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JPPSS Language Immersion Programs Open House Events Set for March 9, 10 and 17

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has announced Open House dates for its Language Immersion Programs. Representatives from the district’s magnet and academic programs and the schools at which they are offered will be in attendance. The meetings will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, March 9 | 6 p.m. Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary (950 Behrman Highway […]

Saints, C.J. Spiller Make Special Delivery to J.C. Ellis Elementary

  New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller made a special delivery recently to J.C. Ellis Elementary and the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Spiller visited Ellis Elementary as a part of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association’s (SUDIA) Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign. The school was chosen to host this year’s Fuel Up to […]

Saints & NFL Mexico Bring Fun, Learning, & Competition to J.C. Ellis Elementary

Five students from J.C. Ellis Elementary were selected to compete against the NFL Mexico flag football champions. The game took place during halftime of the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the New England Patriots in the Superdome. Before these young stars took to the gridiron, the NFL Mexico team and the New Orleans Saints […]

Meet the Winners, See the Sights from the 9th Annual Dance Challenge

Martin Marino’s 9th Annual Dance Challenge proved to be well worth the wait. Originally scheduled for April 15, severe weather postponed the much anticipated event to April 29. Parents and other supporters still filled the Pontchartrain Center to cheer on over 320 elementary school students as they competed in a variety of dance styles. Students […]

Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

  More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The Dance Challenge was […]

JPPSS Students Participate in Read Across America

Crazy Sock Day and Wacky Wednesday may sound like homecoming week festivities, but these colorfully themed days are actually part of a week-long celebration of reading at J.C. Ellis Elementary. Like schools across the nation, Ellis is taking part in the National Education Association’s 18th annual Read Across America. This national celebration of reading and of […]

JPPSS Principal Named Finalist for 2014 Louisiana Principal of the Year

Julie Berner, principal of J.C. Ellis Elementary School in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), has been selected as a finalist for Louisiana’s 2014 State Principal of the Year. Berner will move on to compete for the state title, which will be announced at the Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium on Friday, July […]

JPPSS Announces K-8 and Advanced Placement Initiatives to Better Serve Middle and High School Students

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will undertake two initiatives beginning in fall 2013 to better serve its middle and high school students. Under the K-8 initiative, five JPPSS elementary schools that currently serve grades K-5 will convert to K-8 schools; in addition, three schools will participate in an Advanced Placement (AP) initiative to improve […]

Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]

Community Is Invited To Build New Playground at Ellis Elementary

Parents of students at Ellis Elementary School are inviting the community to help them build a new playground at the school after completing a year-long fundraising project that collected more than $30,000. The build will take place on Saturday, December 10.