Faux Stained Glass Painting coming to APL in April

The stained glass might be faux, but the fun is real at the Ascension Parish Library.  Stained glass art, which can take weeks to create, has a colorful history spanning over thousands of years and is found in architecture all around the world.  Our DIY faux version will have all the beauty of real stained […]

Explore Circuitry with littleBits® at APL (3/23)

Make connections and create machines with easy and swappable circuit boards! Explore circuitry safely with littleBits® and unleash your inner engineer!  All littleBits® components must stay at the library for future programs, so feel free to bring a camera if you want to record all of the fun. littleBits is scheduled in Gonzales for Saturday, […]

APL’s Community Outreach schedule for remainder of March

Ascension Parish Library’s Outreach Vehicle rolls into spring, bringing a wide variety of books, movies, and other materials to a location near you!  Make the most of the season and bring the entire family to visit our Outreach Vehicle at parks and community centers across the parish in March.  Spend a beautiful spring afternoon outdoors […]

Register for Ascension Teacher Career Fair today

Donaldsonville, LA – Ascension Public Schools will hold its annual Teacher Career Fair on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Dutchtown High School. Online registration will open on March 15 for applicants. WHAT: Ascension Public Schools 2018 Teacher Career Fair WHEN: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 27, 2018 WHERE: Dutchtown […]

Ascension launches Prom and Graduation Safety Campaign

Visit https://youtu.be/RbTTkVWNqRE to view a special video message. For an extended version, visit https://youtu.be/SOypatLj3VM. Donaldsonville, La. – Ascension Public Schools launches its eighth annual prom and graduation safety campaign. Through multi-faceted outreach efforts, high school students are encouraged not to use drugs or alcohol while celebrating prom or graduation. “This initiative began with a grant from the Capital Area […]

EAHS Girls Track/Field off to fantastic start

The East Ascension High School Girls Track & Field Team has had a fantastic start to the 2019 outdoor season. Led by head coach Courtney Johnson & assistant coaches, Dante Perkins and Robbie Martin, they finished as the runner up in both of their first two meets this season; The Scotlandville High School “Hornet Relays” […]

HR Director Randy Watts retires after 29 years with Ascension Public Schools

Donaldsonville, LA. — After 29 years working in Ascension Public Schools, Director of Human Resources and former East Ascension High School Principal and Coach Randy Watts is retiring. “Randy Watts is a champion. His nearly 30 years of service to the Ascension Parish School Board has been filled with success stories in various positions of responsibility to include […]

EAHS named National Grand Prize Winner in Shell Science Lab Challenge

East Ascension High teachers Jaimie McQuarn and Daniel Lambert pictured with new lab equipment from Shell and the National Science Teachers Association. Gonzales, LA. —  East Ascension High School teachers Jaimie McQuarn and Daniel Lambert were recently named as the national Grand Prize winners at the high school level of the Shell Science Lab Challenge, sponsored […]

Matassa recognizes Eagle Scout Andrew Poché

At the February 21 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa presented a Certificate of Achievement to Eagle Scout Andrew Ray Poché. As his Eagle community service project, Poché, who is a member of Troop 65 in Gonzales, made several US flag retirement receptacles and placed them strategically around the Parish. In only […]

Teacher/Councilman offers view on Jumpstart

Our schools are failing far too many children, especially those not wanting to go to college.  There is a direct correlation between the skills gap and the poverty rate in society.  Low income residents tend to have higher dropout rates and lower levels of academic achievement.   Incarceration and conviction rates are high among the least […]