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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 […]

JPPSS Schools Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

It’s Carnival time and Jefferson Parish Public School System bands are participating in several parades. Our talented students and their band directors deserve a big thank you for getting parade-goers in the Mardi Gras spirit. The following is a list of schools and parades: Adams Middle – Driftwood Bonnabel High – Carrollton, Excalibur, Le Krewe d’Etat, […]

Johnson-Gretna Park, McDonogh 26, Worley and Truman Have School on March 26

The students at Johnson-Gretna Park Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Worley Middle and Truman Middle Schools must report to school on Monday, March 26 at the school’s regular operating hours. Parents are reminded that Monday, March 26 is a regular school day for their children who attend these four schools. For more information, contact the principal […]

Extended Day Information for SIG Schools

Parents of students who attend an elementary or middle school receiving School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds should be aware of the extended day at that school for the 2011/2012 year. The following elementary schools will begin at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at 4:20 p.m. – Woodmere, Wall, Johnson Gretna Park, McDonogh #26 and Washington. The following middle […]