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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 […]

December Message from the Superintendent

As we prepare to close out 2013, I want to thank all of you once again for all of your support of our wonderful students, staff, and schools. With the end of the year also comes various preparations and celebrations for the holidays. At JPPSS, many of our schools celebrate the season through song, dance, theater, […]

November Message from the Superintendent

As we head towards the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment and sincerely share my gratitude for your support of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools. In this month’s Superintendent’s Spotlight show, I highlight the good news that we’ve recently received, from the district’s performance earning a “B” grade, to our schools being recognized by […]

Watch: Special Halloween Message from Merlin Meza

See below for a special Halloween message from Merlin Meza:

October Message from the Superintendent: Vote on October 19

Dear JPPSS Families and Community Members, I want to be sure that you are aware of an important election coming up for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) on October 19, 2013. On this date, Jefferson Parish residents will be asked to renew the 7 mills property tax for our school system. The millage […]