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.


Students Earning High School Diplomas & Associate's Degrees


7:15 a.m. UPDATE After an initial assessment, it is unclear when power will be restored at Donaldsonville Primary School. Therefore, the school will be closed today, May 4, 2017. Employees are to report and receive assignments from Principal Mary McMahan.


Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Tennille Lange as Principal of Donaldsonville Primary School. Lange will transition to the new position this summer as current Principal Mary McMahan becomes a district instructional supervisor.


Former student Ava Grace Branstetter's Donate Life flag is flying on the campus of Spanish Lake Primary for the month of April to celebrate National Donate Life Month. The six-year-old kindergartner who lost her life in a car accident last May, saved the lives of three people through organ donation.


Dutchtown High School announces the hiring of Guy Mistretta as the new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Mistretta will be the second coach in the history of the Griffins program. He will be introduced at the April 18 Ascension Parish School Board meeting and will transition from his current position to Ascension Parish as soon as possible.