Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

Chevron, Second Harvest Sponsor 1st School Food Pantry in JPPSS

Second Harvest Food Bank and Chevron celebrated the opening of a new school pantry at Terrytown Elementary, the first in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph joined school leaders and other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Click on the video above or the photos below to see more from this […]

ASA Testing Change: West Bank Testing Location for Saturday, Nov. 21 Moved to Terrytown Elementary

Advanced Study Academies admissions testing will take place at Terrytown Elementary on Saturday, November 21, NOT AT BOUDREAUX ELEMENTARY. The address is 550 E. Forest Lawn Drive, Terrytown, 70056. If you child is testing for 4th or 5th grade, please report to Terrytown Elementary School for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. If your child is […]

JPS-TV Video: Principals Share Goals, Vision for their School Family

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year was extra special for 14 principals throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. For these instructional leaders, it marked the official beginning of their first school year as a principal. Hear from each of these educators as they introduce themselves and share their vision for the upcoming […]

Public Hearing Announced for May 26 to Discuss Reopening of St. Ville and Douglass Elementary Schools

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. to take comments on the reopening of St. Ville and Douglass Elementary with a French Immersion Program starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The meeting will take place in the boardroom of the Jefferson Parish Public School System Administration […]

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, […]

Breakfast Delivered

Students pulling red and blue carrying cases zigzag all across Terrytown Elementary School every morning delivering breakfast in the classroom. Breakfast in the Classroom is an alternate meal program that provides nutritionally balanced breakfast that is delivered right to students’ homerooms. This is especially helpful at Terrytown. “We have such a large campus in terms […]

Terrytown Students Take a Closer Look at Reading

*This video is part 1 of a series dedicated to exploring different aspects of the Common Core State Standards and its implementation in JPPSS classrooms. Students at Terrytown Elementary have accepted and are embracing the new challenge of Close Reading. Close Reading offers students the opportunity to participate in a careful, in-depth analysis of a […]

The Story Laboratory

Terrytown Elementary turned into a “Story Laboratory” for a week earlier this month to encourage students to take an interest in non-fiction. “We want our students to learn that reading is about more than just stories,” said principal Christopher Joyce. “It’s about investigating and understanding information.” In keeping with its science theme, the school set […]

School System Dedicates New Terrytown School

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold a dedication and unveiling ceremony for its new Terrytown Elementary School on February 10. The 75,000 square-foot state-of-the art elementary school has been under construction since March 2010.  Immediately following the dedication ceremony, tours of the new building will be provided. The striking design of the new school […]