APL Summer Reading Events (July 22-25)

Explore your world!  Ascension Parish Library invites you out to participate in our “Universe of Stories” Read to Me, Youth and Teen summer reading programs. Join us as we explore music, space, and more. We’ve got it all!  Earn prizes for reading, and enjoy all of the great performers and programs at the library.  Happening […]

Ascension Flight Soccer Club (Gonzales Soccer Club)-Registration open now

July brings a new soccer season in Ascension Parish with the newly named Ascension Flight Soccer Club, formerly Gonzales Soccer Club. Registration for the Recreational Soccer League is open and throughout the month of July a $15 Early-Bird Discount is available for all programs to new and existing members. The Recreational Soccer League is open […]

Books and Brushes at Galvez Library (7/23)

Come to the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez and make a great piece of art! We’ll show you how to use acrylics to paint a simple predesigned masterpiece. This program is intended for adults 18yrs and older and is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, at 6:00 PM and Saturday, July 27th at 10:00am. The […]

APL presents Lost Louisiana: The Cattle Drives of Louisiana (7/18)

Stella Tanoos, local historian and researcher, will present Lost Louisiana: The Cattle Drives of Louisiana at the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville on Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 PM.  Ms. Tanoos will explore the history of Louisiana’s cattle drives to New Orleans, from the earliest known cattle drives of the 1700s by the French to […]

Superintendent David Alexander updates on Construction Projects/Test Scores

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family, As we are approximately four weeks away from the start of a new school year, I would like to share with you some of the exciting things that have been taking place over the summer (other than tropical storm weather). STATE TESTING SCORES Mastery+By now, you should have received state […]

AP Schools Superintendent David Alexander on 2019 State Testing Scores

The following is a statement by Superintendent David Alexander: “Ascension Public Schools achieved 54% in Mastery and Above on state testing this past year. We are one of only four districts across the state to reach over 50%, but most importantly, we grew two percentage points overall. “First, congratulations to our students; their commitment to […]

Help Global Water Brigades [LSU] combat water borne illness

Hi! My name is Blaire Peterson, and I am the Vice-President and also a founding member of Global Water Brigades at LSU. Global Water Brigades at Louisiana State University (LSU) is the newest chapter of Global Brigades on LSU’s campus.  I and my fellow founding members are very excited to join such a generous national […]

River Road African American Museum Gala (10/6)

25th Anniversary Gala October 6, 2019 6pm – 9pmThe Water Campus 1110 South River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802 The evening will be filled with captivating dance performances by the Shillouettes Dance Company, and iconic soulful musical selections of the John Gray Jazz Ensemble. In keeping with our mission, this year’s event honors two legendary […]

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (Registration open)

The Ascension Parish Library will team up with the Capital Area Agency on Aging and Our Lady of the Lake Ascension to present Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better BalanceÔ workshops in Gonzales on Mondays and Fridays from August 12, 2019 through February 14, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Tai Ji Quan: Moving […]

2300 Louisiana educators receive training to assist students, peers

Nearly 2,300 educators across the state have started specialized, rigorous training to mentor aspiring teachers, provide curriculum-specific professional development to new and current teachers in their school systems, and implement academic interventions for students in struggling schools. Teachers will continue their training at the 2019 Teacher Leader Summit this week in New Orleans and throughout […]