To accomplish our mission, Ascension Episcopal School offers programs that:
Ascension Episcopal School is dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment in which we help each other identify, grow, and utilize our unique, God-given gifts and talents to build affirming relationships, to serve others, and to glorify God.
Ascension Episcopal School’s admission process is designed to admit qualified students who are capable of benefitting from the school’s college preparatory program and making a positive contribution to the school community.
Eight Middle School Student Council members traveled to Pineville High School this weekend for the 70th annual Louisiana Association of Student Councils Convention: United We Stand. Students voted for LASC's State Offices, listened and learned from guest speakers, networked with student leaders from all around Louisiana, and collaborated with their local council to share ideas and inspiration! They participated in several contests (essay, poster, photography, and school flag) and were awarded for celebrating Student Council Week on our downtown campus! Here are a few of their takeaways:Be braveDream it; Do itLet you be youCelebrate and use your giftsShare your gifts with othersDon't compareQTIP - Quit Taking It PersonallyEGO - Edging God OutWe are all "better than good"Count our blessings & help othersThank you to our Middle School Student Council for representing Ascension and Acadiana's District V so strongly. And a big thank you to Student Council sponsor, Heather Gros, and cosponsors Danielle Bacque and Neekee McDonald. You are a great example of leadership to our students!
Running a business takes much organization, collaboration, critical thinking, time-management, and creativity. Under the direction of Anna Napier, Kelly Duplantis, and Amy Billeaudeaux, Ascension fourth graders learned how much work is involved!While studying a unit on economics, teachers tasked students with selling a product to their peers during recess. As a class, students collaborated to decide what to sell. Teachers then grouped students in one of four roles: finance, sales, production, and advertising. For their business, students decided what supplies they needed. The young entrepreneurs researched their costs on Walmart.com, applied for loans to cover the expenses, set price points, and made commercials and flyers using various apps. Ultimately, "Hyper Hot Chocolate" sold hot chocolate with toppings like marshmallows and peppermints. "Make & Bake Cookies and Milk" tempted students with a variety of home-made cookies and cups of milk. And "Happy Krispies" made mouths water with Rice Krispies treats. With the goal of raising money for Miles Perrett Cancer Services, students were highly motivated to succeed. Sydney Lafluer commented, "The important thing is that it wasn't a competition between the other classes. It's that we made money for Miles Perrett." All three 4th grade classes sold out of their products, raising a total of $302.13! Thank you, teachers, for organizing this fantastic learning opportunity for your students each year. Congratulations to the 4th-grade class for their hard work and positive attitude to support the Miles Perrett Center and its cause!
Innovation + Technology students won the "Community Connector" award for their Geaux Alert app, a part of the Congressional App Challenge presented to them by Mayor-President Joel Robideaux. Ascension's middle school team, directed by Morgan Vondenstein, consisted of Noah J., Samantha M, Clara N., and Braxton G. Their team was one of 11 teams in the state competing. The Congressional App Challenge is a district-wide challenge hosted by members of our U.S. House of Representatives to encourage middle and high school students to learn to code and inspire them to pursue careers in computer science. We are so very proud of our students' commitment, perseverance, and growth through this project. To learn more about the Congressional App Challenge, visit https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/