Dr. Buffy Fegenbush announced the winners of the St. Mary Parish Principals' Association Scholarships at the regular meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board on Thursday, June 9. Congratulations to the following students:
At its May 12 regular monthly meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board approved Consolidation Maps for Hernandez Elementary School and Shannon Elementary School. Maps can also be found by following these paths:
Mr. Armelin has released the Employee Calendars for 2016-17 as approved by the School Board at the April meeting. The Employee Calendars (and the 180-day School Calendar) can be found under Employees | Calendars or at this location: http://www.stmaryk12.net/calendars.
|Welcome to St. Mary Parish Schools|
St. Mary Parish is a school district committed to providing a quality education for all students. The district has worked to develop and maintain a reputation as an elite, proactive, and successful school district dedicated to student achievement as its top priority. As superintendent, it is my responsibility to place students at the forefront of all decision-making while supporting teachers with the necessary resources for effective instruction. Working together with stakeholders, my goal is to respect, support, and set high expectations for all employees to ensure a valuable, productive, and safe educational environment.
I personally invite you to discover St. Mary Parish from this virtual environment. In addition to district and school directories, the website provides helpful information such as school board policies, cafeteria menus, bus routes, and links to individual websites for each of our 23 schools. Parents are encouraged to obtain login information from their child’s school to access attendance and class grades through the Student Progress Center.
Mr. Leonard J. Armato, Superintendentlarmato@stmaryk12.net
Last week, major TV news outlets carried stories that introduced a new word to many viewers. Sextortion is the process of tricking victims into sending compromising photos and then using blackmail methods to get more photos, sexual favors, or money from the victims. The U.S. Department of Justice's April 2016 report to Congress listed sextortion as "by far the most significantly growing threat to children."
That report also noted that the vast majority of the victims were females under the age of 18. The crimes were conducted using social networking sites, instant messaging, and email. The convicted perpetrators--so far, all male--have
Another Justice Department report noted that offenders were specifically seeking out those children they considered easy targets because of their demonstrated willingness to post personal content online and engage in live-streaming video activity, whether the content was sexually explicit or not.”
One news outlet included suggestions for protecting against this developing threat:
HAVE A SENSATIONAL SUMMER!!!
FOR STUDENTS: "Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, but your attitude decides who will stay in your life." --Unknown
FOR STAFF: "To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes. To the man with old shoes, it's a pair of new shoes. To the man with new shoes, it's more stylish shoes. And of course, the fellow with no feet -- he'd be happy to be barefoot. Measure your life by what you have, not by what you don't." --Michael Josephson