Greg Spiers announces candidacy for BESE-District 6

Greg Spiers from Springfield, LA has announced his candidacy for the BESE District 6 seat this fall, and is endorsed by BESE District 6 incumbent Kathy Edmonston from Ascension Parish. FAMILY: Greg and his wife Renee have been married for over 20 years, with 3 sons Caleb, Levi, and Seth who attend the middle and […]

Dr. Vickie Auguste announces candidacy for BESE District 6

Dr. Vickie Auguste, commonly referred to as Dr. Vickie, announces her candidacy for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), District 6. The district serves the following parishes: east Ascension; south Baton Rouge including Baker, Central, Greenwell Springs and Zachary; Livingston; most of Tangipahoa; and Washington. Dr. Vickie has an undergraduate degree in […]

BASF’s TECH Academy teaches local students about craft careers

GEISMAR, LA, July 31, 2019 — Twenty-eight area high school students completed BASF’s TECH Academy – a week-long educational and workforce development program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC) in Gonzales, Louisiana. The program encourages students to learn more about technical and craft careers through experiments, demonstrations, field trips and dialogue with industry professionals. […]

Kim Cox announced as new APSB Director of Business Services

Donaldsonville, La. — Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Kimneye “Kim” Cox as the Director of Business Services. Cox will assume the school district’s top finance position on Aug. 5, 2019. “Ms. Cox brings 18 years of experience in various state government positions as well as leadership positions at the chapter and national levels of the Association of Government Accountants,” said […]

Ascension contingent succeeds 4-H University 2018!

Nearly 1,500 4-Hers, from across Louisiana, traveled to the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, June 18-21, to elect officers, attend educational programs, run for State 4-H Boards, and participate in different contests at 4-H University.  This year’s 4-H university theme was “All Roads Lead to 4-H U.”  In addition to learning and competing, youth get […]

BASF provides local educators with glimpse into careers at Geismar site

GEISMAR, LA, July 24, 2019 – Ten local high school administrators spent five days at BASF’s Geismar site learning about career opportunities to help prepare the next generation for a career in the chemical industry. The program is part of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s (BRAC) Pathway to Prosperity Fellowship and is in its fifth […]

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 […]