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Join Dr. Brumley for Coffee Chat or Town Hall as part of his Discovery Days

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is inviting the community to join him for coffee and a town hall as part of a larger plan to understand the district from as many viewpoints as possible. These coffee chats and town hall events will be held in all nine JPPSS districts. Each coffee […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being 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 […]

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, […]

Harris Middle Students Hold Lip Sync Battle to Raise Funds for the Arts

Lip sync battles have taken prime time and late night television by storm. The students at Harris Middle recently held a lip sync battle of their own to help raise money for an arts workshop. Watch the video above for the story or click here to see the entire competition.

JPPSS Announces its Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Metairie Academy’s Arlene “Cookie” Malloy, Harris Middle’s Suzanne Nugent, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy’s Torey Hayward each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2017 Louisiana Teacher of the […]

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 […]

JPS-TV Video: T.H. Harris Middle Student Wins Statewide Wetlands Essay Contest

A passion for writing led T.H. Harris Middle student Yasmin Silva to enter and win the America’s WETLAND Foundation “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” art, essay, and photography competition. Silva placed first in the state in the Essay category for grades 7-9. Her piece was called “Lily’s Lesson” and focused on the story of […]

School Board Honors T.H. Harris Middle Boxing Champion

The Jefferson Parish School Board recognized T.H. Harris Middle School student Alexis Lavarine at their September 2 meeting. An honor student in the classroom, Lavarine won the 13 and 14 year old division of the Ringside World Championship Boxing Tournament. She also holds six belts. Lavarine’s parents, David and Carla, are both Jefferson Parish Public […]

T.H. Harris Middle Students in “Presence of a True Hero”

T.H Harris Middle principal Otis Guichet set the scene perfectly for his students gathered to hear decorated World War II pilot Art Arceneaux speak. “Picture yourself in three years. That’s how old Mr. Arceneaux was when he went off to fight the war,” Guichet told the middle school students. “When the country needed him at 18 years […]

Harris Celebrates the Season through Annual Holiday Program

Recently, the students of T.H. Harris Middle School gathered in the gym for their annual holiday program. The program featured performances from the Harris cheerleaders and dance team, as well as holiday selections from the band and choir. According to principal Otis Guichet, programs like this holiday celebration are a great motivator for students. “It builds […]