Patterson High School

St. Mary Parish Schools

Positive, Productive, Proud

District Notifications

  • Beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, school meals must be paid using cash, personal check, money order, or credit card. A list of students who owe money to the cafeteria will be sent to each school principal, and any outstanding balances are to be paid before the end of the school year.  Click here for more information.

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Lumberjack News

  • Senior Meeting Announcements             

    • May 9th: Honors night @ 6:30. You must be present to receive your awards and honor cords.
    • May 10th: Athletic Awards @ 5:30. You must be present to receive your awards.
    • May 11th: Mandatory graduation practice @ 1:15. Report to the gym & stay in the gym. The school will be in the middle of EOC.
      • If you are not at practice, you will be removed from the program, and you will not walk. No exceptions. Be here & be on time. PLEASE.
      • Wear your graduation outfit & bring your cap and gown. Hang your gown now!
      • BOYS: white, button-down, collared shirt, dark tie, black dress pants, & black dress shoes.
      • GIRLS: black dress that you would wear to church & black shoes that you can walk in.
      • Provide Mrs. Ross with a list of any scholarships you have received. If you do not let her know what you receive, you will not be recognized during graduation.
    • May 12th: Graduation speakers will meet with Sanders for practice @ 9:00am.
    • May 13th: Graduation Night is FINALLY here!!!
    • Check into the cafeteria by 6:15 PM & stay put. Use the glass door closest to Cafeteria. At 6:16 PM, seniors who have not checked in will be pulled from the walking order, and their chair will be removed from the stage. PLEASE do not arrive late because you will not be walking.
    • Our ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 PM. ALL entrances will be locked by the security @ 6:50 PM. At this point in the evening, no one will be able to enter. Please make sure your guests, especially your out-of-town guests, allow themselves plenty of time to arrive prior to 6:50 PM, or they will miss the ceremony. Once seated, no re-entry will be allowed.
    • Each graduate will receive 12 tickets—2 floor & 10 bleacher. Seats will be first-come, first-served. Seats will not be held for anyone. Guests are to use the proper entrance for each ticket type. Make sure you do not have the tickets on you. Your guests need them to enter.
    • If it breathes, it needs a ticket.
    • Parents and family members will not be allowed to have balloons, flowers and other gifts for graduates in the building—they will be turned away at the door by security.
    • Guests will not be allowed to take photos at the diploma table. Pictures will have to be taken from their seats. Mr. Gussman has you covered!
    • You will exit the gym two by two immediately after the alma mater. Do not stop! Go directly to your diploma room. Guests will exit using the door they entered and meet you outside. Guests in bleachers will not come down to floor. Floor guests will not stop graduates.


    This is our final PHS memory together…please help me make it special and dignified.


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  • State Qualifiers 

    Congratulations to Hayden Pinho and Ian Doucet. They have qualified to compete in the 2016 B.A.S.S. Louisiana High School tournament. 


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  • Signing Day 

    With immense pride the Lumberjack Nation watched two of our seniors, Nehemiah Augustus and Mykel Jones, sign their football commitments. Nehemiah has chosen the University of Memphis and Mykel has chosen Oklahoma University. GEAUX JACKS!!!!!!

     Nehemiah Agustus
    Agustus's Family
    Mykel Jones

    Jones's Family


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  • LUMBERJACKS ACHIEVE a B School Performance Score

    Patterson High School has achieved a B rating for the 2014-2015 school year. Working hard together teachers and students were able to make great strides in improving our SPS score. SPS is a state index that measures how well schools are meeting those standards set forth by the state to be a proficient school. PHS improved from a C school in 2013-20114 with a SPS of 79.2 to our current B status with a SPS of 85.4.

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Character Counts!

  • May 2, 2016 - May 6, 2016

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 4/29/2016

    FOR STUDENTS:  "A tongue has no bones but it is strong enough to break a heart.  Be careful with your words."  --Unknown



    FOR STAFF:  "Words have great power.  Use them to support and inspire."   --Karen Salmansohn

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  • What's Lurking in Your Inbox?

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 4/26/2016 6:00:00 AM

    According to the website, many of the unwanted emails we call "spam" aren't trying to sell you something--they are trying to steal your money or personal information. These email scams usually promise you something that's too good to be true or make you think something bad will happen if you don't take action. These include work-at-home offers, weight-loss claims, debt-relief programs, and cure-all formulas. 

    Here are two types of email scams to avoid:

    • The Advance Fee Fraud promises you something if you provide the sender with a certain amount of money.  It's different from other email scams because you are actually corresponding with a real person who is trying to mislead you by sharing a personal sad story with you--and the story is almost ALWAYS false.  Remember the Nigerian Prince hoax

    • Phishing (pronounced "fishing") scams start with an email that pretends to be from a bank or trusted institution. It may urgently warn you to take immediate action by clicking a link and providing information like your username, your banking information, and your password.   Very often, a phishing email can be spotted by examining the sender's email address or noting poor grammar and spelling errors, but the phishers are getting much better at hiding their scams.  To view a sample of a phishing email, click here.

    It's not always easy to spot a scam, but here are some ways to combat the cons:

    • Don't click links in email messages, particularly if the message seems unusual or urgent. For example, if you receive an email from a company telling you that there has been a a possible unauthorized charge on your account, go to the company's website directly or call the number on your credit card to verify that the notice is legitimate.

    • Be suspicious of something-for-nothing or get-rich-quick scams.  For example, the Federal Trade Commission has just filed charges against two high school diploma companies that sold consumers worthless pieces of paper for $250. 

    • No legitimate business will ever ask you for your password via email.  That includes the IRS and other government agencies (they don't use email at all to communicate) and the St. Mary Parish School Board's Technology Department.

    • Educate yourself using websites like, the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Scam Alert site, and which provide information about current email and telephone scams.

    • Test your phishing knowledge with this online test--you might learn something important!


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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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