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  • District Schools are KATC-TV Cool Schools

    Posted by District on 2/22/2021

    KATC-TV requested stories about interesting and unique events happening in classrooms, and St. Mary Parish Schools responded! Links will be added to this posting as they are aired and shared.

    LaGrange Cool School

    Direct Link to LaGrange Video

    Raintree Cool School

    Direct Link to Raintree Video

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  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information

    Posted by District on 2/19/2021 10:15:00 AM

    District elementary schools will begin scheduling appointments for the registration of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

    Parents must call the school to arrange for a registration appointment. No drop-in registrations will be accepted. 

    Because of the limited availability of seats, appointments for Round 1 registration of Pre-Kindergarten students will be scheduled only from March 1 through March 26.

    • Pre-K students will not be registered without all required documentation.
    • Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the Pre-K program. 

    Parents or adult guardians must supply the following documents to complete registration: 

    • Birth certificate (must be four years old on or before September 30, 2021)
    • Immunization record
    • Social security card
    • Proof of residency (current utility bill)
    • Proof of income (pre-kindergarten students only). Acceptable income documentation includes:
      • Two current consecutive check stubs for EACH PARENT or CAREGIVER IN THE HOUSEHOLD
      • SNAP/Food Stamps documentation that includes child’s name and valid effective dates

    For more information:

    View the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration flyer (includes school phone numbers):

    View the video prepared by the St. Mary Parish Ready Start Network Committee for additional information about the Pre-Kindergarten program. 

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  • Schools Closed Friday, Feb. 19

    Posted by District on 2/18/2021

    From Dr. Bagwell:

    Schools in St. Mary Parish will be closed on Friday, Feb. 19, as weather-related conditions continue to impact utility services in various areas of the parish. 

    District and school administrators will report to their school or office locations to assess buildings and monitor conditions. Information regarding schedule changes to make up instructional minutes will be drafted and communicated to schools in the coming weeks. 

    Students will return to class on Monday, Feb. 22. 

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  • Red Ribbon Slogan Contest Now Open

    Posted by District on 1/22/2021

    From Ms. Gidget Everitt:

    The Red Ribbon committee is looking for a SLOGAN to head up this year’s Red Ribbon drawing contest and campaign. The winner will receive $100 and the deadline to turn in slogans is Friday, February 12, 2021. The contest is open to students in grades 4 though 12. 

    View contest guidelines and submission rules. red ribbon


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  • SMP Students of the Year Announced

    Posted by District on 1/12/2021

    From Ms. Drexler, Program Chairperson:

    Congratulations to the St. Mary Parish Students of the Year:

    • Fifth Grade: Briar Gorman (Wyandotte Elementary School)
    • Eighth Grade: Mallory Menard (Berwick Jr. High School)  
    • Twelfth Grade: Abby Williams (Berwick Sr. High School)

    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.  The Students of the Year Award Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Parish winners will participate in a virtual regional competition to be hosted in St. James Parish (5th grade), Jefferson Parish (8th grade), and Plaquemines Parish (12th grade) during the month of February.

    View press release with additional participants. 


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  • District Principal and Teacher of the Year Announced

    Posted by District on 1/5/2021

    St. Mary Parish has released the names of the district teachers and principal who have been selected as 2021-2022 St. Mary Parish Teachers and Principal of the Year. These educators will compete for regional and state recognition this spring. 

    Congratulations to the following educators:

    • Elementary Teacher of the Year: Charmaine St. Germain (W. P. Foster Elementary School)
    • Junior High Teacher of the Year: Lani McElroy (Berwick Junior High School)
    • High School Teacher of the Year: Ann Breaux (Patterson High School)
    • Principal of the Year: Shantell Toups (J.S. Aucoin Elementary School)


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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District on 7/1/2020

    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!

  • January 25, 2021 - January 29, 2021

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 1/22/2021

    Student: "Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer."  -Ziad Abdelnour


    Staff: "If you don't like something, take away its only power. YOUR ATTENTION."  -Unknown

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  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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