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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 jpschools.org, 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 […]

Rudolph Matas Elementary, Mildred Harris Elementary Named October 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Rudolph Matas Elementary and Mildred Harris Elementary for being recognized as October 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Rudolph Matas Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Mildred Harris Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West […]

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 […]

Join Dr. Brumley for a Twitter Chat on Supporting Teachers October 10

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is hosting his first Twitter chat of the school year on October 10 at 7 p.m. This month’s digital conversation will focus on supporting teachers. You can participate by using the hashtag #JPPSSchat. The district’s Twitter handle is @jppss. Dr. Brumley is on Twitter at @cadebrumley. If you’re […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Monday, October 8 for Fall Break

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and offices will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 for Fall Break. JPPSS will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, October 9. Click here to view our entire calendar.

Students Can Now Wear Shorts Through End of October

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the end of October. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s recommendation to alter the uniform policy during their October meeting. Middle and high school students (grades 6-12) can wear knee-length shorts until October 31. Elementary school […]

Join Dr. Brumley for Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall October 15 in Terrytown & Gretna

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Monday, October 15 in Gretna and Terrytown. The coffee chat will take place at Terrytown Playground at 641 Heritage Avenue in Terrytown from 8 to […]