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JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Mardi Gras Break February 12-16

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for Mardi Gras Break Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, 2018. Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, February 19. Click here to see where our students will be marching during Mardi Gras season. Click here to see our entire calendar.

JPPSS Hosts 2018 Regional Career Expo February 23

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System, Plaquemines Parish School Board, St. Bernard Parish School District, and St. Charles Parish Public Schools will explore career opportunities at the 2018 Regional Career Expo February 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Around 3,000 high school career and technical education (CTE) students […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel […]

Latest Cold & Flu Guidelines & Recommendations

It seems like we’ve all been impacted by the flu this season, whether it’s at home, at work, or in school. JPPSS Health Services Director Daphne Walker shares some of the latest tips on how to avoid catching and spreading the flu.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarships

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is currently accepting applications for 2018 college scholarships that include Corporate & Privately funded scholarships as well as College & University awards. Over 100 scholarships are available to students who attend a Jefferson Parish public high school. Each year, students are selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants to receive […]

Get to Know the JPPSS Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Louisiana Student of the Year. The winners are: • Airline Park Academy 5th grader Hannah Poynter • Haynes Academy 8th grader Anita Zahiri • John Ehret High 12th grader Jada Jones “Congratulations to our elementary, middle, and […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2018 Mardi Gras parades. If you […]

JPPSS Debuts New Online Student Fee Payment Service

Parents throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System now have an easier way to keep up with student fees. The district now uses the online payment service MySchoolBucks. Parents at participating schools can pay fees, student purchases, and more with a debit card, credit card, or electronic check. To register: Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and register […]

JPPSS Magnet & Academic Programs Showcase Feb. 5 & 6

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its 2018 Magnet and Academic Programs Showcase. The showcase gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the choices available in JPPSS prior to the annual magnet program application period. The meetings will take place Monday, February 5 at the JPPSS Administration Building (501 Manhattan […]