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JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Feb. 27 to March 3 for Mardi Gras Break

All schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed Monday, February 27 until Friday, March 3 for Mardi Gras Break. JPPSS will resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 6. Click here to view our entire 2016-17 school calendar Click here to see where our students are marching this Mardi […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named 2017 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All 15 of this year’s National Merit Semifinalists from JPPSS advanced as finalists. “While we are extremely pleased to learn that all of the National Merit Semifinalists from Jefferson Parish have also […]

Parent Conferences, Student Holiday, & Teacher Professional Development on Monday, February 20

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold parent conferences on Monday, February 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Parent conferences will take place at your child’s school. For more information, please contact your school. Contact information for each of our schools can be found at this link. February 20 is also a student holiday and […]

JPSO Officer Teaches Safety Class at Collins Montessori School

Judge Lionel R. Collins Montessori Elementary School students gained valuable education on safety in collaboration with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Officer Boyds participated in a very enlightening training with the students. “It is imperative to continue to enforce our Y and consistently collaborate with our stakeholders. Positive role models like Officer Boyds on campus will […]

Haynes Academy Student Elected LASC President, Other JPPSS Students Shine at State Convention

The MLK long weekend was a time to relax, but Student Council members from several of our schools attended the Louisiana Association of Student Councils (LASC) state convention in Covington. The LASC convention was held at Archbishop Hannan High School, January 14-16, with the theme “Your Ticket to Leadership.” There they enhanced their leadership abilities and […]

JPPSS Parent Advisory Council Meetings February 7 and 9

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has reestablished the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). This council is a chance for school system administrators and parents to share information on a variety of educational topics, innovations, and best practices within the district. Parents interested in becoming their child’s school representative can contact their child’s principal or Director […]

2017-18 Calendar Survey for All JPPSS Stakeholders

Jefferson Parish Public Schools is seeking input from teachers, parents/guardians, staff, and students as the district develops the 2017-18 academic calendar. Your feedback will help determine the final version of the calendar. Click here to take the survey now. The survey is available in the following languages: Spanish Vietnamese This survey will be open from […]

Professional Learning Communities Cultivate Student-First Conversations

  “At the late take-in days we talk about Johnny and Sally and Suzy and what interventions we can put into place to make them grow” – Marrero Middle Principal Christina Conforto Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The […]

JPPSS Announces Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2016-17 winners are Mildred Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos, Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young, and Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson, Jr. “It takes a multitude of professionals to build the right environment for student success,” […]

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]