Haynes Academy Wins First Place in State Social Studies Competition

Several district high schools participated in the Louisiana We the People competition held recently in Baton Rouge. Haynes Academy took home first place overall and will be traveling to the national event in Washington, D.C. Jefferson Parish Public School System was also represented by teams from Helen Cox and John Ehret, who received trophies for excellence in various categories.

Ehret High International Baccalaureate Program Orientation Meeting Set for April 9

John Ehret High is inviting parents of 8th and 9th grade students to learn more about the school’s International Baccalaureate program. An orientation meeting will be held at the school on Thursday, April 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in room 200. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. The International Baccalaureate curriculum prepares students for […]

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 […]

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, […]

Showcasing Artistic Talent at Ehret

John Ehret High School recently held its 2nd annual juried art show. The show was open to not only the art students, but all Ehret students, who were asked to submit what they thought was their best work for consideration. Art pieces were placed in different categories for judging, including Art I, II, and III, […]

Ehret Students Participate in Job Shadowing

The Broadcast Club from John Ehret High School recently visited the JPPSS television studio and participated in a hands-on training with the studio professionals.

Healthy Changes are Happening at Ehret

On September 18, students at John Ehret High School welcomed special visitors to campus – Saints Ambassador Michael Lewis and Saints mascot Gumbo – and these visitors didn’t come empty handed. Lewis awarded a check for $3,900 to Tracy Parker, Ehret’s school based health center nurse practitioner, to jumpstart the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play […]

Five JPPSS students to compete in 2013 GUMBO state invitational meet

Five Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students will participate in the state GUMBO invitational meet this month. GUMBO (Games Uniting Mind and Body) is a track and field competition designed for school aged students who have physical or visual disabilities. Representing JPPSS are Alejendro Banegas (Meisler), Christopher Boudreaux (Estelle), Rivers Lacrouts (Riviere), Brian Maldonado […]

Healthy Bodies Equal Healthy Minds

With much fanfare, the newly remodeled school based health center at John Ehret High School opened last month. The clinic had been previously housed in a temporary building and was in desperate need of repair. Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, school officials were able to renovate […]

JPPSS Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a great time to highlight notable figures in African-American history and the JPPSS schools that bear their names. The “Rillieux” in Cherbonnier/ Rillieux Elementary in Waggaman is Norbert Rillieux, Creole American inventor and engineer. He is most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water. Granville […]