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Message from the Superintendent: November 2014

More than three years ago, when I first became Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Public Schools, I spoke to our principals about challenging ourselves to raise the bar on academic performance, strongly believing that we could begin laying the foundation to realize the district’s goal of having all schools graded “A” or “B” within five years. […]

Message from the Superintendent: October 2014

On October 21, the Louisiana Department of Education released school and district performance scores for the 2013-14 school year. I’m so proud to share with you that the results demonstrate another year of academic growth for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), and I hope you will join us celebrating the accomplishments of our […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2014

I want to thank all of our students, families, teachers, and staff members for ensuring that the 2014-2015 school year got off to a smooth and successful start. District leaders, including board members, were excited to visit several schools to help kick off a new year, and I was so pleased to see the energy […]

Message from the Superintendent: August 2014

Welcome to a new school year in Jefferson Parish. With nearly 47,000 students, Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is the largest school system in Louisiana and is recognized as one of the most improved school systems. Our entire system including the Board, teachers, principals and staff are dedicated to the needs of our students […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2014

As we get closer to finishing out another successful school year, I want to take a moment to call your attention to an updated status report on the Jefferson Parish Public Schools released by GCR, Inc. that recognizes the continued success of the school system over the past few years. The report, which was prepared […]

Appreciating Our Jefferson Parish Teachers

Dear JPPSS Community, As many of you know, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a special time to celebrate our teachers for the work they do every day on behalf of students. I am so thankful to our Jefferson Parish teachers for all that they do to ensure our students are learning at the highest levels. […]

Message from the Superintendent: April 2014

Our work at the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has always centered on the key tenets of setting high expectations for all students and ensuring that we are meeting the needs of every child. Research consistently demonstrates that having high expectations for students is a powerful influence on student performance and leads to higher […]

Message from the Superintendent: March 2014

We are fully into testing season, with the iLEAP and LEAP tests scheduled to begin in just a few weeks on April 7. As I mentioned in my last eNews message, we rely on parent and family support for our students during testing to ensure that all of our students are prepared and ready to […]

Message from the Superintendent: February 2014

With only 10 school days left until the start of state testing season, the next few weeks are an extremely important time for our students, our teachers, and our schools. Parent and family support during this period is essential for our students to do their best – so we ask that each of you make […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2014

I am pleased to share through this eNewsletter some of the good news we have received over the past few weeks, including our two state championships; our newest Posse Scholars, and Bridgedale’s National Title I Distinguished School recognition. I also want to thank our plant managers, bus drivers, operations staff, principals, and our parents for their […]