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Haynes Academy Student Wins Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

A Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) student was among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy senior Ashton C. Edler is a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner. Edler, whose probable career field […]

Gretna No. 2 Academy’s Tamara Warner Named Semi-Finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies Principal Tamara Warner has been named one of the state’s top educational leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Elementary Principal of the Year is among 24 of the 2018 Principal of the Year Semi-Finalists announced today by the Louisiana Department of Education. These educators are making exceptional gains […]

Millions of Reasons to Read at Marrero Academy

Marrero Academy students are participating in a free online reading challenge called Scholastic’s Read 100,000. Students read and log minutes on the website as they help their school achieve its reading goal.  Marrero Academy’s library slogan is “Reading is our super power!” The Marrero Mudbugs are the strongest super heroes in the nation, ranking as the number […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Spring Break April 10-17

All schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, April 10 through Monday, April 17. Schools and district offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 18. For a look at our entire calendar, please click here.

Download our New JPPSS Mobile App Today

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 […]

JPPSS Students Compete in Social Studies Fair

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Social Studies Fair was held recently at John Ehret High. The following students placed in their respective categories, with the top two winners in each category qualifying for the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on March 3, 2017. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION Individual Sociology 1st – Aidan […]

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 […]

Audubon Nature Institute Brings the Zoo to Schneckenburger Elementary

It was a science lesson these Schneckenburger Elementary students won’t soon forget. The Audubon Nature Institute Wetland Express visits schools around the region. There was a sense of wonder in the eyes of these young children as they came face-to-face with animals native to Louisiana.

Local ‘Celebs’ Engage G.T. Woods Elementary Students in Day of Reading

Administrators and teachers at G.T. Woods Elementary have made reading their top priority for students. That dedication showed when the school hosted its first annual celebrity reading day. Familiar faces from across the community volunteered their time to share their experiences, encouragement, and a good book with these eager young children.