Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

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Back-to-School 2018
A beautiful sunrise
Jennings Elementary teacher receives a new Chromebook
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Water lilies
Welsh High Administrators discussing teaching methods
Cypress knees in a local bayou.
LACUE Leadership Summit 2018

LACUE Leadership Summit

Teachers Hard at Work in the Summer

Teachers Hard at Work in the Summer

Rice farming in Jefferson Davis Parish.
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Hard at Work for our Children

Hard at Work for our Children

An infographic showing gears that represent student achievement, RTI 2.0, Fiscal Responsibility, and Community Relations.
A flock of Snow Geese and Specks
Students are looking at a large auger
A student working with small engines
There is magic in a book bulletin board
Mrs.Gobert receiving an award
Students are practicing medical procedures
Amy Gobert receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award
Students are standing next to the Gulf Island Shipyards sign
A woman in an Indian tribal dress
Black Swallowtail butterfly enjoying  Zinnias
Google Classroom Training

Google Classroom Training

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Custodians working on a tractor
Mrs.Duplantis receiving a chrome book from Mrs.Duhon
A student performing a science experiment
Wood storks next to crayfish traps
Simply Louisiana

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Computer Technicians, Brandon Kelley and Carl Legros Win Makerspace Challenge at LACUE Summit

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Mrs.Gobert teaching a lesson
Teachers Leading the Way

Teachers Leading the Way

Students showing thumbs up
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Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyard
An alligator approaching a pond.
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Students using chrome books in a classroom
An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.
Back to School
A student welding
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Students sitting in a library
Sunset in a rice field
Chromebooks
Librarian teaching a lesson
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French teacher reading to students
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Oak trees surrounding a driveway.
Sunset over a barn
Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.
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A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Superintendent looking over a teacher meeting
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Teachers at a technology training
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A custodian sweeping
Two students helping each other
Mrs.Trent receiving a chrome book from Mrs.Duhon
Cathy Smith
Teachers at a meeting
Student looking at a computer screen
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Google Training

Google Summer Training

Birds flying over a field
Cafeteria
sunset

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Mrs.Rae Daigle is chosen as a semi-finalist for Louisiana State Principal of the Year.
Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyards
Nursing students are standing in the Jennings Lobby
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A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
American Avocets and Egrets enjoying a draining crayfish pond
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Bus Training

Bus Training

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News and Announcements

Superintendent's Message - 2018 District and School Performance

Jefferson Davis Parish school system continues to show overall district growth but earns a “B” in the new tougher state accountability grading system.  Although overall student performance for 2017-18 is better than when the district earned a grade score of an “A” for the 2016-17 year, the new grade system standards currently provide Jefferson Davis Parish with a district grade score of 83 which is a “B”.  Last year approximately 15 school districts across the state earned a district grade designation of “A” but this year only 4 School districts out of the 75 reported will score well enough to earn an A.

Students who used to earn 100 points for scoring “Basic” on state assessment tests in 2016/17 now earn only 80 points for the exact same performance.  “Mastery” performances that used to earn 125 points for the school district now only provide 100 points.  These reduced point totals make it much more difficult for schools and districts to achieve the same grades designations as before.

Even with the tougher state requirements, nine of 13 Jefferson Davis Parish schools actually improved their school achievement as compared to their previous year’s performance. Jennings Elementary and Lake Arthur Elementary displayed phenomenal overall growth, while Lake Arthur High displayed impressive gains.

Lacassine High School and Lake Arthur High Schools have been named Top Gains Schools for improving the percent of students that achieved beyond their projections.

Elton High, Hathaway, Jennings High, Lake Arthur Elementary and Lake Arthur High Schools were also identified as prestigious Equity Honorees.  This means that these schools out performed 90 percent of all schools across the state in all subgroup areas with no subgroups in need of “Urgent Intervention”.

Lake Arthur Elementary also was the only school to improve their grade designation in the tougher environment in which they went from a “C” grade to a “B “in the new accountability measures while most other schools maintained their grades.

Early Childhood Community Network scores continue to indicate that Jefferson Davis has one of the top Pre-K network programs in the state as they ranked second overall statewide.  Elton Elementary continues to have one of the highest pre-K performance in the state by achieving the fourth best state totals.

Blood Drive For Benjamin Martin

Blood Drive Annoucement

A Call to Action to donate blood on behalf of local cancer patient 18 year old Benjamin Martin, who was diagnosed in September 2018 with Ewings Sarcoma
Date: Friday November 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Parish Hall, 616 S. Avenue M, Crowley, LA 70526
Please read the flyer for more information.

Learn To Drive The School Bus- Fall Class

School Bus

Jeff Davis Parish School Board will host a pre-service training and behind-the-wheel training for new substitute and activity bus drivers. The training will be held at the School Board Office on the dates below at 203 East Plaquemine in Jennings. Completing this course is required by DOE and Jeff Davis Parish for all persons who want to become a certified Louisiana bus driver. Please call Mrs. Lelia Arceneaux, Transportation Secretary, at 824-2003 if you are interested in participating in this course and she will give you the application and let you know the beginning steps. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming training! Click the title to see the agenda.
October 9th-17th, 2018

Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey

During the period of October 31st - November 30th, the 2018 Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey will be conducted throughout the state for students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. The survey will gather information needed to plan important prevention and intervention programs to combat such problems as alcohol and other drug use and violence in our schools and communities. The survey is being offered to public, private, and charter schools in the state every two years.The 2016 survey results and the 2018 Survey Questions are available for viewing by clicking by the heading.

Flu Facts and the Dangers of HPV

On behalf of the Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization program, the Department wants to share the Flu Facts Sheet and HPV Fact Sheet with parents. Both documents contain information regarding the dangers of the flu and HPV, how students, parents, and school staff can practice prevention, and the importance of vaccination.Please contact michael.comeaux@la.gov if there are any questions.

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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/19/2018
Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/20/2018
Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/21/2018
Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/22/2018
Thanksgiving Break
Date: 11/23/2018

District Spotlight

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JDP Student Spotlight
 
   Skylar Henry, daughter of Christopher and Stephanie Henry and sister of Gabrielle Henry, is a student at HHS who is living her dream as a photojournalist.  Undeniably familiar with the small-town atmosphere, it was the wide-open field and lush wildlife that inspired her to buy her first camera at the young age of 14.  One year and several mowed lawns later, she took a leap of faith, making the largest purchase of her life at such a young age. As Skylar stated, "I was so awe inspired and entranced by the world around me, I knew in my heart I could not let any opportunity pass me by to not share that beauty.  In my quest to convey my own unique perspective through the lens of my camera, I was hired as a stringer for the Jennings Daily News. Again, I was 14."  
   Now a Daily News Staff writer and photographer, Skylar primarily covers sports and wildlife, but she loves to step out of her comfort zone to do much, much more.  This adventure has garnered her recognition from the JDP Fair to attending National 4-H Congress in Atlanta (Louisiana 4-H Photography Contest Winner) to interning at the Galveston Daily News to even meeting many important journalism figures in Detroit! Her work has been featured on multiple media outlets, including the LSU Get it Growing calendar, the Wildlife and Fisheries web page, and the Jennings Daily News Supplemental Magazine.
   "When I am not behind a camera, you can find me on the courts playing tennis, at the movies with my family, or planning/attending volunteer programs throughout Jeff Davis Parish. I owe my success to my family, the staff of HHS, Jennings Daily News, Jeff Davis Parish School Board, and the community members who have supported me day in and day out. My name is Skylar Henry, and I do more than press a button." 
 
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