Ascension Parish Libraries on the road at locations near you

We’re on the road! With regular visits to a location near you, we’re expanding our services and extending our reach to provide books and other library services to those who may not be able to travel to our branch libraries. Look for us at these locations!* St. Amant Park: Tuesday; January 22 from 10-12 P.M. […]

Matassa proclaims School Board Member Recognition Month

At the January 17 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa invited the entire Ascension Parish School Board as he proclaimed School Board Member Recognition Month. According to the proclamation: The education of Louisiana’s school-aged children is the foundation upon which the social, economic, and intellectual capital of our state is built; and  […]

APL’s eReader and Digital Media Individual Instruction sessions (January 22-23)

You may have heard that your library offers free eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, digital comic books, even videos and music. You know that these books and other materials are available for your phone, tablet, Kindle, or other eReader, but are not quite sure how to access them. Maybe you tried to download one or two […]

Nominate “inspiring educator” for spotlight in DOE’s Classroom Chronicles

The Louisiana Department of Education today launched “Classroom Chronicles,”a new blog series that highlights the inspiring everyday work of Louisiana educators. Each month, the blog will spotlight an educator who is taking that extra step to make an impact on the lives of their students, school and community. This month, “Classroom Chronicles” features a Caddo Parish middle […]

Ascension Public Schools announces new Leadership Appointments

Donaldsonville, LA. – Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Robyn Simmons as Principal of Early College Options, Stacey Hughes as Assistant Principal of St. Amant Primary and Barry Whittington as Assistant Principal of Dutchtown High School. “We are fortunate to have a great pipeline of professionals who are both ready and equipped for greater responsibilities. I know […]

APL introduces 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Public education doesn’t typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, you are your child’s first education provider.  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple and fun way to help your little one develop early literacy skills.  By reading to […]

Teach Ascension Academy accepting applications for Alternative Certification

Donaldsonville, LA. – Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy (TAA), the district’s alternative certification program. Applications are due by Feb. 18, 2019. In 2015, Ascension launched the TAA program to recruit, train and hire teachers from alternative professions or academic programs. This one-year program includes four weeks of intensive professional development […]

Meet the Gators (February 17)

On Sunday, 2/17/2019 (2:00 PM) in the SAHS Gold Dome, the SAHS Athletic Department and the SAHS Athletic Booster Club will present, “Meet the Gators” a Winter Sports Review and Spring Sports Kick-Off Dinner and presentation. All Winter and Spring sports are invited to give a short presentation at this event. The Athletic Booster Club […]

Department seeks applicants for Summer Food Service Program sponsors

BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Education’s Division of Nutrition Support is now accepting applications from eligible agencies and organizations to serve as sponsors and program sites for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides healthy meals to children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, during the summer months when school is not […]

4-H Stick Horse Rodeo and Livestock Show at Lamar Dixon (January 18-19)

Gonzales, La.  The Ascension Parish 4-H hosts its annual Stick Horse Rodeo at Lamar Dixon in Barn 7 on Jan. 18.  Registration is at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m.  The show is open to all youth 11 years old and younger.  The classes are Buckin’ Horse, Buckin’ Bull, Flag Race, and […]