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DISTRICT NEWS, A message regarding the November 4th Election - 2014.10.24

Dear Community Members –

In preparation for the Tuesday, November 4th election, we, along with the Ascension Parish Clerk of Courts Office and Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters, have compiled some pertinent information in regards to the election.

Several polling place locations have changed or have been added due to 2014 mandates and also in an effort to reduce the number of voters in high growth and heavily populated areas in the parish.  Everyone that is affected by a change should have recently received a new voter registration card in the mail. 

Early voting is from Tuesday, October 21st through Tuesday, October 28th (excluding Sunday) from 8:30 AM to 6 PM. You may early vote at the Registrar of Voters Office at the Courthouse in Gonzales (located on the 2nd floor) or at the Courthouse in Donaldsonville.

The primary election is on Tuesday, November 4th. Voting times are from 6 AM to 8 PM at all locations. If you need assistance in locating your polling location or if you have any questions you may:

• View the attached list of polling location changes,
• View the attached list of all polling locations in the parish,
• Visit the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website at
https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/, or download their free mobile app called GeauxVote, or
• Contact the Registrar of Voters at (225) 621-5780 or (225) 473-7906.


This information is provided courtesy of the Ascension Parish School Board Office, the Ascension Parish Clerk of Courts Office and the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters.

DISTRICT NEWS, Play Dirty Adventure at Hot Air Balloon Festival - 2014.09.01The Play Dirty Adventure Trail Run is back. 20 fun & mucky obstacles. Ascension Hot Air Ballon Festival, September 27. Registration at www.playdirtyadventure.com
See flyer for more information.
DISTRICT NEWS, Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival September 26&27 - 2014.09.01Ballooning in Ascension Parish - 2014 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival September 26 & 27, 2014 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. See attached flyer for more information.
DISTRICT NEWS, Digital Safety Seminar - Sept. 10 - 2014.08.29
"Public and Permanent" presented by the non-profit organization, The Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication 2.

Internet safety is a complex and ever-changing issue. The Ascension Parish School System, EATEL and Malco Gonzales Cinema on Airline Highway in Gonzales are sponsoring a new, highly lauded  and uniquely designed educational program from IROC2 for parents of middle school and high school students. The program is free and open to all parents in Ascension Parish. The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Malco Gonzales Cinema on Airline Highway. APSB extends a sincere thank you to EATEL and Malco Gonzales Cinema for sponsoring this excellent educational program.

Sponsored by EATEL, Malco Theatres and the Ascension Parish Public School System.

View commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmmfIrCD2Y&feature=youtu.be
DISTRICT NEWS, Simulated Emergency Exercises Scheduled - 2014.08.22

Simulated Emergency Exercises Scheduled

Parents and Community Leaders –
 
Our school system in conjunction with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Gonzales Police Department and emergency services will participate in a number of simulated emergency exercises (specifically, lock down drills) in schools throughout our school district beginning the week of September 2, 2014 and continuing periodically throughout the school year.
 
The ultimate goal of these exercises is to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff throughout our school district. By conducting these exercises, we will learn from the experiences of simulated emergencies in a school setting. This will allow for us to continuously improve our preparedness and response efforts to emergency situations.
 
It is important to note that these exercises are simulated scenarios only and will be closely monitored by law enforcement partners, emergency personnel and our school officials. These exercises will not involve simulated actors or props.
 
In an effort to increase awareness additional communication will be sent to parents and guardians when lock down exercises are being conducted.
 
The Ascension Parish School Board, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and Gonzales Police Department hold the highest priorities for our students’ safety; therefore, partnering around these exercises will only serve to improve our response to actual emergency situations.
 
The Ascension Parish School Board

DISTRICT NEWS, A Message from Volunteer Ascension - 2014.07.28A Message from Volunteer Ascension on Ascension’s School Uniform Program

As the school year is coming to an end, we are encouraging parents to donate “gently worn” school uniforms to Volunteer Ascension’s School Uniform Program. Our blue barrels will be out May 22nd –July 21st at the following collection sites: Kean’s the Cleaner (Gonzales and Prairieville), Dutch’s Cleaners, Lejeune’s Cleaners, The Uniform Post and Sac’s Western Store.

This year’s school uniform distribution will take place on the following dates:
EASTSIDE: Wednesday, July 30th from 9-5 at Gonzales Primary School Cafeteria just off Burnside Avenue in Gonzleas.
WESTSIDE (Donaldsonville area) DISTRIBUTION:  Saturday, August 2nd from 9-5 at Donaldsonville High School Cafeteria

(To qualify, please bring parent/guardian photo idea and social security cards for all children. Must also have Medicaid cards or food stamp printout.)

Volunteer Ascension
Volunteers Changing Lives
P.O. Box 1564, Gonzales, LA 70707
Phone 225-644-7655

www.facebook.com/VolunteerAscension
www.volunteerascension.org
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It is the policy of the Ascension Parish School Board to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid, and employment.

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