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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, […]

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 […]

Connection with Business Community Brings Reading Oasis to Pittman Elementary

As David Fennelly finishes reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to a group of Pittman Elementary third graders, one of the students excitedly calls out, “read another one.” Story time is over for today. Thanks to this area businessman and philanthropist; however, these students now have enough new books to last them until they head to middle school. “I just think […]

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, […]

Rando Named Louisiana’s 2011 Nurse of the Year

School Nurse Kathyrn Rando has been named Louisiana’s 2011 Nurse of the Year. Rando, who started in the Jefferson Parish Public School System in 1989, cares for regular and special education students at her three assigned schools of Fisher, Homedale, and Pittman.  This is the first time she has been honored as state Nurse of the […]

Pittman Receives Louisiana School Health Award for 2010-2011

Ella C. Pittman Elementary School has been selected as a recipient of the annual Louisiana School Health Award for the 2010-2011 school year. The School Health Award recognizes activities around Louisiana that encourage students to develop lifelong healthful eating and physical activity habits. The award is sponsored by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and […]

Pittman Teacher Named Louisiana’s Program Advisor of the Year

Pittman Elementary School teacher Dean Tessitore has been named the 2011 Louisiana’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year. Tessitore was honored for his commitment to making a difference in the lives of students and to making lasting and impactful change to school wellness. The Fuel Up to Play 60 program encourages […]