St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • District Follows State Recommendations for Assessment of Computer Systems

    Posted by District on 7/31/2019 8:00:00 AM

    School districts statewide have encountered a very serious cyber attack that has critically impacted their operations and file systems. To prevent further spread, the state is requiring that school systems conduct a 6-phase assessment of their computer systems. St. Mary Parish is in the process of completing these mandates; as a result, systems that rely on Internet access will be temporarily unavailable from inside the school district.

    Login to applications not locally hosted (including Office 365, Blackboard, TRES, etc.) may be affected even from outside the district if credentials cannot be verified by our systems. 

    An update will be posted when system can be made available again.

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  • Peachjar E-Flyers

    Posted by District on 7/19/2019

    Parents and guardians are invited to register on the Peachjar website to receive school calendars, event flyers, and newsletters delivered to their email addresses. 

    Families who register can select the schools from which they want to receive flyers and choose how often they want to receive them. Email addresses will not be shared or used for any other purpose. 

    For more information, or to view flyers from any school, visit our Peachjar information webpage.

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  • SMP School Board Administrative Appointments

    Posted by District on 6/14/2019 12:00:00 PM

    St. Mary Superintendent Dr. Teresa Bagwell announced several administrative appointments today, in an effort to secure all leadership positions and required trainings in advance of the 2019-2020 school year. Changes in leadership for the upcoming year include the following:

    • Ms. Natasha Jackson: Franklin High School (Principal)
    • Mrs. Tara Fabre: Patterson High School (Assistant Principal)
    • Mrs. Rachael Sanders: St. Mary Parish Alternative Program (Supervisor)
    • Ms. Rose Hale: Central Office Complex (Science Program Manager)
    • Mrs. Carmen Lagarde: Morgan City Junior High School (Principal)
    • Mrs. Kiante Gunner: Bayou Vista Elementary School (Principal)
    • Mrs. Kristen Percle: Berwick Junior High School (Acting Principal)
    • Mr. Ryan Taylor: Berwick Junior High School (Acting Assistant Principal)
    • Ms. Noelle Lowrimore: Berwick High School (Acting Assistant Principal)
    • Ms. Lauren Rentrop: Patterson Junior High (Principal)
    • Mr. Mike Giroir: Patterson Junior High (Assistant Principal)
    • Mrs. Tonya Hills: Hattie Watts Elementary (Assistant Principal)

    Please see the original press release for additional information about these appointments.       

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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District on 6/1/2019

    Additional new items can be found on the District News Archive page. 

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Superintendent's Welcome

  • Welcome to the St. Mary Parish Schools Website

    Dr. Bagwell

    On behalf of the St. Mary Parish Schools community, it is my distinct privilege to welcome you to our district’s webpage. This site serves as a virtual platform for a wide array of information about our district and its twenty-one school sites.
    We are very proud of the accomplishments that our district has made in academic growth, and we will continue to strive for further advancements by offering a variety of programs and services in our efforts to reach every student. St. Mary Parish Schools is fortunate to have a remarkably dedicated and highly-qualified staff focused on providing students with an exceptional educational experience that will prepare them for life after high school graduation. Our schools offer an array of extracurricular activities, and we encourage students to get involved beyond the classroom. As educators, we consider it a sacred trust to guide our students in a path of learning that will be challenging, relevant, and purposeful.

    Thank you for visiting our website and for entrusting the future of St. Mary Parish to our schools.
    --Dr. Teresa Bagwell, Superintendent of St. Mary Parish Schools

Character Counts!

  • August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 8/17/2019

    Staff:  "A positive attitude may not solve every problem, but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience." -Grant Fairley

    Students:  "Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes."  -Roy T. Bennett

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  • Scam-Free Vacations

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 5/23/2019

    In her article Make It a Scam-Free Vacation, Lisa Lake from the Federal Trade Commission offers steps to prevent your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare.

    First: Do your homework.

    • In addition to getting recommendations from family and friends, do some online research on travel companies, hotels and agents with the words scam, review, or complaint. 
    • Consider extra costs.  Resort fees and taxes can add $50 or more to a nightly hotel cost.
    • Before you book, read the cancellation and refund policies for any destination.
    • Only buy travel insurance from a licensed agent.
    • Bring a copy of the trip confirmation details, including the rate and extras you were promised.

    Second: Be travel smart.

    • Don't pay for "prize" vacations. No real company will ask you to pay for a prize--and be careful about booking with a resort or timeshare offer, which may include the need to pay taxes or fees, plus high-pressure sales pitches. 
    • Don't sign anything until you know what you are getting.
    • Use a credit card, which gives you more protection than paying with cash or a debit card.

    Third: Protect your identity.

    • Take only the IDs and credit/debit cards you really need.  Also, make copies of these, too, and carry the copies in a separate location so that you can more easily report lost or stolen cards.
    • Bring a copy of your insurance card. 
    • Don't assume a Wi-Fi hotspot in a hotel, restaurant, or airport is secure. Avoid using mobile apps that require personal or financial information or use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. 


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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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