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AdvancED Awards JPPSS for Latest Chapter in Long History of Accreditation

An international education accreditation organization celebrated the accomplishments of Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) teachers, students, and staff at the October meeting of the Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB). AdvancED Louisiana Director Ray Poplus presented the board with a plaque commemorating JPPSS on the accreditation the system was awarded in June. The largest community […]

Watch the 2015 High School Graduations on JPS-TV or Purchase Your Own DVD

Family members, teachers, and JPPSS students who are part of the Class of 2015 can relive a very special moment when JPS-TV airs this school year’s high school graduation ceremonies. The station can be seen on Cox cable channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. The airing times for each of the high school graduation […]

West Jefferson Students Create Mural for National Art Education Association’s National Convention

With the support of art-material supplier Liquitex, 12 West Jefferson High School students were selected to design and create a 16-foot mural onsite at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) convention, which was held from March 26-28, 2015 in New Orleans. During the three-day convention, students painted the mural live at the Liquitex booth in […]

West Jefferson Students Step Out on an Advanced Path through New Blended Learning Program

Students at West Jefferson High School were given an opportunity in November 2014 to participate in a special program to help them further their educational goals. The program, called the AdvancePath Academy, provides students with a blended learning environment that uses tech-assisted coursework and a variety of learning experiences that meet students’ needs. Flexible scheduling, […]

West Jefferson and Higgins High Students Can Now Apply for Escalera STEM Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Puentes New Orleans Escalera STEM program. The opportunity is available to students of West Jefferson and L.W. Higgins High who will be a junior in August 2015 and will commit to attending the program’s after school classes throughout its duration. Classes start in August 2015. Students will learn about […]

JPPSS Students Earn Trip to D.C. for National Latino Advocacy Days

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System students traveled to Washington D.C. recently where they joined peers from around the nation for a three-day event emphasizing the importance of engaging their elected officials. West Jefferson High senior Jessica Aragonez and L.W. Higgins High senior Shakira Rodriguez were selected to represent the Puentes New Orleans Escalera Program during the […]

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 […]

Nine JPPSS Students Complete Dual-Enrollment Program with Delgado in Inaugural Year of Program

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) today announced that nine students will receive a Certificate of Technical Studies in medical registration from Delgado Community College this spring, becoming the first cohort of JPPSS students to complete the dual enrollment program established last summer between JPPSS and Delgado. “We are thrilled with the success of […]

West Jefferson High School Receives Instruments from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

The West Jefferson High School Band Program was the recipient of 14 musical instruments worth $21,000 from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. “I would like to congratulate principal Vanessa Brown-Lewis and band director Frank Lewis for their initiative and hard work in preparing the proposal,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “Music and the arts […]

JPPSS Students Commit to Colleges on Signing Day 2014

Congratulations to the following students who signed letters of commitment to the following colleges: West Jefferson High School athletes Diamond Washington will attend Texas Southern University for Track and Field Halie Matthews will attend University of New Orleans for Basketball Chavin Gougis will attend Arkansas Baptist for Football Miguel Harris will attend Delta State University […]