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JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Eight 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. “We are so excited that these eight […]

Riverdale High JROTC Gives Back to the Community

The Riverdale High School Air Force Junior ROTC, led by senior aerospace science instructor Lt. Col. Jerry Brumfield, has made it a priority to give back to the community this holiday season. Last month, the JROTC led a school-wide food drive for the Thanksgiving holiday. The entire campus, including students, faculty, and staff, all came […]

Three JPPSS Schools Recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Best High Schools List

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best High Schools list, including Thomas Jefferson High School, which was named the number one public high school in Louisiana. U.S. News evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and […]

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 […]

Riverdale’s Donte Jackson named New Orleans Large Schools Player of the Week

JPPSS Students Sweep Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students took top honors in the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) 2013 Scholarship Art Contest. Trinity Hartman, Thomas Jefferson High School, won first place and a $6000 scholarship, James Dupont, Riverdale High School, won second place and a $5500 scholarship, and Alex Hope Rosenzweig, Riverdale High […]

Riverdale Principal Named Region 1 High School Principal of the Year

Riverdale High School Principal Denise Carpenter is into the state competition for  Principal of the Year after making it through regional review. Carpenter was selected last month by other principals within the system to represent Jefferson Parish in the annual recognition. “Ms. Carpenter is an outstanding example of what public education can achieve,” said JPPSS Acting […]

Two JPPSS Students Honored For Achievement

Two students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were honored at the annual NOCCA President’s Award for achievement in the creative arts. Grace King High School senior Kelly Barberito was honored for dance.  Riverdale High School junior Jacob Lacour was honored for classical instrumental.  Both students received the 2011 President’s Award for their best examples of […]

Riverdale H.S. TV Production Team Wins Nine State Broadcast Awards

Riverdale High School’s television production program, the WRHS Newsteam, won nine awards at the Louisiana Scholastic Press Association (LSPA) conference. The news team won two overall awards including Best Newscast and Best Sportscast.  In addition to the two overall awards, students claimed seven individual honors.   Senior Philip Buhler earned three individual awards for best sports […]