Our district continues to perform at the highest levels in the state according to the 2016-17 School Performance Scores (SPS) released today by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). Ascension achieved an "A" rating for the sixth consecutive year with an overall score of 110.4, up from 109.3 last year, and is ranked No. 4 among public school districts in Louisiana.
View a video message about activities taking place in our school system this fall, including the announcement of a new communication tool to engage our parents and guardians.
I hope this message finds you doing well and into the rhythm of a new school year. As we come near to the half-way point of the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation to all of you that made this year’s opening an excellent one, even though it wasn’t perfect.
On August 21, 2017, North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. This eclipse will be the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse with be visible across the entire continental United States. The eclipse will occur in our area beginning at 11:54 am, with a maximum viewing at 1:26 pm, and ending at 2:54 pm. For our area, only a partial eclipse will be visible.
Last August, almost one year ago to date, our community experienced an event that challenged us like never before, at least in recent memory. The Flood of 2016 continues to have a far reaching impact on what we do and how we live. But as the days go by, the memories of this event become more and more crowded with pictures of courage, faith, and hope rather than that of tragedy.
Included in this update is information about State Testing for Students, Class of 2017 Graduations, and Teacher and Staff Appreciation
As we enter the Easter Holidays, I want to thank all of our students, teachers, staff, parents and the community for making a very challenging year, a successful one for Ascension Parish.
Significant strides in our recovery have been made over the last several weeks: Galvez Primary, Lake Elementary, St. Amant Primary and St. Amant High successfully reunited their respective students and staff on single sites; temporary band halls at Lake Elementary, St. Amant Middle and St. Amant High are installed, inspected and will soon be filled with music; and we are very close to moving out of our last remaining host situation with Galvez Middle on Central Middle's campus.