Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

Students watering a plant in their school's courtyard.
Students working in groups to complete their math homework.
A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Cafeteria ladies serving breakfast.
A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
This is a graphic representation of the educational priorities of Jefferson Davis Parish school system.
Students working with manipulatives.
A Dr.Seuss bulletin board encouraging students to read.
Roseate spoonbills in a crawfish pond.
Sunset over a barn
Oak trees surrounding a driveway.
Students line up to form the letter A to show that their school earned an A on their school report card.
A teacher is teaching a French lesson to her students.
A silhouette of farm equipment at sunset.
Elementary students eating breakfast in the cafeteria.
An elementary student is practicing her writing skills.
Bus Training

Bus Training.

Jennings High administrator and teachers at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

Jennings High participants at the LaCUE conference.

A teacher using her active board to instruct her students.
An alligator approaching a pond.
A school displaying their school spirit with a stingers up banner.
Sunset over Jeff Davis Parish
An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.
A young girl putting up her book sack to prepare for the school day.
Mrs.Rae Daigle is chosen as a semi-finalist for Louisiana State Principal of the Year.
Students entering the school bus to go back home.
An elementary student learning to read.
Cafeteria workers preparing lunch.
A student is using a tablet to assist her with her school work.
Students lined up ready to enter a classroom.
A student writing his answer on an active board.
Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.
Principals participating in a monthly Principal Meeting.
Young elementary students coloring.
Students reading in the school's courtyard.
Bus Training

Bus Training

A student drawing of an alligator.
Egrets following a tractor in a rice field.
A young girl drawing a picture in art class.
Birds flying over a field
Cypress knees in a local bayou.
A bulletin board containing various inspirational words.
A teacher giving a student specialized instruction.
Students playing dodgeball in their Physical Education class.
Brown pelicans flying over the water
Water lilies
Elementary students working in a computer lab.
Lake Arthur High team presented at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

Lake Arthur High team presented at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

Students working collaboratively in groups.
Students working on a research project in a computer lab.
A tugboat passing through one of our local rivers.
A father and daughter are walking to school.
Rice farming in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Elton Elementary School

Elton Elementary

West End Instructional Center

West End Instructional Center sign

Buses are lined up ready to pick up students to bring them to school.

Buses lined up.

Lacassine High School FACS Department

Lacassine High Cottage

Teachers and administrators are discussing future professional development.

PLC sign on door at Hathaway High School.

Welsh High School

Welsh High School sign

Jennings Elementary School

Jennings Elementary

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary

Lake Arthur High Logo

Lake Arthur High Seal

James Ward Elementary School

James Ward sign

Lake Arthur High School

Lake Arthur High School

A student is practicing his welding skills in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.

Welding Class

Jennings High School

Jennings High School

A typical scene of bales of hay and crawfish traps.

Hay field in Jeff Davis Parish

Mr.Roy Harris is reading to the students at Lake Arthur Elementary's Science Day.

Demonstrating techniques to students.

Our state flower, a magnolia

Magnolia Blossom 

Hathaway High School

Hathaway High School

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary

Welsh Elementary School

Welsh Elementary Sign

Elton Elementary School

Elton Elementary Sign

A bulletin board reminding students of good typing practices.

Keyboarding class bulletin board

Teachers and administrators are discussing future professional development.

PLC meeting at Hathaway High

A student is working on a small engine in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.

Small Engines Class

JDPSB participants take part in hands-on lab at LaCUE.

Jefferson Davis participates in hands-on workshops at LaCUE conference.

Students participating in a science experiment at Lake Arthur Elementary's Science Day.

Students helping with demo.

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary Sign

Students participating in a science experiment at Lake Arthur Elementary's Science Day

Students conducting a science experiement.

High School students are taking a college class through videoconferencing.

Students participating in video conferencing. 

Welsh-Roanoke Junior High School

Welsh-Roanoke School

Elton High School

Elton High School

A flag flying high at one of our Jefferson Davis schools.

American Flag flying in the wind. 

Welsh High School

Welsh Greyhounds

Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.

Coushatta tribal dress.

A kindergarten class is utilizing their active board to increase student engagement.

Teaching with an interactive whiteboard.

This is a graphic representation of the educational priorities of Jefferson Davis Parish school system.

Graphic showing the wheels that turn Student Achievement.

News and Announcements

Important Message from the Superintendent

For the 2018-19 school year we are pleased to announce that the School Board has approved additional choices for parents regarding school uniforms. While nothing was removed from the long- standing uniform policy, the School Board did provide parents with additional uniform color and clothing choices.
The additional color choice for uniform polo shirts is Navy Blue, and each community was allowed to choose an additional school pride color worn at the principal’s discretion. Lacassine, Lake Arthur, and the Welsh communities have chosen the color red; Hathaway and Fenton have chosen royal blue while the communities of Elton and Jennings have chosen maroon. Additional uniform colors were added to socks, belts, undershirts, sweatshirts and jackets.
Additional clothing choices include ¼ zip jackets and leggings, both in uniform colors.
Students will be allowed to wear stud earrings, and hair styles must be of naturally occurring colors and shall not draw undue attention.
We hope these changes excite our students and provide our parents with choices that prove to be beneficial.

Congratulations to Principal of the Year Finalist!

Christina Fontenot

Christina Fontenot, Principal of Lacassine High has been named a state finalist for the Principal of the Year contest. Of the approximately 300 nominations, she was named earlier as one of the 48 semifinalists. Now she has been named as one of 9 state finalists. After face to face interviews, she will be honored at the 12th Annual Cecil J Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration in July.

2018-2019 Bus In-Service

Route drivers, sub drivers, and bus aides make sure to mark 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM August 1, 2018 at JHS on your calendar as our Mandatory In-service for All CDL “S” endorsed drivers.

Only coaches, administrators with CDL’s will attend from 12:00-2:00 at JHS for their specific in-service.

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Upcoming Events

EOC (Summer) Window
Date: 6/22/2018
Beyond The Walls Of The Classroom
Date: 6/26/2018, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Tech Center
Google For Education Day
Date: 6/27/2018, 8:30 AM 2:30 PM
Location: Tech Center
Promethean Beginners
Date: 6/28/2018, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Tech Center
Promethean Intermediate
Date: 6/28/2018, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Tech Center

District Spotlight

Christina Fontenot

Christina Fontenot, Principal of Lacassine High, named finalist for the Louisiana Principal of the Year. 

This year, school systems submitted about 300 nominations for Teacher and Principal of the Year. The Department named 48 semifinalists in April 2018. A state team then narrowed that pool to the 9 finalists. Ms. Christina Fontenot, Principal of Lacassine High was named a finalist Those finalists will soon participate in face-to-face interviews with state selection committees led by community and education leaders. The selection committees, comprised of past Teachers and Principals of the Year, representatives of educator associations, business groups, and others, will ultimately choose the state division-level and overall winners.
All Teacher and Principal of the Year finalists and semi-finalists will be honored and the overall state-level winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge. The event is co-sponsored by Dream Teachers, a nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, industry representatives and organizations throughout the state to recognize and reward educators who model instructional excellence and dedication to serve the needs of children.
Congrats to Ms. Fontenot ...Good Luck and GO Cardinals!!!!!!
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