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Ten JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through the Posse Foundation

A record ten students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, L.W. Higgins High School, Riverdale High School, and Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. “To have ten students from […]

Haynes Student Wins National Design Contest

Julia Vedros, a 7th grader at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, was the winner of a national leotard design contest sponsored by Under Armor, GK Elite, and USA Gymnastics. Her design features Grape Mystique and Lavender Ice Mystique fabrics with Brilliance Crystal and will be featured in a fashion show at the Gymnastics National Championship. […]

Two JPPSS Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools

Two schools within the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were named as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Ella Dolhonde Elementary School and Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies were two of the six Louisiana schools honored. A total of 286 schools were recognized nationally. “Congratulations to the […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named 2014 National Merit Semifinalists

Ten students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for the program, students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a semifinalist, students must be the top scorers in their state. “We are very […]

Haynes Teacher Named International Excellence in Education Award Winner

On July 5, 2013, Jamie Fratello Staub, a social studies teacher at Haynes Academy, was named the International Excellence in Education Award Winner by Alpha Delta Kappa at its International Convention in Washington, D.C.  Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary society for women educators that promotes, altruism, excellence in education and world understanding. Staub […]

Haynes Students Take National Honors at Academic Games

Middle and high school students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) recently participated in the Academic Games National Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sixty students from 6th through 12th grades at Marrero Middle, Ruppel Academy, Patrick Taylor, Haynes Academy, Meisler, Thomas Jefferson, Grace King, and Ehret represented JPPSS. Two teams from Haynes Academy placed first […]

JPPSS High Schools Named to Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools List

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies received the highest ranking among schools in Louisiana on the 2013 “America’s Best High Schools” list produced by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. “I want to congratulate the staff and students at Haynes on this tremendous national recognition,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “Not only was Haynes ranked the […]

JPPSS Schools Named To Best In Nation List By U.S. News

Four Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools were ranked nationally on the 2013 Best High Schools list, produced by U.S. News & World Report. To determine the 2013 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze […]

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 […]

Haynes Student Named Regional Finalist for Student of the Year

Injee Hong, middle school Student of the Year for the Jefferson Parish Public School System, has been named one of 18 regional finalists who will compete for the state title of Student of the Year. Hong, an eighth grader at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, is no stranger to the spotlight. She was named Louisiana’s […]