Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

News and Announcements

JHS Band Receives the Don Nassar Harmonius Award

The "Pride" of Jennings participated in the 35th annual Sulphur Marching Festival on November 7, 2015 and received top honors. They earned Superior Drum Major, Auxiliary, Percussion, and Overall Band. They also were awarded the Don Nassar Harmonious Award. This award is given to the band which demonstrates the goals of courtesy, dignity, and discipline to which we all aspire. They were recognized as the most spirited and true band program present.
Congratulations go to the Jennings High Band and their Band Director, Mack Golden.

Cathy Smith, EHS, Selected 2016 School Counselor of the Year State Representative

For immediate release – Oct. 30, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce Cathy Smith has been selected as the Louisiana state representative for the 2016 School Counselor of the Year program (#scoy16). The School Counselor of the Year program honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation’s students, helping them achieve success in school and in life.

2015-2016 School Calendar

Click the 2015-2016 School Calendar title to download the school calendar.Please refer to the linked calendar for important dates pertaining to the 2015-2016 school year.

Phone Email Fix

The upgrade to our email system now requires that the domain be identified in the setting of your phone to authenticate and download your emails.
iPhone users can simply add the domain name in their email settings. Android phone users will find the domain option is grayed out. Android users will need to delete the JPD account and reinstall using the instructions provided in the attachment.

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District Spotlight

Cathy Smith
Elton High School Counselor
Louisiana High School Counselor of the Year

Jefferson Davis Parish is proud to spotlight Cathy Smith, Elton High School Counselor and the Louisiana State High School Counselor of the Year. Cathy was nominated by her principal, Danielle Simien.  In a recent meeting of the Louisiana School Counselor Association, she was named the Louisiana High School Counselor of the Year.
Cathy will represent Louisiana at the next level for the American School Counselor of the Year Award.  State finalists are judged by a select panel on several criteria: creative school counseling innovations, effective counseling programs, leadership skills and contributions to student enhancement.  From the state finalists, five school counselors are chosen as semifinalists and will travel to West Virginia for interviews.  From the five semifinalists, one school counselor will be chosen for the ASCA 2016 School Counselor of the Year.The School Counselor of the Year, along with the four School Counselor of the Year finalists and the semifinalists, will be flown to Washington, D.C., in late January 2015 for the School Counselor of the Year events. State finalists will also attend the 2015 School Counselor of the Year events in Washington D.C.
Congratulations, Cathy on a job well done! ​