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New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

JPPSS Announces New Principal Appointments for 2018-19

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) today announced new school leader appointments for the 2018-2019 school year. “We are excited to have such a committed and talented group of leaders to help lead our schools next year,” said Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “Strong instructional leadership is incredibly challenging work, but it is what our […]

Martin Marino’s 12th Annual Dance Challenge Takes Stage April 11

More than 340 fifth grade students from 18 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 11 for Martin Marino’s 12th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “Over the past 12 years, Dance […]

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, […]

See the Sights, Meet the Winners from 11th Annual Dance Challenge

Over 300 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System took part in Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This ballroom dance competition is the only public schools program of its kind in Louisiana. The couples and team winners are listed below. Click here to see when the Dance Challenge will […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

JPPSS Announces Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2016-17 winners are Mildred Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos, Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young, and Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson, Jr. “It takes a multitude of professionals to build the right environment for student success,” […]

After School Program Turning JPPSS Students into Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is a national program that’s impacting local students here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. A recognized leader in art education, this after school program is enhancing the fine arts skills and academics of young children in our area. Mildred Harris Elementary is one JPPSS school that benefited from an end of […]