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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.  

JPPSS Summer Day Camp Registration Opens March 22

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is hosting summer day camp from June 5 through July 28. Some of the activities include weekly field trips, crafts, and camp water days. The camp is for children ages five to 12. Children four years of age will be accepted only if they were enrolled in a JPPSS […]

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Golden Tassel Gathering April 1

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is hosting its annual Golden Tassel Gathering on Saturday, April 1 to help further the academic goals of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Timberlane Country Club at 1 Timberlane Drive in Gretna. Tickets are $85 each or $150 for two and […]

JPPSS Releases Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the 2017-18 academic calendar during its March meeting. Click here to download the 2017-18 calendar Teachers report for their first day on August 7, the first day for students in grades 1-12 is August 10, late take-in days have been switched to early release days (students will be dismissed […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

French Immersion Open House March 16 at Douglass Elementary

Douglass Elementary is holding an open house for its French immersion program on Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. The open house is for all prospective parents and students for the 2017-18 school year. You can get more information about the French immersion program and Douglass Elementary at this […]

Parents & Guardians Can Participate in our School Climate Survey

The School Climate Parent Survey is available for parents and guardians of students in JPPSS. This is an opportunity to help your child’s school by sharing your opinions. Your opinions are important, and the school is interested in hearing them. We are particularly interested in your thoughts on the school’s efforts to promote academic success […]

Fifth District Bank and JPPSS Adult Ed. Offer Banking Class March 16

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Adult Education Work Ready U and Fifth District Savings Bank are pleased to present Banking 101. If you would like to learn more about banking and the products banks have to offer, please join us at the JPPSS administration building on 501 Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey from 9 am to 10 am. The […]