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JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

JPPSS Talent Visual Arts Students Present “Art Around the World”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Talent Visual Arts program celebrated “Art Around the World” for its annual exhibit. This year’s show took place at the Audubon Zoo. Click on the videos below to view nearly every piece from the 2017 show.

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel […]

Top Talent Teacher Cohort Applications

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now accepting applications for the district’s prestigious Early Decision Top Talent Teacher Cohort (T3 Cohort). This cohort will consist of a select group of highly effective educators who will go through an early selection process with the district. The cohort is designed to continue cultivating teacher quality in […]

Latest Cold & Flu Guidelines & Recommendations

It seems like we’ve all been impacted by the flu this season, whether it’s at home, at work, or in school. JPPSS Health Services Director Daphne Walker shares some of the latest tips on how to avoid catching and spreading the flu.

Get to Know the JPPSS Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Louisiana Student of the Year. The winners are: • Airline Park Academy 5th grader Hannah Poynter • Haynes Academy 8th grader Anita Zahiri • John Ehret High 12th grader Jada Jones “Congratulations to our elementary, middle, and […]

Jefferson Parish Teacher Named Top Educator by LACUE

Valerie Burton, West Jefferson High School’s Computer Applications Instructor, was deemed Louisiana’s Overall State Educator of the Year by the Louisiana’s Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE). Burton earned the top honor at the LACUE conference held in November in New Orleans. Burton was first named LACUE’s Region One Secondary Educator of the Year before receiving […]

JPPSS Debuts New Online Student Fee Payment Service

Parents throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System now have an easier way to keep up with student fees. The district now uses the online payment service MySchoolBucks. Parents at participating schools can pay fees, student purchases, and more with a debit card, credit card, or electronic check. To register: Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and register […]

JPPSS Magnet & Academic Programs Showcase Feb. 5 & 6

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its 2018 Magnet and Academic Programs Showcase. The showcase gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the choices available in JPPSS prior to the annual magnet program application period. The meetings will take place Monday, February 5 at the JPPSS Administration Building (501 Manhattan […]

January 24 Now a Full Day for All JPPSS Students

Jefferson Parish Public School System students will now attend a full day of school on Wednesday, January 24 in an effort to make up some of the time missed due to inclement weather. January 24 was an early release day, which is when students are dismissed two and a half hours early. The Jefferson Parish […]