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JPPSS ‘Ignite” Program Invests in Classroom Leaders

The Jefferson Parish Public School System launched a new program aimed at empowering the district’s most valuable resources, it’s teachers. The Ignite Teacher Leader Fellows program elevates its educators as experts of their craft with the skills to impact every child and teacher on their campus. “It’s about increasing the capacity in our schools by […]

Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the […]

33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]

Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed September 5; Set to Reopen September 6

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to the unknown overnight impact of Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on September 5. All JPPSS schools and administration buildings will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, September […]

Ellis Elementary Students Read Their Way to a Visit from WWE, Trombone Shorty

Ellis Elementary students received quite the surprise for making reading a priority. Not only did they get a visit from a group of WWE Superstars, they also earned an in-person congratulations from Trombone Shorty.

Plenty to Get Excited About Following Discovery Days at Allen Ellender School

“I’ve seen an area where we can really lead in this state and in this nation.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley had reason to be excited following his first Discovery Day of the 2018-19 school year. He spent the day in District 3 and at Allen Ellender School listening to students, parents, teachers, […]

East Jefferson & Grace King High Speech Therapy Students Create “Magic”

“What happened here today was magical.” – JPPSS Speech Language Pathologist Kati Lanner The speech therapy communications broadcast program students at East Jefferson High and Grace King High came together for an annual showcase. These students used the magical world of Harry Potter to communicate in a functional and natural way, while demonstrating the skills […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Tuesday, September 4

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Tuesday, September 4, 2018 due to Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. While the weather early Tuesday morning would […]