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Dandridge Town Hall Meetings to be held in April

The Dandridge Task Force will hold two town hall meetings in April. The first will take place on Monday, April 20 at L. W. Higgins High School, located at 7201 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at G.T. Woods Elementary, located at 1037 31st Street in Kenner. Both meetings […]

West Jefferson and Higgins High Students Can Now Apply for Escalera STEM Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Puentes New Orleans Escalera STEM program. The opportunity is available to students of West Jefferson and L.W. Higgins High who will be a junior in August 2015 and will commit to attending the program’s after school classes throughout its duration. Classes start in August 2015. Students will learn about […]

JPPSS Students Earn Trip to D.C. for National Latino Advocacy Days

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System students traveled to Washington D.C. recently where they joined peers from around the nation for a three-day event emphasizing the importance of engaging their elected officials. West Jefferson High senior Jessica Aragonez and L.W. Higgins High senior Shakira Rodriguez were selected to represent the Puentes New Orleans Escalera Program during 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 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Eight 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. “We are so excited that these eight […]

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, […]

Higgins Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Soccer demonstrations, traditional dancing, and sampling authentic candy were just a few of the activities L.W. Higgins High School students enjoyed during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Coordinated by soccer coach Francisco Castillo and Spanish teachers Warren Jones and Maria Schneider, the goal of the celebration was to recognize the importance of the various cultures […]

JPPSS Students Commit to Colleges on Signing Day 2014

Congratulations to the following students who signed letters of commitment to the following colleges: West Jefferson High School athletes Diamond Washington will attend Texas Southern University for Track and Field Halie Matthews will attend University of New Orleans for Basketball Chavin Gougis will attend Arkansas Baptist for Football Miguel Harris will attend Delta State University […]

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 […]

L.W. Higgins AFJROTC Featured in PBS Music Special

The L.W. Higgins High School AFJROTC choir, under the direction of Commander Major O.J. Gibson and Cadet Captain Johnathan Tate, are performing as guests on the “Tim Janis Celebrate America” PBS Special featuring eleven Southeast Louisiana and Gulf Coast Mississippi high school and middle school choirs. The broadcast premieres on WYES-TV on Wednesday, March 6 […]