Hitting the Right Notes

The Superintendent’s Band festival was created to showcase school bands who are not eligible to participate at the state assessment level. “It gives students a chance to perform in a festival environment and be scored by judges to get the festival experience,” said Karen Matthews, Ehret High School band director. The band directors take the […]

JPPSS Celebrates First Day of School

More than 46,000 students returned to school in Jefferson Parish last month. August 9th was the first day of school and parents and students at Bridgedale Elementary were greeted by Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. and school board president Larry Dale. Meza and Dale also visited other schools including Matas Elementary, Harris Middle and East […]

Board Secretary Announces Retirement

Longtime Jefferson Parish School Board Secretary Cindy Landry will retire at the end of the year. At the December School Board meeting, Landry was honored for her work with a surprise video of her colleagues offering remembrances of their time with Landry. Landry began her tenure with the District in 1985 as the principal’s secretary […]

JPPSS College and Career Fairs

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) recently had the opportunity to have a glimpse of their futures at College/Career Fairs held on the West Bank at John Ehret High School and on the East Bank at Grace King High School. “This is a wonderful event,” said Acting Superintendent James Meza. “We have […]

JPPSS Makes Recovery from Hurricane Isaac

When Hurricane Isaac blew through south Louisiana on Wednesday, August 29, it was an eerie reminder that lives could be changed in an instant. The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Emergency Management team contacted the plant managers at each school and told them to prepare for the storm by ensuring that their schools were secure. […]