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JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. Harold Keller Elementary’s Doha Mosrie, Stella Worley Middle’s La Donna Smith, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy High’s Melissa Sallinger each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become the […]

Keller Elementary, Ellender School Named JPPSS September Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Harold Keller Elementary and Allen Ellender School for being recognized as the September 2016 Campus of the Month. Keller Elementary won the honor for the Eastbank. Ellender Elementary was honored for the Westbank. Each month a committee of five will select an Eastbank and Westbank school and showcase a selected […]

Keller Elementary’s Samuel Korn Named Louisiana Elementary Student of the Year

The state’s top elementary school student calls the Jefferson Parish Public School System home. Keller Elementary fifth-grader Samuel Korn has been named the elementary school Louisiana Student of the Year. The Louisiana Department of Education tonight named the 2016 Students of the Year winners and honored all 18 regional finalists for the coveted award. The […]

Keller Elementary’s Samuel Korn Named Regional Finalist for Louisiana Student of the Year

A special year just got even more remarkable for Harold Keller Elementary fifth grade student Samuel Korn. The current JPPSS Elementary Student of the Year has been named a regional finalist for the Louisiana Department of Education’s annual Students of the Year competition. “Congratulations to each of these students for their impressive accomplishments, and for being […]

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2016 Student of the Year. Keller Elementary fifth grader Samuel Korn, Haynes Academy eighth grader Prokkawn Majumdar, and Grace King High senior Maria Heredia received this prestigious honor. These three remarkable students are now eligible to become 2016 […]

JPPSS Names Students of the Year

Students from Harold Keller Elementary School, J.D. Meisler Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School have been named Students of the Year by the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). The winners are: ·Gayoon Nam, 5th grade, Keller Elementary Daniel Lau, 8th grade, Meisler Middle Tram Nguyen, 12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High The three students […]

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 […]

Four Principals and Eighteen Teachers Honored at Picard Education Excellence Celebration

Four principals and eighteen National Board Certified teachers in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were honored at the Cecil Picard Education Excellence Symposium and Celebration in Baton Rouge. Hazel Park principal Karen Bucher was honored for her work with the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP).   Middleton principal Aretha Williams was honored for work in the […]