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.

JPPSS Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

JPPSS Teacher Selected as State Finalist for Presidential Teaching Award

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies mathematics teacher, Kristen Mason has been selected as a Louisiana state finalist for the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House, the Presidential Award is the nation’s highest honor for U. S. mathematics […]

Ruppel Academy Wins Grant from Macy’s

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies recently performed the holiday stage production “Yes, Virginia the Musical,” thanks to a $1,000 grant from Macy’s. Ruppel is one of only 100 schools across the United States awarded the Macy’s grant to help defray production costs for the holiday musical. “Yes, Virginia the Musical” is based on a true story and tells […]

Ruppel Academy Receives Macy’s Grant to Perform Musical

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies will perform the holiday stage production “Yes, Virginia the Musical,” thanks to a $1,000 grant from Macy’s. Three performances will take place on Thursday, December 6 at Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies, 710 Amelia Street in Gretna. Ruppel Academy is one of only 100 schools across the United States awarded the Macy’s grant […]

Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]