The Ascension Parish School Board recently recognized 11 employees who earned Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees this year.
The Louisiana National Guard bestowed The Distinguished Civilian Service Medal to Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander and Director of Planning and Construction Chad Lynch for meritorious service to the Louisiana National Guard during Hurricane Nate operations. Ascension provided 32 buses, prepared and ready to evacuate people and pets throughout South Louisiana in advance of the October 2017 hurricane.
Several Ascension Public School students participated in the State Special Olympics games May 19, including students from Lakeside Primary, Galvez Middle, Lake Elementary, St. Amant High, and Dutchtown High. These students earned their spot at the state meet by bringing home a first place win in at least one event at the Capital Area Regional Meet in Baton Rouge in March.
Dutchtown High School (DTHS) chemistry teacher Tabitha Vu was selected Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Baton Rouge section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She received an award at the Coates Award Banquet located at Ashley Manor on May 9.
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.