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.
Lake Elementary School Principal Jeremy Muse, EdD, is a Semifinalist for Louisiana Middle School Principal of the Year. This is the sixth time in seven years that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running for the state's top honor.
Ascension Public Schools and EATEL partnered to increase applications for the national free and reduced meals program. In addition to eligibility determinations for school meal programs, these applications are used to determine funding levels for the school district for many state and federal sources.
Ascension Public Schools will have a one-hour early dismissal today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, due to the threat of severe weather in our area.
Prairieville Primary School fifth grade student Reese Geraci is a finalist for 2021 Louisiana Elementary Student of the Year. Geraci is one of 21 students named today by the Louisiana Department of Education as finalists in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The finalists will participate in a virtual ceremony on April 21, when the winners will be named for each grade level.
During February and March, high school students across Ascension Parish are choosing classes for the 2021-22 school year. In addition to traditional college preparatory courses, Ascension Public Schools offers over 100 career and technical education courses that provide both college-bound and career-focused students real-world learning for real-world success.
Ascension Public Schools plans to resume normal operations on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, following the scheduled Mardi Gras holidays.
Our Child Nutrition Department has partnered with Focus Foods to provide free home delivery of frozen meals (once a week) for Ascension Parish children ages 0-18. This is being funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.