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Recent JPPSS Graduates Sound Off in National ‘Gen Z’ Panel Discussion

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System alumni shared their perspectives on going to college with an audience of education professionals from around the world at BbWorld 2017, an annual conference hosted by leading education technology company Blackboard Inc. During the session, “Gen Z Panel: Changing expectations and perceptions of today’s students,” Class of 2017 Haynes […]

Anthony Davis Basketball Camp in August

Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans will hold a basketball camp at the University of New Orleans on August 7 and 8 for kids between ages 7-15. This will be the first camp Anthony Davis has ever held and he is excited to spend time with kids from around the city to help teach […]

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]

JPPSS Hosts Back to School Event August 5 at the Oakwood Center

The Jefferson Parish Public School System invites families to “Explore Our Services” during its special event at the Oakwood Center on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. JPPSS staff will be at the mall to speak with parents and community members about back to school topics, as well as the many resources […]

JPPSS Pre-K Application Period Reopens for 2017-18

The third lottery for the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative system was run on July 10. Eligible applications were placed in sites with open seats or put on waiting lists for sites that were full. Parents with applications run in the recent lottery must log in to their account at jeffersonchild.com and electronically claim their child’s placement […]

Summer Classes at West Jeff High School Canceled

Summer classes have been canceled at West Jefferson High School for Monday, July 17th and will resume on Tuesday, July 18th due to an air conditioner malfunction. Students will be given the opportunity to make up any missed assignments. The school office will remain open and operational.

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: July 11, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold its regular July meeting on Tuesday, July 11. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the board room of the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The agenda can be viewed at this link.

Bonnabel High Students Stand for Social Justice with Mathematics

Students at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High used the lessons they’ve learned in class to make a difference in their community. The school hosted a math social justice day in May. Students invited their families and members of the community to view projects they created that fused mathematics with social justice. “I feel the entire point […]

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Message from the Superintendent: Summer 2017

When our school board voted to alter the kindergarten uniform policy, we used numerous “channels” of communication to share this news with parents. For starters, that board meeting streamed live on our website and aired on our public access channel. A news article was then posted to our website and a release was sent to […]