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Galvez Middle to Return Home on Monday, Mar. 13, 2017

Prairieville, La. – Galvez Middle School will return to its home campus on Monday, Mar. 13, 2017. The move-in date comes on the heels of a successful Fire Marshal inspection completed today.

Over 600 Galvez Middle students will attend school on their home campus in temporary facilities that include a dining hall, library, band tent and 26 classrooms. The school's administration building did not flood and will remain a central component of school operations.

"This is our last flooded school to move out of a host situation and back to its campus," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander. "The Galvez Middle Pirates are coming home!" 

Teachers will move classroom materials from host site Central Middle School over the weekend in preparation for the start of school on Monday. Parents will receive communications from Principal Michelle Bourque detailing logistics such as schedule, bus and car rider drop-off/pick-up and classroom locations.

Monday's move marks the end of host situations that went into effect after the August flood. St. Amant High School returned to its campus on Feb. 13, 2017, Galvez Primary returned on Mar. 2, 2017, and Lake Elementary and St. Amant Primary moved on Mar. 6, 2017.

"Work will continue moving forward on restoring permanent facilities at each flooded site, and we are committed to keeping our community informed of every step in our recovery process" said Alexander.

For flood recovery details, click here to visit our Campus Status Report webpage.

David Alexander

Patricia Russo

Board President

Taft Kleinpeter
Board Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney

Scott Duplechein
Julie Blouin
Kerry Diez
John Murphy
Shawn Sevario
Louis Lambert
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
Lorraine Wimberly
ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,000 students in 27 schools.  An A-rated school district since 2011-12, school performance has grown by 69% over the past four years and currently ranks fourth in Louisiana.
  • Dutchtown Middle student Hiba Hasan is the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon was a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • Dutchtown High teacher Brenden Simoneaux won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Ascension Public Schools earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ascension is one of only two school districts in Louisiana to achieve this honor.

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