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  • SMP Student of the Year Winners Announced

    Posted by District at 1/22/2016 6:00:00 AM

    The Students of the Year Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior, and high school students. This program is an excellent opportunity to recognize students from each parish who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship.

    Congratulations to all participants and to our St. Mary Parish winners:

    • FIFTH GRADE: Sarai Jonelle Richardson, M. D. Shannon Elementary
    • EIGHTH GRADE: Kate Hicks, Berwick Jr. High School
    • TWELFTH GRADE: Bria Burrell, West St. Mary High School


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  • St. Mary Improves "B" Performance Status

    Posted by District at 12/17/2015 1:30:00 PM

    Superintendent Leonard Armato announced the release of district and school performance scores for the 2014-15 school year by the Louisiana Department of Education. The scores are released in the form of district and school report cards. The St. Mary Parish District Report Card has been posted, and individual school report cards, as well as informational parent guides, can be found on each school's website under the "About Our School" channel.

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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


  • Anonymity: The Mask of Technology

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 2/3/2016 6:00:00 AM

    In the online world, we often find that the "mask of technology" can give us a certain degree of anonymity, making us feel as if our true identities are hidden from other users.

    Anonymity can be a great tool for objective discussions, for sharing situations that might otherwise be embarrassing, or as a tool for reducing bias due to status, gender, race, or religion. For better or worse, this mask of technology can also create a feeling in users that they can say or do things that perhaps they wouldn't do in a face-to-face environment.  

    In actuality, it is very difficult to maintain total online anonymity.  Many websites and apps track you through your device IP addresses and collect information about you from your profile. This is particularly true if you use a social media site account (like Facebook) to login to other sites.  If you have created a profile with false information, it only takes one "friend" to share that information with others, thus revealing your identity.

    Knowing that the mask of anonymity is incomplete should make us rethink what we share online:

    • Before you post anything, think about how you will feel if your family, friends, coaches, neighbors, employers, or teachers find it. What you post may have a bigger audience that you think. Even if you use privacy settings, you can't completely control who sees your profile, photos, and texts.

    • Once you post information online, it's there forever. You can only control the original posting, and even if you delete it, older versions will exist on other people's computers. 

    • Think about your own privacy and the privacy of others before you post photos or videos. It can be unfair and unsafe to post photos or videos without getting permission from the people in them



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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!

  • February 8 - February 12

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 2/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

    For Students:  "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."  --WILLIAM JAMES

    For Staff:  "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."  --RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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