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Message from the Superintendent: October 2017

At the heart of a strong community, you’ll find a strong public school system. I’ve always felt that the success of our Parish goes hand in hand with the success of Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Better schools increase property values, attract higher paying jobs, lower crime, and help develop young people ready to contribute as […]

Harahan Elementary Teachers Gain Valuable Student Insight through PLCs

“We are working alongside of each other collaboratively to make sure that all of our students succeed.” – Harahan Elementary teacher Tenisha O’Neal speaks about how Professional Learning Communities benefit children. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson […]

JPPSS Students Share Impact of the Arts for National Arts in Education Week

The Jefferson Parish Public School System and districts around the country celebrated National Arts in Education Week September 10-16. Observed during the second week in September, school systems and organizations use this time to recognized the impact of the arts, including dance, theatre, music, literature, design, media arts, and visual arts. Click on one of […]

JPPSS Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Announces 2017-18 Meetings

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) has announced its meeting schedule for the 2017-18 school year. Click here to download our flyers, which includes dates and detailed information in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. BPAC will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 26. Each meeting will be held from […]

First Readings from September 12, 2017 Regular School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Bonura To have the Student Support Department to establish a program of a non-voting student member of the school board, with a member of the Board. First Reading authored by Mr. Bonura To change Policy BBC Standing Committees to: Executive: To take up the business of Finance, Policy, Insurance and […]

Haynes Academy Theatre Department Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Haynes Academy Theatre Department is preparing to take audiences down the yellow brick road this fall with its student production of The Wizard of Oz. This classic tale takes the East Jefferson High Auditorium stage November 15-19. Matinee performances for school groups will be held twice daily November 15-17. Public performances will take place […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Ten students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Congratulations to each of these students for being recognized among the very best in the nation,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “We are proud to have them represent Jefferson Parish and wish them […]

Greenlawn Terrace Elementary, Harris Elementary Named Sept. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Greenlawn Terrace Elementary and Harris Elementary for being recognized as September 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Greenlawn Terrace Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Harris Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank […]

JPPSS Launches Student Progress Center September 25

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is on schedule to debut its new student information system to parents. Starting September 25, parents of students in grades 1-12 can access their child’s school information through the Student Progress Center. Until this school year, parents accessed a program called Parent Portal to view student info. The Student […]

JPSB Budget Hearing & Regular Session Meeting: Sept. 12, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold a Budget Hearing at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, followed by the regular session meeting beginning at 6 p.m., in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Click here to view the agenda. Most JPSB meetings air live on JPS-TV (Cox channel […]