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Nine JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Achievement Semifinalists

To read about our National Merit Semifinalists, click here. Nine students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS as National Achievement semifinalists are students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology […]

Thirteen JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

To read the about our National Achievement Semifinalists, click here. Thirteen students in Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for the program, students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a semifinalist, students must be […]

Taylor and Thomas Jefferson Named Among Top US High Schools by the Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has ranked Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy and Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies on its 2014 Top High Schools list. Taylor was ranked at No. 49 and Thomas Jefferson was ranked No. 81 on the annual list. The Daily Beast created the list of top high schools by […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Students Named Winners in 12th Environmental Awareness Art and Language Contest

Three Patrick F. Taylor Academy for Science & Technology students have been named winners in the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission’s 12th Environmental Awareness Art and Language Contest. The three students all won in the art category, with Eduardo Paternostro winning first place in Group 3 (contestants ages 11-13), Maryann Yacoub winning first place in Group […]

Taylor Academy Teachers Win $10,000 Fund for Teachers Grant

Five teachers from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy collaborated to write and secure a $10,000 Fund for Teachers.  During the summer, they will attend the Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference in Boston.  The team consists of middle and high school teachers from various disciplines, as well as the media specialist and Principal Jaime Zapico. […]

Patrick Taylor Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar

Paris Evans, a senior at Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, has been named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar. The prestigious award provides a renewable scholarship that students can use to pursue a bachelor’s degree, access to leadership development programs, and continued funding for graduate studies in certain fields. “This is another one of […]

JPPSS Names Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced three employees as its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year: Sally Falcone of Lionel R. Collins Montessori School, Russell Mohamad of T.H. Harris Middle School, and Tammy Dixon of Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. The three employees are the district’s nominees for the state […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Honored as National Merit, Achievement Finalists

Eight Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2014 National Merit Finalists, and three students have been named 2014 National Achievement Finalists. “Congratulations to these outstanding eleven students, along with their families, teachers, and school staff who have helped them excel as scholars and leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “These […]

Ten JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through the Posse Foundation

A record ten students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, L.W. Higgins High School, Riverdale High School, and Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. “To have ten students from […]

Taylor Academy Wins Cross Country State Championship

Congratulations to coach Brad Womack and the Patrick Taylor Science and Technology Academy boy’s cross country team, who won the state cross country championship in Natchitoches.  This is the first time in school history that the team has received this honor. Led by senior Stephen Torry, the Class B individual state champion, the Tigers won in convincing fashion […]