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Community, Civic Leaders Celebrate Success at St. Ville Elementary

School and community leaders celebrated the reopening of St. Ville Elementary recently during the school’s inaugural “Parade for Success.” The event served to build on the relationship between the historic elementary school, community leaders, and residents of “Old Harvey.” Held on December 5, the morning began with a program in the school’s auditorium. Some of the […]

Message from the Superintendent: November 2015

Arguably no time of year epitomizes the importance of customer service like the holiday shopping season. Visit a store between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, and it’s almost a given that things will be hectic. Even with long lines and crowded aisles, businesses can set themselves apart by creating a welcoming environment. Quality customer service […]

JPPSS Family Unites for Families Helping Families 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying

Jefferson Parish Public School System’s (JPPSS) Anti-Bullying Week fittingly culminated with an event that brought together school families, community members, and organizations dedicated to creating nurturing environments for all children. Families Helping Families of Jefferson held the 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying on October 3 at LaSalle Park. The honorary co-chairs for the event were […]

Time Capsule Opening a Time to Reminisce for Close-Knit JPPSS Family

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Title I and federal programs employees past and present gathered at the JPPSS Administration Building recently to open a time capsule that was sealed in 1990. While unveiling items sealed inside the capsule 25 years ago led to excitement and curiosity, being in the company of so many familiar faces […]

JPS-TV Video: First Day of School Brings Back Memories

There is something special about the first day of school here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and in districts around the nation. JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph, board members, and district leaders visited a number of our schools to welcome in the 2015-2016 academic year. This eventful day brought back plenty of […]

Join Superintendent Joseph, Sheriff Normand in Supporting 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying

Families Helping Families of Jefferson is seeking community support for its 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying. The honorary co-chairs for this year’s race are Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. The 5K & Fun Run Against Bullying raises awareness and funds to help students, families, […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2015

It is an honor and privilege to serve as superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). This district has played such a prominent role in my life. Nearly 30 years ago I discovered my passion for public education as a JPPSS teacher. Over the past three decades, I’ve been fortunate enough to serve […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear in 2015 U.S. News National Rankings

Five high schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were honored by U.S. News & World Report recently when the news organization released its national rankings for the Best High Schools of 2015. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the national rankings. […]