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JPPSS Students Participate in Read Across America

Crazy Sock Day and Wacky Wednesday may sound like homecoming week festivities, but these colorfully themed days are actually part of a week-long celebration of reading at J.C. Ellis Elementary. Like schools across the nation, Ellis is taking part in the National Education Association’s 18th annual Read Across America. This national celebration of reading and of […]

National Youth Science Camp Accepting Applications until March 1

Two students from the state of Louisiana will join their high-achieving peers from around the world in an immersion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Applications are now being accepted for the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). This honors program accepts two students from each state, as well as students from other select countries. The chosen few […]

Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Provides Funding for Teachers

This fall, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program will support public education in St. Tammany, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Lafayette, Jefferson and Vermillion parishes by helping K-12 educators, receive funding for eligible classroom projects – ranging from pencils to microscope slides, and even live tarantulas for use with biology lessons – through DonorsChoose.org, an […]

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 […]