Committee rejects LDH rule adding COVID to immunization schedule for schools

After Attorney General Jeff Landry joined numerous concerned citizens testifying at the Capitol, the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee voted 13-2 to reject John Bel Edwards’ Department of Health (LDH) rule adding the COVID-19 shot to Louisiana’s immunization schedule for schools. In response, Attorney General Landry issued the following statement: “I applaud the Legislature, […]

AP Library Pipe Cleaner Snowflake project

Winter is a great time to make snowflakes!  Beginning Monday, December 6, visit any location of Ascension Parish Library to pick up a packet containing everything you will need to make your own pipe cleaner snowflake to brighten wintery days.  Try out different bead patterns and when you find the one you like best, twist […]

Christmas Carols in the Garden (Gonzales Library on December 14)

Nothing could be better on a crisp December evening than the happy sounds of carolers gathered in a holiday decorated rain garden. If you enjoy singing Christmas carols, or just listening to them, be our guest for this year’s annual caroling of holiday favorites at the library. There will even be a special appearance for […]

End of Year message from School Superintendent David Alexander

Dear Ascension Public Schools Family, On Friday the Louisiana Department of Education released several data pieces connected to statewide district and school performance for the 2020-21 school year. This academic performance data provides us insight into the work we do to support ongoing academic growth for students. It is very important information, and we are […]

Sign Language Christmas Carols at APL Galvez branch

Along with the holiday season comes old familiar Christmas carols, but what if you couldn’t hear the words or music? What would those songs look like? Join us at Ascension Parish Library in Galvez on Thursday, December 16 at 6:00pm and enjoy the beauty of signing instead of singing. Retired Ascension Parish Schools’ Deaf Education […]

Ascension’s Teacher Certification Program to host Virtual Information Sessions

Ascension Public Schools is holding two virtual information sessions about its alternative certification program, Tech Ascension Academy (TAA). In its sixth year, TAA trains people with non-educational degrees so they can teach in Ascension’s primary, middle, and high schools. “This is a wonderful opportunity to turn life experience into a rewarding career in education,” said […]

Edmonston: No Covid Shot Mandate for School-Aged Children

Thirteen other Louisiana House Republicans have joined Representative Edmonston in a letter to State Superintendent Cade Brumley to address the FDA Authorization of Covid shots for students. The recent FDA authorization for 5–11 year olds to receive the Covid shot is under emergency use  as an experimental drug. A drug under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) […]

St. Amant library/community center (on piers) envisioned multi-agency effort

Nearly a decade ago Ascension’s Library Board acquired 13,+ acres for a fifth branch, along Hwy 431 (between Cannon and Bayou Narcisse roads) in St. Amant.  Subsequently, much of St. Amant was devastated by the Flood of August 2016 which rendered St. Amant Park (which had been renamed to honor Roger Clouatre) unfit for its […]