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JPPSS High School Graduations Start May 13 for Class of 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System 2017 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 13 and concludes Sunday, May 28. A total of 13 JPPSS high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold […]

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded […]

Miller Wall Elementary and Riverdale High Named April 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Miller Wall Elementary and Riverdale High for being recognized as April 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Riverdale High won the honor for the East Bank. Miller Wall Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

JPPSS Students Almost One-Third of the Finalists in Rodrigue Art Contest

Jefferson Parish Public School System students comprise nearly one-third of the finalist in the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2017 Scholarship Art Contest. Five JPPSS high school students were among the 16 finalists announced for the annual contest that will award $45,000 in college scholarships. The students are Fisher Middle-High senior Kristen Ronquille, […]

Nine of 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Finalists are from JPPSS

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and the Jefferson Parish Public School System is well represented. Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, nine are from JPPSS. Five students from Fisher Middle-High and two students each from Riverdale High and Thomas Jefferson High have […]

Haynes Academy Student Elected LASC President, Other JPPSS Students Shine at State Convention

The MLK long weekend was a time to relax, but Student Council members from several of our schools attended the Louisiana Association of Student Councils (LASC) state convention in Covington. The LASC convention was held at Archbishop Hannan High School, January 14-16, with the theme “Your Ticket to Leadership.” There they enhanced their leadership abilities and […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2017 Mardi Gras parades. Saturday, February 4 […]

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

JPPSS Students, Teachers Already Benefiting from Professional Learning Communities

Teachers across the Jefferson Parish Public School System are already seeing positive results from the district’s renewed emphasis on Professional Learning Communities. Students benefit by having a team of teachers working to help them succeed. Teachers benefit through collaboration with their peers on what methods work best (and which don’t) in the classroom. JPPSS held the […]

Riverdale High Student Nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Riverdale High School incoming sophomore Edwin Romero has been named a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Romero took part in the three-day congress event in Lowell, MA from June 29-July 1. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are […]