Family Nights Let Parents Meet School Community and Learn Tier 1 Tips

As you can see in this video from Allen Ellender School, a family night is a great way to get to know your school community and pick up some tips on how to help your child do their best in school. Many of our schools also offer events and opportunities for families to learn more […]

Dr. Brumley Joins Live WYES Community Forum on Doing More For Teachers

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is joining education experts from across the region for a televised panel discussion on how to improve support for our teachers. WYES-TV presents Teaching for Excellence: A WYES Community Forum, a live broadcast on Channel 12 and on Thursday, October 25 from 7 to 8 […]

Color Fun Run Benefits Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary Dance Team

Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary is hosting a fun run to benefit the school’s dance team. The Color Fun Run will take place Saturday, November 3. All proceeds from the run will benefit the school and it’s Parkettes dance team. Participants will be “decorated” with color powder as they run or walk to the finish line. […]

Grace King High, Fisher Middle-High Named National Safe Sports Schools

Grace King High and Fisher Middle-High were awarded the Safe Sports School by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Athletic trainers Jessica Davis (Grace King) and Eric Giesemann (Fisher Middle-High School) submitted an application for their schools to become recognized as a Safe Sport School. This award nationally recognizes secondary schools around the country that take […]

The 128: Walker Motor Corporation Provides Student Internships, Jobs

A summer internship has led to jobs for Jefferson Parish students and a strong relationship between the public school system and a local business. The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected Walker Motor Corporation as the first honoree of a new recognition program that spotlights community partners. “The 128” recognizes key supporters of JPPSS. These […]

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will reopen Thursday, October 11

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, October 11. For the latest announcements, visit, our mobile app, or the district’s Facebook or Twitter (@jppss) channels.

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary closed Wednesday, October 10

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will be closed Wednesday, October 10, due to tidal flooding from Hurricane Michael and Grand Isle and Lafitte’s unique geographical circumstances. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. The National Weather Service is predicting continued strong east/southeast winds overnight. This may […]

Rising Water on Roads in Lafitte Area

Fisher and Kerner Parents, As you know, we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously. To that end, we continue to monitor the rising water on the roads in the Lafitte area. All students are safe, and classes are progressing normally. If parents choose to pick-up students early, they may do so […]

New State Law Impacts Driver’s Education Students

Effective September 4, 2018 the State of Louisiana, Department of Motor Vehicles is requiring all students to get a Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) before they can register for Driver’s Education classes. For information on how to obtain this permit, click here to visit our Driver’s Education web page.

Transformation Network Stories: Miller Wall Elementary

“I knew instruction wouldn’t be the problem. It’s getting the children to have the growth mindset that they can do it and they can be successful.” – Miller Wall Elementary Principal Brenda DeGraw In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in […]