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National WWII Museum Nominates Adams Middle Educator for Harris History Teacher Award

Esther Perez-Zemmels of Adams Middle was nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award by the The National World War II Museum, administrator of the National History Day program in Louisiana. The Harris History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris and is awarded to one middle and high school teacher annually. […]

American Petroleum Institute Honors Two JPPSS Teachers

Bissonet Plaza Elementary teacher Tracey Zelden and Terrytown Elementary teacher Mary Goewey were recognized by the American Petroleum Institute recently. Zelden received the API’s Chairman’s Award and Goewey received the Distinguished Teacher Award. The annual API program recognizes two award categories: Distinguished Teacher Award ($250) and Chairman’s Award ($500) to honor science teachers that show a […]

Parents & Guardians Can Participate in our School Climate Survey

The School Climate Parent Survey is available for parents and guardians of students in JPPSS. This is an opportunity to help your child’s school by sharing your opinions. Your opinions are important, and the school is interested in hearing them. We are particularly interested in your thoughts on the school’s efforts to promote academic success […]

JPPSS Announces April Dandridge Community Town Hall Meetings

The Dandridge Task Force will hold two town hall meetings in April. The first will take place on Monday, April 23 at G.T. Woods Elementary, located at 1037 31st Street in Kenner. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at L.W. Higgins High School, located at 7201 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero. Both meetings […]

First Readings from the April 10, 2018 JPSB Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd Move that the Board consider the recommendation of the Superintendent to terminate the contract of principals in accordance with Board Policy and State Law. Since the effective date of Act 1 of 2012, principals have been given hearings, before the Board, prior to termination. First Reading authored by Mr. […]

Message from the Superintendent: April 2018

It is a great honor to pen this first newsletter message as Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent. Although I’ve only been “on the job” for a few weeks, I’ve already been blessed by the graciousness of the people and enriched by the warmth of the culture. I look forward to further immersing myself into […]

Tuition Reimbursement Meeting for Teachers

The JPPSS Office of Human Resources will host a Tuition Reimbursement meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. JPPSS Tuition Reimbursement Program is a federally funded program designed to provide tuition assistance to JPPSS teachers who aspire to do […]

JPPSS Teacher & Principal Named Semi-Finalists for State’s Top Honor

C.T. Janet Elementary third grade teacher Jessica Schwalb and Washington Elementary STEM School Principal Darlene Turnbull have been named two of the state’s top educational leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System elementary teacher and principal of the year are among 48 of the 2019 Teacher and Principal of the Year semi-finalists announced today by […]

ESL Parent Center Hosts Active Parenting Classes

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Office of English Language Learners and the Jefferson Parish Human Service Authority is offering an active parenting class on communications, responsibility, building self-esteem, and redirecting misbehavior. This free class will be offered April 10, 17, and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Paul Emenes Building at […]

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: April 10, 2018

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The meeting will be held 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 […]