APSB Honors 2017-18 Teachers and Principals of the Year

2017-18 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR From left: Lake Elementary’s Hollie LeBlanc, Dutchtown Middle’s Ashley Brown and Dutchtown High’s Maureen Ballotta Gonzales, LA – The 2017-18 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting. Awards were given to one teacher from each school plus one […]

Ascension Fund grant brings Digital Storytelling to D’ville Primary

Thanks to a grant from Ascension Fund, students in Mrs. Sheldon’s Class at Donaldsonville Primary School are demonstrating their creative writing and innovative thinking as they construct their own digital versions of a Cinderella story. Students are taking advantage of the variety of books, resources, and digital storytelling apps to let their stories come to […]

Teacher uprisings in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky are headed toward Louisiana

April 19, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Legislators and leaders of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) would do well to pay attention to the rumblings of discontent that began in West Virginia and rolled westward into Kentucky and Oklahoma. Those same rumblings, though faint and indistinct for now, are being picked up […]

Louisiana No. 3 in applying for Federal Student Aid (passing Massachusetts)

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana has continued to climb the national ranking for the number of high school seniors completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to the most recent report by the National College Access Network (NCAN). Louisiana is currently No.3 in the nation, up from No.8 last month, and leads […]

EAHS evacuated after bomb threat

East Ascension High School received a threat of a bomb at school. We have evacuated the campus under the guidance and protection of the Gonzales Police Department and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office while law enforcement investigates the threat. As this school is under an evacuation, students will not be allowed to leave or checked […]

2,000 Louisiana students to receive paid, On-the-Job Training during Summer

Jump Start Summers Initiative Enters Second Year with 46 Additional Providers BATON ROUGE, La.– The Louisiana Department of Education today announced plans to expand its Jump Start Summers initiative, allowing nearly 2,000 high school students the opportunity to earn academic credit, engage in workplace-based learning and attain critical industry-based credentials, all while earning a wage, […]

Ascension Educators announced as Teach Factor Fellows

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s Teach Factor Engages Local Educators to Lend Their Voices to the U.S. Education Conversation and Drive Improved Student Achievement Gonzales, LA – The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) named Ascension Public Schools Instructional Supervisor Laura Roussel and Master Teacher Shaneka Burnett as Teach Factor Fellows for the recently […]

LPB renews partnership with Discovery Education

Renewal of 15-Year Partnership Supports the Creation of Digital Learning Environments Across Louisiana Discovery Education, one of the leading providers of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its 15-year partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). LPB’s continued collaboration with Discovery Education renews the public broadcaster’s commitment to students statewide by […]

Gonzales Middle Students Participate in Youth Legislature

Twenty-three 8th grade students from Gonzales Middle School participated in the 2018 Youth Legislature on April 11th and 12th. Youth Legislature is a mock-legislative session held at the Old State Capitol where students write, debate, and vote on bills that would impact Louisiana. The program teaches students about the legislative process and provides leadership and […]

Ascension Parish honors ACHS Lady Power Lifters State Champs

At the April 5 Ascension Parish Council meeting, President Kenny Matassa proclaimed March 15, 2018 to be Ascension Catholic Girls Powerlifting Team 2018 State Champions Day. Lani Lemann, Madison Tripode, Nydia Cooper, Dakota Bonadona, Catherine Rome, Layne Melancon, Rodneika Mitchell, Marie Ceily Grisaffe, Julia Camille Lemann, Hannah Settoon are members of the 2017-2018 Ascension Catholic […]