Patterson Junior High School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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At PJHS, we choose to show our PRIDE, LOYALTY, and EXCELLENCE in DETERMINING our own GOALS and EXPECTATIONS.

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    Our Mission

    Respect school, self, and others

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    Prepare to achieve-Strive for success

PJHS News

  • Popcorn School Wide Fundraiser

    Posted by Web Admin on 10/15/2019

    Popcorn, Popcorn get your Popcorn! 

    PJHS will be hosting a school wide Popcorn Fundraiser. 

    It will begin on Monday, Oct. 28 and all orders will be due by Tuesday, Nov. 12. 

    The word document attached gives your more information. 

    Popcorn Information

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  • After School Tutoring Discipline and Attendance Policies

    Posted by Web Admin on 10/11/2019

    Please click on the link below for information on after school tutoring discipline and attendance policies for PJHS. 

    After School Tutoring Discipline and Attendance Policies

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  • Basketball Schedule

    Posted by Web Admin on 10/7/2019

    The basketball schedule can be found on the school's calendar and under Athletics (at the top of the page) then click basketball. 

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  • Speak Up Survey

    Posted by Web Admin on 10/7/2019

    Be part of the conversation! Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, provides an easy way for district stakeholders to share their views on technology and learning with St. Mary Parish administrators. Your survey answers can affect local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the national dialogue about educational technology. 

    Voluntary participation from educators, staff, parents/guardians, students, and community members in this survey will help us answer important questions about student technology use inside and outside the classroom and about your views concerning key issues impacting the education of our students. 

    Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected and shared the viewpoints of more than 5.7 million participants through its yearly survey. All responses are 100% confidential, and no identifying information is collected about/from any participant. 

    Taking the survey is easy! (approximately 20 minutes)

    1. Open the Speak Up e-flyer in Peachjar OR visit our Project Tomorrow: Speak Up webpage for all school-site survey links. 
    2. Select the right survey for you: 
      • Student in Grades 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12
      • Parent (in English or Spanish)
      • School Employee (Teacher, School Administrator, District Administrator, Librarian, Technology Leader, Other School/District Staff)
      • Member of the Community and Business Partner

    The Speak Up survey will be available through November 1, 2019.

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  • Talented Art

    Posted by Web Admin on 10/4/2019

    Any student interested in trying out for Talented Art can pick up a packet from the front office before or after school OR during their lunch/recess.

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  • October Students of the Month

    Posted by Web Admin on 10/3/2019

    Congratulations to the following students: 

    5th: Gabrielle Plessala

    6th: Jolie Thompson

    7th: Caldrin Griffin

    8th: Ella Dudoussat

    We are so proud of you!

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  • Electronic Fyler Delivery (Peach Jar)

    Posted by Web Admin on 9/20/2019

    PJHS is rolling out a new electronic flyer delievery system. We encourage parents to sign up! It will help get important information directly to you! Please see the two attached handouts for more information on it. 

    Peach Jar Annoucement

    Questions and Answers for Parents About Peach Jar

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  • URGENT Vaping Message from Louisiana Department of Health

    Posted by Web Admin on 8/30/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Please see the following URGENT message from Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center about vaping! URGENT VAPING MESSAGE

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  • How to monitor your child's AR progress

    Posted by Web Admin on 8/13/2019

    Would you like to monitor your child's AR progress? Directions for how to do that are now posted. Click the library link at the top of the page. Click on library information. Click Accelerated Reader. 

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  • Linking the school's calendar to your device

    Posted by Web Admin on 8/12/2019

    Please click on the following link: How to link calendar

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • Scholarship Scams and How to Avoid Them

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 10/9/2019

    It's that time of year when high school seniors who plan to pursue university degrees begin considering exactly how much getting there will cost. After all, even though a TOPS award will help with tuition, the other things--books, transportation, housing, food--are still costs that must be met. Unfortunately, the Internet has made scamming current and potential college students much easier. 

    For example, a recent email urged recipients to apply for a $1000 nationwide scholarship with no eligibility requirements.  However, the scholarship website included no contact information and no listing of past award winners. By offering $1000 (with no evidence that any money was awarded to students), these crooks collected the personal information of thousands of unwary high school seniors and created a database which was later sold to other scammers.  

    Another email scholarship offer requires students to sign up for an account with a "homework helper" website before applying for the scholarship. While this company does award the scholarships, they also use the application information to entice students to pay $10/month for their service once they enter college.  Student quickly discover that they have been charged up front for the entire year and that the website does not contain enough information to be helpful at all.

    Since identity theft and financial loss are primary concerns, students should look for these red flags before completing any online scholarship application: 

    • An Application or Disbursement Fee: No legitimate scholarship will collect money for handling or processing.

    • Membership Requirements: If you are already a member of a group that offers a scholarship, that's great--the applicant pool will be smaller. However, if you have to buy something or join an organization where fees are required, skip it. Claims like "We Have Exclusive Access to . . . " or "We'll Do All the Work for You" should be warning signs.

    • "You've Won!" or "You've Been Selected" Without an Application:  A phone call or email that says you've won something should be immediately questioned, particularly if you didn't apply.

    • Unclear Eligibility Requirements: Legitimate scholarships will have a list of requirements. If anyone can apply, it may be a scam.
       
    • Missing Information: Anyone can create a scholarship website. Does the website provide clear contact information and represent a legitimate company? When you ask questions, are they answered promptly? Is there evidence of past winners? If not, skip this one.

    • Requiring Too Much Personal Information:  Any scholarship that asks for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account information should be immediately red-flagged. Check the privacy policy, too, if you are asked to disclose information about personal attributes that you might like to keep private.
       
    • Spelling or Grammar Errors: Scholarships are serious matters, and the providers will make sure their applications and websites are professional.
       
    • Scholarship Seminars: In these "informational" sessions, representatives often pressure you into buying access to a scholarship search or resume preparation service. In some cases, the product is not even related to a scholarship--it's a time share or life insurance policy. Just skip this, too. 

     

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 10/10/2019

    Student: "The simple act of caring is heroic."  -Edward Albert

     

    Staff: "To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to CARE."  -Mandy Hale

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