Ascension launches Prom and Graduation Safety Campaign

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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 Human Services and has grown each year to include partnerships with law enforcement, local officials and state agencies all committed to the safety of our students,” said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander. “The message is important for both students and their parents: ‘Don’t let one bad decision decide your future.'”

Elements of the campaign include the following:

  • A special video message featuring student actors from all four high schools;
  • Posters and banners posted at all high schools
  • Admission wrist bands for all students entering prom;
  • Labels on containers holding prom flowers and tuxedo rental bags and posters at local shops;
  • Billboards strategically placed in the community;
  • Screen savers on all high school computers and digital signs;
  • Announcements at school events and athletic events;
  • Messages in the Ascension Counseling Center newsletter and on Ascension Parish TV Channel 21; and
  • Custom school Snapchat filters;
  • Website and social media advertisements;
  • Ads at local movie theatres.

The following are prom and graduation dates by school:

  • East Ascension High: Mar. 16  prom; May 15 graduation
  • Dutchtown High: Mar. 30 prom; May 16 graduation
  • Donaldsonville High: Apr. 6 prom; May 17 graduation
  • St. Amant High: Apr. 6 prom; May 17 graduation

The campaign was made possible in partnership with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gonzales Police Department, Louisiana State Police, Ascension Parish Government, 23rd Judicial District Attorney and Capital Area Human Services.

For more information about the campaign and to download campaign materials,