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Message from the Superintendent: October 2016

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. For the second year in a row, the Jefferson Parish Public School System partnered with Families Helping Families for the 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying. I was honored to once again serve as the co-chairman along with Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Numerous members of the JPPSS family […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2016

The Jefferson Parish Public School System took numerous measures during the month of August to assist families impacted by the tragic flooding across our region. We collected school supplies for Louisiana school systems hard hit by the flooding. The flooding occurred during the start of the school year. Along with personal belongings, families also lost […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2016

The end of the school year is an ideal time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. The 2015-2016 school year should be remembered as a year JPPSS created more choices, continued to earn better results, and cultivated a more welcoming culture. We want JPPSS to be the first choice for […]

Message from the Superintendent: Class of 2016 Commencement Speech

Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph shared the following message with the JPPSS Class of 2016 during commencement ceremonies across Jefferson Parish. I told last year’s graduates to always remember their “why.” I encouraged them to find that foundational reason behind their passions and interests in life. Your “why” goes deeper than “I want to make a […]

Message from the Superintendent: Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week here in Jefferson Parish and in districts across the nation. I want all our teachers to know how much we appreciate you. Thank you for your dedication to our students. This is really a celebration that should go on year-round. So many of you see your work as more than a job…it’s a […]

Message from the Superintendent: April 2016

The Jefferson Community Foundation recently released a report that showed further proof that the Jefferson Parish Public School System is continuing to head in the right direction. Since the 2010-2011 school year, JPPSS has improved its district letter grade from a D to a B. The number of A and B schools in JPPSS has […]

Message from the Superintendent: March 2016

The over 1,600 hands I shook recently is further proof of our continued progress in making Jefferson Parish Public Schools the first choice for all stakeholders. That’s the number of young people we honored during our Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. This annual event recognizes students in grades 6-12 who earned straight A’s during the […]

Message from the Superintendent: February 2016

Our teachers, administrators, and support staff returned from Mardi Gras Break rested, refreshed, and focused. Preparations are in high gear for the upcoming statewide assessments. The educational professionals in the Jefferson Parish Public School System are dedicated to setting up each of our students for success. In turn, we would like to ask for the […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2016

I’m proud of what the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) accomplished in the newly released state report cards from the Louisiana Department of Education. We maintained our district grade of a “B.” Nearly half our schools earned an “A” or a “B.” JPPSS jumped six spots in the state rankings and outperformed similar large […]

Message from the Superintendent: December 2015

As we close in on a new year, I’m excited about our plan to make the Jefferson Parish Public School System the first choice for all stakeholders. We are charting a new course for JPPSS. One that ensures our system is an asset for everyone in Jefferson Parish, whether you are a student, teacher, employee, […]