Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

News and Announcements

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.

Jefferson Davis' Elementary Student of the Year named Regional Student of the Year.

Welsh Elementary's Jordan B has been named the Regional Elementary Student of the Year. This Fifth grader was selected as the Welsh Elementary Student of the Year, then the District Elementary Student of the Year, and has advanced to the Regional Student of the Year in the Elementary division.
Congratulations and good luck at the state level.

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Upcoming Events

Independence Day Holiday
Date: 7/4/2016
Jeff Davis Teacher Summit
Date: 7/13/2016, 7:30 AM 3:10 PM
Location: Jennings High
Excel Basics
Date: 7/20/2016, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Tech Center
Excel Beyond The Basics
Date: 7/20/2016, 1 PM 3 PM
Location: Tech Center
Principals/Assistant Principasl/High School Counselors Return To Work
Date: 7/25/2016

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.