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High School Graduations Start May 11 for Class of 2019

The Jefferson Parish Schools 2019 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 11 and concludes Monday, May 20. A total of 13 JP high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold its graduation […]

Six JP Schools Students Named Finalists for Rau for Art Scholarship

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and JP Schools is well represented. Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, six are from JP Schools. Four students from Riverdale High and two from Fisher Middle-High have been named finalists in this annual event that’s open to high school students across the region. […]

The Minutes in Minutes: March 13, 2019

“The Minutes in Minutes” is a new feature that highlights Jefferson Parish School Board meetings. To see everything that happened at the March 13, 2019 school board meeting, watch the video above. You can click here to view the agenda from each meeting or click here for more information about the Jefferson Parish School Board. To learn how you […]

JP Schools Summer Day Camp Registration Now Open

Registration opens on March 27 for the Jefferson Parish Schools Summer Day Camp. The JP Schools Summer Day Camp takes place June 3 through July 26. The camp is for children ages 5 to 12. It provides fun activities in a safe environment supervised by experienced staff. Campers will participate in weekly field trips, crafts, […]

Westbank Business & Industry Association Endorses May 4 Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Westbank Business & Industry Association (WBIA) has thrown its support behind the May 4 millage that will provide pay raises for teachers and support staff in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. “Westbank Business & Industry Association is in full support of the Jefferson Parish Schools educator pay raise millage. We understand the importance of investing […]

JP Schools Announces Second Round of New Principal Appointments for 2019-20

Jefferson Parish Schools has announced six new principal appointments for the 2019-20 school year. This is the second round of principal appointment announcements. Click here to view the first round of new principal appointments for the 2019-20 school year. These principal appointments are part of the district’s strategic effort to identify vacancies and hire school […]

Gretna Jubilee Benefits JP Schools March 30

The Gretna Jubilee is an annual restaurant tasting, live concert, and evening under the stars that benefits the West Bank Jefferson Parish Schools Advanced Study Academies: Gretna No. 2 Academy, Ray St. Pierre Academy, Ruppel Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High. This year’s event is Saturday, March 30 at the Gretna Farmers Market at 300 Huey […]

JP Schools Hosts Early Childhood Information Fair for Families

Jefferson Early Childhood Information Fair JP Schools will collaborate with the Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative to host information sessions about community-based early care and education programs in Jefferson Parish for children from 6 weeks through 4-years of age. These events will give families an opportunity to learn about the different early care and education programs […]

JPSB Committee & Special Session Meeting: March 21, 2019

The Jefferson Parish School Board will meeting in Insurance Committee and Special Session Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA. The Insurance Committee meeting will take place at 4 p.m. The Special Session will take place at 5 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. To learn more […]

JP Schools Employee Night with the New Orleans Pelicans

Jefferson Parish Night with the Pelicans will be held March 28 at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Pelicans vs. the Sacramento Kings game in the Smoothie King Center. When you purchase a ticket to the game, you will receive a package which includes: Jrue Holiday jersey with each purchase of a lower level ticket ($79). Post-game photo […]