CATCH Expands School Health Initiative to Nearly Half of JPPSS

Students at nearly half the schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are learning to live healthier lives thanks to another expansion of the CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative. Sixteen schools are being added to this initiative, bringing the total number of CATCH schools in JPPSS to 39. These latest additions come thanks […]

WWE Furthers Generosity Towards Woodland West Elementary

The last time WrestleMania was in New Orleans, World Wrestling Entertainment superstars spent the day at Woodland West Elementary building a new KaBOOM! playground. With the WWE’s biggest show returning to town on April 8, it was a given that these sports entertainment heroes would return to Woodland West and the Jefferson Parish Public School […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

Thomas Jefferson Student Represents United Way of Southeast Louisiana at National Education Conference

Thomas Jefferson High School teacher and Student Government Association sponsor Kim G. Minor remembers first meeting Jenny Ly as a freshman. “She was a go-getter,” said Minor. “Took responsibility for everything and wanted to be in charge. Not in a bossy way, but in a good way.” Now a senior and SGA president at Thomas […]

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 […]

JPPSS Announces Principal Selections for Schools Across District

The Jefferson Parish Public School System announced its new principals at schools throughout the district. Terrah Harrison-Averette – St. Ville Elementary School Terrah Harrison-Averette has been named principal of St. Ville Elementary School. She most recently served as academic dean at Terrytown Elementary. When defining her educational philosophy, Averette said that college and career readiness […]

Woodland West Students Meet the WWE

First Book and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) teamed up to host a reading celebration at Woodland West Elementary School. First Book is an organization that provides books to children who have limited access to reading material. “We are partnered with WWE because they have a deep commitment to the community and reading is a fundamental […]

WWE Superstars Team with KaBoom to Build Playground

More than 200 volunteers worked together to give the students of Woodland West Elementary a new KaBoom playground. KaBoom is a national non profit ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to play everyday at home, in school and in their communities. According to former principal Amy Hoyle, the highlight of the day was when […]

The D.O.G.S. are Watching!

Who let the Watch D.O.G.S. out? Why, it was Woodland West Elementary School! D.O.G.S. stands for “Dads of Great Students,” a father involvement initiative developed by the National Center for Fathering. Through this program, fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, and other father figures sign up to volunteer for a variety of school activities. “It’s a great […]