At this time, the National Weather Service is predicting a very low risk of rain and high winds in our area – nothing that indicates a risk to normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released for the first time data on student academic growth for LEAP 2025 assessments taken during the 2017-2018 school year. Ascension Public Schools was named an “Outstanding School System” and led the state in several categories: tied for first place in top growth of ELA and Math, tied for first place in top growth for students with disabilities, and tied for second place in top growth for economically disadvantaged students.
Ascension Public Schools 2018 Middle School Football Jamboree will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 at "The Pit" located on St. Amant Middle's campus. Eatel continues its sponsorship this year by providing $1,000 to cover security costs for the four games.
Ascension Public Schools Fall football jamboree games take place this week and are sponsored by Hughes Insurance and Duckroost Seafood. The Jamborees will take place for all four high schools on the following days:
Ascension Public Schools has partnered with Absolute to raise awareness of bullying and provide ways of preventing it among middle school students. Starting next week, all eight middle schools will hold sessions for students during the school day and for parents in the evening on their school’s designated presentation day.
Ascension Public Schools student performance on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams increased 52 percent in one year and 109 percent since 2015 parish-wide. The number of CLEP tests passed by high schools across the district increased to 297 in 2018, up from 196 in 2017 and 142 in 2015.
Two Ascension Public School employees were recently awarded for their efforts in the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program. Lowery Middle School's Monica Bell won the Peak Performance Award and Donaldsonville High School's Tarleshia Miles received both the Outstanding JAG Specialist and 5 of 5 Award at the JAG conference in July.
St. Amant Primary Speech-Language Pathologist Leigh Anne Baker was presented with a Louisiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association (LSHA) Special Recognition Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of speech-language pathology and her service to the state association on June 17.
High school students earning college credit in Ascension Public Schools continues to grow at an accelerated rate with Dutchtown High School leading the state in one-year growth and Ascension accounting for one quarter of the state's growth. The number of students who earned a 3+ on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Ascension grew 57 percent this year (from 370 in 2017 to 581 in 2018) and 238 percent since 2012 (from 172 in 2012 to 581 in 2018).