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JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

JPPSS Hosts Back to School Event August 5 at the Oakwood Center

The Jefferson Parish Public School System invites families to “Explore Our Services” during its special event at the Oakwood Center on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. JPPSS staff will be at the mall to speak with parents and community members about back to school topics, as well as the many resources […]

JPPSS Pre-K Application Period Reopens for 2017-18

The third lottery for the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative system was run on July 10. Eligible applications were placed in sites with open seats or put on waiting lists for sites that were full. Parents with applications run in the recent lottery must log in to their account at jeffersonchild.com and electronically claim their child’s placement […]

Summer Classes at West Jeff High School Canceled

Summer classes have been canceled at West Jefferson High School for Monday, July 17th and will resume on Tuesday, July 18th due to an air conditioner malfunction. Students will be given the opportunity to make up any missed assignments. The school office will remain open and operational.

Bonnabel High Students Stand for Social Justice with Mathematics

Students at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High used the lessons they’ve learned in class to make a difference in their community. The school hosted a math social justice day in May. Students invited their families and members of the community to view projects they created that fused mathematics with social justice. “I feel the entire point […]

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JPPSS Offices & Schools Closed July 3-4 to Observe Independence Day

All Jefferson Parish Public School System offices and schools will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. JPPSS will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, July 5. Click here to visit the calendar page of this website. You can download the 2017-18 school calendar at this link. […]

JPPSS Students Celebrate 127th Annual John McDonogh Day

John McDonogh Day is Jefferson Parish’s oldest annual community event. It honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh. Students from McDonogh No. 26 Elementary helped celebrate this year’s 127th annual event. Click the link above to watch highlights from this special day.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]

West Bank Rotary Club Names JPPSS Educator its Teacher of the Year

The Rotary Club of the West Bank honored Leo Kerner Elementary teacher Melanie Poché as its 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. The honor is part of the club’s vocational awards week, which also recognizes first responders. “We are basically recognizing people in our community who give of themselves for other people,” said Rotary Club of […]