STEM Focus Sets Washington Elementary Students on New Course

Washington Elementary became one of the newest schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to adopt a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) this school year. It has taken only months for teachers to see positive changes for students. Watch the video above to see how this 21st century approach to education is already […]

Louisiana Celebrates Literacy Week February 11-17

Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed Literacy Week in Louisiana February 11-17. Literacy Week is an opportunity to promote and recognize the importance of literacy in Louisiana and participate in programs, ceremonies, and activities targeted at giving children and young adults the gift, joy, and promise of reading. Earlier this school year, the Jefferson Parish Public […]

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: February 7,2018

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Regular Session meeting on Wednesday, February 7 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 U-verse […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

New Federal Tax Rates February 2018

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released the new federal tax withholding tables effective for 2018. The new tax tables impact the amount of federal taxes withheld per paycheck. Most JPPSS employees may see an increase in net pay due to lower federal […]

JPPSS Talent Visual Arts Students Present “Art Around the World”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Talent Visual Arts program celebrated “Art Around the World” for its annual exhibit. This year’s show took place at the Audubon Zoo. Click on the videos below to view nearly every piece from the 2017 show.

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel […]

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 in […]

Latest Cold & Flu Guidelines & Recommendations

It seems like we’ve all been impacted by the flu this season, whether it’s at home, at work, or in school. JPPSS Health Services Director Daphne Walker shares some of the latest tips on how to avoid catching and spreading the flu.

First Readings from the January 24, 2018 JPSB Special Session Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd Move, that the Board retains Byron LeBlanc, LeBlanc and Schuster, to provide Public Relations and Design Services related to Voter Education concerning the Pay Raise Millage and/or Construction of New Schools scheduled to be on the ballot for April 28, 2018 for the amount of $______________. First Reading authored […]