Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

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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.
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Blood Drive For Benjamin Martin

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.
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Learn To Drive The School Bus- Fall Class

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
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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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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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to L.R.S. 42:11, et seq., a public meeting will be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Law including allowing a public comment period before taking a vote, R.S. 42:14(D), to levy the ad valorem millage rates for the 2018 tax year, including those taxing districts that have renewed an existing millage for an additional 10-year period. The meeting will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in the Board Room of the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board located at 203 E. Plaquemine Street, Jennings, Louisiana. As required by R.S. 42:19.1, this notice giving date, time, place and subject matter of public meeting to adopt the annual millage rate(s) of this district was published in the official journal and announced during the course of a regularly scheduled meeting no more than 60 days nor less than 30 days prior to the School Board adoption of the ad valorem tax millages for the 2018 tax year.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please contact Debbie Abshire, at (337) 824-1834, describing the assistance that is necessary.
Respectfully submitted,Kirk Credeur, Superintendent
Published:
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Amy Gobert Named 2018 Volunteer of the Year

A+PEL’s Volunteer of the Year ceremony was held on June 14, 2018 at the Boudreaux’s Catering Venue in Baton Rouge. Twelve current and former educators, parents, grandparents, and mentors were selected as State Volunteer of the Year Finalists. They were recognized for their dedication to both students and teachers in Louisiana’s public schools. Recognized as finalist from Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vermilion Parishes was Amy Gobert of Jefferson Davis Parish. Mrs. Gobert was also selected as 2018 Volunteer of the Year for the State of Louisiana
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QSM Application Site Is Open

The Quality Science and Mathematics Grant Program (QSM) application site is now open to all K-12 regular education math/science teachers. Please click the Headline for more information.
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