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JPPSS Announces Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2016-17 winners are Mildred Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos, Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young, and Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson, Jr. “It takes a multitude of professionals to build the right environment for student success,” […]

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]

Top Talent Teacher Cohort Applications

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now accepting applications for the district’s prestigious Early Decision Top Talent Teacher Cohort (T3 Cohort). This cohort will consist of a select group of highly effective educators who will go through an early selection process with the district. The cohort is designed to continue cultivating teacher quality […]

Audubon Elementary Student Saves Family from a House Fire

Audubon Elementary student DeShawn Labarriere is being hailed a hero for his actions that saved a family from a house fire the night of January 13. Click here to watch the story on Deshawn that appeared on WWL-TV. DeShawn was sleeping on the sofa at his babysitter’s home when he awoke to the sounds of […]

Dandridge Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for January 23 & 24

Two Dandridge town hall meetings are scheduled to take place in January. The public is invited to attend both meetings. The first will take place Monday, January 23 in the library of L.W. Higgins High (7201 Lapalco Blvd. in Marrero) from 6 to 7 p.m. The second meeting will take place Tuesday, January 24 in the library of G.T. […]

JPPSS Closed Monday, January 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will be closed on Monday, January 16 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 17. For a look at the entire 2016-17 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.

JPPSS to Hold Magnet and Academics Programs Showcase on Feb. 1 and 2

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has announced dates for its magnet, charter, career, and academic programs showcase for the 2017-18 school year. The meetings will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, February 1 | Riverdale High (240 Riverdale Drive in Jefferson) Thursday, February 2 | JPPSS Administration Building (501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey) The meetings for […]

Final Late Take-In Day of 2016-17 Scheduled Wednesday, January 25

Fire Safety Lessons Connect St. Ville Elementary with Local Fire Company

The Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 partners with St. Ville Elementary to bring fire safety lessons to students. Along with teaching students the facts and science behind fire, this relationship strengthens a special community bond. Click on the video above for the story.

“A” Sweet Celebration at Leo Kerner Elementary

Leo Kerner Elementary has seen its grade on the state report card improve from a “D” to an “A.” That kind of hard work and dedication deserves a special reward. Click on the video above to learn more about the success of this school and the sweet way they rewarded students.