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  • Homecoming Shirts on Sale

    Posted by PHS on 10/8/2019

    Homecoming Shirts on sale.  Click on the Peachjar button for an order form.

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  • Seniors

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 10/7/2019

    Use this link to get to the website to make your FSAID:


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  • Speak Up Survey

    Posted by PHS on 10/4/2019

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    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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  • Patterson High School is Today's Cool School

    Posted by PHS on 10/2/2019

    KATC TV chose PHS as its Cool School for today.

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  • 2019 Homecoming Court

    Posted by Web Administrator on 9/27/2019 2:30:00 PM

    There will be a meeting for all court members in Ms. Andrews' classroom during 5th period on Tuesday. 

    Alli Blakeman

    Briyanna Butler

    Sierra Everitt

    Layla Giroir

    Madelyn Harrington

    Alexis Johnson

    Emily Kimball

    Makenna LaGarde

    Gabrielle Marcel

    Emma Marin

    Victoria Rideau

    Eryelle Singleton

    Christopher Acosta

    Julius Albert

    ­Wyatt Andrews

    Seth Arnold

    Treylon Bennett

    Jonathan Brown

    Kadin Dinger

    James Gash

    Randy Paul

    Kai Schexnayder

    Javin Turner

    Elijah Williams

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  • Key Club/ New Generations

    Posted by PHS on 9/26/2019

    Bill Marin, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Patterson State Bank, presented a short program on the banking industry.  In his talk,  Mr. Marin provided students of Patterson High School with information about job opportunities as well as strategies to make a positive impression on potential employers.  The presentation was arranged by the Key Club of PHS in conjunction with New Generations community outreach. Shown with Mr. Marin is Mrs. Millet, Key Club Sponsor.

    Mr. Marin new generation meeting

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  • September 26th is National Lumberjack Day

    Posted by PHS on 9/26/2019
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  • National Guard Visits

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 9/18/2019

    SFC Robert Gregoire and SGT Dylan Mandeville from the Louisiana National Guard visited Ms. Hill’s Food and Nutrition classes today.  Students learned about the opportunities offered by the National Guard, such as tuition exemption and enlistment benefits including the opportunity to make money while still in high school.  Students were given background information on MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). This was followed by a creative competition between teams to create a meal using only the items provided in the MRE. Because the military is focused on team building, the classes were broken into random groups to make sure they worked with different people other than their normal “friend” group. The teams were judged on taste and creativity/appearance.  Soldiers must be creative when eating MREs and students were encouraged to do the same.

    Gregoire said, “The activity helped build companionship and brought the class closer together….they were focused and everyone was included as each person had a job to do. Students were excited and did a great job making many healthy and creative dishes. “The Louisiana National Guard is focused on leadership and success, and that was obvious in Mrs. Hill’s class today.”

    food and nutrition class food and nutrition class food and nutrition class

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  • Peachjar-Red Ribbon T-shirts

    Posted by PHS on 9/10/2019

    Click on the Peachjar button to see the new flyer and sign up to never miss one. Red Ribbon shirts start at just $7.

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  • PHS utilzing Peachjar E-Flyers

    Posted by PHS on 9/9/2019

    In the past, our schools sent home paper flyers in student folders and backpacks, knowing that some would never arrive in a parent's hands.

    This year, in an effort to make sure information reaches more families and to be more environmentally friendly, we are experimenting with digital flyers--called eflyers--through a company called Peachjar, Inc. This green initiative will save tons of paper and reduce significant dollars in copy costs. 

    • Informational flyers, school newsletters, and calendars may now be sent electronically to an email inbox.
    • The eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar logo that has been placed on each school's website homepage. No login is necessary.

    Parents/guardians are invited to register on the Peachjar website( Families who register can select the schools from which they want to receive flyers and how often they want to receive them. Email addresses will not be shared or used for any other purpose. 

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  • 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

    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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