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All JP Schools will Operate on a Half-Day Schedule April 18, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are forecasting an enhanced risk of dangerous winds and strong tornadic activity Thursday, specifically around regular dismissal time for our schools. Thursday’s storm also brings the heightened […]

Three JP Schools Students Win Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Schools students were among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy seniors Julia Vedros and Luke Vedros and Patrick F. Taylor Academy senior Macy Laurent are corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship […]

Celebrating Academic Success with “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 & 17

Jefferson Parish Schools will honor some of its highest performing students during the Superintendent’s “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 and 17 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Both lunches will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end approximately at 2:30 p.m. Over 2,000 students will be honored at the annual event. Formerly a breakfast event […]

Bureau of Governmental Research Supports May 4 JP Schools Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) has come out in support of Jefferson Parish Schools’ educator pay raise millage. “The Jefferson Parish Public School System has returned to voters with a more well developed pay raise proposal than the one voters rejected in 2017,” read the BGR position in favor of the millage. “Revenue from […]

JP Schools Makes Final Round of Principal Appointments for 2019-20

Jefferson Parish Schools has announced eight new principal appointments for the 2019-20 school year. This is the final round of principal appointments for next school year. Click here to view the first round of 2019-20 principal appointments Click here to view the second round of 2019-20 principal appointments Click here to view the full list […]

JP Schools Finalizes Principals for 2019-20 School Year

Jefferson Parish Schools has finalized its principal appointments for the 2019-20 school year. The full list of principals can be viewed below. The district made three rounds of principal appointments to fill vacancies at its schools. JP Schools leadership made principal appointments earlier than in previous years. It was a strategic decision aimed at laying […]

Pre-K Applications for the 2019-20 School Year are Open

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can be submitted online at www.jeffersonchild.com beginning April 4. Families needing face-to-face assistance to submit an online application or to upload documents can come to any of the following locations: Application Support Locations:  DATE TIME LOCATION April 10 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Woodmere Community Center 4026 Post Drive, Harvey, LA […]

High School Graduations Start May 11 for Class of 2019

The Jefferson Parish Schools 2019 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 11 and concludes Monday, May 20. A total of 13 JP high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold its graduation […]

JP Schools Summer Day Camp Registration Now Open

Registration opens on March 27 for the Jefferson Parish Schools Summer Day Camp. The JP Schools Summer Day Camp takes place June 3 through July 26. The camp is for children ages 5 to 12. It provides fun activities in a safe environment supervised by experienced staff. Campers will participate in weekly field trips, crafts, […]

Westbank Business & Industry Association Endorses May 4 Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Westbank Business & Industry Association (WBIA) has thrown its support behind the May 4 millage that will provide pay raises for teachers and support staff in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. “Westbank Business & Industry Association is in full support of the Jefferson Parish Schools educator pay raise millage. We understand the importance of investing […]