Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Paisley Morgan as an Instructional Supervisor. Morgan, who currently serves as Principal of St. Amant Primary School (SAPS), will transition at the end of the school year.
Gonzales Middle School Principal Lori Charlet is a Semifinalist for Louisiana Middle School Principal of the Year. This is the fourth year in a row that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running for the state's top honor. Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon was a 2017 semifinalist, former Gonzales Primary Principal Jaimee Williams was a 2016 finalist and former Pecan Grove Primary Principal Marjorie Meyers was the 2015 state winner.
The 2018 Support Employees of the Year were recognized by the Ascension Parish School Board at its May 15 meeting. Awards were given to one support employee from each school plus one outstanding employee in each division: primary school, elementary/middle school and high school.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Harry Wright as Principal of APPLe Digital Academy, effective July 1. He will replace Lynn Hathaway, who will become Director of Special Education for the school district.
The Ascension Parish School Board recently recognized student athletes for winning Blue Ribbons in this year’s local Special Olympics competitions. Director of Special Education Susan Vaughn announced the achievements of the 66 students from 17 schools who placed in this year’s series of Special Olympics games.
Since 1968, Louisiana Special Olympics has allowed students with intellectual disabilities to shine, and 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of this tradition. Dutchtown High School junior K’Von Albert’s racing wheelchair is on display in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches to commemorate this anniversary from May 5, 2018 until January 12, 2019. It is part of an exhibit titled, "BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT: SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN LOUISIANA," which highlights stories of talented athletes, coaches, volunteers and administrators.
When we say TOP, you say TEN! Cheerleaders from Dutchtown and St. Amant High Schools recently participated in Varsity Spirit fundraising programs to “Team Up” for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, both being part of the top 10 schools to attend the St. Jude Leadership Experience on April 22 through 23 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Donaldsonville High School and Early College Option graduating senior Brittany Collins is one of only 300 students across the country to be named a Gates Scholar and a member of the The Gates Scholarship Inaugural class of 2018. Over 28,700 students applied for this highly competitive scholarship from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Ascension Public Schools, along with other school districts across the nation, is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11. This week has been marked Teacher Appreciation Week nationally since 1984, and allows students and parents to show their gratitude to teachers at national, state, and local levels. Local businesses and the Ascension Parish School Board are also using this week to express their support of Ascension's employees.