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.
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) has appointed 11 educators and district leaders to its Educator Advisory Board for the 2017-18 year, including Ascension Public Schools Instructional Supervisor Latatia Johnson. The members will bring experience from a variety of education settings in urban, rural and suburban areas.
Ascension Public Schools is selling special shirts as a fundraiser for schools in Houston. Click on the link to order online through our four high schools.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Beth Templet as Principal of St. Amant High School.
Ascension Public Schools is monitoring the trajectory of Tropical Storm Harvey, which is predicted to make landfall in Texas this weekend. Nothing at this time indicates that we will close schools or cancel events.
Ascension Public Schools will hold a ribbon cutting for newly restored buildings at St. Amant Primary School (SAPS) and St. Amant Middle School (SAMS). The two schools, which share a campus, were flooded in August 2016, along with Galvez Primary, Galvez MIddle, Lake Elementary and St. Amant High schools. During the ceremony, Ascension will debut its one-year anniversary documentary about the flood.