Patterson High School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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District Notifications

  • Dr. Teresa Bagwell, Superintendent of St. Mary Parish Schools, has posted an open letter to parents and students on the district website

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  • To participate in the Meals-to-You program, which will deliver packages of shelf stable breakfasts and lunches/suppers to the homes of children ages 1-18, all parents/guardians will need to complete an online application form and submit it by Tuesday, March 31th (updated date).Access to the online form is available at  https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/.  More information on this program can be found on the district website

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PHS NEWS BLOG

  • New Packets

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 3/31/2020
    ACT printed practice packets will be available for pick-up on Monday, April 6th from 3pm – 6pm. The packets will be in boxes underneath the canopy.  If picking up a packet, please be sure that you stay 6 ft apart from others and please do not come in large crowds.  Want to stay home? The same practice test can be found from ACT.org at https://bit.ly/2ylof6I. Participation is voluntary. Avoid the line and #flattenthecurve
     
    Teachers will be checking their e-mails daily.  Please feel free to reach out to them via e-mail if you have questions about this packet or any other learning you are doing by choice. We are here to support you in any way we can. Stay safe and stay home! We miss our Jacks & Jills!
     
    Students can further focus on ELA, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing by creating a free account at ACTAcademy.org. ACT Academy is a free online learning tool designed to prepare students for college and career success. Through video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to your academic needs, ACT Academy provides students with a personalized study plan.
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  • Free College Credit

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 3/30/2020

    Interested in learning more and possibly earning free college credit? Modernstates.org offers free online courses taught by college professors. Students completing a course will earn a FREE voucher to take the CLEP exam. More information is available on the Modern States website.

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  • WIN a FREE Yearbook- share your photos

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 3/27/2020

    For all of us the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our world.  The only thing we are certain of is uncertainty. We may not have a connection to our school right now, but our yearbook still has many blank pages to be filled. Now more than ever, your yearbook staff needs your help!

    We are asking you to upload pictures to the Jostens app, ReplayIt.  Download it, create an account, find our school.  To upload, click on Photo Stream, then Take Photo (you can just pull a photo from your images). Please only school appropriate images and avoid heavily filtered images.  Each photo will be screened and approved and not every picture submitted will be used.

    For every picture approved, you will be entered into a drawing for a free yearbook for 2020 or 2021.  *Must be a PHS student to qualify and name must be attached to submitted photo (done automatically based on your settings).

    In case you come up with blank lines, here is what needs to be entered.

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  • Packets can be downloaded

    Posted by PHS on 3/18/2020

    Didn’t get a packet? The LEAP 2025 Practice Tests and Answer Keys are now available on the SMP Secondary Department Page at https://www.stmaryk12.net/Page/12735.

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  • Report Cards

    Posted by PHS on 3/16/2020

    Parents and students can pick up report cards and instructional packets under the bus canopy from 12:30 - 2:30pm tomorrow. 
    Please continue to monitor the website and Facebook page for up-to-date information.

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  • ACT Test Date April 4th moved

    Posted by PHS on 3/16/2020

    ATTENTION: Students who were planning to take the April 4th ACT test. Please read below.

     

    Urgent message from ACT:

     

    ACT has decided to reschedule the April 4, 2020 National ACT® test date to our June 13 and July 18 test dates in response to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

     

    ACT will be notifying registered students directly in the next few days, informing them of the postponement and providing instructions for next steps.

     

    We will be in contact with you in the days ahead as we work to plan for June and July, where we will need to build capacity to accommodate April examinees.

     

    Our primary concern right now is the safety of students and testing staff. We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe during this challenging time.

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  • Free Internet Service

    Posted by PHS on 3/16/2020

    Charter Communications says it will offer free Spectrum broadband internet service and wi-fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students which do not already have Spectrum broadband service. Charter also plans to open wi-fi hotspots for public use. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.

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  • School Closing

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 3/13/2020

    Governor Edwards has announced that schools will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16th and will remain closed until April 13th.

    All updates will be posted on the school website, facebook page, and will be sent out through JTEXT.

    St. Mary Parish Schools will reopen on Monday, April 20th.

    The Meet & Greet scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.

    All Athletic Events have been cancelled until further notice.

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  • Alli Blakeman's Winning Ornament

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 2/21/2020

     

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    Patterson High School’s Alli Blakeman was recognized at the School Board’s regular meeting Thursday, February 13th  for submitting the first-place winning ornament for the 2020 St. Mary Parish School Board’s Mardi Gras Ornament Contest. As the first-place winner, Alli received a $50 monetary award presented by Dr. Bagwell and Board President Michael Taylor.

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  • Cheer Tryouts

    Posted by Ann Breaux on 2/21/2020

     

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    Cheer Tryouts are March 23, 24, and 25.

    More information can be found on the Cheerleader page.

    Cheerleader Tryouts

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • 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 medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, 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

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • March 9, 2020 - March 13, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 3/6/2020

    Student: "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  -John Wooden

     

    Staff: "Be brave, teachers. Today you may face big challenges, impossible tasks or difficult problems. Or you may not, and your students might. Whatever the case, put on your brave face and teach on!"   -Unknown

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