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DISTRICT NEWS, Blackboard & System Upgrades - 2015.01.15

Dear Parents & Guardians –

The Ascension Parish Schools’ Blackboard web system is currently down for upgrades and maintenance. During the outage student grades, attendance records, and lunch balances can be accessed through PowerSchool. Classroom content, however, will be unavailable until Tuesday, January 20.

For a list of links to popular websites that are used by students, faculty and staff, please visit https://bb9.apsb.org, or www.apsb.org and click on the Blackboard link.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

Thank you.

Technology Department of the Ascension Parish School Board

DISTRICT NEWS, Dr. Pujol Named Superintendent of the Year - 2014.11.17For Immediate Release
November 17, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. – Patrice Pujol, Ed.D., superintendent of the Ascension Parish School System, has been named the 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Executives (LASE) and the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents (LASS), who represent the state’s top education leaders.

The announcement was made today (Nov. 17) at the associations’ joint 37th annual conference held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. The award presentation was made at the conference’s opening session, which was attended by more than 200 educators from throughout the state.

The top award is given each year to the superintendent who demonstrates excellence in education, leadership and district school performance.

Pujol is a respected educator who has long been at the forefront of school and district improvement efforts.  She has worked for 37 years in education, as a teacher, principal, director of secondary schools, director of school improvement, assistant superintendent, and now superintendent – all in the Ascension Parish School System. She also is currently serving as immediate past president of LASS.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peer educational leaders in the state, who work each day to effectively teach our children so they can gain the skills they need to find employment and advance themselves through our higher institutions of learning and in our global business world.   I want to thank them for distinguishing me.  It is the ultimate honor,” Pujol said.

Pujol noted that Ascension Parish Public Schools doggedly pursue a mission of making “every child successful in an ever-changing world."  The district recently received an “A” rating for the third consecutive year, and once again improved its District Performance Score to rank No. 4 overall among public school districts in the state.

At the same time, under Pujol’s leadership, the district has improved the number of individual schools with an “A” grade from 12 to 16, accounting for more than half the public schools in the parish.  The Ascension Parish Public School System is comprised of 28 schools with more than 21,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.

To create academic advancements at every level, Pujol recently created a leadership team to direct the innovative "Turnaround Zone" to redirect concentrated support to the district’s lowest performing schools.  As a result, all of the schools in the zone have instituted the Teacher Advancement Program as their school reform model, and they have made significant academic gains at every grade level.

Pujol said she has focused her career on improving teaching and learning processes to assure that students receive a rigorous education to prepare them to compete in a global economy.  She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University where she did her dissertation research on school district organization processes that promote collective efficacy and improved student achievement.

The Louisiana Superintendent of the Year honoree advances to the competition for the national honor given by American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

To view a message from Superintendent Patrice Pujol on her leadership strategies, go to http://goo.gl/3PvNUP.

Photo attached:  2015-Superintendent-of-Year-Dr-Pujol-11172014

Photo caption:  Shown in the photo is (left to right) Dr. Frank Fudesco, Vice President, Classworks, underwriter of the award; 2015 Louisiana Superintendent of Year Dr. Patrice Pujol of Ascension Parish School System; Louisiana Association of School Superintendents Member at Large Richard Lavergne who presented the award, and Ginger Merritt, Generation Ready.
One to One Make-Up Meeting Opportunity - 2014.08.25Make up Meeting for the One to One Program

We are offering One to One Informational Meetings  for those those parents who were unable to attend our Open House and missed the One to One meetings Saturday.  

Parents may visit the DMS Media Center  between 1:00 and 2:30.  You will receive the information about the One to One program and complete the One to One contract. 

IPads will not be issued for home use until the meeting requirement has been met and the contract signed.

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