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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 […]

JPPSS Names Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced three employees as its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year: Sally Falcone of Lionel R. Collins Montessori School, Russell Mohamad of T.H. Harris Middle School, and Tammy Dixon of Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. The three employees are the district’s nominees for the state […]

JPPSS Celebrates First Day of School

More than 46,000 students returned to school in Jefferson Parish last month. August 9th was the first day of school and parents and students at Bridgedale Elementary were greeted by Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. and school board president Larry Dale. Meza and Dale also visited other schools including Matas Elementary, Harris Middle and East […]

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 […]