"There is a long list of specific accomplishments that Ascension Public Schools has experienced due to Jake’s vision and leadership. We celebrate with Jake these many accomplishments that were achieved by his team over the years he served as Director of Technology. We also celebrate with Jake that he has arrived at a time in life to shift his own priorities toward more time with family," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of three new school leaders: Kimberly Ammons as the new Principal of Prairieville Primary, Laura Freeman as the Assistant Principal of the new Sugar Mill Primary, and Michalyn Ourso as the new Assistant Principal of Prairieville Primary.
Days after 1,400 seniors received their diplomas, construction began at all four Ascension Public Schools high school stadiums to install artificial turf surfacing. Part of the $140 million school construction bond passed by voters last August, these projects will allow for more collaborative use of the district's competition fields.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is providing a temporary benefit that will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This program is first-come, first-served and the application period will open May 12, 2021.
All Ascension Public Schools campuses and offices will be open for in-person learning today, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Local area roads have cleared significantly overnight. While there are still some roads impacted, most of the parish is safe for travel. Those who are impacted by road closures are encouraged to contact their school, which will work with them on safe learning options.
BASF awarded scholarships to six high school students from Ascension Parish to help them develop business management skills through participation in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR). YEA BR is an after-school program that teaches students in grades 8–12 how to create and run their own independent companies. Students graduated recently from the Academy and will continue to build and grow the businesses they launched in the program.
Ascension Public Schools announces the school and district winners of its Support Personnel of the Year for 2020-21: Kim Harvey from Lakeside Primary is the Primary School Support Person of the Year, Marcus Jones from Dutchtown Middle is the Middle School Support Person of the Year, and Alison Clingfrost from Dutchtown High is the High School Support Person of the Year. All support personnel were selected by their respective school peers and were recognized at this week's Ascension Parish School Board Meeting.
Donaldsonville High School Student of the Year and Early College Option student Joel Walker is one of only two Louisiana recipients of the Cooke College Scholarship from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Walker will receive up to $40,000 annually to cover costs associated with his undergraduate education. This year’s recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 5,800 applicants residing in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
Ascension Public Schools is holding a Virtual Teacher Job Fair for all schools. Those wishing to secure teaching positions for the 2021-22 school year should apply now.