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Watch Our Newest JPPSS Student of the Year Videos

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Student of the Year earlier this year. Learn what makes them so deserving by watching the videos below.

Watch Our Newest JPPSS Teacher of the Year Videos

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year earlier this year. Learn what makes them so deserving by watching the videos below.

“The Bright Side:” Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side features exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel 99). Here’s what you can see on this edition of The […]

Ehret High Senior Donte Starks Named All-American

The American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2019 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game visited John Ehret High on Thursday, Oct. 18 to formally present senior Donte Starks with an honorary game jersey commemorating his selection to the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance. Starks is a senior outside linebacker […]

Bissonet Plaza Elementary Celebrates Read Across America

Reading is celebrated year-round at Bissonet Plaza Elementary, but this remarkable school family rolls out the red carpet every year for Read Across America.

Behind the Curtain: Haynes Academy Presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Go behind the scenes with the Haynes Academy Talented Theatre Program. It’s way more than just the performers on stage who make this student production happen.  

Color Fun Run Benefits Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary Dance Team

Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary is hosting a fun run to benefit the school’s dance team. The Color Fun Run will take place Saturday, November 3. All proceeds from the run will benefit the school and it’s Parkettes dance team. Participants will be “decorated” with color powder as they run or walk to the finish line. […]

Grace King High, Fisher Middle-High Named National Safe Sports Schools

Grace King High and Fisher Middle-High were awarded the Safe Sports School by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Athletic trainers Jessica Davis (Grace King) and Eric Giesemann (Fisher Middle-High School) submitted an application for their schools to become recognized as a Safe Sport School. This award nationally recognizes secondary schools around the country that take […]

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will reopen Thursday, October 11

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, October 11. For the latest announcements, visit jpschools.org, our mobile app, or the district’s Facebook or Twitter (@jppss) channels.

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary closed Wednesday, October 10

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will be closed Wednesday, October 10, due to tidal flooding from Hurricane Michael and Grand Isle and Lafitte’s unique geographical circumstances. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. The National Weather Service is predicting continued strong east/southeast winds overnight. This may […]