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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, […]

See the Sights, Meet the Winners from 11th Annual Dance Challenge

Over 300 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System took part in Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This ballroom dance competition is the only public schools program of its kind in Louisiana. The couples and team winners are listed below. Click here to see when the Dance Challenge will […]

Millions of Reasons to Read at Marrero Academy

Marrero Academy students are participating in a free online reading challenge called Scholastic’s Read 100,000. Students read and log minutes on the website as they help their school achieve its reading goal.  Marrero Academy’s library slogan is “Reading is our super power!” The Marrero Mudbugs are the strongest super heroes in the nation, ranking as the number […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

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 […]

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 Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

JPPSS Announces 2015-2016 Application Period for Advanced Study Academies

JPPSS will hold an application period from October 1, 2014  through October 31, 2014 for its Advanced Study Academies (ASA). Applications will be made available on September 30, 2014 on the website at jpschools.org/asa at all JPPSS schools, and at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Completed applications must be hand […]

JPPSS Announces Second Application Period for Advanced Study Academies with Open Seats

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will hold a second application period from June 26 to July 10, 2014 for its Advanced Study Academies (ASA) in only those grade levels with openings for the 2014-2015 school year and no wait lists. Only students who meet specific criteria as detailed below will be eligible to […]