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New Principal Appointment Announced for Harold Keller Elementary

Jefferson Parish Schools leadership has appointed Jessica Smith as the principal of Harold Keller Elementary for the 2019-20 school year. Current Keller Elementary Principal Barbara Hodgson has announced her retirement following this school year. Click here to see the full list of principals for 2019-20. Keller Elementary: Jessica Smith Jessica Smith is currently a school […]

Pre-K Application for 2019-20 School Year will Close on May 10th

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can be submitted online at www.jeffersonchild.com. Families needing face-to-face assistance to submit an online application or to upload documents can come to any of the following locations: May 2 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. JP Schools Administration Building 501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, 70058 May 6 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. JP […]

2019-20 Early Registration Takes Place June 3-7

Early registration for the 2019-20 school year for all students (K-12) will take place June 3-7. This registration period is for students who are new to the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Students who are currently enrolled at a Jefferson Parish School do not need to complete early registration. Students can be registered during these […]

JP Schools Educators Named Semi-Finalists for Louisiana Principal & Teacher of the Year

St. Ville Elementary Principal Terrah Averette-Harrison and C.T. Janet Elementary teacher Jamie Staes are each one step closer to the state’s highest honor. Averette-Harrison and Staes were named semi-finalists for Louisiana Principal of the Year and Louisiana Teacher of the Year, respectively, when the Louisiana Department of Education announced the 2020 semi-finalists. All Teacher and […]

All JP Schools will Operate on a Half-Day Schedule April 18, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are forecasting an enhanced risk of dangerous winds and strong tornadic activity Thursday, specifically around regular dismissal time for our schools. Thursday’s storm also brings the heightened […]

Three JP Schools Students Win Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Schools students were among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy seniors Julia Vedros and Luke Vedros and Patrick F. Taylor Academy senior Macy Laurent are corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship […]

Haynes Academy Senior Awarded National Honor Society Scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Manal Malik, a senior at Haynes Academy and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Malik was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference […]

Celebrating Academic Success with “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 & 17

Jefferson Parish Schools will honor some of its highest performing students during the Superintendent’s “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 and 17 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Both lunches will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end approximately at 2:30 p.m. Over 2,000 students will be honored at the annual event. Formerly a breakfast event […]

Rau for Art Foundation Awards Scholarships to Three JP Schools Students

Jefferson Parish Schools comprised more than half of the finalists and all of the winners in the annual Rau for Art Foundation’s scholarship competition. Riverdale High 11th grade student Kathy Nguyen took the top spot and earned a $7,500 scholarship. Fisher High 12th grade student Skylar Fazende won second place and earned a $3,000 scholarship. […]

Bureau of Governmental Research Supports May 4 JP Schools Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) has come out in support of Jefferson Parish Schools’ educator pay raise millage. “The Jefferson Parish Public School System has returned to voters with a more well developed pay raise proposal than the one voters rejected in 2017,” read the BGR position in favor of the millage. “Revenue from […]