LA-SiGMA Project Still Accepting Applications for RET Program in Materials Sciences

The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications’ (LA-SiGMA) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) project is a six week program where teachers work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects for an inside look into materials science research and computer-based modeling. Teachers will meet world-class researchers, visit labs that are closed to the public, work on meaningful research first hand…and they […]

JPPSS Board Seeks Public Opinion in Selecting Next Superintendent

Members of the Jefferson Parish School Board are soliciting input from JPPSS stakeholders and community members on selecting the school system’s next leader. The School Board Superintendent Search Survey is now open to the public and will remain accessible until Monday, February 16, 2015. The survey was designed by the board to gather feedback on the qualities desired in […]

JPPSS Summer Camp Accepting Staff Applications Until February 24

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Camp Program. The deadline to apply is February 24. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed below, visit for more information and to complete an application. Positions will be available on the east bank and west bank. Camp Director $11 […]

Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting February 5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s (JPPSS) Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold its next meeting on February 5 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building on 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The purpose of BPAC is to develop recommendations for the superintendent and chief student support officer regarding JPPSS’s English […]

Beating that “Ho Ho Holiday” Stress

The JPPSS Wellness Committee presented a “Lunch and Learn” earlier this month featuring Seth Shear, corporate wellness director at Manhattan Athletic Club. Shear offered tips on healthy holiday eating and coping with “ho-ho-holiday” stress.

World War II Airpower Expo 2014 Student and Military Day

The National WWII Museum and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) are excited to announce a truly thrilling upcoming event: The WWII AirPower Expo 2014 Student and Military Day, Friday, October 24, 2014 takes over the tarmac at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, featuring a fleet of legendary aircraft of World War II — fully restored […]

National World War II Museum Teacher Appreciation Night

Teachers! Join the National World War II Museum for the free Teacher Appreciation Night on October 15 from 4 p.m.! Participants will receive refreshments on the museum, as well as teaching resources, prizes, and a special teachers-only preview of the new Road to Berlin galleries (opening in December 2014). For more information, and to RSVP, […]

JPPSS Teacher Selected as State Finalist for Presidential Teaching Award

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies mathematics teacher, Kristen Mason has been selected as a Louisiana state finalist for the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House, the Presidential Award is the nation’s highest honor for U. S. mathematics […]

JPPSS Receives Financial Reporting Excellence Awards

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. In addition, the Jefferson Parish School Board has been […]

Superintendent Announces Departure Date

Dr. James Meza, Jr., superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced today that he will leave his position at the end of September 2014, a role he has held since 2011. Meza initially came to Jefferson Parish as a transitional leader and soon became known as the “turnaround superintendent.” He led a […]