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JPSB Facilities Committee and Regular Session Meeting: January 10, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Facilities Committee and a Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The Facilities Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Regular Session meeting at 6 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most […]

Ellender School will be Closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ellender School will be closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 due to a water main break outside of the school. Only Ellender School administrators and custodial staff should report to school on Wednesday, December 21. Exams will be rescheduled when school resumes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 22 – January 2

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. In addition, Tuesday, January 3 will be a records day for teachers, with no school for students. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. […]

Riviere Elementary, St. Ville Elementary Named JPPSS December Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Riviere Elementary and St. Ville Elementary for being recognized as December 2016 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Riviere Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. St. Ville Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase a […]

Two JPPSS Teachers Named Educators of the Year for Classroom Technology

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded its top honors to a pair of educators in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Louisiana Leader of the Year.  Metairie Academy fourth grade teacher Claudia Suazo is the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the […]

JPPSS Finance Department Uses its Annual Report to Showcase Student Artwork

One of the many talented students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will soon have her work seen by leaders in the district and from across the state. East Jefferson High freshman Tailee Melara is the winner of the annual JPPSS Finance Department art contest. Melara’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school […]

Saints Holiday – Second Harvest Food Bank

It’s the season for giving! Please join the New Orleans Saints and Second Harvest Food Bank – Feeding South Louisiana for the Holiday Harvest. This year’s event will include a meet-and-greet with the Saints players, delicious food samples and more. Attendees bringing five non-perishable canned good items, or a $5 cash donation, can access the […]

JPPSS Work Ready U Adult Education Program Registration Jan. 4-5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place on January 4 and 5. Classes begin on January 9. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association has named Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy a National Title I Distinguished School for 2016-17. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Advanced Study Academy is one of only two schools in Louisiana to receive this prestigious honor. “Congratulations to the students, teachers, administrators, and the entire Patrick Taylor […]

Thibodeaux Elementary Students Show Thanks for Laughs, Lessons from First Responders

Thibodeaux Elementary and the Westwego Volunteer Fire Co. #1 helped teach students that, despite what they may have heard in the news lately, there are still plenty of good clowns. Watch the video above to learn more about a unique fire safety show and the special way Thibodeaux Elementary students gave back to these first […]