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Bonnabel Magnet Academy, Ruppel Academy Named JPPSS October Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High and Ruppel Academy for being recognized as October 2016 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Bonnabel Magnet Academy High won the honor for the Eastbank. Ruppel Academy was honored for the Westbank. Each month a committee of five will select an Eastbank and Westbank school and showcase a selected campus […]

JPPSS Teacher Recognized with Presidential Award for Excellence

A teacher with the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has been awarded the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kristen Mason will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive her award at a ceremony to be held on September 8, 2016. Mason has taught mathematics for 12 years with six of […]

Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

Over 1,600 students were honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

JPPSS Finance Department Uses Annual Report to Showcase Student Artwork

One of the many talented students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will soon have his work seen by leaders in the district and from across the state. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies seventh grade student Caleb Williams’ artwork was selected by the JPPSS Finance Department to be on the cover of the school […]

Thomas Jefferson Student Represents United Way of Southeast Louisiana at National Education Conference

Thomas Jefferson High School teacher and Student Government Association sponsor Kim G. Minor remembers first meeting Jenny Ly as a freshman. “She was a go-getter,” said Minor. “Took responsibility for everything and wanted to be in charge. Not in a bossy way, but in a good way.” Now a senior and SGA president at Thomas […]

Thomas Jefferson Students ‘Fake the Funk’ to Raise Some Real Money for Theater Program

Theater students at Thomas Jefferson High are using a type of performance art made famous by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to raise money that will help renovate their stage. The Thomas Jefferson High International Thespian Society presents the inaugural Fake the Funk lip sync competition. The event takes place Friday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. […]

Ruppel Academy Students Perform in Award Winning Production

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies students (from left) Renell Taylor and Dallas George participated in a production that won 1st place for Overall Performance at the Junior Arts Theatre Festival at Walt Disney World. Taylor, 8th grade, and George, 7th, are part of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Theatre Kids. The group of young thespians were […]

Lesson on Courage Comes with National Writing Honor for Ruppel Academy Students

Two students at Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies used a national writing contest to stand up for a cause and add another impressive achievement to this Jefferson Parish Public School. Ruppel eighth graders Kyle Bush and Alex Walker were two of just five students across the U.S. to win the Junior Scholastic Mary Beth Tinker […]

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 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

Ruppel Students Delight Crowd at Holiday Concert

The talented vocal and piano music students at L.W. Ruppel Academy delighted the crowd, who gathered with some beautiful holiday music.