LA Schools receive $10 million grant to increase literacy

Award Includes Funding for Districts to Pilot New Age-Appropriate Measures in Grades K-2 BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday will vote to award more than $10 million in competitive grant funding to 67 school systems across the state to improve the reading and writing skills of struggling students. […]

Ascension Students achieve 52% increase in College Level Examination

Donaldsonville, La. — Ascension Public Schools student performance on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams increased 52 percent in one year and 109 percent since 2015 parish-wide. The number of CLEP tests passed by high schools across the district increased to 297 in 2018, up from 196 in 2017 and 142 in 2015. District data shows that last year, […]

Lunch and Learn with ReferenceUSA at parish libraries

Do you want to grow your small business?  Join Ascension Parish Library for lunch and learn sessions with ReferenceUSA and take your business to the next level.  These sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at Dutchtown location and Thursday, August 23 at Gonzales location both at 11:30 AM. Bill Carlson, Senior Sales Director […]

Two AP School employees recognized for Outstanding Work by Jobs for America’s Graduates

**Please note: This feature was written by Public Information Office College Intern Marlie Lynch.** Donaldsonville, LA — Two Ascension Public School employees were recently awarded for their efforts in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. Lowery Middle School’s Monica Bell won the Peak Performance Award and Donaldsonville High School’s Tarleshia Miles received both the Outstanding JAG […]

Job Searching w/ ReferenceUSA @ D’ville Library (8/22)

ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research database, but did you know that it can help you find your dream job?  Join Bill Carlson, Senior Sales Director with Infogroup, on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:00 PM in Donaldsonville for a presentation on how ReferenceUSA can be used as a job-searching tool.  ReferenceUSA, an internet […]

The Ascension Fund awards $48,500 in grants to educators

From left:  Gonzales Primary Assistant Principal Moquita Winey, Ascension Fund Board Member Sherrie Despino, Carlie Lambert, Phaedra Early, Lindsey Keller, Ascension Fund Board Member Donald Songy and Gonzales Primary Principal Dr. Roddy Melancon Gonzales, La. –The Ascension Fund Board, sponsors and volunteers managed to surprise teachers at 19 schools across Ascension Parish with the news […]

Spanish Lake Primary’s new principal, other leadership positions announced

Donaldsonville, La. — Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of Laura Gilbert as Principal of Spanish Lake Primary, Erin Holley as Assistant Principal of Spanish Lake Primary and Loretta Moody as Assistant Principal of Dutchtown Primary. “We are always happy to celebrate moments when our employees are provided new opportunities for more responsibility.  These three outstanding educators […]

57% increase in Ascension students earning college credit (Dutchtown HS leads way)

Dutchtown High School Leads the State in One-Year Student Growth Donaldsonville, La. — High school students earning college credit in Ascension Public Schools continues to grow at an accelerated rate with Dutchtown High School leading the state in one-year growth and Ascension accounting for one quarter of the state’s growth. The number of students who earned a 3+ on […]

Back to School Resources for Parents, Educators

Resources Align with Plans to Support Every Child, Every Day in 2018-2019 School Year BATON ROUGE, La. — The 2018-2019 school year has arrived, and the Louisiana Department of Education has released a suite of free resources to help parents and educators ease the transition back to the classroom and support student learning. The resources […]

ReferenceUSA Lunch and Learn at Dutchtown/Gonzales libraries

Do you want to grow your small business?  Join Ascension Parish Library for lunch and learn sessions with ReferenceUSA and take your business to the next level.  These sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at Dutchtown location and Thursday, August 23 at Gonzales location both at 11:30 AM. Bill Carlson, Senior Sales Director […]