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August 28-30 Open Houses Postponed Due to Tropical Storm Harvey

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has postponed school open houses that were scheduled for Monday, August 28; Tuesday, August 29; and Wednesday, August 30 due to the weather associated with Tropical Storm Harvey. School administrators will communicate with parents and employees when a new open house date is scheduled. Please contact your school if […]

JPPSS Teacher and Employee Raises Placed on the Nov. 18 Ballot

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an action during its meeting on August 8 that will place teacher and employee raises on the November 18 ballot. Jefferson Parish citizens will vote on an 8.45 mill property tax to provide the pay raises. If approved by voters, all certified teachers in JPPSS would receive an annual […]

Recent JPPSS Graduates Sound Off in National ‘Gen Z’ Panel Discussion

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System alumni shared their perspectives on going to college with an audience of education professionals from around the world at BbWorld 2017, an annual conference hosted by leading education technology company Blackboard Inc. During the session, “Gen Z Panel: Changing expectations and perceptions of today’s students,” Class of 2017 Haynes […]

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

Bonnabel High Students Stand for Social Justice with Mathematics

Students at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High used the lessons they’ve learned in class to make a difference in their community. The school hosted a math social justice day in May. Students invited their families and members of the community to view projects they created that fused mathematics with social justice. “I feel the entire point […]

Metairie Academy Talent Theater Production Teaches Students to Be a Friend

A group of talent theater students at Metairie Academy used their artistic skills to spread the word about their school’s welcoming culture. We Are All Friends is a student production aimed at raising awareness about bullying. Learn more about how this show came to be and watch it in its entirety above.

Broadcast Program Gives East Jefferson High Students a Voice

While it may appear like your average high school theater production at first glance, Shrek: On Trial means much more to the students and educators who bring the show to life. East Jefferson High is one of ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to offer a speech therapy communications broadcast program. Shrek: On Trial is the […]

JPPSS Students Celebrate 127th Annual John McDonogh Day

John McDonogh Day is Jefferson Parish’s oldest annual community event. It honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh. Students from McDonogh No. 26 Elementary helped celebrate this year’s 127th annual event. Click the link above to watch highlights from this special day.

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]