Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

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Simply Louisiana

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Welsh High Administrators discussing teaching methods
A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Teachers at a technology training
JHS
Mrs.Duplantis receiving a chrome book from Mrs.Duhon
LACUE Leadership Summit 2018

LACUE Leadership Summit

An infographic showing gears that represent student achievement, RTI 2.0, Fiscal Responsibility, and Community Relations.
Students are looking at a large auger
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Bus Training

Bus Training

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Students sitting in a library
A student working with small engines
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Chromebook Winner
FFA
Jennings Elementary teacher receives a new Chromebook
Teachers Leading the Way

Teachers Leading the Way

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Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyard
Roseate Spoonbill

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Simply Louisiana

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An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.
D. Reed

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Water lilies
Cypress knees in a local bayou.
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Nursing students are standing in the Jennings Lobby
Students are standing next to the Gulf Island Shipyards sign
A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
Mrs.Gobert teaching a lesson
Simply Louisiana

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

Simply Louisiana

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An alligator approaching a pond.
Sunset in a rice field
Mrs.Trent receiving a chrome book from Mrs.Duhon
Cafeteria
Student looking at a computer screen
Teachers at a meeting
Cathy Smith
Students using chrome books in a classroom
A student welding
Back to School
Two students helping each other
Mrs.Gobert receiving an award
Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyards
Fair Ride
Crawfishing

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French teacher reading to students
TNT
Rice Truck
Chromebook Winner
Students showing thumbs up
Simply Louisiana

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Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.
A flock of Snow Geese and Specks
Black Swallowtail butterfly enjoying  Zinnias
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Amy Gobert receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award
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Teachers Hard at Work in the Summer

Teachers Hard at Work in the Summer

Wood storks next to crayfish traps
FFA
Honey Bees
LACUE Middle School Educator of the Year
Sunset over a barn
Back-to-School 2018
Hard at Work for our Children

Hard at Work for our Children

National Champs
National Champs
Top Debator
Elton FFA Speaker
Happy Champions

News and Announcements

Learn To Drive The School Bus- Winter Class

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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.
January 23, 2019 through January 31, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Finance Meeting
Date: 12/18/2018, 5 PM
Location: School Board Office
School Board Meeting
Date: 12/20/2018, 10 AM
Location: Elton Elementary School
Christmas Break
Date: 12/24/2018
Christmas Break
Date: 12/25/2018
Christmas Break
Date: 12/26/2018

District Spotlight

Elton FFA National Champions
JDP Student Spotlight
 
   Elton FFA Takes National Title
 
As printed by KATC News on October 28, 2018, the Elton FFA chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, and set a record at the FFA National Championship.
 
The chapter won first place in the Chapter of Conduct Meeting category. They are only the third Louisiana team ever to win a national title.
 
The team also received recognition for highest ranking test scores for a team in this category.  Kaiden LeJeune received an award for "Outstanding Member" in this category, which recognizes him as the Top Debator in the nation in the Conduct of Chapter Meeting competition.  
 
Congratulations to this outstanding group of young leaders and to their teacher, Ms. Lana Myers! Thank you for representing Jefferson Davis Parish in such a positive way! You are our future leaders, and we are proud of all of you!
 
Team Members: 
 
Lainie Deshotel - President
Landon Fontenot - Vice President
Kaiden LeJeune - Secretary
Kaleb Lemoine - Treasurer
Endeya Boling - Reporter
Caitlin Coleman - Sentinel
Parker Kelley - Advisor
Joseph "Chuan" LaComb and Darren Tezeno - Alternates
 
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