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Superintendent’s Message: May 2013

Dear JPPSS Community, As we close out another school year, I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to everyone in the Jefferson Parish Public Schools community for all of your support and dedication to our students and our schools. A huge congratulations also goes out to all of our graduates, the class of […]

Superintendent’s Message: April 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members: First, I want to offer my congratulations to four of our high schools who were nationally ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools list: Haynes Academy, Patrick Taylor Academy, Thomas Jefferson, and Fisher Middle/High School. This is a real honor for these four schools – […]

Superintendent’s Message: March 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members: This year has been one of great evolution for our school system, as we continued to further the work we began almost two years ago to dramatically change the way that we serve our students in Jefferson Parish. We only have a few short months left in this year, […]

Superintendent’s Message: February 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members:  We were honored this month to host State Superintendent John White at Chateau Estates Elementary School as he presented his statewide address on the LDOE’s plans for 2013-14. I want to thank the Chateau Estates community for being such welcoming hosts for Superintendent White, and for being great representatives […]

Superintendent’s Message: January 2013

Dear JPPSS Colleagues and Community Members: The new year is off to a great start for JPPSS. Already, we have honored five students for being selected as Posse Scholars and hosted State Superintendent John White to recognize our 27 “Top Gains” schools. Many of our schools are in the midst of festivities to celebrate the […]

Superintendent’s Message: December 2012

Dear JPPSS Employees and Community Members: As we continue to celebrate the holiday season and head towards 2013, I would like to once again express how thankful I am to you for your support of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The recent tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut serves to remind us how […]

Superintendent’s Message: November 2012

Dear JPPSS Employees and Community Members: As we enter the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of how grateful I am to this community of staff members, families, partners, and supporters who dedicate themselves every day to the mission and the work of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. It’s been a year filled with many […]

Superintendent’s Message: October 2012

Dear Colleagues and Community Members: As you know, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) recently released its district performance scores and school performance scores for 2012, along with the accompanying letter grades for the year. We at the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are excited to report that we saw significant improvement in our district performance score […]

Superintendent’s Message: September 2012

Dear Colleagues and Community Members: On September 17, I presented to the board a summary of our accomplishments in the last school year, as well as our priorities and commitments in the 2012-13 school year. I am extremely proud of our teachers, principals, staff, and students for all of their hard work and their accomplishments […]

Thank you for your support in the 2012-13 school year

Greetings Parents and Community Leaders, Thank you for your support this year of Jefferson Parish Schools and our reform initiatives.  Louisiana’s State Superintendent, John White, recently recognized our district’s dramatic test gains and reform initiatives this year by hosting a statewide press conference at one of our outstanding schools, Greenlawn Terrace Elementary School. It was […]