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Leigh Anne Baker receiving LSHA award

08/10

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.

Ascension Achieves Accelerated Growth on Advanced Placement Exams

08/09

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).

Groundbreaking for Bullion Primary Aug. 14

08/09

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Ascension Public Schools will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bullion Primary School. This is the first of four new schools to be built as part of the $120 million construction bond passed by voters in 2016.

Laura Gilbert, Spanish Lake Primary Principal

08/09

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of Laura Gilbert as Principal of Spanish Lake Primary, Erin Holley as Assistant Principal of Spanish Lake Primary and Loretta Moody as Assistant Principal of Dutchtown Primary.

New logo with tagline "Excellence. Ascending Together."

08/01

Today, Ascension Public Schools released its 2018-2019 Strategic Plan Report outlining the District’s mission, vision and purpose and launched a new tagline: “Excellence. Ascending Together.” The new report and a video featuring the new tagline were first shared with the community during a special Chat with the Superintendent Webinar.

New Date for Bullion Groundbreaking: Aug. 14 11:30 am

07/30

This week, Ascension Public Schools will hold ribbon cuttings for flood restoration projects at Galvez Middle, Galvez Primary, Lake Elementary and St. Amant High schools. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bullion Primary School planned for Tuesday, July 31 has been moved to Tuesday, Aug. 14 due to the weather forecast.

Patricia Signorelli, Instructional Supervisor over the SBLC/504 programs

07/27

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Patricia E. Signorelli as an Instructional Supervisor over the SBLC/504 programs and Sandra Alfred as Principal of Dutchtown Primary School.

New Dutchtown High Logo: Purple Griffin standing over purple "Dutchtown" and gray "Griffins"

07/24

This August, when Dutchtown High School (DTHS) opens it doors for its 17th year, it will be with a new custom logo and wordmark. DTHS and Ascension Public Schools worked with Torch Creative to design and create a professional logo unique to the school.

53% Grades 3-12, 50% Grades 3-8 scored Mastery and Advanced; teacher high-fives student

07/10

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.