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All JP Schools will Operate on a Half-Day Schedule April 18, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are forecasting an enhanced risk of dangerous winds and strong tornadic activity Thursday, specifically around regular dismissal time for our schools. Thursday’s storm also brings the heightened […]

Three JP Schools Students Win Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Schools students were among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy seniors Julia Vedros and Luke Vedros and Patrick F. Taylor Academy senior Macy Laurent are corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship […]

Haynes Academy Senior Awarded National Honor Society Scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Manal Malik, a senior at Haynes Academy and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Malik was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference […]

Celebrating Academic Success with “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 & 17

Jefferson Parish Schools will honor some of its highest performing students during the Superintendent’s “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 and 17 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Both lunches will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end approximately at 2:30 p.m. Over 2,000 students will be honored at the annual event. Formerly a breakfast event […]

Rau for Art Foundation Awards Scholarships to Three JP Schools Students

Jefferson Parish Schools comprised more than half of the finalists and all of the winners in the annual Rau for Art Foundation’s scholarship competition. Riverdale High 11th grade student Kathy Nguyen took the top spot and earned a $7,500 scholarship. Fisher High 12th grade student Skylar Fazende won second place and earned a $3,000 scholarship. […]

JP Schools Makes Final Round of Principal Appointments for 2019-20

Jefferson Parish Schools has announced eight new principal appointments for the 2019-20 school year. This is the final round of principal appointments for next school year. Click here to view the first round of 2019-20 principal appointments Click here to view the second round of 2019-20 principal appointments Click here to view the full list […]

Six JP Schools Students Named Finalists for Rau for Art Scholarship

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and JP Schools is well represented. Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, six are from JP Schools. Four students from Riverdale High and two from Fisher Middle-High have been named finalists in this annual event that’s open to high school students across the region. […]

Westbank Business & Industry Association Endorses May 4 Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Westbank Business & Industry Association (WBIA) has thrown its support behind the May 4 millage that will provide pay raises for teachers and support staff in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. “Westbank Business & Industry Association is in full support of the Jefferson Parish Schools educator pay raise millage. We understand the importance of investing […]

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JP Schools Names Outstanding School Support Employees

Jefferson Parish Schools named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2018-19 winners are Boudreaux Elementary paraprofessional Sara Mencia, Riverdale Middle paraprofessional Toni Rosas, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy High assistant principal secretary Edna Young. “Our dedicated support staff are the backbone of our school system,” said JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The […]