Ascension Public Schools announces the 2017-18 Students of the Year for fifth, eighth and twelfth grades. These outstanding students will be recognized at the Jan. 16, 2018, Ascension Parish School Board meeting, and the district winners will be named at that time.
Ascension Public Schools continues to perform at the highest levels in the state according to the 2016-17 School Performance Scores (SPS) released today by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). Ascension achieved an "A" rating for the sixth consecutive year with an overall score of 110.4, up from 109.3 last year, and is ranked No. 4 among public school districts in the state.
Ascension Public Schools is starting a new video series called The Inside Story. Our Public Information Officer is shadowing different employees to see what a typical day is like in our schools. This inaugural edition follows Child Nutrition Specialist Charlene Sutton at Central Primary School.
Dutchtown High School (DTHS) chemistry teacher Tabitha Vu is one of five state finalists for the 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is the second time a teacher from Ascension and DTHS has achieved this honor in the last three years.
APSO is working a crime scene in Prairieville. We have been assured there is not threat to our schools. Students are safe and enjoying a normal school day.
Ascension Public Schools officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate, which is forecasted to strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall over the weekend. At this time, schools will be closed for Fall Break, but offices will be open on Monday.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, Southeastern Conference (SEC) football fans will learn about the impact former Donaldsonville High School librarian Michele Macloud had on the life of LSU football player Stephen Sullivan. The video feature will air on the SEC Nation television show as part of the College Football Playoffs Foundation's Extra Yards for Teachers program. Due to Sullivan's nomination of Macloud, DHS teachers will receive $10,000 to buy classroom materials.
Ascension Public Schools will hold its second annual district-wide high school career fair on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Students and parents from Donaldsonville High School, Dutchtown High School, East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School are expected to attend. Businesses and groups wishing to participate should register for a table by Oct. 23, 2017.
The Ascension Parish School Board recently recognized Duckroost Seafood and Hughes Insurance for sponsoring the fall high school football jamboree games this year. As part of the sponsorship, each of the four high schools received a check for $1,000.