St. Mary Parish Schools

St. Mary Parish Schools

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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District News

  • 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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  • May 2016: Students and Employees of the Month

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

    Congratulations to the Students and Employees of the Month. who were introduced at the May 12 regular meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board: 

    • From Centerville Elementary School:
      • Trinajah Williams (5th Grade)
      • Ms. Kimberly Dupre, 4th Grade Teacher
    • From M. E. Norman Elementary School:
      • Kade Dugas (5th Grade)
      • Mr. Henry Brown, Custodian
    • From Berwick Elementary School:
      • Evan White (5th Grade)
      • Ms. Laine Mayon, Curriculum Facilitator
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  • Principals of the Year Recognized by School Board

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

    Congratulations to the Principals of the Year, who were recognized at the May 12 meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board meeting: 

    • Elementary:  Ms. Shannon Hoffpauir (M. E. Norman Elementary School)
    • Middle: Ms. Magdalene Drexler (B. E. Boudreaux Middle School)
    • High: Mr. Milton "Mickey" Fabre (Morgan City High School)
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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:

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  • Notice of Public Hearing

    Posted by District at 4/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B), that a public hearing will be held at 4:45 p.m., prior to the regular scheduled meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board, on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 in the Evans Medine Meeting Room at the Central Office Complex located at 474 Highway 317, Centerville, LA 70522 to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of total tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $11,904,279, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $12,437. This notice as well as a recitation (summary) of St. Mary Parish School Board’s current budget can be found on our Internet website @

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  • Website Now Offers Mobile-Friendly Menus

    Posted by District at 2/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

    In addition to full-page monthly menus, the St. Mary Parish Child Nutrition Department is now posting mobile-friendly breakfast and lunch weekly menus for elementary and secondary students.  You can find them by clicking the Menus icon in the Global Icon bar (above) or by clicking these links:

    These links can be also be easily added to the homescreen of your smartphone.

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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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   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


  • 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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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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