L.W. Higgins High School, Harahan Elementary Named September 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at L.W. Higgins High School and Harahan Elementary for being recognized as September 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. L.W. Higgins High School was honored for the West Bank. Harahan Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and […]

Jefferson Parish Library Presents College Night at the Library

College Night at the Library, an opportunity for students to visit with admissions representatives from local colleges and universities, will occur from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. There is no […]

JPPSS ‘Ignite” Program Invests in Classroom Leaders

The Jefferson Parish Public School System launched a new program aimed at empowering the district’s most valuable resources, it’s teachers. The Ignite Teacher Leader Fellows program elevates its educators as experts of their craft with the skills to impact every child and teacher on their campus. “It’s about increasing the capacity in our schools by […]

Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: September 2018

There is a famous quote that says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” We’re undergoing a big change right now in our classrooms, because we must improve academic outcomes for all kids. We need your help to get there. You may have noticed a change […]

All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early September 19

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, September 19 at all Jefferson Parish Public School System schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. JPPSS will also hold early release days for professional development on October 31 and February 13. To […]

JPPSS Awarded Millions to Address Student Mental Health

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is being awarded $2.75 million to better serve the mental health needs of its students and families. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced the state is the recipient of a $9 million grant to expand mental health services to students to support health development and prevent youth violence. […]

JPPSS Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Announces 2018-19 Meetings

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) has announced its meeting schedule for the 2018-19 school year. Click here to download our flyer, which includes dates and detailed information in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese. BPAC will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, October 9. Each meeting will be held […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the […]

33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]