JPPSS Announces Principal Selections for Schools Across District

The Jefferson Parish Public School System announced its new principals at schools throughout the district. Terrah Harrison-Averette – St. Ville Elementary School Terrah Harrison-Averette has been named principal of St. Ville Elementary School. She most recently served as academic dean at Terrytown Elementary. When defining her educational philosophy, Averette said that college and career readiness […]

An American Celebration

The students of Metairie Academy presented An American Celebration highlighting the first Thanksgiving.

Holiday Bells are Ringing at Metairie Academy

The Metairie Academy Bell Choir, part of the school’s enrichment program, played several favorite songs to celebrate the holidays.

Hands On Learning at Metairie Academy

The traveling Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit recently visited Metairie Academy. The unit is sponsored by the oilfield industry and has six, self-contained, kiosk-style learning stations. The stations feature curriculum-based, hands-on activities about energy, and the technologies and sciences involved with the oil and natural gas industry. “I am so excited to have this here,” said […]

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 […]

Knit One, Purl Two at Metairie Academy

It’s not just reading, writing, and arithmetic at Metairie Academy. Students are given the opportunity to sing in the choir, play the bells, work on the yearbook, and even take up knitting in what the school calls “enrichment clusters.” Principal Helen Blanke believes that the clusters are important because students can study an area of […]

Metairie Academy Second-Grader Is a Champion

Metairie Academy second-grader, Sophia Liriano, has been chosen to represent Louisiana in the Champions Across America Program. The program highlights a child who has battled and overcome a serious injury or illness who was treated at one of the 210 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the country. “We are so proud of Sophia,” said principal […]

Metairie Academy is Alive with the Sound of Music

On a recent afternoon, students in Metairie Academy’s Bell Choir and Music Medley Cluster brought the cafeteria alive with the Sound of Music. Brigid Higgins, music talent teacher, chose selections from the iconic musical because the combination of bells and song work very well together. Pallie Thompson, gifted teacher, works with the bell choir. Fifth […]

JPPSS Names Students of the Year

Three students were recently surprised with a visit from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. James Meza Jr. because they were selected as the district’s students of the year. Elementary student of the year is Metairie Academy fifth grader Rishik Bethi. He has received the Superintendent’s Award, presented to students who earn straight […]

Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]