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“The Bright Side:” Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side features exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel 99). Here’s what you can see on this edition of The […]

Bissonet Plaza Elementary Celebrates Read Across America

Reading is celebrated year-round at Bissonet Plaza Elementary, but this remarkable school family rolls out the red carpet every year for Read Across America.

Family Nights Let Parents Meet School Community and Learn Tier 1 Tips

As you can see in this video from Allen Ellender School, a family night is a great way to get to know your school community and pick up some tips on how to help your child do their best in school. Many of our schools also offer events and opportunities for families to learn more […]

Behind the Curtain: Haynes Academy Presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Go behind the scenes with the Haynes Academy Talented Theatre Program. It’s way more than just the performers on stage who make this student production happen.  

The 128: Walker Motor Corporation Provides Student Internships, Jobs

A summer internship has led to jobs for Jefferson Parish students and a strong relationship between the public school system and a local business. The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected Walker Motor Corporation as the first honoree of a new recognition program that spotlights community partners. “The 128” recognizes key supporters of JPPSS. These […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the […]

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars ‘Goes the Extra Mile’ in Awarding Laptops to Students

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars goes the extra mile for our kids. Not only has JDFS awarded millions in scholarships to our students, they also make sure these soon-to-be college freshmen stay connected in the classroom. Learn more about their annual laptop day.

Dr. Brumley Visits Half-a-Dozen Campuses for First Day of School

“We have 50,000 reasons to get the first day of school absolutely correct here in Jefferson Parish Public Schools.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley spent his first, first day of school as our superintendent with the people who matter most…our students and teachers. Follow along as he visited half a dozen campuses on […]