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Thomas Jefferson High Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association announced that Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Thomas Jefferson High is one of only two schools in Louisiana and around 100 nationally being recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017. “It’s especially rewarding because I believe this distinction is […]

Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful Brings Recycling to Bonnabel Magnet Academy High

The landscape at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High has changed as the Bruins installed over 100 recycling bins on their campus. Purchase of the bins was funded through an $8,511 Healthy Communities grant provided by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. The grant proposal, written on behalf of Keep Jefferson Parish […]

Thomas Jefferson High Senior Wins Annual Finance Department Art Contest

A life-long passion continues to pay in a big way for a Thomas Jefferson High art student. Senior Kayla Johnson is the winner of the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System Finance Department art contest. Johnson’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school system’s annual financial report, which will be seen by leaders […]

“The Bright Side” Episode 3: Students Find Success in Classroom & Community

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new bi-monthly 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 […]

Metairie Academy, Terrytown Elementary Named Nov. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Metairie Academy and Terrytown Elementary for being recognized as November 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Metairie Academy won the honor for the East Bank. Terrytown Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

Collins Elementarty & Strehle Elementary will be Open Tuesday, November 14

Collins Elementary and Strehle Elementary will reopen and resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, November 14. Strehle Elementary was closed today due to a fire in the main electrical panel at the school. Collins Elementary lost power today and students were transported to Marrero Middle.

Nov. 13, 2017: Collins Elementary is Without Power, Students Moved to Marrero Middle

Collins Elementary is without power and its students have been transported to Marrero Middle. Students are safe and will still be provided school meals and bus transportation home. Collins Elementary parents who wish to check their child out of school may do so at Marrero Middle, which is located at 4100 7th Street in Marrero.

Strehle Closed Monday, November 13th

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced that Catherine Strehle Elementary School in Avondale will be closed on Monday, November 13th due to a fire in the main electrical panel at the school. The situation is being evaluated and the district will announce any further closure of Strehle should it become necessary.

Continued Training for Continued Success: PLCs Enhance Teamwork at Meisler Middle

“The biggest thing I’ve taken away from PLCs is that I’m not alone in this process…if I need assistance, I know I can get it.” – Meisler Middle teacher Michelle Brower Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson […]

JPPSS Needs Your Input: Facilities Master Plan Online Survey

The Jefferson Parish Public School System wants to know what you would like to see in its plan to build and renovate schools across Jefferson Parish. If you were unable to attend a community meeting, an online survey is being provided to receive your feedback on what should be included in the JPPSS Facilities Master […]