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Thomas Jefferson High Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association announced that Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Thomas Jefferson High is one of only two schools in Louisiana and around 100 nationally being recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017. “It’s especially rewarding because I believe this distinction is […]

Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful Brings Recycling to Bonnabel Magnet Academy High

The landscape at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High has changed as the Bruins installed over 100 recycling bins on their campus. Purchase of the bins was funded through an $8,511 Healthy Communities grant provided by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. The grant proposal, written on behalf of Keep Jefferson Parish […]

Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Coordinated Funding Request Available for Public Comment

The Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative invites the public to review and make comments on the Common Funding Application. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017. All comments should be emailed to: ecnetwork@jppss.k12.la.us. The Common Funding Request of the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Network was developed by the Jefferson Parish […]

Metairie Academy, Terrytown Elementary Named Nov. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

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

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 20 through 24 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 27. Click here to download the entire 2017-18 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Library Media Coordinator Selected as the Region I Leader of the Year for LACUE

Sheree Caminita, Library Media Coordinator for JPPSS, was nominated and selected as the Region I Leader of the Year for LACUE. LACUE is a professional nonprofit organization that recognizes and promotes the use of computers in education. Its officers, directors and board members include education professionals from across the state. Sheree was nominated because of her […]

Early Voting Now Open in the November 18 Election

You can now vote in the November 18 election. Early voting is open now through Saturday, November 11. Jefferson Parish residents will vote on a new millage to provide a pay increase for JPPSS teachers and support staff. You can learn more about this important vote by visiting jpschools.org/vote2017. Early voting is November 3-11 from […]

New Online Tool Helps Parents Understand School Performance, Info, & Offerings

The Louisiana Department of Education announced the creation of the Louisiana School Finder, an interactive online tool designed to help families more easily locate and evaluate schools and child care centers across the state. The tool, which hosts detailed information about each site’s offerings and academic performance, was unveiled November 7 with the release of […]

JPPSS Parent Advisory Council Meetings November 28 & 29

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of parents from schools across the district. This council provides an opportunity for school system administrators and parents to share information on a variety of educational topics, innovations, and best practices within the district. The next meeting for the West Bank PAC is […]

Nov. 9 ESL Parent Meeting: “Stay Connected with JPPSS Digital Technology”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is hosting an English as a Second Language (ESL) parent meeting on November 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. ESL parents are invited to learn more about the various communications tools the district uses to keep families informed of important news and […]