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

The Common Funding Request of the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Network was developed by the Jefferson Parish School System as Lead Agency, with information shared through the Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative. Initial information about the Common Funding Application was shared with the Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative on October 26, 2016 during the Collaborative’s standing monthly […]

Times-Picayune Editorial Board, Bureau of Governmental Research Support JPPSS Millage Renewal

The Times-Picayune editorial board and the Bureau of Governmental Research both support the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s 4-mill property tax renewal on the December 10 ballot. The Times-Picayune editorial board recommended a ‘Yes’ vote in an editorial on November 23. The renewal funds must be used for technology, maintenance, and capital improvements. The board also […]

All JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 21-25 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 21 through 25 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 28. Click here to download the entire 2016-17 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.  

JPPSS Millage Renewal: Your Vote is Important on December 10

JPPSS Parent Advisory Council Meetings Planned for November 29 & 30

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has reestablished the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). This council is a chance for school system administrators and parents to share information on a variety of educational topics, innovations and best practices within the district. Parents interested in becoming their child’s school representative can contact their child’s principal or Director […]

Three JPPSS Teachers Named Statewide Technology Educators of the Year

A trio of educators from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have earned statewide recognition for their use of classroom technology. The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators announced its 2016 Educators of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Region 1 Leader of the Year. Patrick F. Taylor […]

JPPSS Schools & Offices Closed November 8 for Election Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for Election Day. Teachers, students, and staff have the day off, but some of our schools will be used as polling locations. You can download the list of school polling locations below, or follow the links to the […]

STEM Professionals Mentor Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Students at Tulane Workshop

Students from Johnson Gretna Park Elementary participated in the inaugural event of a Tulane University program aimed at introducing young people to careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tulane University’s BATS (Boys at Tulane) Program provides fifth through seventh grade boys with the opportunity to meet and work with both male […]

JPPSS Arts Camp Creates Hands-On Summer Fun

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Summer Arts Camp is a unique three-week program for students in grades 2-7. Classes are taught by professional artists in visual and performing arts, dance, pottery, woodworking, and more. Click the video above to learn more about the enrichment opportunities offered at the 2016 camp.

Chevron, Second Harvest Sponsor 1st School Food Pantry in JPPSS

Second Harvest Food Bank and Chevron celebrated the opening of a new school pantry at Terrytown Elementary, the first in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph joined school leaders and other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Click on the video above or the photos below to see more from this […]