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Hart Elementary and Hearst Elementary Named March 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Phoebe Hearst Elementary and William Hart Elementary for being recognized as March 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Hearst Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Hart Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase a selected […]

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 […]

Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

State Superintendent John White Visits JPPSS to Honor Top Gains Schools

At a special celebration held on the campus of Phoebe Hearst Elementary school on January 24, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White presented a check to the 27 schools in Jefferson Parish Public School System designated as “Top Gains” schools by the Louisiana Department of Education. Each school received a monetary award of close to $8,500 […]

Bissonet Elementary Is Healthiest School In System

Bissonet Plaza Elementary School was recently selected as a recipient of the annual School Health Award for the 2008-2009 school year by the Louisiana Department of Education. This is the first time the Metairie school has been recognized for this award. The School Health Award recognizes activities that encourage students to develop lifelong healthful eating and […]