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Continued Training for Continued Success: PLCs Enhance Teamwork at Meisler Middle

“The biggest thing I’ve taken away from PLCs is that I’m not alone in this process…if I need assistance, I know I can get it.” – Meisler Middle teacher Michelle Brower Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson […]

New JPPSS Show Spotlights “The Bright Side”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new bi-monthly 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 […]

Community Partners Invited to Participate in JPPSS Reading Movement

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is pleased to announce the launch of the reading initiative, “I Read! You Read! Together we all READ!” We know that early literacy is critical to the development of our students’ academic, emotional, and social growth. We are inviting community partners to team with our schools as we strive […]

Harahan Elementary Teachers Gain Valuable Student Insight through PLCs

“We are working alongside of each other collaboratively to make sure that all of our students succeed.” – Harahan Elementary teacher Tenisha O’Neal speaks about how Professional Learning Communities benefit children. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson […]

Continued Training for Continued Success: PLCs Draw Road Map to Success at Butler Elementary

“We learn about our kids and their strengths and weaknesses, as well as about ourselves as teachers and our own strengths and weaknesses.” – Butler Elementary teacher Tiffanie Chiasson on the benefits of Professional Learning Communities Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the […]

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.