Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyard
Water lilies
An alligator approaching a pond.

Photo Credit: Deidra Reed

Cypress knees in a local bayou.
Mrs.Gobert receiving an award
Welsh High Administrators discussing teaching methods
A student welding
Hard at Work for our Children

Hard at Work for our Children

Sharon Jackson
Sunset over a barn
Rice Truck
LACUE Leadership Summit 2018

LACUE Leadership Summit

Mrs.Trent receiving a chrome book from Mrs.Duhon
Cathy Smith
Teachers at a technology training
Simply Louisiana

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Students sitting in a library
Students showing thumbs up
Sunset in a rice field
Back to School
Simply Louisiana

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Wood storks next to crayfish traps

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A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
LACUE Middle School Educator of the Year
Nursing students are standing in the Jennings Lobby
A student working with small engines
Simply Louisiana

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An infographic showing gears that represent student achievement, RTI 2.0, Fiscal Responsibility, and Community Relations.
Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.
Jennings Elementary teacher receives a new Chromebook

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

Teachers at a meeting
Students are looking at a large auger
Simply Louisiana

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Roseate Spoonbill

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Simply Louisiana

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cathy smith

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French teacher reading to students
A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
A flock of Snow Geese and Specks
Students are standing next to the Gulf Island Shipyards sign
Mrs.Gobert teaching a lesson
Chromebook Winner
Teachers Hard at Work in the Summer

Teachers Hard at Work in the Summer

Two students helping each other
Black Swallowtail butterfly enjoying  Zinnias
Teachers Leading the Way

Teachers Leading the Way

Bus Training

Bus Training

Chromebook Winner
Student looking at a computer screen
D. Reed

Photo Credit: Deidra Reed

Fair Ride
Amy Gobert receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award
Back-to-School 2018
Honey Bees
Mrs.Duplantis receiving a chrome book from Mrs.Duhon
An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.

Photo Credit: Deidra Reed

Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyards
Students using chrome books in a classroom
National Champs
Happy Champions
Elton FFA Speaker
National Champs
Top Debator

News and Announcements

LaBouve Wins First Place in Braille Challenge

First place winner in apprentice class at Braille Challenge.

Congratulations to Jacob LaBouve, a Jefferson Davis Parish student, for winning first place in the apprentice class at the Braille Challenge! Jacob is pictured with his winning trophy and his teacher, Mrs. Megan Prejean. Great job, Jacob! What an awesome accomplishment!

Fontenot Named Overall Art Show Winner

1st place art show winner

Congratulations to Mason Fontenot, a Jefferson Davis Parish student, for being named first place overall winner for the Louisiana School for Visually Impaired (LSVI) art show! Mason is pictured with his winning art work and his teacher, Mrs. Megan Prejean, for which he received a $100 cash prize as overall winner. What a great accomplishment, Mason!

Learn To Drive The School Bus- Winter 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.
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 if there are any questions.

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Upcoming Events

Google Extensions and Add-Ons (Part II)
Date: 1/24/2019, 3:35 PM 4:35 PM
Location: Tech Center
Google Maps and Google Earth
Date: 1/31/2019, 3:35 PM 4:35 PM
Location: Tech Center
Progress Reports
Date: 2/13/2019
Cool Tech Tools for Classroom Management
Date: 2/19/2019, 3:35 PM 4:35 PM
Location: Tech Center
Finance Meeting
Date: 2/19/2019, 5 PM
Location: School Board Office

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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