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  • New Assistant Superintendent Selected

    Posted by District on 4/12/2019

    With the appointment of Dr. Teresa Bagwell as superintendent, a selection process was undertaken to determine her successor as assistant superintendent. The caliber and breadth of experiences represented among the candidates made the decision difficult as each has dutifully served St. Mary Parish Schools. After interviews and examination of credentials, Human Resources Director Mr. Peter Boudreaux was chosen as the district’s new assistant superintendent.

    Prior to his appointment, Mr. Boudreaux also served as supervisor of secondary education and principal of Maitland Elementary School and Morgan City High School. Mr. Boudreaux’s vast experiences as a social studies and special education teacher, in addition to his leadership at the school and district level, will be valuable in fulfilling the many duties of assistant superintendent. He is a highly knowledgeable and dedicated educational leader who will be an asset in the continuation of progress for St. Mary Schools.


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  • Pre-K Registration Ongoing

    Posted by District on 4/12/2019

    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: 

    • Birth certificate
    • Immunization record
    • Social security card
    • Proof of residency (utility bill)
    • Proof of income


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  • Microsoft Day of Innovation: Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Posted by Technology Department on 4/1/2019

    Calcasieu Parish is hosting its first annual Virtual Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM.  This "Microsoft Day of Innovation" will be hosted online, which means attendace relies only on a computer or mobile device and a WiFi connection.

    Because of our district's long-standing partnership with Calcasieu Parish for providing access to Microsoft training opportunities, St. Mary Parish educators are invited to attend this event free of charge.

    Additional information can be found on the Technology Department's Professional Development page:  Departments | Technology | Professional Development

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  • Red Ribbon Drawing Contest Winners

    Posted by District on 3/26/2019

    The Red Ribbon Committee has announced the Grand Champion Winner of the 2019 Red Ribbon Drawing Contest. Congratulations to Emily Rogers (Hanson Memorial High School), whose artwork will be features on the cover of the annual Red Ribbon Calendar.  

    Additional winners will also have their artwork featured in the calendar:

    • Breckin Monceaux - Kindergarten – Berwick Elementary 
    • Ali Freeman – 1st grade – St. John Elementary
    • Cooper Eenigenburg – 3rd grade – St. John Elementary
    • Emma Fontenot - 3rd grade – J. S. Aucoin Elementary
    • Micah Liner - 4th grade – St. John Elementary
    • Ridge Blocker - 4th grade – Hattie Watts Elementary
    • Avery Graham – 5th grade – M. E. Norman Elementary
    • Sophia Hastings – 6th grade – Morgan City Junior High 
    • Grace Faucheaux - 8th grade – Hanson Memorial 
    • Scott Williams - 8th grade – Berwick Junior High  
    • Lori Buteau – teacher – Hattie Watts Elementary 
    • Paula Boudreaux – teacher – J. S. Aucoin Elementary 

    All winners will be recognized at the April 11, 2019, meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. 

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  • Art Show Winners Announced

    Posted by District on 3/25/2019

    The 22nd Annual St. Mary Parish Student Art Show was held throughout the month of March at the Artists Guild Unlimited Gallery of Morgan City. The Student Art Show continues to be a wonderful opportunity for students in grades Pre-K through twelve from across our parish to share their creativity in the visual arts. Winners were honored at an awards reception at the close of the show, and first place winners in each group will be presented at the regular April meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. 

    Congratulations to Matison Leblanc (MCHS) for winning the Best in Show award. A complete list of art show winners can be found on the Departments | Fine Arts page.

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  • School Board Proclamations

    Posted by District on 3/15/2019

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the following proclamation at its regular meeting on March 14, 2019:

    • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March): Presented by Ms. Jennifer Collins-Lanceslin
    • National Library Week (April 7-13, 2019): Presented by Ms. Sarah Broussard
    • Week of the Young Child (April 8-12, 2019): Presented by Ms. Suzanne Bergeron
    • Secretaries Week (April 22-26, 2019): Presented by Mr. Pete Boudreaux
    • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10, 2019): Presented by Mr. Pete Boudreaux
    • National Autism Awareness Month (April):  Presented by Ms. Tiffany Wilson
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  • Students and Employees of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 3/15/2019

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Jaelii Robinson, 5th Grade (Wyandotte Elementary School)
    • Student of the Month: Shila Hebert, 8th Grade (Franklin Junior High School)
    • Student of the Month: Katelyn Larson, 12th Grade (Patterson High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Mary White, Curriculum Facilitator (Wyandotte Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Norveline Greene, School Secretary (Franklin Junior High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Courtney Andrews, History Teacher (Patterson High School)

    Congratulations to these outstanding St. Mary Parish students and employees.

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  • St. Mary Parish School Board Selects New Superintendent

    Posted by District on 3/1/2019 9:00:00 AM

    The St. Mary Parish School Board has selected a new superintendent to replace Mr. Leonard Armato, who has announced a retirement date of June 30, 2019.

    In executive session on Thursday evening, February 28, the board interviewed four applicants for the position. Following those interviews, the board voted publicly, choosing Dr. Teresa Bagwell to be the next superintendent.

    Dr. Bagwell is currently serving as assistant superintendent of St. Mary Parish Public Schools and has 37 years of experience in the field of education. She is slated to assume her new position effective April 1, 2019. 

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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District on 5/1/2018

    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


  • Older Adults Are Hard Hit by Tech Support Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 4/5/2019

    Online crooks have been exploiting our fear of computer hacking for quite some time. Through a phone call or pop-up warning on your computer, the scammers make you believe that your computer is compromised. They often claim to be from Microsoft or Apple, and they can spoof phone numbers so that the calls appear to be genuine.

    Here's the scam: The crooks convince people to hand over remote access to their computers and then proceed to "troubleshoot." Then, they ask for credit card information to cover the cost of repairs that didn't really happen. At the same time, the crooks can and download all files and email messages while they have access to the computer. They can also install spyware that lets them gather information in the future. 

    Last year, people reported losing $55 million to tech support scams. Credit cards were used most often for payment, and that's good--credit card companies can reverse fraudulent charges. However, some crooks tricked victims into giving them the PIN numbers on the back of iTunes or Google Play gift cards--and that money is simply gone.

    People over 60 were five times more likely to report losing money to these scams. Help your family understand how to avoid these scams:

    • Do not click any links or call a phone number that pops up on your computer screen warning of a problem.
    • Hang up on unexpected calls from anyone who claims to be tech support.
    • Don't believe your Caller ID--phone numbers can easily be spoofed.
    • Never give control of your computer or share passwords with anyone who contacts you.
    • Keep your security software up-to-date. 
    • If you need help, contact a family member or a computer technician that you trust.  Don't rely on a web search.

    If you've already been scammed, change any passwords you've shared and scan your computer for malware. If you gave out a credit card number, call the credit card company, and check your statement for unexpected charges. 

    Finally, if you get a new call about a supposed refund for computer-support scam victims, it's just more scam--hang up immediately.

    Source: Fletcher, Emily. "Older adults hardest hit by tech support scams." Federal Trade Commission. 7 March 2019. Available:

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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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Character Counts!

  • April 15, 2019 - April 26, 2018

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 4/12/2019

    Student:  "Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.  Keep the faith.  It will all be worth it in the end."  - Unknown


    Staff:  "The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow."  -Robert Tew

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