Every Student Succeeds Act praised by National Peer Review

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents a strong vision for students and sets high expectations, according to an independent review released today by national advocacy groups Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success. This is the second favorable national review of Louisiana’s ESSA […]

Readers are Winners during Booklover’s Summer

Why let the kids have all the fun?  Summer reading is not just for kids; get the whole family involved.  Join the adult summer reading program at the Ascension Parish Library…Booklover’s Summer. From May 25 through July 31, readers will receive an Ascension Parish Library tote bag, while supplies last, with the submittal of their […]

Alliance for Excellent Education Gives State Highest Marks on 11 of 13 Indicators

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s new education plan is one of the most promising in the United States, according to a new analysis released today by the non-partisan Alliance for Excellent Education. Louisiana created its plan in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which provides states with the flexibility to chart their own […]

Ascension included in grant to fund Special Ed teacher increase

BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education today approved $2.2 million in Believe and Prepare Educator Grant Program allocations to assist teacher preparation providers statewide in their efforts to launch or expand programs that provide preparation in the classroom, under a mentor educator, for aspiring teachers. The round of grants approved […]

Jump Start Pre-Engineering Career Pathway provides advance skills, college credits

First-of-its-Kind Pathway Designed for Students Pursuing Both TOPS and Jump Start Diplomas BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana high school students will be able to develop skills to help them succeed in college or career, all while earning transferable course credit at Louisiana State University (LSU), as the result of a new Jump Start Pre-Engineering Certification Pathway. The Pre-Engineering […]

All activities to resume at Ascension Public Schools

All activities will resume on Thursday, June 22, 2017, for Ascension Public Schools. The district has been monitoring the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy along with local and state emergency officials. At this time, we believe the impacts to our area to be minimal and safe to resume normal summer operations. Students may receive follow-up […]

Louisiana to establish Wait List for Child Care Assistance starting July 1

Demand for Child Care from Working Families Exceeds Funded Slots BATON ROUGE, La.–  As the result of anticipated overwhelming demand from working parents and a shortage of funds, the Louisiana Department of Education today announced a wait list will be established for eligible families who apply to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) on and […]

Sheriff Wiley named Honorary Chair for Dancing for a Cause

Jeff Wiley is a 42-year veteran of public service. He was first elected sheriff of Ascension Parish in 1995 and has been re-elected six times and is in his 21st year. He oversees a department that is now 330 plus full-time deputies and heads a department that strives to be the best department in the […]

Free seminar aids in Starting Your Own Business at Gonzales Library

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business.  It is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business.  The program will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their […]

Ascension Parish recognizes ACHS Girls Track Team State Champion

Above from left to right: standing next to Kenny front row Sophie Daigle, Caroline Mistretta, Stephanie Breaux, Breanna Bernard. In back row Coach Tim Daigle and Coach Kiley Spano. They were coached by Janet Daigle, Timmy Daigle, Kiley Spano, AJ Thibodeaux, Karen Gilmore and Charlie Labuz. At a recent Ascension Parish Council Meeting, President Kenny […]