St. Mary Parish Schools

St. Mary Parish Schools

District Notifications

  • Student accounts in Office 365 will be offline beginning Monday, July 25. Students will be issued new passwords when they return to school.

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  • Students report to school on Monday, August 8, in full school unform. Breakfast will be served.

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  • Teachers who will be transferring to new schools for the 2016-17 school year should submit this request to have their Faculty section webpages and login accounts moved to their new schools.

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District News

  • Additional Back-to-School Reminders (Updated)

    Posted by District at 7/25/2016 12:00:00 PM

    From the Child Nutrition Department:

    • Breakfast will be served on the first day of school (August 8, 2016).
    • Free/Reduced Lunch Application can be found under Departments | Child Nutrition or by clicking this link
      Important Note: Please complete only ONE application (online OR handwritten) per household.
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  • Back-to-School Reminders

    Posted by District at 7/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

    Here are a few reminders for parents and students regarding the beginning of the 2016-17 school year:

    • Students report to school on Monday, August 8, 2016, in full school uniform.
    • Please check school websites for supply lists and school schedules.
    • School website calendars and homepage news items will provide additional information about the first days of school.
    • A searchable link to all bus routes is being build and can be previewed here:  East End and West End.
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  • 2016 St. Mary Parish Principals' Association Scholarship Winners Announced

    Posted by District at 6/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

    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:

    • District I: Michael Payton Memorial Scholarship - Bria Burrell (WSMHS)
    • District II: Tommy Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship - Katherine Theriot (BHS)
    • District III: St. Mary Parish Principals' Association Scholarship - Colby Glatter (MCHS)
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  • School Board approves School Consolidation Maps

    Posted by District at 5/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

    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: 

    • District | Schools and Programs |  District Schools Directory
    • Parents/Students | Basic Information | Attendance Zones
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  • Employee Calendars for 2016-17

    Posted by District at 4/29/2016 8:00:00 AM

    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

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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District at 6/1/2015
    Additional new items can be found on the District News Archive page.
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Superintendent's Welcome

   Welcome to St. Mary Parish Schools
Superintendent Armato
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, Superintendent
larmato@stmaryk12.net
337-836-9661
 
 
 
 
 

SMP CyberSAFE

  • A Growing Online Threat for Girls

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 5/18/2016 7:00:00 AM

    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

    • Gained the trust of the victims by pretending to be a modeling agent or a boyfriend/girlfriend, thus obtaining compromising photos or video.
    • Stolen a device that contains photos and videos of a personal nature.
    • Hacked into a victim's webcam and recorded images of her most intimate moments without her knowing it.

    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:

    For Parents

    • Watch for changing behavior.  Victims often withdraw from family members and demonstrate anxiety, bullying, and increased dropout rates and suicide risk. 

    • Supervise computer and mobile device usage.  Teenagers often have impulse control issues because their brains are not fully developed; they also struggle with anticipating the consequences of their actions. Knowing that you have their passwords and can login to their accounts may make them think twice about engaging in risky activities.

    • Have that discussion. An age-appropriate talk with your children about the dangers of communicating with unknown people and sending photos can go a long way. Make sure your children know that you are interested in their safety and that they can come to you without fear of reprisal, no matter what they have done.

    • Layer security. Use and teach the safety recommendations we've posted on this blog about opening attachments and using anti-malware software, but don't assume technology alone will protect you. 

    For Children

    • Turn off the computer when it is not in use.
       
    • Cover webcams with a removable sticker when you are not using them.

    • Don't open email or message attachments if you don't know the sender.

    • If you or someone you know is a victim, tell your parents and report it to the FBI. It's a toll-free call to 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

     

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • May 23, 2016 - May 27, 2016

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 5/20/2016

    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

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