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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 […]

Order a Class of 2016 graduation DVD, watch online, or see the JPS-TV replay

The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]

Academics, Arts, Engaged Culture Help Riverdale High Make the Grade

Riverdale High School art teacher Kimberly Robinson has fond memories of her first day on the job. “Riverdale is an amazing school,” said Robinson. “I will say this, my first day here, a student held the door open for me. And a lot of people have negative thoughts about teenagers, and when this child that […]

Four JPPSS Schools Appear in U.S. News National Rankings

Four high schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were honored by U.S. News & World Report recently when the news organization released its national rankings for the Best High Schools of 2016. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the news organization’s […]

Riverdale High Art Students Sweep Top Honors in Rodrigue Art Contest for Second Consecutive Year

Riverdale High School students swept first place honors at the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Art Contest for the second year in a row. Kourtney Aultman won a $6,000 scholarship by placing first in the Senior Division. In the Junior Division, Nathan Vogel earned $1,250 cash for his first place finish. They were not […]

Four Riverdale High Students Named Finalists in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

The Riverdale High School art department is proving once again why it is one of the premiere programs in the region. Riverdale High students make up a fourth of all the finalists in the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundataion of the Arts annual art contest. Riverdale students Hope Gann and Nathan Vogel were named finalists in the junior […]

American Health Lawyers Association Beautifies Riverdale High School Based Health Center

The school based health center at Riverdale High School received some care of its own recently thanks to the generosity of lawyers from around the nation. The American Health Lawyers Association chose the health clinic for its yearly service project during the organization’s board of directors meeting in New Orleans recently.  

Riverdale High Student Council Honored at the State Level

Student leaders from Riverdale High School were recognized at the state level by the Louisiana Association of Student Councils. Kaori Keyser, Diana Taj, Robert Trahant, Het Patel, Aarshvi Patel, Victoria Guillie, Amanda Wilburn, Allissa Gros, Harold Dorado, and Oscar Perez represented Riverdale High at the 66th annual Louisiana Association of Student Council Convention in Pineville, Louisiana […]