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Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary closed Wednesday, October 10

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will be closed Wednesday, October 10, due to tidal flooding from Hurricane Michael and Grand Isle and Lafitte’s unique geographical circumstances. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. The National Weather Service is predicting continued strong east/southeast winds overnight. This may […]

Transformation Network Stories: Miller Wall Elementary

“I knew instruction wouldn’t be the problem. It’s getting the children to have the growth mindset that they can do it and they can be successful.” – Miller Wall Elementary Principal Brenda DeGraw In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in […]

Join Dr. Brumley for a Twitter Chat on Supporting Teachers October 10

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is hosting his first Twitter chat of the school year on October 10 at 7 p.m. This month’s digital conversation will focus on supporting teachers. You can participate by using the hashtag #JPPSSchat. The district’s Twitter handle is @jppss. Dr. Brumley is on Twitter at @cadebrumley. If you’re […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Monday, October 8 for Fall Break

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and offices will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 for Fall Break. JPPSS will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, October 9. Click here to view our entire calendar.

Join Dr. Brumley for Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall October 15 in Terrytown & Gretna

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Monday, October 15 in Gretna and Terrytown. The coffee chat will take place at Terrytown Playground at 641 Heritage Avenue in Terrytown from 8 to […]

Drinking Water Tested, Safe at JPPSS Schools & Facilities

The water that students and staff drink on Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) campuses is safe. That’s the combined results of recent water lead tests conducted by the Louisiana Department of Health and JPPSS. The Louisiana Department of Health recently completed testing water at Harahan Elementary and eleven other schools across the state. They […]

Join Dr. Brumley for Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall September 27 in Metairie

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Thursday, September 27 in Metairie. The coffee chat will take place at Cleary Playground at 3700 Civic Street in Metairie from 8 to 9 a.m. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]