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First Readings from the March 13 School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd Move that the Board provide a pay raise for the 3,350 Certified Teachers in the amount of __________. Consistent with the new Superintendent’s contract, these employees should get the same annual and sick leave days provided in the contract. And, these employees shall receive the same pay raise percentage […]

Audubon Nature Institute Brings Students Up Close to Conservation

Schneckenburger Elementary students came face to face with animals they normally only read about in books. The Audubon Nature Institute’s ZOOmobile visited this Kenner school with a car load full of South American creatures. The outreach experience introduces children to animals and the importance of conservation.

Get to Know the JPPSS Language Immersion Program

The Jefferson Parish Public School System offers French and Spanish language immersion programs as part of its Magnet Program. Get to know more about these culturally rich offerings by watching the series of brief videos below. The French and Spanish immersion programs develop student proficiency in a second language while providing a foundation in fundamentals […]

Johnson Gretna Park Students Donate $1500 to Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary students are taught the importance of PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy. The impact of this lesson could be seen recently when the students raised $1,500 for the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center. This gift has created a special bond between WJMC and the school.

Student Climate Summit Helps Young Leaders Find Their Voice

“Caring” “Safe” “Welcoming” Those are just some of the words students used to describe their experience during the annual Student Climate Summit. Students from 13 JPPSS schools took part in the workshop event. The workshop was facilitated by WestEd, a California-based nonprofit that offers school climate training to education organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The students are […]

Patrick Taylor Librarian Wins Award for Excellence

At the recent Louisiana Library Association annual conference, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy librarian, Elizabeth Kahn, was awarded the 2018 James O. Modisette Award for excellence in a middle/high school library program. Kahn has been at Taylor since 2006 when she was hired as the first librarian there. While at Taylor, she has curated […]

JPPSS Students Shine at First Ever Candidate Forum

Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto were the ones on stage, but the students were the stars of the first ever candidate forum in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. High school students from across the district packed the JPPSS Administration Building Boardroom for The Students’ Candidate Forum. This student-led event was […]

Eight JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eight students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named National Merit Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS are six students from Haynes Academy and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy. Haynes Academy Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy These high school seniors have the […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: March 13, 2018

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold a Special Session School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2 p. m., in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA. The agenda can be viewed at this link.

WWE Furthers Generosity Towards Woodland West Elementary

The last time WrestleMania was in New Orleans, World Wrestling Entertainment superstars spent the day at Woodland West Elementary building a new KaBOOM! playground. With the WWE’s biggest show returning to town on April 8, it was a given that these sports entertainment heroes would return to Woodland West and the Jefferson Parish Public School […]