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Dance Challenge Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight, April 13

WEATHER UPDATE: The Dance Challenge will take place as planned tonight, April 13, 2016, at 6 p.m. Martin Marino’s Dance Challenge has grown in participation and popularity over the past decade. One thing that’s remained the same, however, is the special role this always anticipated event plays for its young competitors. “The dance program gives Jefferson Parish […]

Kenner Discovery a Top 20 School in Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

It’s not hard to tell what most students at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy were doing this summer. Chances are, they used much of those months for reading. The school ranked No. 1 in Louisiana and No. 14 in the world in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Students earned the honor by reading over 2,074,424 […]

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 […]

Two New Charter Schools to Offer More Choices for Jefferson Parish Families Beginning Fall 2013

The Jefferson Parish School Board formalized contracts with two nonprofit groups that will open new charter schools for the 2013-14 school year in Jefferson Parish. The Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (KDHSA) will serve students in grades pre-kindergarten (PK) to 6, while the Young Audiences Charter School will serve students in grades kindergarten to 3. […]