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CATCH Expands School Health Initiative to Nearly Half of JPPSS

Students at nearly half the schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are learning to live healthier lives thanks to another expansion of the CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative. Sixteen schools are being added to this initiative, bringing the total number of CATCH schools in JPPSS to 39. These latest additions come thanks […]

Grace King High School Students Safe After School Placed on Lockdown September 20, 2018

All Grace King High School students are safe after the school was placed on lockdown this afternoon due to a threat made on social media. The Jefferson Parish Public School System and Grace King High are cooperating with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to determine who made the threat and the threat’s credibility. “Student safety […]

L.W. Higgins High School, Harahan Elementary Named September 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at L.W. Higgins High School and Harahan Elementary for being recognized as September 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. L.W. Higgins High School was honored for the West Bank. Harahan Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and […]

JPPSS ‘Ignite” Program Invests in Classroom Leaders

The Jefferson Parish Public School System launched a new program aimed at empowering the district’s most valuable resources, it’s teachers. The Ignite Teacher Leader Fellows program elevates its educators as experts of their craft with the skills to impact every child and teacher on their campus. “It’s about increasing the capacity in our schools by […]

All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early September 19

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, September 19 at all Jefferson Parish Public School System schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. JPPSS will also hold early release days for professional development on October 31 and February 13. To […]

JPPSS Awarded Millions to Address Student Mental Health

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is being awarded $2.75 million to better serve the mental health needs of its students and families. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced the state is the recipient of a $9 million grant to expand mental health services to students to support health development and prevent youth violence. […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the […]

33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]

Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

50,000 Reasons Our Work Matters: Pittman Elementary’s Mario Johnson