We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Natasha Jackson to the PHS family. She is our new assistant princial. Congratularions to Mr. Mark Spradling on being named principal to Patterson Junior High.
Patterson High School has worked hard over the last eight years under the direction of Mrs. Sanders to improve student performance scores. All of the hard work paid off for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year when PHS posted an SPS score of a B. With a spirit of dedication and hard work students and faculty were able to achieve a SPS score of an A for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please click on the following link for the official letter from Superintendent Lenny Armado SPS
We have added a new section to the website called Counselor's Corner. You can find the page within the faculty directory. The page contains links to scholarships and test prep.
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.
PHS was able to raise $800 to donate to help those affected by coastal flood in the recent storms. Thanks for your generocity.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers about con-artists--scammers--who are sending pop-up computer warnings or making phone calls that offer unnecessary and often harmful tech support services.
One scammer actually sent spam emails falsely claiming that the FTC had hired them to remove problem software. As of today, the lawsuit filed by the FTC against this scammer has resulted in the court ordering the defendent to shut down his websites and phone numbers, stop claiming he is affiliated with the FTC, and inform current customers that he is not affiliated with the FTC.
If you received one of those email messages, the FTC want to hear about it.
If you get a pop-up, a call, or an email that contains an urgent message about a virus on your commputer, just STOP. The FTC's advice: "Don't click any links, don't send any money, and don't give anyone control of your computer. The person behind the message probably wants access to your computer to grab your data, install malware, or sell you unnecessary services." Please report these contacts to the FTC's Complaint page.
Check out this short video that you can share with your family.
For Students: "The secret of being HAPPY is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day." -Unknown
For Staff: "Don't carry your mistakes around with you, their weight may crush you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them." -Unknown