St. Mary Parish Schools

St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • Red Ribbon Week Events

    Posted by District on 10/19/2017

    Ms. Gidget Everitt, SMP's At-Risk Interventionist, has released the event schedule for the upcoming Red Ribbon Week (October 21-29). All activities will focus on this year's theme:  "Lead the way to a Drug-Free USA! Be Drug-Free!"

    • Friday, Oct. 20:  Decorate Day and Newspaper Tabloid
    • Saturday, Oct. 21: Motorcade "Operation Red Light" - Convoy of emergency vehicles to travel from Amelia (9:00 AM) to Glencoe Charter.
    • Sunday, Oct. 22: Day of Prayer
    • Monday, Oct. 23:  Wear Orange on Bully-Free Day
    • Tuesday, Oct. 24: Character Counts! Day
    • Wednesday, Oct. 25: Wear Red on DARE Day
    • Thursday, Oct. 26: Tobacco-Free Day
    • Friday, Oct. 27: Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day
    • Saturday, Oct. 28: Parade of Schools and "Zoo to Boo" Family Fun Day @ Morgan City Petting Zoo 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sunday, Oct. 29:  Day of Prayer
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  • Students and Employee of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 10/13/2017 8:00:00 AM

    As part of its October 12, 2017, regular meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: 
      • Da’Jha Boutte, 5th Grade, W. P. Foster Elementary
      • Ryly Aucoin, 5th Grade, J. B. Maitland Elementary
    • Employee of the Month: 
      • Ms. Chastity Polk, 1st Grade Teacher, W. P. Foster Elementary
      • Ms. Monica Governale, 1st Grade Teacher and Technology Lead Teacher, J. B. Maitland Elementary
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  • Bayou Vista Elementary Named Blue Ribbon School

    Posted by District on 9/28/2017

    In a press release (PDF) dated Sept. 28, Superintendent Leonard J. Armato announced that Bayou Vista Elementary has been named a 2017 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The distinction was earned based on the school’s documented commitment to academic performance and closing the achievement gap among subgroups of students. 

    Current principal Ms. Carmen Lagarde and former principal Ms. Carol St. Germain noted that the recognition was an incredible accomplishment as it validates the school’s complete commitment to preparing all students for educational success. The achievement of Blue Ribbon status was the clear result of a school-wide collaborative effort to persevere through instructional changes and challenges to ensure that all students experience academic growth. The teachers and staff of Bayou Vista Elementary have made a genuine and conscientious effort to implement effective learning strategies with the highest degree of fidelity in order to impact all students.

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  • School Board Proclamations for October

    Posted by District on 9/18/2017

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the following proclamations at its regular meeting on Sept. 14, 2018:

    • School Bus Safety Week (October 16-20)
    • Red Ribbon Week (October 20-29)
    • National School Lunch Week (October 9-13)
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  • Student and Employee of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 9/18/2017

    As part of its Sept. 14, 2017, regular meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals from Berwick Junior High School: 

    • Student of the Month: Gweneth Dohmann, 8th Grade 
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Mary "Susie" Butler, Bookkeeper
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  • Guide for St. Mary Parish Schools Now Available on Website

    Posted by District on 9/5/2017

    The district's  "A Guide for St. Mary Parish Public Schools" is now available on our website. This digital version, which also contains PDF options for printing, allows the use of our website's Translate option to make the information accessible to a wider audience.

    The complete newspaper, including recent updates and additions, can be found in the Parents/Students channel or by using this link: A Guide to St. Mary Parish Schools. 

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  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Event Rescheduled

    Posted by District on 9/5/2017

    The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy events previously scheduled for Sept. 7 and 8 have been combined and rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, due to recent weather issues. 

    The MIE Teacher Academy was created for teachers of all subjects by teacher trainers. It was designed to give educators an immersive experience using some of Microsoft's newest and best technology tools designed for the classroom. Participants include school-level technology team members who will return to their schools and share portions of this training with their colleagues.

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  • Employee Calendars for 2017-18 Released

    Posted by District on 6/9/2017

    Director of Human Resources Mr. Pete Boudreaux has released employee calendars for the 2017-18 school year.  These can be found on this website under Employees | Calendars or by clicking this link: 

    The 2017-18 School Calendar can be found under Parents/Students | Basic Information or by clicking this link: 2017-18 School Calendar.

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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District on 6/1/2015
    Additional new items can be found on the District News Archive page.
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Superintendent's Welcome

  •    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


  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 1

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 10/2/2017

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a online safety education initiative led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.  The 2017 overarching theme is "Our Shared Responsibility," which highlights the need for everyone to do his or her part to be safer online, thus making the internet more secure for all users.

    Week 1 - STOP. THINK. CONNECT:  Simple Steps to Online Safety

    Staying safe and secure online is a shared responsibility:Stop. Think. Connect

    • STOP and make sure security measures are in place.
    • THINK about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.
    • CONNECT and enjoy the internet. 

    Basic tips and advice in several languages can be found at the official website for STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Topics include:

    • Keep a Clean Machine
    • Protect Your Personal Information 
    • Connect With Care
    • Be Web Wise
    • Be a Good Online Citizen
    • Own Your Online Presence
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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!

  • October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 10/20/2017

    For Students:  "A good choice today will lead to a better tomorrow.  We have the power to choose.  Use it WISELY.    -Unknown


    For Staff:  "Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.  If you want a different result, make a different choice."  -Unknown

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