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Transformation Network Stories: Pitre Elementary

Everything that we do, everything that we implement is through the lens of “how will this impact our children.” – Pitre Elementary Principal Wesley Taylor In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger […]

New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

$2.3 Million Grant Awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana Boosts Arts Education at Six JP Schools

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. The six schools to benefit […]

JPPSS Awarded Millions to Strengthen Struggling Schools

Children who attend some of the highest-need schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will soon receive extra support and resources as part of the district’s new Transformation Network. The district’s plan for improving persistently struggling schools was approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. […]

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: April 27

This is the second in a weekly series of posts updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here. This was arguably one of the busiest weeks of Dr. Brumley’s first 100 days […]

Join Dr. Brumley for Coffee Chat or Town Hall as part of his Discovery Days

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is inviting the community to join him for coffee and a town hall as part of a larger plan to understand the district from as many viewpoints as possible. These coffee chats and town hall events will be held in all nine JPPSS districts. Each coffee […]

Grace King High, Pitre Elementary Named February 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Grace King High and Pitre Elementary for being recognized as February 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Grace King High won the honor for the East Bank. Pitre Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

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, […]

See the Sights, Meet the Winners from 11th Annual Dance Challenge

Over 300 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System took part in Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This ballroom dance competition is the only public schools program of its kind in Louisiana. The couples and team winners are listed below. Click here to see when the Dance Challenge will […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]