Right now, high school students in Ascension Parish are beginning to schedule classes for the next school year. In a new video from Ascension Public Schools, students get a glimpse into the "Hire Education" pathway options available at its four high schools. Whether planning for a four-year university degree, a two-year community college degree, or pursuing technical training for a job after high school, Ascension's programs give students access to hundreds of hands-on courses that can lead to high-need, high-paying professions.
Ascension Public Schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, due to the winter weather moving into our area this evening and potentially hazardous driving conditions tomorrow. This closure includes the suspension of all instructional services, both in-person and online.
All four public high schools in Ascension Parish will hold viewings of the "My Ascension" suicide prevention documentary. Dutchtown High, East Ascension High, and St. Amant High will hold their events in January at Malco Theatres in Gonzales on Jan. 24, 25, & 26. Donaldsonville High will hold a viewing on Feb. 16 at B.C. Alwes in Donaldsonville.
All four public high schools in Ascension Parish will hold viewings of the "My Ascension" suicide prevention documentary. Dutchtown High, East Ascension High, and St. Amant High will hold their events in January at Malco Theatres in Gonzales. Donaldsonville High is planning an event in the City of Donaldsonville later this spring. All four events, which feature former Dutchtown High student Emma Benoit, will be free for students and their families as the Ascension Parish Government is using mental health funding to cover the costs.
A holiday surprise will be coming a little early for eight lucky families who completed the Education Benefits Application over the summer and fall. This week, drawings will be held for three pairs of Apple AirPods donated by VeraPro and five Chromebooks donated by EATEL.
Ascension Public Schools is holding two virtual information sessions about its alternative certification program, Tech Ascension Academy (TAA). In its sixth year, TAA trains people with non-educational degrees so they can teach in Ascension's primary, middle, and high schools.
Ascension Public Schools announces the 2021-22 Students of the Year for fifth, eighth, and twelfth grades. These outstanding students will be recognized before the Ascension Parish School Board meeting on Dec. 7, 2021, and the district winners will be named at that time.
We are happy to report power has been restored to Dutchtown Primary, Dutchtown Middle, and Dutchtown High School campuses. Please know, it may take a little while for phones and Internet to come back up, but we expect a normal rest of the school day.
Ascension Public Schools is holding a Teacher Job Fair to fill 24 current openings across the district. Those wishing to secure teaching positions for the current year should attend as well as those who will be graduating from teacher preparation programs in May.