Arts Council Launches “Artist Talks”

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting a community Zoom meeting for artists entitled “Artist Talks.” The first session of this weekly series will be held this Thursday, March 26th, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (U.S. and Canada). Renee Chatelain, President/CEO of the Arts Council, will facilitate this first meeting along with Monica […]

Louisiana opens Childcare Assistance Program for critical personnel

In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today opened the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to support essential critical infrastructure personnel. By simply completing an application, these families can access subsidized care for children age 12 and under at licensed childcare centers participating in the program, or […]

Covid-19 Dos and Don’ts

In accordance with Governor John Bel Edwards’ latest executive order, and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has decreed that all nonessential Parish workers should stay home until further notice. Additional instructions will be forwarded regularly. Ascension Parish DPW employees already are working on split, 7-day-on 7-day-off shifts. This […]

LA receives waiver of Standardized Test/Accountability Systems

The U.S. Department of Education approved via e-mail Louisiana’s waiver request of assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This means Louisiana will not require standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Moreover, since testing data is required to be used in […]

SAHS senior to work as page in LA House of Representatives

St. Amant High senior Isabella Taylor is working as a page in the Louisiana House of Representatives during the 2020 session.  She received the recommendation of Representative Kathy Edmonston of House District 88.  Isabella is in the dual enrollment program at St. Amant High and plans to attend LSU this fall with a major in […]

March Senior Sock Hop cancelled

Ascension Parish Recreation officials have announced that in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hop originally scheduled for March 27 has been cancelled. Officials are urging people to educate themselves on COVID-19 corona virus, and take all necessary precautions. The Louisiana Department of Hospitals (LDH) suggests: Cover your cough. Stay home […]

LPB and Department of Education to launch At-Home Learning

Today, LPB officially launches “At-Home Learning,” our partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education. If you are a parent or teacher of students in grades Pre-K-12, LPB has resources available to help make your students’ time at home more educational and productive at https://lpb.org/athome. For more than 40 years, LPB’s fundamental mission has been to provide […]

AP Schools to begin meal pickup beginning Wednesday (3/18)

Starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Ascension Public Schools will offer free curbside meal pickup for all students every weekday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Pickup locations will be at Donaldsonville High, Dutchtown High, East Ascension High, and St. Amant High schools.

LA Department of Education secure policy waivers in school closures

  Following Gov. John Bel Edwards’s emergency proclamation to close all public schools to students March 16 through April 13 to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) today secured initial waivers for various education policies to provide schools and centers increased regulatory flexibilities ahead of, during and […]

The Arc of East Ascension recognizes six new student interns

The Arc of East Ascension recognizes six new student interns for Spring 2020. All interns are seniors from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, and will be working on enhancing communication strategies for the Arc through May 2, 2020. The students are interns who are taking a public relations campaigns class […]