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Bonnabel High Students Stand for Social Justice with Mathematics

Students at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High used the lessons they’ve learned in class to make a difference in their community. The school hosted a math social justice day in May. Students invited their families and members of the community to view projects they created that fused mathematics with social justice. “I feel the entire point […]

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JPPSS Offices & Schools Closed July 3-4 to Observe Independence Day

All Jefferson Parish Public School System offices and schools will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. JPPSS will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, July 5. Click here to visit the calendar page of this website. You can download the 2017-18 school calendar at this link. […]

JPPSS Students Celebrate 127th Annual John McDonogh Day

John McDonogh Day is Jefferson Parish’s oldest annual community event. It honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh. Students from McDonogh No. 26 Elementary helped celebrate this year’s 127th annual event. Click the link above to watch highlights from this special day.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]

West Bank Rotary Club Names JPPSS Educator its Teacher of the Year

The Rotary Club of the West Bank honored Leo Kerner Elementary teacher Melanie Poché as its 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. The honor is part of the club’s vocational awards week, which also recognizes first responders. “We are basically recognizing people in our community who give of themselves for other people,” said Rotary Club of […]

JPPSS Offices Open, Student Activities & Classes Closed Thursday, June 22

All Jefferson Parish Public School System administrative offices will reopen on Thursday, June 22. All summer school classes, summer camps, Extended School Year (ESY) programs, driver’s education classes, and other student activities are still canceled through Thursday, June 22. For further updates, continue to visit jpschools.org, download our free mobile app, or follow the district […]

Kindergarten Students Switch to Purple Uniform Shirts Starting in 2017-18

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a new policy that will impact all of the district’s kindergarten students starting next school year. Jefferson Parish Public School System kindergarten students will wear purple uniform shirts, regardless of their school’s color, beginning in 2017-18. This change will help school staff better identify kindergarten students and support the […]

JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center Answers Your School Questions

Students may be out for summer vacation, but when it comes to assisting parents with questions about the upcoming school year…the Jefferson Parish Public School System is open for business The JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center is open and available to assist customers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Approves Bunche Elementary Attendance Zone for 2017-18