Lowery Middle recognizes 2018-19 Quarter 1 Academic Scholars

Lowery Middle School recognized 229 students for academic achievement in the 1st quarter of the 2018-19 school year with a special breakfast provided by a generous donation from CF Industries.  These 229 students met or exceeded their quarter 1 benchmark goals and are on pace to met or exceed their end of year LEAP goals. […]

Dutchtown High School 4H Club makes donation to St. Amant VFD

Geismar – When the August 2016 flood struck Ascension Parish and all the schools and fire departments were destroyed in the St. Amant Community, the Dutchtown High School community and staff opened their hearts, their school and all their facilities to the community of St. Amant, stated Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc. For over a year, […]

St. Amant Wrestling enjoying early season success on the mat

The St. Amant HS Wrestling team has enjoyed success on the mat early in its 2018-2019 Wrestling season. In a preseason Takedown Tournament, hosted by Live Oak, St. Amant had five First Place Finishers.  106 Weight Class, Sophomore-Ty Didier, 126 Weight Class, Junior-Corey Brownell, 152 Weight Class, Senior-Alex Simoneaux, 182 Weight Class, Sophomore-Fred Garrison, and […]

RPCC recognizes Practical Nursing Class of 2018

River Parishes Community College Practical Nursing Class of 2018: Cynthia Allen, Baton Rouge Dymphna Allen, Napoleonville Brandilyn Amorello, Prairieville Nicole Bacile, Plaquemine Drew Barber, Denham Springs Olivia Bell-Hanegan, Baton Rouge Leigh Blanchard, Plaquemine Deshaunnisha Broden, St. James Gregory Carter Jr., Belle Rose Lanaisha Celestine, Gramercy Shanda Davis, LaPlace, Nyasha Fleming, Baton Rouge Lindsay Gauthreaux, Plaquemine […]

BASF provides internships for future process operators

BASF hired five process technology (PTEC) students as interns to gain experience working alongside process operators at the Geismar manufacturing facility.  The students, each currently enrolled in 2-year PTEC degree programs at local community colleges, will complete an operator “experience checklist” that includes tasks on a typical shift of 12-hour days and nights.  BASF’s PTEC […]

Ascension students leading State Beta Clubs

Dutchtown Middle student Reese Godchaux (left) and Dutchtown High student Torri Jackson are both serving as President of Louisiana’s Junior and Senior Beta Clubs. **Please note: The following press release and photos are attributed to Public Information Office Intern Reace Dedon, a senior at St. Amant High School.** Geismar, La. — Two Ascension Public School students are […]

LPB’s Louisiana Public Square takes up LSU’s new “holistic admissions” policy

This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on ACT and SAT scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families unable to afford prep classes for standardized exams. […]

Two incumbents in, one out, another in School Board runoff

On Tuesday incumbent John Murphy clung to a 219 vote lead as a quarter of the 7390 ballots for School Board District 4B were cast early.  Murphy hung on to best his opponent by 98 votes as another incumbent, Shawn Sevario got whacked by John De Frances in District 5A.  Scott Duplechein turned away his […]

Dutchtown HS unveils new logo

Geismar, LA — This August, when Dutchtown High School (DTHS) opens it doors for its 17th year, it will be with a new custom logo and wordmark. DTHS and Ascension Public Schools worked with Torch Creative to design and create a professional logo unique to the school. “We are very excited about the unveiling of our new school […]

East Ascension HS Valedictorian Maggie Britton

Maggie Britton has earned her spot at the head of East Ascension HS Class of 2018, 400 strong and scheduled to graduate tonight.  With a 4.84 weighted Grade Point Average, Maggie has compiled an impressive scholastic resume’ (see below).  Maggie is the daughter of Eugene and Janet Britton. ACT Score: Composite-35 Highest Scores: Math 36, English 36, […]