Today the Louisiana Department of Education released results of the spring 2018 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 50 percent of students achieving Mastery and Advanced in grades three through eight and 53 percent in grades three through 12. In addition, Ascension's students with disabilities performed the highest in the state.
Jana Myles, Ericka Payton and Joline Kreh are the newest candidates of the Ascension Public Schools Teach Ascension Academy (TAA), a year-long alternative teacher certification program. Jana Myles will teach at Lowery Elementary School, Ericka Payton will teach at Donaldsonville High School and Joline Kreh will teach at Gonzales Middle School.
APPLe Digital Academy science teacher Chantal Correll is one of 27 middle and high school science teachers in 13 states to be awarded the American Physiological Society’s (APS) 2018 Six Star Science Online Teacher (OT) Professional Development Fellowship.
Ascension Public School announces two new administrative appointments. Mark Bell will serve as the new Assistant Principal of Lowery Middle School, and Latatia Johnson will serve as Supervisor of Federal Programs.
Director of Special Education Susan Vaughn is retiring at the end of June after 40 years of working in Ascension Public Schools, including 20 years as a director.
Shell has awarded a total of $35,000 to three Ascension Public Schools to upgrade their science laboratories. The local awards, presented at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting on June 19, are part of the Shell Regional Lab Challenge, sponsored by Shell and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The three Ascension winners were East Ascension High School ($15,000), Lake Elementary School ($10,000), and Oak Grove Primary School ($10,000).
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of two new assistant principals: Kim Ammons at Prairieville Primary School and Erin Esneault at Central Primary School. Both were introduced at the June 19 Ascension Parish School Board meeting.
Spanish Lake Primary parent volunteer Sonia Reado was a finalist for Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (APEL) Volunteer of the Year award for 2018. Nominated by librarian Alicia Turner, Reado was recently recognized in a ceremony in Baton Rouge.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of five new administrative hires: Michelle Parr Mullins as Principal of St. Amant Primary, Paul Sampson as Principal of Lowery Middle, Mikie Long as Assistant Principal of Lake Elementary, Melissa Zeller as Assistant Principal of APPLe Digital Academy and Dawn Love as Instructional Supervisor of TAP Implementation and Teacher Development.