Ascension Public Schools announces the Teachers of the Year, New Teachers of the Year, and Principals of the Year for 2022-23. These top educators were selected by their respective school peers and will be honored at an Ascension Parish School Board meeting in March 2023 at which time district winners will be named.
The U.S. Department of State selected Denise Thomas of the Ascension Public Schools English Learner (EL) Program for a premier, 10-month fellowship project training teachers and teaching English at Souphanouvong University in Laos. Thomas is one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2022-23 English Language Fellow Program.
Ascension Public Schools is holding a Fall Job Fair to fill 24 current teacher openings and 13 paraprofessional openings across the district. Those wishing to secure teaching or teacher support positions for the current year should attend as well as those who will be graduating from teacher preparation programs in December and May.
Ascension Public Schools offers a new program in 2022-23 called PIE, or “Partners In Education.” PIE aims to create partnerships between each of its 31 schools and 3 programs and local businesses.
**2:25 p.m. Update**
Power has been restored at all schools following a large outage in Ascension Parish this afternoon.
Special thanks to our teachers and staff who made adjustments to safely continue the day with minimal interruptions while crews worked to restore power.
There is a large power outage impacting Bluff Ridge Primary, Central Middle, Central Primary, Duplessis Primary, Oak Grove Primary, Prairieville Primary, and Sugar Mill Primary Schools.
Power has been restored at St. Amant Primary and St. Amant Middle schools. We appreciate the efforts to quickly resolve the power outage and are resuming normal operations at all schools.
10:52 A.M. UPDATE:
Lockdown has been lifted at Dutchtown Middle and Primary schools following an investigation of a false threat. All students and staff are safe and returning to normal operations.
Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released statewide district and school performance data for the 2021-22 school year. This academic performance data does not define us, but it does give us insight into the hard work of our students and all those who support them from teachers, staff, and school building leaders to district-level employees and you: our parents and guardians.