Ascension Public Schools announces the hiring of two new leadership positions for its Early College Option (ECO) Program: Principal Julian Surla and Assistant Principal Cynthia Jackson. Previously, ECO was led by Surla as a program administrator.
Ascension Public Schools and Capital Area Human Services is launching a local media campaign this summer to bring awareness of teenage abuse of prescription drugs. "Lock Your Meds" is a national campaign created by the National Family Partnership and includes striking images and alarming facts about this very real threat.
Ascension Public Schools is closely monitoring the weather forecast for Tropical Storm Cindy along with local and state emergency officials.
Ascension Public Schools announces the hiring of three new assistant principals: Hope Gautreau at Donaldsonville Primary School, Courtney Mancuso at Dutchtown High School and Allison Brignac at East Ascension High School. Gautreau is replacing Tennille Lange, who will become principal at Donaldsonville Primary in July, and Mancuso and Brignac are filling new assistant principal positions at the two high schools.
The 2017 Support Employees of the Year were recognized by the Ascension Parish School Board at its May 16 meeting. Awards were given to one support employee from each school plus one outstanding employee in each division: primary/elementary school, middle school and high school.
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) selected Ascension Public Schools to receive the Gold Medallion Award for its successful 2016 bond election communication campaign, "Growing at the Pace of Excellence." Ascension is one of 11 schools districts across the country to win NSPRA's highest honor this year and is the only recipient from Louisiana to achieve this distinction in recent history.
10:10 A.M. UPDATE: The Shelter in Place has been lifted for Ascension Public Schools. Students are safe and no damage or power outages are reported. We are staying watchful but resuming normal operations for the day.
Teachers and staff at the 27 Ascension Public Schools will be treated to jambalaya on Thursday, May 11, 2017, courtesy of the Ascension Parish School Board and sponsors Doerle Food Services, LLC and Capitol City Produce. Part of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, the jambalaya will be prepared at the Jambalaya Festival Association (JFA) Kitchen by the 2013 World Champion and 2016 World Champion of Champions (and school board member) Scott Duplechein.