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Free STEM Nola Event for Students & Parents Saturday, December 9

STEM NOLA will be celebrating its 4th Year Anniversary of “STEM Saturdays with Dr. Calvin Mackie” on Saturday, December 9 at Joe Brown Recreation Center located at 5601 Read Blvd from 9 a.m. to noon. STEM NOLA will host a free, fun-filled day of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Kids and parents can arrive […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices will be Open Friday, December 8, 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be open tomorrow, Friday, December 8, 2017. After several updates from the National Weather Service and the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department, it has been determined that the inclement weather is not predicted to negatively impact the south shore. We will operate on our normal schedule.

We Need Your Input: JPPSS Nov. 18 Millage Communications Survey

Take a few minutes to help us prepare for the next JPPSS millage. The JPPSS Communications Department created a brief survey about the various communications used to inform the public about the November 18 employee raise millage. Please share your open and honest feedback. These confidential responses will be used to improve future efforts. Click […]

Birney Elementary, Livaudais Middle Named Dec. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Alice Birney Elementary and Livaudais Middle for being recognized as December 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Birney Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Livaudais Middle was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 21 – January 2; Students Return January 4

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Thursday, December 21, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018. In addition, Wednesday, January 3 will be a records day for teachers, with no school for students. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2017-18 school year. Happy holidays!

Half Day for All JPPSS Students on Wednesday, December 20

All JPPSS middle and high school students (grades 6-12) will be dismissed early due to exams on Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 20. This includes students in grades 6-8 who attend PreK-8 and PreK-12 schools. Students in grades PreK-5 will also be dismissed early on Wednesday, December 20. Students in grades PreK-5 will follow […]

Thomas Jefferson High Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association announced that Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Thomas Jefferson High is one of only two schools in Louisiana and around 100 nationally being recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017. “It’s especially rewarding because I believe this distinction is […]

First Readings from November 30, 2017 Special Session School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd Move that the Board provides $500 to each school that participates in the Dance Challenge to cover the cost of transportation, costumes, and related items. The schools are: Bridgedale, Mildred Harris, Matas, Paul Solis, William Hart, Audubon, Dolhonde, Hearst, Butler, Harahan, Jefferson, Vic Pitre, Terrytown, Bissonet, Pittman, Gretna Academy, […]

Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful Brings Recycling to Bonnabel Magnet Academy High

The landscape at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High has changed as the Bruins installed over 100 recycling bins on their campus. Purchase of the bins was funded through an $8,511 Healthy Communities grant provided by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. The grant proposal, written on behalf of Keep Jefferson Parish […]

Thomas Jefferson High Senior Wins Annual Finance Department Art Contest

A life-long passion continues to pay in a big way for a Thomas Jefferson High art student. Senior Kayla Johnson is the winner of the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System Finance Department art contest. Johnson’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school system’s annual financial report, which will be seen by leaders […]