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JPPSS Students Explore Google’s Latest Virtual Reality Program

The sights at Schneckenburger Elementary would’ve made any teacher smile. Students literally “oohing” and “ahhing” as new topics were introduced….Every young person engaged in the lesson at hand…And as class time ended, there were calls for “more.” These were just some of the reactions when the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program visited schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School […]

Schneckenburger Elementary Educator Wins Regional Technology Award

Schneckenburger Elementary Librarian Julie Broussard has been selected as a regional winner of the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) Elementary Teacher of the Year. Broussard will be recognized at the annual LACUE Conference Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony December 8 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Hotel. “Ms. Broussard is an incredibly talented teacher, grant writer, […]

JPS-TV Video: Buddy Bench Helps Every Child at Schneckenburger Elementary Find a Friend

This bright blue bench is a special addition to Schneckenburger Elementary. An eye-catching feature to the playground, its beauty goes much deeper for a student at recess who becomes lonely and needs a friend. It’s called a Buddy Bench…and from this Kenner school, to campuses the world over, this simple concept fosters friendships and cultures of […]

Schneckenburger Elementary Cuts Ribbon on its United Way Club Connect Reading Oasis

An exciting community partnership led to a celebration and a host of new reading resources for the students at Schneckenburger Elementary. The school held a United Way Club Connect and Early Grade Reading Initiative Grand Launch on August 20. The program provides books, reading resources, and family engagement tools to support student literacy goals in […]

Schneckenburger Elementary Students Purchase a Buddy Bench for School Playground

Students at Schneckenburger Elementary proved just how much they value a friendly, family environment at their school. Schneckenburger’s K-Kids spent this school year raising enough money to purchase a “Buddy Bench” for the campus playground. Students who sit on the Buddy Bench signal to their classmates that they are lonely or looking to meet a new […]

Meet the Winners, See the Sights from the 9th Annual Dance Challenge

Martin Marino’s 9th Annual Dance Challenge proved to be well worth the wait. Originally scheduled for April 15, severe weather postponed the much anticipated event to April 29. Parents and other supporters still filled the Pontchartrain Center to cheer on over 320 elementary school students as they competed in a variety of dance styles. Students […]

Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

  More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The Dance Challenge was […]

National Mentorship Program Develops Local Roots at Schneckenburger Elementary

In its nearly decade-long relationship with Schneckenburger Elementary, the Kids Hope USA mentorship program has almost tripled the number of mentors it provides to benefit students at this school. Kids Hope USA is a national organization that partners locally with Vineyard Church of New Orleans. The church adopted Schneckenburger, allowing the program’s trained volunteers to mentor select students for an […]

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 […]

Appreciation, Gratitude Help Schneckenburger Elementary Earn Another $1,000 Donation from Knights of Columbus

The appreciation, gratitude, and family atmosphere displayed at Walter G. Schneckenburger Elementary earned the school’s special education department its second $1000 donation in as many years from the Knights of Columbus Edward J. Stoulig Council #3528. “I can’t say enough about that entire staff,” said Knights of Columbus Stoulig Council #3528 Grand Knight Henry Richardson, […]