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Lift Off to Literacy!

In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 International Literacy Day (ILD) in an effort to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. “Lift Off to Literacy,” IRA’s theme for 2014, inspires students to reach for the stars. On September 8, 2014, launch your students’ literacy habit by devoting an additional 60 seconds of literacy activities each day […]

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2014-2015 School Supply Lists

The 2014-2015 school supply lists are now available. Click on the link below to access each grade level list.                                            http://birney.jpschools.org/resources/school-supplies/


Early Elementary Summer Reading

 Providing an opportunity for  students to attend an intense literacy program as an early  start to the regular school year. Program dates July 7- July 25. Program hours are 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

JPPSS Announces Schedule Change for Students February 6, 2014

In an effort to maximize the instructional time prior to spring statewide testing, the Jefferson Parish School Board approved a schedule change for students. Two days previously designated as early release, February 26, 2014 and March 24, 2014, will become full school days for all students. This proposed change in the calendar will allow for and support instructional consistency for […]


JPPSS Introduces New District Website at jpschools.org

As part of its continued efforts to provide better information to its families, community members, and staff, the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) today launched a redesign of its district website at a new address, jpschools.org. The updated website features not just a new look, but also a new navigation menu and updated content […]

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