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Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

JPPSS Teacher & Principal Named Semi-Finalists for State’s Top Honor

C.T. Janet Elementary third grade teacher Jessica Schwalb and Washington Elementary STEM School Principal Darlene Turnbull have been named two of the state’s top educational leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System elementary teacher and principal of the year are among 48 of the 2019 Teacher and Principal of the Year semi-finalists announced today by […]

STEM Focus Sets Washington Elementary Students on New Course

Washington Elementary became one of the newest schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to adopt a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) this school year. It has taken only months for teachers to see positive changes for students. Watch the video above to see how this 21st century approach to education is already […]

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel […]

JPPSS Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Principal of the Year winners are: Washington Elementary STEM School – Darlene Turnbull Chateau Estates School – Colleen Winkler […]

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

JPPSS Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 STEM Magnet Programs

Students in Jefferson Parish can now apply to be part of two new STEM schools. The Jefferson Parish Public School System is accepting applications for its STEM Magnet Program for the 2017-18 school year. The application window is open from May 16 to July 14. STEM schools are designed to provide a curriculum and learning […]