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JPPSS Middle School Wrestling Championships September 29

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s middle school wrestling championships will take place Saturday, September 29 at John Ehret High at 10 a.m. John Ehret High is located at 4300 Patriot Street in Marrero. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be sold.  

Behind the Curtain: Haynes Academy Presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Go behind the scenes with the Haynes Academy Talented Theatre Program. It’s way more than just the performers on stage who make this student production happen.

Join Dr. Brumley for Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall September 27 in Metairie

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Thursday, September 27 in Metairie. The coffee chat will take place at Cleary Playground at 3700 Civic Street in Metairie from 8 to 9 a.m. […]

CATCH Expands School Health Initiative to Nearly Half of JPPSS

Students at nearly half the schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are learning to live healthier lives thanks to another expansion of the CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative. Sixteen schools are being added to this initiative, bringing the total number of CATCH schools in JPPSS to 39. These latest additions come thanks […]

Grace King High School Students Safe After School Placed on Lockdown September 20, 2018

All Grace King High School students are safe after the school was placed on lockdown this afternoon due to a threat made on social media. The Jefferson Parish Public School System and Grace King High are cooperating with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to determine who made the threat and the threat’s credibility. “Student safety […]

L.W. Higgins High School, Harahan Elementary Named September 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at L.W. Higgins High School and Harahan Elementary for being recognized as September 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. L.W. Higgins High School was honored for the West Bank. Harahan Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and […]

Jefferson Parish Library Presents College Night at the Library

College Night at the Library, an opportunity for students to visit with admissions representatives from local colleges and universities, will occur from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. There is no […]

JPPSS ‘Ignite” Program Invests in Classroom Leaders

The Jefferson Parish Public School System launched a new program aimed at empowering the district’s most valuable resources, it’s teachers. The Ignite Teacher Leader Fellows program elevates its educators as experts of their craft with the skills to impact every child and teacher on their campus. “It’s about increasing the capacity in our schools by […]

Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: September 2018

There is a famous quote that says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” We’re undergoing a big change right now in our classrooms, because we must improve academic outcomes for all kids. We need your help to get there. You may have noticed a change […]