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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, […]

NBA Standout, JPPSS Product Hosts 2nd Annual Back to School Celebration

To help celebrate the school year for local students, NBA Player Elfrid Payton and the Elfrid Payton Foundation hosted their 2nd Annual Back to School celebration at Gretna Middle School on Friday, August 26 for more than 700 students. As part of the Back to School efforts, students received a custom backpack filled with school supplies […]

Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

Over 1,600 students were honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

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 […]

NBA Star Donates School Supplies to Every Student at Gretna Middle

An NBA star enjoyed an eventful homecoming to the Jefferson Parish Public School System recently. Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton returned to Gretna Middle to surprise every student with school supplies. Watch this JPS-TV production to hear from this former NBA lottery pick about his return and see what special surprise students and staff […]

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 […]

JPPSS Schools Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

It’s Carnival time and Jefferson Parish Public School System bands are participating in several parades. Our talented students and their band directors deserve a big thank you for getting parade-goers in the Mardi Gras spirit. The following is a list of schools and parades: Adams Middle – Driftwood Bonnabel High – Carrollton, Excalibur, Le Krewe d’Etat, […]

Gretna Middle Wins NFL Contest; Hosts Saints Players

Players from the New Orleans Saints visited Gretna Middle School last month as a part of a special celebration for the NFL’s Play 60 Super School contest. As one of Super School contest winners, Gretna Middle not only hosted a number of Saints players for a special PE class, but the school was also awarded […]

Gretna Schools Will Re-Open And Resume Normal Operations

Two westbank schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System that were closed because of the severe storm will re-open on Thursday, March 31. Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School and Gretna Middle School will resume their normal operations schedule. Both schools were closed on Wednesday following damage and widespread electrical outages caused by a severe […]

School System Makes Repairs To Damaged Schools

Facility and maintenance crews from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have begun clean-up and major repairs to two westbank schools and the superintendent’s office that were closed today because of damage and electrical outages caused by a heavy storm that struck the westbank Tuesday night. The crews worked throughout Wednesday to repair windows, roofs, […]