APL joins Department of Health in Health Fair, Saturday at Gonzales branch

Whether you are maintaining your health goals or looking to set new and improved goals, don’t miss your opportunity to be wise and well at APL at our health and wellness fair. Ascension Parish Library, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health and Ascension Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., is delighted […]

Ascension educators among semifinalists for Teacher/Principal of Year

The Louisiana Department of Education announced today its 2024 Teacher and Principal of the Year semifinalists and New Teacher of the Year finalists. These 57 teachers and principals represent schools and systems across the state. “Schools across Louisiana are beginning to make significant gains thanks to the commitment of our teachers and principals to remain […]

Petco Love and Cara’s House host free Pet Vaccination Event (Sunday)

As Part of Petco Love’s Initiative to Provide Another One Million Free Pet Vaccines, Cara’s House Will Host Vaccine Event, March 26, 2023, in Ascension Parish Cara’s House will provide free vaccinations for Ascension Parish and surrounding area pets. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s new national vaccination initiative, which is providing […]

AP Students encourage peers to have a Safe Prom Season

Donaldsonville, La. — High school students in Ascension Parish are taking part in a public safety campaign aimed at encouraging their fellow juniors and seniors to make smart decisions and enjoy this prom season. Ascension Parish’s Student Services Office is managing the campaign, and the effort is supported by Capital Area Human Services and the Ascension […]

Mix and Mingle with Paul Mainieri as DFAC sponsor

Introducing “Mix and Mingle” Guest Speaker: Coach Paul Mainieri, recently retired Head Baseball Coach of the LSU Fighting Tigers! A four-year letter-winner in college, Mainieri played one season at LSU, one season for his father – legendary JUCO coach Demie Mainieri – at Miami- Dade North Community College, and two seasons at the University of […]

Over half-a-BILLION $$$ worth of AP Schools property tax on March 25 ballot

The next Election Day is March 25 (early voting from March 11-18 excluding Sunday, March 12), when voters will be asked to approve or deny renewal of three property tax initiatives for Ascension Public Schools.  Each proposition would, if voters approve them, extend existing Ad Valorem assessments for ten years, 33 mills combined and anticipated to generate […]

HS Seniors can apply for scholarships until April 1

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Printable applications are available at: https://ascensionsheriff.com/lsa-scholarship/ https://ascensionsheriff.com/dawn-shivers-scholarship/ Sheriff Bobby Webre would like to make everyone aware of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program. This scholarship will provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. Scholarships of a maximum of […]

West bank Early Childhood Education interim facility to open in January

The Finance Committee of Ascension’s Parish Council recently recommended approval of five items in furtherance of an Early Childhood Education program to be housed, ultimately, at the Hickley M. Waguespack Center in Donaldsonville.  The WAG Center, named for a former sheriff, was established by APSO in 2016 on the former grounds of West Ascension Elementary […]

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 […]