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Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2017 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: Monday, January 30, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Special Session meeting on Monday, January 30 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The school board will meet at 10 a.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most JPSB meetings air live on JPS-TV (Cox channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) and stream […]

JPPSS Announces Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2016-17 winners are Mildred Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos, Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young, and Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson, Jr. “It takes a multitude of professionals to build the right environment for student success,” […]

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]

Top Talent Teacher Cohort Applications

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now accepting applications for the district’s prestigious Early Decision Top Talent Teacher Cohort (T3 Cohort). This cohort will consist of a select group of highly effective educators who will go through an early selection process with the district. The cohort is designed to continue cultivating teacher quality […]

Audubon Elementary Student Saves Family from a House Fire

Audubon Elementary student DeShawn Labarriere is being hailed a hero for his actions that saved a family from a house fire the night of January 13. Click here to watch the story on Deshawn that appeared on WWL-TV. DeShawn was sleeping on the sofa at his babysitter’s home when he awoke to the sounds of […]

Power Outage at Strehle Elementary

UPDATE: 1/19/17 – 11:34 a.m. — Strehle Elementary will be without power the rest of the school day today. Strehle Elementary students have been transported to Ford Middle and will remain there the rest of the day. Normal dismissal and bus service will be provided for the Strehle Elementary students at Ford Middle. Parents of […]

Dandridge Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for January 23 & 24

Two Dandridge town hall meetings are scheduled to take place in January. The public is invited to attend both meetings. The first will take place Monday, January 23 in the library of L.W. Higgins High (7201 Lapalco Blvd. in Marrero) from 6 to 7 p.m. The second meeting will take place Tuesday, January 24 in the library of G.T. […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Special Session meeting on Thursday, January 19 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The school board will meet at 6 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most JPSB meetings air live on JPS-TV (Cox channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) […]

JPPSS Closed Monday, January 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will be closed on Monday, January 16 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 17. For a look at the entire 2016-17 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.