Dutchtown High’s Carli Francois Named NASSP 2020 State Principal of the Year

Principal Carli Francois of Dutchtown High School has been named the 2020 State Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals and other school leaders across the United States. The organization works to shape visionary school […]

Only one ARPEC Ticket supports right to vote for Parish President

A member on the Republican Parish Executive Committee is an unpaid volunteer position. We are not life long politicians, but public servants who work to implement conservative principles in local government. We are small business owners, plant workers, retirees, first responders and community volunteers. Members attend local Parish Council and Planning and Zoning meetings when […]

Ascension officials urge wearing of masks (not mandatory)

President Cointment, Council Chairwoman Casso, Mayor Arceneaux, Mayor Lambert, Mayor Sullivan, and Sheriff Webre and issue joint statement on wearing masks In response to increasing numbers of infections in the area, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced today that the Parish is strongly encouraging people to wear face masks or face coverings when out in […]

AP Schools to hold Public Forums on School Construction Bond Election

Ascension Public Schools will hold public forums in July about the August 15 school construction bond election. The forums, which are divided by high school feeder system, began in March before the COVID-19 closures moved the election from May 9 to August 15. Parents and employees from all schools plus the general public are encouraged […]

Bluff Ridge Primary, Bluff Middle approved attendance zones

The new Bluff Ridge Primary School and new Bluff Middle School are scheduled to open in Fall 2020. Designed to relieve growing student enrollment at Dutchtown Primary and Spanish Lake Primary and Dutchtown Middle and Prairieville Middle, the Ascension Parish School Board selected Plan A on December 3rd, 2019 for the existing four attendance boundaries […]

Governor’s office stresses importance of wearing mask

Wearing a mask or face-covering in public is the neighborly thing to do. When you wear a mask, you protect others and when others wear a mask, they protect you. For more information on the myths vs. facts of face-coverings, visit: gov.louisiana.gov/page/mask-wearing-myths-#lagov

Vote to extend millage would fund $140 million in capital projects for AP Schools

The Ascension Parish School Board is asking voters to extend an existing 15.08 mills to fund designated construction projects and improvements across the district. The proposal includes a much-needed new high school, updated classrooms, and athletic facilities, and other major improvements. The dedicated millage has supported capital improvements for 40 years. 2020 BOND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: […]

APL: The Evolution of the Cemeteries in the River Parishes (6/30)

Emily Ford, a New Orleans based restoration mason, cemetery preservationist and historian, will give a virtual presentation, “The Evolution of the Cemeteries in the River Parishes,” using Zoom on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Ms. Ford has completed dozens of tomb, tablet and monument restorations in New Orleans and its environs.  Her additional […]

APL can use help with Face Mask Sewing Project

Ascension Parish Library is seeking volunteers to participate in its Face Mask Sewing Project to sew face masks. If you love to sew or maybe had sewing skills in the past and would like to bring back your forgotten passion, join other volunteers and donate your time to ensure the health and well being of […]

Council accepts recommendation to rezone 10 acres alongside Hwy 73

On Tuesday a solid eight-vote majority of Ascension’s Parish Council voted to accept a Zoning Commission recommendation to rezone 10 acres alongside Hwy 73 from residential to Mixed Use 2.  Councilman for the area, Corey Orgeron was joined by two others in the three-vote minority during the teleconference meeting. On February 12, 2014 the residential […]