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Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]

West Bank Rotary Club Names JPPSS Educator its Teacher of the Year

The Rotary Club of the West Bank honored Leo Kerner Elementary teacher Melanie Poché as its 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. The honor is part of the club’s vocational awards week, which also recognizes first responders. “We are basically recognizing people in our community who give of themselves for other people,” said Rotary Club of […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Grows as More Students Earned Advanced Credentials

More students are graduating in the Jefferson Parish Public School System and more of those graduates are earning advanced credentials. The Louisiana Department of Education released its district and state graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year today. The high school graduation rate for the class of 2016 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: July 25-27, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will meet in Special Session for its annual board retreat July 25-27. The meeting will be held at the Southern Hotel at 428 East Boston Street in Covington. The retreat will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25. Click here for view the agenda.

JPPSS Offices Open, Student Activities & Classes Closed Thursday, June 22

All Jefferson Parish Public School System administrative offices will reopen on Thursday, June 22. All summer school classes, summer camps, Extended School Year (ESY) programs, driver’s education classes, and other student activities are still canceled through Thursday, June 22. For further updates, continue to visit jpschools.org, download our free mobile app, or follow the district […]

Administration Building Annex Named June 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at the JPPSS Administration Building Annex for being recognized as  the June 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Each month a committee of five will showcase a selected campus/campuses based on the following criteria. Clean hallways Clean restrooms All restrooms are equipped with adequate supplies such as toilet tissue in each stall, soap […]

First Readings from June 13, 2017 Jefferson Parish School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Ms. Doucet Move that we look into and further do research on how we should allow same birth event children into our advanced study academies.

Kindergarten Students Switch to Purple Uniform Shirts Starting in 2017-18

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a new policy that will impact all of the district’s kindergarten students starting next school year. Jefferson Parish Public School System kindergarten students will wear purple uniform shirts, regardless of their school’s color, beginning in 2017-18. This change will help school staff better identify kindergarten students and support the […]

Five More JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The number of 2017 National Merit Scholars from the Jefferson Parish Public School System continues to grow following the latest announcement of winners from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Five JPPSS students have been named college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy student Henry M. Hazlett and Haynes Academy students Parker […]