Ascension Public Schools remains one of the top performing school districts in the state according to the 2015-16 school report cards released today by the Louisiana Department of Education. Ascension maintained its "A" rating for the fifth consecutive year with an overall score of 109.3, up from 107.4 last year, and is ranked No. 4 among public school districts in the state.
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All four Ascension Public Schools in Donaldsonville will host Christmas in the Park this Saturday following the Donaldsonville Christmas Parade. This free community event will include crafts and activities for kids, a snow machine, food, performances, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and toy giveaways.
Ascension Public Schools will hold an open house and ribbon cutting for the new St. Amant High (STA) Freshman Academy this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The new 66,000 square-foot facility, which features 28 classrooms, a new state-of-the-art cafeteria and theater will be part of the solution for getting St. Amant High back on its campus by Feb. 3, 2017.
"It is a privilege to recognize the outstanding teachers and principals in Ascension Parish. This group of educators were selected by their peers for making a difference in the lives of students every single day. Their commitment to excellence in our schools drives the success of our district," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.
Fifth grade students from four science classes at Galvez Primary, Lake Elementary and St. Amant Primary were surprised with backpacks from Illinois filled with water conservation items and personalized letters.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Nicole Elmore as the Associate Principal and Michael Hilton as the Assistant Principal of Donaldsonville High School. They join Principal Marvin Evans and Assistant Principal Charie Worley.
Ascension Public Schools fiscal policies and financial management have once again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is earned by only the top two percent of government agencies in the United States and Canada, and this is the fourth consecutive year Ascension's school district has achieved this recognition.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has extended its free child nutrition program for flood impacted schools in Ascension Parish through the month of October. This includes the six schools that sustained flood damage and the six schools that are hosting displaced schools.