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JPPSS Schools and Offices will be Open Friday, December 8, 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be open tomorrow, Friday, December 8, 2017. After several updates from the National Weather Service and the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department, it has been determined that the inclement weather is not predicted to negatively impact the south shore. We will operate on our normal schedule.

We Need Your Input: JPPSS Nov. 18 Millage Communications Survey

Take a few minutes to help us prepare for the next JPPSS millage. The JPPSS Communications Department created a brief survey about the various communications used to inform the public about the November 18 employee raise millage. Please share your open and honest feedback. These confidential responses will be used to improve future efforts. Click […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 21 – January 2; Students Return January 4

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Thursday, December 21, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018. In addition, Wednesday, January 3 will be a records day for teachers, with no school for students. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2017-18 school year. Happy holidays!

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 […]