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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, […]

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 […]

Five JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Five students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation: Tuyet Dam of L.W. Higgins High School, Mohammed Elaasar of Haynes Academy, Peter Nguyen of Thomas Jefferson Magnet High School, Farhana Chaudhry and Gabriel Rodriguez – both of Bonnabel Magnet Academy. “The Posse Foundation focuses […]

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 […]