LPB’s Louisiana Square “Studying TOPS”

This month, LPB’s Louisiana Public Square focuses on Louisiana’s TOPS program which provides free in-state college tuition for qualifying students. The state’s cost of funding the program has nearly tripled over the last ten years. Beginning this fall, TOPS awards will no longer automatically rise as tuition increases. That means TOPS recipients and their families […]

Louisiana’s ESSA plan approved by US Department of Education

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Louisiana’s plan, which sets higher expectations for learning and invests in local plans for improving where schools and students are struggling, is among the first in the nation […]

Mia Edwards Named Director of Secondary Schools

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Mia Edwards as the new Director of Secondary Schools. Edwards replaces Lisa Bacala, who recently retired. “We are delighted that Mia wants to take this next step in her career and serve our high school principals,” said Superintendent David Alexander. “I know she is going to do a great job.” […]

The Ascension Fund awards $47,500 in grants to parish educators

Front row from left:  Spanish Lake Primary Grant Recipents Jamie Urban, Andre Stein, Jody Kling, Jenna Braud, Dominique Bordelon, and Rosalyn Magee.  Back row from left:  Ascension Fund Board Members Bret Hughes and Kevin Hardy From left:  Ascension Fund Board Member Lisa Dunigan, Gonzales Primary Principal Roddy Melancon, Grant Recipients Andrea Shutz, Brandee Orgeron, Phaedra […]

Department of Education program to prepare students with disabilities for Post-Secondary success

BESE to Approve First Round of Grant Awards at August Meeting BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Education today announced plans to award $350,000 in grant funding to build and implement new programming to prepare students with significant disabilities for employment and/or educational opportunities after high school. Five recipients are included in the […]

August 21 Meet the Gators-SAHS Booster Club event scheduled

“MEET THE GATORS” St. Amant High Booster Club- August 21, 2017 6:30 PM On Monday 8/21/2017(6:30 PM) in the SAHS Commons, the SAHS Athletic Department and the SAHS Athletic Booster Club will present, “Meet the Gators” a Fall Sports Kick-Off Dinner and presentation. All Fall sports are invited to give a short presentation at this event. […]

Free Seminar Aids in Starting Your Own Business-Wednesday 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 […]

Gonzales MS recognizes Student Art Work

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Gonzales Middle School 7th Grader, Ch’lae Jones, was recognized for having her artwork selected to grace the cover of the 2017 – 2018 student agenda. Pictured above:  Principal Lori Charlet, Ch’lae Jones, Assistant Principal Chazz Watson

ACT Scores released by Department of Education

BATON ROUGE, La. – A record number of public high school graduates in the class of 2017 earned college-going scores on the ACT® exam, boosting the state’s average ACT® score for the fourth consecutive year, according to data released today by the Louisiana Department of Education. In the graduating class of 2017, 25,704 public school graduates earned […]

Prairieville Girl Scout achieves highest award in Girl Scouting: the Girl Scout Gold Award

BATON ROUGE (August 9, 2017)— Prairieville Girl Scout Lacey Bowman has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador can earn, and which is received by only a few Girl Scouts nationwide. Bowman was among seven Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Girl Scouts Louisiana East, being honored […]