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)
Summer Professional Development for District Employees
Posted by District on 6/14/2019
Dr. Bagwell encourages district educators to take advantage of the numerous workshops available during the summer months that provide professional development in specific teaching areas, offer tools to enhance teaching practices and technology integration, and support relationship building to motivate learning.The district's instructional and technology staff members have endeavored to offer purposeful and beneficial workshops that will begin preparations for a successful 2019-2020 school year.
All summer sessions have been added to TRES, which also provides information about the target audience, a description of each session, and the name of the contact person should you have questions. Login to TRES requires only your district username and password.
The St. Mary Parish Virtual Learning Program will once again offer the Summer Learning Institute, a program that allows students to take advantage of the summer break by enrolling in new courses or retaking courses for high school credit.
While traditional summer school is often restricted to students with remediation needs, the SMPVLP Summer Learning Institute encourages students to consider enrolling in a course if
The course is not offered at their assigned school.
Their schedules are too full to add fun or unusual electives.
They have failed a course and wish to retake it to avoid falling behind.
Schedule conflicts are preventing students from taking a required course.
Enrollment in the Summer Learning Institute is open to high school students attending public, private, or charter schools.
From Dr. Bagwell: St. Mary Parish Schools announced two important district level administrator appointments today. The position of Human Resources became available with the retirement of Mr. Peter Boudreaux and will be filled by Ms. Suzanne Bergeron who previously served as an Instructional Supervisor and former principal of Patterson Jr. High School.
A longtime educator in St. Mary Parish, Ms. Bergeron has led the district’s instructional division for elementary and middle schools during a time of significant change. Additionally, Ms. Bergeron holds the distinction of achieving leadership certification from the National Institute of School Leaders and was selected as the district’s Middle School Principal of the Year in 2014 and 2016. Her extensive experience at various levels of leadership will be critical as she assumes the role of staffing schools and supporting district employees.
Ms. Niki Fryou, former principal of Hattie Watts Elementary who currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for English language arts was tapped to replace Ms. Bergeron as Instructional Supervisor. As a highly respected administrator and former Louisiana Principal of the Year, Ms. Fryou led Hattie Watts in earning several national and state awards including that of, National Blue Ribbon School and Louisiana High Poverty-High Performing School. Her drive for academic excellence also resulted in the school’s adoption of “Leader in Me” that has garnered attention for its role in building students’ life skills and self-confidence.
The two appointments will take effect June 1st as district staff begin to prepare for the opening of the 2019-2020 school year.
St. Mary Parish Schools announced today the appointment of current MCJHS principal Joe Stadalis to replace Peter Boudreaux as assistant superintendent. Mr. Boudreaux’s promotion to the position was rendered inactive due to his recent decision to retire from the public school system. Fortunately, superintendent Dr. Teresa Bagwell was able to draw upon the assistant superintendent applicants to select Mr. Stadalis from the group of highly-qualified and experienced educational leaders.
Mr. Stadalis has served St. Mary Parish for the past 28 years. Beginning his career as a physics teacher, he continued his educational career as a principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. As a long-time administrator of Aucoin Elementary, Stadalis was recognized for his leadership in academic achievement, leading the school to an “A” school performance label. Stadalis also served in the district’s special services department and held the position of secondary instructional supervisor before returning to the principalship at Morgan City Jr. High School. His extensive experience at such a wide variety of school levels and unique instructional settings will facilitate a smooth transition with the duties of assistant superintendent as he works with all stakeholders of St. Mary Parish Schools.
Pre-K registration is ongoing at all district elementary school sites. Pre-K students must be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2019, for the 2019-2020 school session. Parents and guardians are asked to register at the school in their attendance zone. The documents listed below are needed for registration:
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
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.
Student: "Isn't it crazy how we can look back a year ago and realize how much everything has changed? The amount of people that have left our lives, entered and stayed. The memories we won't forget and the moments we wish we did. Everything. It's crazy how all that happened in just one year."-Unknown
Staff: "If you listen closely, you can hear the school year ending." -Unknown
The St. Mary Parish Schools website is intended to be a resource for our students and their families, for our employees, and for our community by offering information about our schools in a timely manner. This information is made available as a free public service, without expressed or implied warranties of any kind. While the district makes every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current, it makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site. Hyperlinks to external websites or servers included on this website have been identified as having educational value, but the St. Mary Parish School Board specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a user may find on an external site as it cannot control or guarantee the content of these sites.