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Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas 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 […]

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. […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those […]

Meet the JPPSS Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2017-18 winners are C.T. Janet Elementary secretary Angela Diamond, Worley Middle paraprofessional Lula Hart, and Thomas Jefferson High cafeteria manager Mathilda Lepine. The Outstanding School Support Employee Awards Program is run by the Louisiana Department of Education and […]

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, […]

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 2017 Mardi Gras parades. Saturday, February 4 […]

JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. Harold Keller Elementary’s Doha Mosrie, Stella Worley Middle’s La Donna Smith, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy High’s Melissa Sallinger each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become the […]

Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

Over 1,600 students were honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

Worley Students Experience Learning Through the Socratic Seminar

Maria Held loves using the Socratic Seminar strategy with her students at Worley Middle School. “I see myself as the facilitator of the intellectual conversations of the students,” said Held, a National Board Certified Teacher. “They are feeding off of one another and delving into the text rather than just listening to me explain it.” […]

Veteran Worley Teacher Honored for National Board Certification

Worley Middle School teacher Maria Guastella Held was recently surprised by staff and students with a celebration of her second time achieving National Board Certification. “This is a really big achievement and we wanted to show her how much we appreciate all that she has done for our students,” said principal Ira Wilson. “She is […]