Shell Chemical volunteers beautify Gonzales Middle School courtyard

On Friday, April 21, 2017, Volunteers from Shell Chemical Geismar beautified the Gonzales Middle School courtyard. Shell is Gonzales Middle School’s Partner in Education.

Gonzales Middle School 8th-graders participate in Girls, Gigabytes and Gadgets

Gonzales Middle School 8th Graders Kayla Sowell and Skye Taylor attended a workshop sponsored by Senator Regina Barrow on Saturday, April 22nd in Baton Rouge. NOBEL Women presented Girls, Gigabytes and Gadgets (3G), an innovative, day-long series of workshops designed to get young women and girls engaged in careers in science, technology, engineering, arts/ design […]

Representative Ed Price’s six bills

District 58 Representative Ed Price authored six bills for the 2017 Regular Session of Louisiana’s legislature: HB 20 would reduce “the minimum requirements for instructional time to schools that cannot meet such requirements because the school temporarily shared facilities with another school due to damages caused by a natural catastrophe or disaster.”  (Pending final passage in […]

Thousands of former Corinthian students may be eligible for loan forgiveness

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry has announced that nearly 2,000 Louisiana students who attended schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. between 2010 and 2014 may be eligible for loan forgiveness.  “Thousands of Louisiana students were misled by institutions who engaged in deceptive trade practices by misrepresenting job placement rates for many of […]

Jump Start to earn Early Childhood Teaching credentials

Department Adds Early Childhood Education Pathway, Develops Pre-Engineering Pathway BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved a new Jump Start graduation pathway focused on Early Childhood Education, contributing to the Department of Education’s efforts to expand the nationally recognized career and technical education program to accommodate the state’s […]

Amy Gayle named Assistant Principal of Central Middle

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Amy Gayle as Assistant Principal of Central Middle School. Gayle was introduced at the April 18 Ascension Parish School Board meeting. “Mrs. Gayle has been in Ascension Parish her entire career including while student teaching. I had the pleasure of working alongside her at Dutchtown High School and […]

Guy Mistretta named Dutchown HS Head Football Coach and Athletic Director

Geismar, La. – Dutchtown High School announces the hiring of Guy Mistretta as the new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Mistretta will be the second coach in the history of the Griffins program. He will be introduced at the April 18 Ascension Parish School Board meeting and will transition from his current position to Ascension Parish as soon as possible. […]

November 2016 Spanish Lake playground altercation results in Defamation Lawsuit

“On November 14, 2016 an 8-year old African American boy (name omitted) was playing on the playground with the permission of administrators at Spanish Lake Primary School after school hours…” alleges the Defamation lawsuit filed by Alana Jackson, individually and on behalf of the minor child.  The suit alleges a confrontation between that minor child […]

BASF and LA Art & Science Museum create chemistry for the seventh year with popular science lab

BATON ROUGE and GEISMAR, LA, April 17, 2017  BASF and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum will create chemistry for the seventh year by offering Kids’ Lab classes to area schools and the community. The company fully funds the award-winning Kids’ Lab chemistry program providing hands-on science experiments to thousands of local students. “BASF […]

200 families enjoy Easter Eggs-travaganza at First United Methodist Church

GONZALES — More than 200 families joined the First United Methodist Church of Gonzales for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8.  The church, 224 W. Constitution, Gonzales, served up hot dogs and nachos, egg hunts, bouncy houses, face painting, and crafts and other activities for the whole family. “We enjoyed the beautiful day […]