Ascension Public Schools announces the hiring of three new school leaders: G.W. Carver Primary Principal Rhonda Gillard, Central Primary Assistant Principal Michelle Parr and Galvez Middle Assistant Principal Tachelle White.
Seventeen of the 28 Ascension Public Schools will offer free student meals for the 2017-18 school year as part of the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP is a meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Latatia Johnson as an Instructional Supervisor for Elementary Education. Johnson most recently served as principal of G.W. Carver Primary, the 2017 recipient of the TAP Founder's Award, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching's (NIET) top honor.
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) bestowed Ascension Public Schools with its highest honor, the Gold Medallion Award, at its national conference on July 12, 2017, for its successful 2016 bond election communication campaign, "Growing at the Pace of Excellence." Ascension was one of 11 schools districts across the country to win NSPRA's highest honor this year and is the only recipient from Louisiana to achieve this distinction.
Today the Louisiana Department of Education released results of the spring 2017 Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) assessments. Ascension Public Schools not only exceeded state scores on all three subjects, but also achieved the second highest combined scores in the state with 48 percent of students achieving Mastery or Above. The district increased by four percent and three rankings over last year despite being severely impacted by the August 2016 flood that closed five schools and displaced 5,000 students.
Ascension Public Schools announces the hiring of two new leadership positions for its Early College Option (ECO) Program: Principal Julian Surla and Assistant Principal Cynthia Jackson. Previously, ECO was led by Surla as a program administrator.
Ascension Public Schools and Capital Area Human Services is launching a local media campaign this summer to bring awareness of teenage abuse of prescription drugs. "Lock Your Meds" is a national campaign created by the National Family Partnership and includes striking images and alarming facts about this very real threat.
The district has been monitoring the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy along with local and state emergency officials. At this time, we believe the impacts to our area to be minimal and safe to resume normal summer operations.
Ascension Public Schools is closely monitoring the weather forecast for Tropical Storm Cindy along with local and state emergency officials.