school libraries by redecorating, revitalizing technology, and replenishing bookshelves. As a part of the program, each student at Greenlawn Terrace received five books and a nutritious […]

Greenlawn School Awarded $65,000 For Library Makeover

One of the country’s largest banks, a major retailer, and a non-profit organization teamed up to give Greenlawn Elementary School a library makeover. Capital One, Target, and the Heart of America Foundation have partnered to award a $65,000 READesign grant to Greenlawn Elementary School to revitalize the school’s library. The READesign® Library Makeover revitalizes elementary […]

3 JPPSS Schools Earn State High Performing High Poverty Honor

Three elementary schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned the High Performing – High Poverty honor from the state Department of Education. Bissonet Plaza, J.C. Ellis, and Greenlawn Terrace elementary schools have been identified by the state agency for overcoming the challenges associated with educating large populations of poor and minority children.  This is […]