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JPPSS Closed Monday, January 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will be closed on Monday, January 16 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 17. For a look at the entire 2016-17 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.

JPPSS to Hold Magnet and Academics Programs Showcase on Feb. 1 and 2

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has announced dates for its magnet, charter, career, and academic programs showcase for the 2017-18 school year. The meetings will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, February 1 | Riverdale High (240 Riverdale Drive in Jefferson) Thursday, February 2 | JPPSS Administration Building (501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey) The meetings for […]

Final Late Take-In Day of 2016-17 Scheduled Wednesday, January 25

“A” Sweet Celebration at Leo Kerner Elementary

Leo Kerner Elementary has seen its grade on the state report card improve from a “D” to an “A.” That kind of hard work and dedication deserves a special reward. Click on the video above to learn more about the success of this school and the sweet way they rewarded students.

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 22 – January 2

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. In addition, Tuesday, January 3 will be a records day for teachers, with no school for students. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. […]

JPPSS Work Ready U Adult Education Program Registration Jan. 4-5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place on January 4 and 5. Classes begin on January 9. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school […]

JPPSS Talent Visual Arts Students Present “Art Around the World”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Talent Visual Arts program celebrated “Art Around the World” for its annual exhibit. This year’s show took place at the Audubon Zoo. Click on the video abover to meet some of these young artists and see their work. You can view almost every piece at this link.

Students Get “One-on-One” Attention Through Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities allow teachers to work together across subjects and grade levels. This benefits students by providing them with a team of teachers who collaborate on the best ways to individualize lessons. Here at McDonogh No. 26 Elementary, teachers say PLCs are the equivalent of one-on-one instruction for every child. JPPSS held the third of […]

All JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 21-25 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 21 through 25 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 28. Click here to download the entire 2016-17 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.