Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

News and Announcements

Property Tax Millage Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given as per Article 7, Section 23(c) of the Louisiana Constitution and R. S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board will be held at its regular meeting place, the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board Central Office, School Board Meeting Room, located at 203 E. Plaquemine, Jennings, Louisiana on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted mileage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum.

Jefferson Davis Teacher Summit (Revised Schedule-7/11/16)

The schedule for the July 13th Jeff Davis Teacher Summit has been released. You can access it by clicking on this news link or by clicking on the calendar link.
Teachers are encouraged to study the sessions and map out the sessions that best fit their needs. Special Education will assign sessions for their personnel to attend. Teachers will receive a $180 stipend for attending the PD if the documentation page with stickers from 7 sessions is turned in at the end of the day.
**PLEASE NOTE: Any device that you bring to the summit should have up to date virus protection on it.

Dream Teacher Representative Awards Mrs.Rae Daigle

On May 5, the Dream Teacher Representative, Gary Lacombe, presented Mrs.Rae Daigle with the Louisiana State Principal of the Year Semi-Finalist award.
The Welsh-Roanoke principal will now compete for the Louisiana Principal award. The following supervisors were there to congratulate Mrs.Daigle: John Hall, Beth Compton, Kieran Coleman, Kirk Credeur (Assistant Superintendent) Virginia Sherrill, Margaret Guillory, Angie Bech and Linda Bard (not pictured).

Jeff Davis ERATE Entities

The attached file contains all the entities for Jefferson Davis Parish Schools as filed with ERATE for VOIP phones.

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Upcoming Events

Elementary/Junior High Counselors Return To Work
Date: 8/1/2016
LA High School Tech Challenge In-service
Date: 8/1/2016, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: Tech Center
Postponed-The Parent Connection In-service

Date: 8/1/2016, 1 PM 3 PM
Location: Tech Center
9.5 Month Secretaries/Clerical Aides Return To Work
Date: 8/2/2016
School Year Prep Day
Date: 8/3/2016, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Tech Center

District Spotlight

Scott Blanchard

Scott Blanchard
Jennings High School
Jefferson Davis High School Teacher of the Year

Jennings High teacher, Scott Blanchard, has been named the Jefferson Davis High School Teacher of the Year.  With 8 years teaching experience, Scott has spent 4 years in our parish at Lake Arthur High and Jennings High. Scott's previous 3 years were at Iowa High with 1 year in Texas.
He received an undergraduate degree from McNeese State in 2005. He earned a Masters in Education concentrating on multi-cultural education in 2008 (where he received his teaching certification in both Texas and Louisiana). Mr. Blanchard recently received his Administration degree from LSU in August of 2015, and in January 2016, began pursuit of a Doctorate at LSU in Social Studies Education in Curriculum and Assessment design concentrating on Inquiry Based Teaching and Assessment. 
Scott is a Jennings High graduate, class of 1996. Before teaching he was part of the sports administration of the Louisiana Swashbucklers Indoor Football franchise in Lake Charles, and in his final year was on the league board of directors and worked in the league front office. (2005-2009)
He is  Assistant Football and Assistant Basketball coach at Jennings High.
Scott is a team player.  The word "we" is a regular part of his daily speech.  When he was asked what sets him apart, he said that these are a few points that he tries to live by:
  • I do not treat every student the same, they are different people. I treat everyone fair so that each individual gets the best opportunity to succeed.
  • I build relationships before I worry about curriculum. It is basically the old cliche, they have to know you care before they care what you say.
  • I try to teach discovery skills instead of memorizing information. The reason for this is I can barely remember what was taught to me in high school, but I know inquiry drives me to learn today. If I can teach them how to discover, no matter what they forget later, an understanding how to discover could drive them to something creative later in life. Everyone has questions about something, I just have to teach kids how to ask the right questions.
His wife Holly is an RN.  They have 3 children who are all enrolled in Jennings schools.  Aniston is in 5th grade at JES, Peyton is in 1st grade, and Owen is in Pre-K at Ward. One of Mr. Blanchard's hobbies is movie nights with the family. He has watched many Disney, Super Hero, and Star Wars movies the past few years.