AEDC Memo to School Board argues for Industrial Tax Exemptions

MEMO TO:  ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FROM:  ASCENSION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS DATE: October 17, 2017 SUBJECT: RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ITE PROGRAM FOR PROJECT BAGEL, MAGNOLIA, SUNFLOWER, AND ZINNIA. PERTINENT FACTS FOR CLARIFICATION Under the Executive Order JBE-2016-73, the ITE Program received an immediate reduction in incentive value. The local governing […]

East Ascension versus St. Amant Community Shout Out on track for 2017

“Two communities Becoming One In Supporting Our Youth” The excitement is back. East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School students, staff, alumni and fans will once again gather to cheer their respective school on to victory at the 16th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out event, held the day before the annual East Ascension-St. Amant […]

Department seeks applications to improve reading, writing skills

Subgrants Draw from $55.5 Million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Education has launched a multi-million dollar competitive subgrant application process to support school systems statewide as they create and implement initiatives to improve the reading and writing skills of struggling students. The subgrants draw from a three-year, $55.5 million Striving Readers […]

Small Business Seminar at Dutchtown 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 Library expands Digital Collection with Hoopla Digital and Lynda.com

Ascension Parish Library is pleased to announce public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, as well as online education courses all available for mobile and online access through new partnerships with hoopla digital and Lynda.com. Hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries to offer online and mobile access […]

Kanji Club at Gonzales Library on October 16

Leaves start changing color, temperature starts dropping, and the Orient Express is chugging down the rails once again for a big screen release – All aboard! Autumn is the ideal time for a mystery theme. Join us for this month’s Kanji Klub at Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Monday, October 16 at 6 PM, […]

Library/St. Elizabeth present Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program

Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales and St. Elizabeth Community Education present an exercise program, Walk With Ease, to meet three times per week beginning Monday, October 16th, at 8:30 AM for six weeks. The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program is proven to reduce pain and improve your overall health.  No matter if you need […]

School Board to initiate Boundary Planning and Naming Process for new schools

During the Strategic Planning Committee, the Ascension Parish School Board and staff discussed the need to initiate boundary planning and the naming process for three new primary schools and a new middle school currently in design. In 2016, voters approved the extension of 15.08 mills to pay for needed school construction projects across the district. This […]

Louisiana awarded $55 million to improve Reading, Writing Skills of struggling students

Louisiana Only State in Nation to Secure Grant Three Consecutive Rounds   BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana has been selected to receive a $55.5 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) grant to improve the reading and writing skills of struggling students, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Louisiana is one of 11 states selected to benefit […]

Ascension Public Schools closed October 9-10 for Fall Break

Donaldsonville, La. — Ascension Public Schools officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate, which is forecasted to strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall over the weekend. All schools will be closed Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. 10, for Fall Break. At this time, offices will be open on Monday, and 12-month employees are expected to report to work. […]