News

Dance Challenge Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight, April 13

WEATHER UPDATE: The Dance Challenge will take place as planned tonight, April 13, 2016, at 6 p.m. Martin Marino’s Dance Challenge has grown in participation and popularity over the past decade. One thing that’s remained the same, however, is the special role this always anticipated event plays for its young competitors. “The dance program gives Jefferson Parish […]

Off-Broadway Production Provides Living History Lesson at Harris Elementary

History and art converged to give students at Harris Elementary an unforgettable lesson on the Tuskegee Airmen. Two actors from Black Angels Over Tuskegee performed an excerpt from this Off-Broadway production for fourth and fifth grade students in the Harris Elementary cafeteria. Written and directed by Louisiana native Layon Gray, this historical docudrama follows six men embarking […]

Teacher-Student Bond Enhances Classroom Libraries for Two JPPSS Schools

The relationship between teacher and student led to thousands of books being added to the libraries of two schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Katy Graves is the current Superintendent of Schools for the Sag Harbor Union Free School District in New York. One of Graves’ former middle school students is current Theodore […]