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  • Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey Information

    Posted by District at 9/22/2016

    During November, some St. Mary Parish students will be asked to take part in an important survey on substance abuse, school dropout issues, delinquency, and violence conducted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A copy of the survey can be found on this webage and on all school websites under District Links (at the bottom of each homepage) or at https://goo.gl/0FK1Ih

    At-Risk Interventionist Ms. Gidget Everitt, as the district's contact person, has released information about the survey, including a parent's ability to authorize an opt-out for a student. This Parent Letter includes the opt-out form, which will be included in a handout sent home to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. Opt-out requests must be submitted to the school by Friday, October 21, 2016.

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  • St. Mary Parish Schools Introduce Peachjar E-Flyers

    Posted by District at 9/22/2016

    During the next few weeks, a new Peachjar E-Flyers icon will begin appearing on the homepage of most St. Mary Parish school websites. Peachjar, the leading e-flyer managements system in North America, is working with thousands of schools to help digitally distribute school calendars, newsletters, and other important documents that used to be sent home on paper. Click here to learn more about Peachjar in St. Mary Parish.

     Peachjar

    A parent or guardian can sign-up to receive all school flyers automatically delivered to his or her email address. Parents can opt-in for e-flyers from multiple schools, and the PDF flyers can be viewed on any Internet-connected device. Parents who choose not to register can always access a school's current flyers by clicking the Peachjar icon on the school's homepage.

     

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  • Teachers of the Year Honored at School Board Meeting

    Posted by District at 9/9/2016

    The St. Mary Parish School board recognized the district's 2016-17 Teachers of the Year at its regular meeting on September 8, 2016.  Congratulations to these outstanding educators:

    • Elementary School Teacher of the Year:  Brooke Quick (Bayou Vista Elementary School)
    • Junior High/Middle School Teacher of the Year: Laura Rentrop (Berwick Junior High School)
    • High School Teacher of the Year:  Nannette Millet (Patterson High School)
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  • School Board Declares September as Suicide Prevention Month

    Posted by District at 9/9/2016

    The St. Mary Parish School Board, in recognition of suicide as a serious public health problem and suicide prevention as an important responsibility, has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month across the district.  

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  • Student and Employee of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District at 9/9/2016

    At its September 8, 2016, regular meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board honored the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month:  Chase Gaudet (8th Grade, Berwick Junior High School)
    • Employee of the Month:  Ms. Lisa Russo (Librarian, Berwick Junior High School)
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  • St. Mary Parish Offers Educational Assistance to Displaced Families

    Posted by District at 8/19/2016 12:00:00 PM

    The St. Mary Parish School Board continues to extend its thoughts and prayers for the many families who have been impacted by historic flooding in neighboring parishes.  

    Schools in St. Mary Parish welcome the opportunity to assist parents in enrolling all children who have been displaced or have relocated to the district. Parents or legal guardians can use this website to find attendance zone maps and links to contact information for each of the district’s 21 school sites, as well as to the St. Mary Parish Virtual Learning Program.  

    Parents are encouraged to contact schools directly for more information. Understandably, special consideration will be given to children who currently lack the documents normally required to enroll in public schools.  

     

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  • School Board Approves CEP for Many District Schools

    Posted by District at 8/15/2016 4:00:00 PM

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved an amendment to the district’s child nutrition policy regarding the serving of meals to students as stipulated by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

    For the 2016-17 school year, all students at qualifying schools will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge. Schools qualifying for the free meal status of all students include:  B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School, Centerville High School, Franklin High School, Franklin Junior High School, Hattie A. Watts Elementary School, Julie B. Maitland Elementary School, LaGrange Elementary School, M. E. Norman Elementary School, Morgan City Junior High School, Patterson Junior High School, Raintree Elementary School, W.P. Foster Elementary School, West St. Mary High School, and Wyandotte Elementary School.

    More information can be found here.

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  • District Releases RFP for E-Rate for WAN and Internet Access

    Posted by District at 8/15/2016 6:00:00 AM

    At its August 11 meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board authorized the release of an RFP for the district's Internet access and Wide Area Network services for 2017-18.

    Purchase of these services is discounted to school districts through E-Rate, the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the FCC.

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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

  • Why Reusing Your Passwords Is Riskier Than Ever

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 9/14/2016 12:00:00 PM

    By now, we are all aware of the security issues surrounding passwords. We know we should create difficult-to-hack passwords that include letters, numbers, and symbols and that we should avoid using the names of children or pets as part of our passwords.

    However, after we create a new complex password, we often use it for many web applications, from social media to shopping sites--and here's where the new threat exists.

    A new report released by ThreatMetrix analyzed billions of cyber attacks during the first three months of 2016 and reported an alarming rise in botnet attacks. These attacks are carried out by cyber criminals who infect a network of private computers with malware and then launch a massive attack with actions that appear to be normal customer behavior:  logins, payments, new account applications.

    The criminals use stolen usernames and passwords that have been posted on "dark web" sites to test the credentials on hundreds of different sites.  Once a login and password are found to be real, they begin trying those credentials on other sites, especially banking or shopping sites, in an effort to gain more information about the victim--which leads to identity theft.

    ThreatMetrix also warns consumers to check their credit card statements for little items that might otherwise be ignored. Criminals often test stolen credit cards by making small donations to charity organizations in order to test if the cards can actually be used. 

    So, as aggravating and difficult as it is, we really should create a different complex password for every online e-commerce or banking site we use.

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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!

  • September 26, 2016 - September 30, 2016

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 9/23/2016

    For Students:  "Sometimes it is better to be kind than to be right.  We do not only need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens." --Unknown

     

    For Staff:  "Guard well within yourself that treasure, KINDNESS.  Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."  --George Sand

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