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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 […]

All JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Labor Day Sept. 3

All schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 to observe Labor Day. JPPSS will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, September 4. For a look at the entire calendar, click here. For a downloadable version of our calendar, click here.

Greenlawn Terrace Elementary Math Teacher Named Presidential Award State Finalist

Greenlawn Terrace Elementary’s Troy Hobson is one step away from winning the nation’s highest honor for a K-12 math and science teacher. The fifth-grade math teacher has been selected as a Louisiana State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program. Hobson is in his ninth year as a […]

JPPSS Offers Online Payment Service for Student Fees

Parents throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System have an easier way to keep up with student fees. The district 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 for an […]

Riviere Elementary Family Donates Love, Support to Baby Ellie

It was a first day back to school for teachers that speaks volumes of the culture at Riviere Elementary. Third grade teacher Lauren Landry organized an on-site blood donation for the 10-month-old daughter of her coworker and friend Kelly Hudson. The result was a special visit from the Ochsner Blood Bank, a waiting list of […]

Thousands of Additional Kids Benefit from Drop in Teacher Vacancies

Teacher vacancies plummeted in Jefferson Parish Public Schools thanks to a Quality from the Start initiative focused on placing a certified teacher in every classroom. JPPSS had 39 teacher vacancies to start this school year, down from 102 to open 2017-18. By cutting teacher vacancies more than half, around 2,000 additional students began the school […]

JPPSS Transportation Hotline Open Until August 17

Your child’s school has received transportation assignments. Please contact your child’s school for that information. If you have not received information regarding school bus transportation for your child, please call our Transportation Hotline at 349-8999 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Phone lines are open now through Friday, August 17, 2018.