Our hearts continue to go out to the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida as they work toward healing and recovery from the Feb. 14 shooting. One can only imagine the grief that they are experiencing. This event has impacted schools and communities across our country, and we have felt it here in Ascension as we all process this terrible tragedy.
Wishing you all a very special, restful, peaceful, and memorable holiday season!
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.