Patterson High School

St. Mary Parish Schools

Positive, Productive, Proud

District Notifications

  • 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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Lumberjack News

  • Orientation / Open House - July 26, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.


    This year PHS will host OPEN HOUSE at the same time as ORIENTATION. Please join us July 26, 2016, at 5:30 pm. At orientation/open house you will be able to address any schedule changes, meet with teachers, and obtain a supply list. We hope to see everyone there.


    Class Fee - $10

    Parking Tag - $10

    Student Id - $8

    Yearbook - $60

    School Spirit Shirts - $12


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  • Free & Reduced Lunch Online Application


    The online application for the 2016-2017 school year is now available online. This is especially important for those who have had status changes and wish to apply for free or reduced lunch status so that it is available for the first day of school. 

    All interested can apply here:



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  • Summer Time is HERE!!!

    Enjoy a safe and rejuvenating summer. Please check back later this month for orientation dates. Below are links to the Honors ELA summer reading documents.


    Honors ELA Letter : Honors Letter

     Honors ELA Reading List: Honors Reading List


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  • PHS Student Council Officers 2019-2017


    Executive Officers

    President – Maya Madise
    Vice President – Desiree Jones
    Treasurer – Monica Barajas
    Secretary – Hannah Boudreaux


    Seniors (Class of 2017)

    President – Kaitlyn Spradling
    Vice President – Bailie Ashley
    Treasurer – Destiny Dugar
    Secretary – Cayla Wiggins


    Juniors (Class of 2018)

    President- Madison Paul
    Vice President- Bailie Ashley
    Secretary-Destiny Dugar
    Treasurer-Tapanga Haven


    Sophomores (Class of 2019)

    President-Savannah Richard
    Vice President-Janasia Drew
    Treasurer-Mackenzie Marcel
    Secretary-Janel Fernandez


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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 23, 2016 - May 27, 2016

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 5/20/2016


    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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  • 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

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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