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JPPSS Students Big Winners At Science & Engineering Fair

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) participated in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (Region IX) held last month at The University of New Orleans. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was the big winner with 29 awards. Other winning schools included Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Thomas Jefferson […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

Three JPPSS Social Studies Teachers Honored With Awards

Three social studies teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System were recognized recently as Social Studies Teachers of the Year at the 45th annual Louisiana Council for the Social Studies (LCSS) Conference held in Baton Rouge. Marrero Academy social studies teacher Michelle Molina was recognized in the elementary category.  Harris Middle School teacher Dorene Lusignan was […]

Harris Swamp Girls Learn About Health of Gulf of Mexico

The Harris Middle School “Swamp Girls” recently returned from a 2-day visit to the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Facility where they participated in hands-on experiments to learn more about coastal ecology. The 19 girls in the self-described “Swamp Girls” were part of the fall semester Coastal Ecology Camps that is a component […]

Harris Middle School Chess Team Check Mates Team National Competition

Two Boys and Three Girls Place in Top 15 In the U.S. In Individual Games  The T. H. Harris Middle School Chess team, the Black Knights, achieved an outstanding performance at the 6th Annual Susan Polger World Open Scholastic Chess Tournament for Boys and Girls held recently in Chicago. The Harris boys’ team placed first in […]

JPPSS Names Support Persons of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recently recognized three of its veteran school employees who were selected as its Support Persons of the Year for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Representing the elementary school division, is Betty Harvey, a paraprofessional from Chateau Estates Elementary School, representing the middle school division, is Carrie Desplas, a […]

Four Principals and Eighteen Teachers Honored at Picard Education Excellence Celebration

Four principals and eighteen National Board Certified teachers in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were honored at the Cecil Picard Education Excellence Symposium and Celebration in Baton Rouge. Hazel Park principal Karen Bucher was honored for her work with the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP).   Middleton principal Aretha Williams was honored for work in the […]

Four JPPSS Schools Receive Grants from Laura Bush Foundation

Four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were awarded grants from the Laura Bush Foundation that will be used to rebuild and stock the schools’ libraries this year. The four schools were part of a total of 23 schools from the Gulf Coast region that were awarded grants. Schneckenburger Elementary School, Harris Middle […]