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 […]

Terrytown Teacher Named By President As Outstanding Math Teacher

Terrytown Elementary teacher Paige Falcon was named by President Obama as Louisiana’s recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 2010 – 2011 school year. Falcon is one of 85 mathematics and science teachers across the country that were named as outstanding math and science teachers.  Falcon will receive her […]

Terrytown Elementary Receives Additional FEMA Funding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced an additional $8.5 million in funding to the Jefferson Parish Public School System for the construction of Terrytown Elementary School. This new grant captures replacement costs for the school’s original Katrina-damaged facility, as well as new work necessary to comply with upgraded codes and standards. The federal agency […]