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Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created […]

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 […]

JPPSS Awarded Millions to Strengthen Struggling Schools

Children who attend some of the highest-need schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will soon receive extra support and resources as part of the district’s new Transformation Network. The district’s plan for improving persistently struggling schools was approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. […]

JPPSS Announces New Principal Appointments for 2018-19

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) today announced new school leader appointments for the 2018-2019 school year. “We are excited to have such a committed and talented group of leaders to help lead our schools next year,” said Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “Strong instructional leadership is incredibly challenging work, but it is what our […]

Students to Perform at Lundi Gras Fest

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club to perform on the Frito Lay Children’s Stage at the 20th Annual Lundi Gras Fest. The free public event will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Woldenberg Park. Groups from two JPPSS schools […]

Woodmere Students Nominated at Big Easy Awards

Woodmere Elementary School’s afterschool dance program placed well in the Best Ethnic Dance category of the Big Easy Entertainment Awards held recently in New Orleans. Students from Woodmere’s Young Audiences’ afterschool program were nominated for Best Ethnic Dance presentation for their original piece “Something Sweet.” The student group earned third place at the awards ceremony entitled “A […]

Bissonet Elementary Is Healthiest School In System

Bissonet Plaza Elementary School was recently selected as a recipient of the annual School Health Award for the 2008-2009 school year by the Louisiana Department of Education. This is the first time the Metairie school has been recognized for this award. The School Health Award recognizes activities that encourage students to develop lifelong healthful eating and […]