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JPPSS Teacher & Principal Named Semi-Finalists for State’s Top Honor

C.T. Janet Elementary third grade teacher Jessica Schwalb and Washington Elementary STEM School Principal Darlene Turnbull have been named two of the state’s top educational leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System elementary teacher and principal of the year are among 48 of the 2019 Teacher and Principal of the Year semi-finalists announced today by […]

Love to Learn; Learn to Lead: Dr. Brumley Unveils 100-Day Investment for a Stronger JPPSS

Ensuring a safe learning environment for all children, working towards more competitive teacher pay, and building positive relationships with the community are just some of the goals outlined in the 100-day entry plan of new Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. Dr. Brumley publicly presented his full plan on March 28 at […]

JPPSS Schools & Offices Closed for Spring Break March 30 to April 6

All schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for Spring Break from Friday, March 30 through Friday, April 6. Schools and district offices will reopen on Monday, April 9. For a look at our entire calendar, please click here.

Busy First Day for New JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley

Dr. Cade Brumley wasted no time getting to know the Jefferson Parish Public School System family. The new JPPSS superintendent spent his first day on the job shaking the hands of nearly 200 students, welcoming families to a special district event, taking a learning walk around a JPPSS school, and meeting with principals and district […]

Student Climate Summit Helps Young Leaders Find Their Voice

“Caring” “Safe” “Welcoming” Those are just some of the words students used to describe their experience during the annual Student Climate Summit. Students from 13 JPPSS schools took part in the workshop event. The workshop was facilitated by WestEd, a California-based nonprofit that offers school climate training to education organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The students are […]

Patrick Taylor Librarian Wins Award for Excellence

At the recent Louisiana Library Association annual conference, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy librarian, Elizabeth Kahn, was awarded the 2018 James O. Modisette Award for excellence in a middle/high school library program. Kahn has been at Taylor since 2006 when she was hired as the first librarian there. While at Taylor, she has curated […]

JPPSS Students Shine at First Ever Candidate Forum

Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto were the ones on stage, but the students were the stars of the first ever candidate forum in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. High school students from across the district packed the JPPSS Administration Building Boardroom for The Students’ Candidate Forum. This student-led event was […]

Eight JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eight students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named National Merit Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS are six students from Haynes Academy and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy. Haynes Academy Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy These high school seniors have the […]

Grace King High, Pitre Elementary Named February 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Grace King High and Pitre Elementary for being recognized as February 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Grace King High won the honor for the East Bank. Pitre Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

Dr. Cade Brumley Named JPPSS Superintendent

The Jefferson Parish School Board selected DeSoto Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley as the next superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The 9-0 vote came during a special session meeting tonight in which Dr. Brumley gave a public presentation and answered questions from the public and the school board. The unanimous […]