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Continued Training for Continued Success: Teacher PLCs at Butler Elementary and Harahan Elementary

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson Parish Public School System joins numerous high performing districts around the state and nation by holding early-release days for PLCs. By dismissing students two and a half hours early, teachers have […]

JPPSS Students Share Impact of the Arts for National Arts in Education Week

The Jefferson Parish Public School System and districts around the country celebrated National Arts in Education Week September 10-16. Observed during the second week in September, school systems and organizations use this time to recognized the impact of the arts, including dance, theatre, music, literature, design, media arts, and visual arts. Click on one of […]

JPPSS Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Announces 2017-18 Meetings

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) has announced its meeting schedule for the 2017-18 school year. Click here to download our flyers, which includes dates and detailed information in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. BPAC will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 26. Each meeting will be held from […]

Purchase Tickets Online for Grace King and Thomas Jefferson Sports

Tickets can now be purchased online for sporting events at Grace King High School and Thomas Jefferson High School. Follow the links below for more information. Grace King Thomas Jefferson

JPPSS Requesting SoQ for Millage Education Campaign

The Jefferson Parish School Board (“Board”) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SoQs) from qualified firms to develop an educational campaign to inform voters of an upcoming millage proposal. Click here to view the Request for Qualifications. Each firm shall submit an original Statement of Qualifications plus 6 copies of the Statement of Qualifications (“SoQ”) prominently […]

Haynes Academy Theatre Department Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Haynes Academy Theatre Department is preparing to take audiences down the yellow brick road this fall with its student production of The Wizard of Oz. This classic tale takes the East Jefferson High Auditorium stage November 15-19. Matinee performances for school groups will be held twice daily November 15-17. Public performances will take place […]

Greenlawn Terrace Elementary, Harris Elementary Named Sept. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Greenlawn Terrace Elementary and Harris Elementary for being recognized as September 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Greenlawn Terrace Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Harris Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank […]

JPPSS Launches Student Progress Center September 25

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is on schedule to debut its new student information system to parents. Starting September 25, parents of students in grades 1-12 can access their child’s school information through the Student Progress Center. Until this school year, parents accessed a program called Parent Portal to view student info. The Student […]

JPPSS Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey Drive

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to serve families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “We saw such devastation in both Louisiana and Texas,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “I know so many people feel compelled to help. We were in their situation 12 years ago and many, including […]

JPPSS Welcomes Displaced Teachers, Support Staff, & Students

In the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the Jefferson Parish Public School System understands the challenges families are facing during this most difficult time. The district has created a special application for evacuees who may be seeking immediate employment. To apply for a position, please follow the link: Hurricane Evacuee. […]