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Continued Training for Continued Success: Teacher PLCs at Butler Elementary and Harahan Elementary

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson Parish Public School System joins numerous high performing districts around the state and nation by holding early-release days for PLCs. By dismissing students two and a half hours early, teachers have […]

JPPSS Students Share Impact of the Arts for National Arts in Education Week

The Jefferson Parish Public School System and districts around the country celebrated National Arts in Education Week September 10-16. Observed during the second week in September, school systems and organizations use this time to recognized the impact of the arts, including dance, theatre, music, literature, design, media arts, and visual arts. Click on one of […]

Metairie Academy Talent Theater Production Teaches Students to Be a Friend

A group of talent theater students at Metairie Academy used their artistic skills to spread the word about their school’s welcoming culture. We Are All Friends is a student production aimed at raising awareness about bullying. Learn more about how this show came to be and watch it in its entirety above.

Broadcast Program Gives East Jefferson High Students a Voice

While it may appear like your average high school theater production at first glance, Shrek: On Trial means much more to the students and educators who bring the show to life. East Jefferson High is one of ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to offer a speech therapy communications broadcast program. Shrek: On Trial is the […]

JPPSS Students Celebrate 127th Annual John McDonogh Day

John McDonogh Day is Jefferson Parish’s oldest annual community event. It honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh. Students from McDonogh No. 26 Elementary helped celebrate this year’s 127th annual event. Click the link above to watch highlights from this special day.

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]

West Bank Rotary Club Names JPPSS Educator its Teacher of the Year

The Rotary Club of the West Bank honored Leo Kerner Elementary teacher Melanie Poché as its 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. The honor is part of the club’s vocational awards week, which also recognizes first responders. “We are basically recognizing people in our community who give of themselves for other people,” said Rotary Club of […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

Listen to the Beautiful Student Music at 2017 Superintendent’s Band Fest

The Superintendent’s Large Ensemble Assessment Program Band Festival is an annual event featuring student bands from Jefferson Parish Public School System middle and high schools. Students perform in a festival environment that allows them to be scored by experienced judges. Along with the opportunity to play in front of an audience that includes many of […]