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Meet the JPPSS Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year. The following teachers are now eligible to become the 2019 Louisiana Teacher of the Year. C.T. Janet Elementary – Jessica Schwalb Haynes Academy – Traci Vedros John Ehret High – Samuel Kane “While these three […]

JPPSS Announces Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

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 […]

High School Football Kicks-off in JPPSS, Across Louisiana

The 2017 high school football season officially kicks-off this week with a full slate of games for teams in JPPSS and across the state of Louisiana. Below are the week one contests for JPPSS varsity teams. Please contact your school for location and start times. Thursday, August 31 Haynes Academy vs. Thomas Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. […]

Recent JPPSS Graduates Sound Off in National ‘Gen Z’ Panel Discussion

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System alumni shared their perspectives on going to college with an audience of education professionals from around the world at BbWorld 2017, an annual conference hosted by leading education technology company Blackboard Inc. During the session, “Gen Z Panel: Changing expectations and perceptions of today’s students,” Class of 2017 Haynes […]

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

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, […]

Listen to the Beautiful Student Music at 2017 Superintendent’s Band Fest

The Superintendent’s Large Ensemble Assessment Program Band Festival is an annual event featuring student bands from Jefferson Parish Public School System middle and high schools. Students perform in a festival environment that allows them to be scored by experienced judges. Along with the opportunity to play in front of an audience that includes many of […]

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 […]