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Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

Nine JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Achievement Semifinalists

To read about our National Merit Semifinalists, click here. Nine students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS as National Achievement semifinalists are students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology […]

JPPSS Students to Represent Louisiana as National History Day Finalists

HARVEY—(April 30, 2014)—Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as finalists for the 2014 National History Day contest by placing first or second in the Louisiana State History Day Contest, recently held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The theme of this year’s competition was “Rights […]

Helen Cox HS Cheerleaders Place in National Championship

The Helen Cox High School Cheerleaders placed 2nd in the Small Varsity Game Day division at the National High School Cheerleading Championship held at the Walt Disney World Resort in February 2014. It was the team’s first time attending the competition. This was also the first year for the Game Day division which allows cheerleaders […]

Two JPPSS Teachers Selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day

Two teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors by National History Day (NHD), a yearlong academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students. The two honorees, Helen Cox High School teacher LaToya Bailey and Adams Middle School teacher Esther Perez-Zemmels, join a […]

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 […]

2014 Calendar Features JPPSS Student Artwork

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named winners in the 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts Contest sponsored by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission. The students were awarded prizes at a reception held this past summer hosted by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Stephen Chustz. The theme […]

JPPSS Students Win Senior Division of National History Day

Students from Helen Cox High School won at the state competition and will move on to national competition for the National History Day at the University of Maryland from June 9-June 13, 2013. The winners include: Senior Individual Paper – First Place David Girgis “The Flame that Changed America: Turning Points of the Chicago Fire […]

JPPSS Students of the Year 2012-2013

Three students were recently surprised with a visit from JPPSS Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr., who congratulated the students for being chosen as the “Student of the Year” for elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each honored student received a cookie bouquet as a sweet treat. The 2012 – 2013 JPPSS Students of the Year […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, Inc. The students, known as Posse Scholars, are part of the inaugural group in New Orleans. “The Posse Foundation focuses on students who might have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process,” said Acting […]