Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy (TAA), the district's alternative certification program. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2021.
The 2020-21 Students of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board before its Tuesday night meeting. Awards were given to one student from each school plus one district winner for each grade level: fifth grade, eighth grade, and twelfth grade.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of new district and school leaders. Melissa Langlois is the new Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, Michelle Bourque is a new Instructional Supervisor, Amber Miller is the new Supply Chain Supervisor, and Moquita Winey is the Principal of the new Sugar Mill Primary School.
Ascension's Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) Physician Group donated $3,350 to fund sideline concussion testing for all four Ascension public high schools this year. The initiative was led by Dr. Travis Currie, who serves as the athletic medical director for Ascension Parish, and covers multiple sports including basketball, baseball, cheer, football, soccer, and volleyball.
Ascension Public Schools announces the Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year for 2020-21. These top educators were selected by their respective school peers. In the spring, all honorees will be recognized at an Ascension Parish School Board meeting, where the district will name a top teacher for primary, middle, and high school divisions. The district honorees will go on to compete for the state's 2022 Teacher and Principal of the Year section in the summer.
Ascension Public Schools Ascension Public Schools announces the 2020-21 Students of the Year for fifth, eighth, and twelfth grades. These outstanding students will be recognized at the Jan. 5, 2021, Ascension Parish School Board meeting, and the district winner will be named at that time.
Ascension Public Schools earned two national awards for fiscal excellence. For the sixth consecutive year, Ascension earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and for the fifth consecutive year earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). Both awards were for the school district's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of new school leaders. Aubrey Yates is the Supervisor of Transportation, Dawn Alston is the Assistant Principal of Bluff Middle School, and Jeanne Daigle is the Assistant Principal of Bluff Ridge Primary School.
The Ascension Parish School Board will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Bluff Ridge Primary School on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at 6 p.m.