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JPPSS Students to Represent Louisiana as National History Day Finalists

HARVEY—(April 30, 2014)—Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected as finalists for the 2014 National History Day contest by placing first or second in the Louisiana State History Day Contest, recently held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The theme of this year’s competition was “Rights […]

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 […]

Chef Teaches Roosevelt and Meisler Students the Art of Healthy Cooking

On Tuesday, March 19, a group of enterprising young students at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School enjoyed an afternoon that would make most adults jealous: learning how to cook a delicious, healthy lasagna alongside New Orleans chef Alon Shaya. Shaya, chef and partner at Domenica restaurant, was the special guest of Cooking up Healthy Options and […]

Meisler Students Hope to Flip Their Classroom

Rachel Emmer’s special education class at Meisler Middle School hopes to win a makeover for their classroom through the “Flip Your Classroom” video contest  http://flipyourclassroom.einstruction.com  by creating a video called “Help Us Daily” http://flipyourclassroom.einstruction.com/performances/1bvdslwqre?back_url=http%3A%2F%2Fflipyourclassroom.einstruction.com%2F%2338 to the tune of the ever-popular Carly Rae Jepson hit, “Call Me, Maybe.” The contest, sponsored by eInstruction, calls for students across the country […]

Meisler Student To Appear In Future Book By Skateboarding Star Tony Hawk

A Meisler Middle School student is set to become the next featured character in a book series by skateboarding star Tony Hawk after winning a national online contest. 7th grade student Autumn Bray is the national winner in an online contest at Tony Hawk’s website.  Bray’s female character/avatar Autumn Rose will be the next featured character in […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

Meisler Middle Teacher Honored For Work For People With Disabilities

Meisler Middle School teacher Renate Brown was recently recognized by the Advocacy Institute for her work on behalf of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Brown was one of three award recipients honored by the Advocacy Center in 2012 during a ceremony at the Audubon Institute.  Each year, the Advocacy Center recognizes three Louisianians who have […]