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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 […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: November 30, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will meet in Special Session on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. The agenda is linked here.

Message from the Superintendent: December 2017

The Louisiana Department of Education released its 2016-17 District and School Performance Scores recently, and the results highlight numerous improvements throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Chateau Estates School and Schneckenburger Elementary are the two newest A-rated schools in JPPSS. They join eleven other schools for a total of 13 A-rated schools in our […]

“The Bright Side” Episode 3: Students Find Success in Classroom & Community

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new bi-monthly 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 […]