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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 […]

Riviere Elementary Students Explore Bucktown Culture Through Ogden Program

Over 250 students at Riviere Elementary got the chance to express their creativity while also celebrating the culture of the school’s Bucktown neighborhood. The school was selected to participate in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s residency program, Artist and Sense of Place. Students worked with a professional artists to create pieces that were then […]

JPPSS Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5

Message from the Superintendent: May 2017

What makes a good teacher… What are the qualities needed to transform a classroom into a home and a school community into a family… Teacher Appreciation Week is May first through fifth. We honor teachers and celebrate the lasting contribution they make to all our lives. Thank you to all of our educators! You make […]

Get Latest District News, Emergency Announcements on JPPSS Mobile App

The latest news and information from the Jefferson Parish Public School System is now available on smartphones with a new mobile app. JPPSS is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is now available in the online iTunes and Google Play app stores for free. Download our Flyer English Arabic, […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

New Covered Play Area Complete at Birney Elementary

Jefferson Parish School Board member Marion Bonura, JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Jospeh, and other district stakeholders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony recently for the new covered play area at Birney Elementary. Students helped make the day special by creating a chain link of thank you notes, singing the school song, and closing the ceremony […]