Mrs. Suzanne Bergeron, Human Resource Director, has released the names of the district teachers who have been selected as 2020-2021 St. Mary Parish Teachers of the Year. The individuals will compete for regional and state recognition during the 2019-2020 school year.
Congratulations to the following educators:
Elementary Teacher of the Year: Mindy Loupe (Bayou Vista Elementary School)
Junior High Teacher of the Year: Sedonia Lousteau (Berwick Junior High School)
High School Teacher of the Year: Grisel Torres (Morgan City High School)
We wish you the best of luck in the state competition and thank you for your professionalism and dedication to the students of St. Mary Parish!
St. Mary Superintendent Dr. Teresa Bagwell has announced the appointment of Ms. Courtney Andrews to serve as assistant principal at Patterson Junior High School.
Ms. Andrews has been an educator for twelve years at Patterson High School where she has taught English and history courses. During her tenure, Ms. Andrews was selected by the Louisiana Department of Education to serve as a social studies Teacher Leader Advisor charged with reviewing scope and sequence documents and creating primary sources for world geography. In addition, Ms. Andrews has served as a teacher leader at Patterson High School for the last two years, working closely with administrators to provide teachers with instructional support through observations and feedback.
The wealth of knowledge and curriculum expertise that Ms. Andrews brings to Patterson Junior High will benefit students in their transition from a junior high to high school setting. Ms. Andrews will step into her new role on Monday, November 11, 2019.
St. Mary Parish received its annual report card today from the Louisiana Department of Education. The school system strengthened its “B” letter grade for overall district performance.
The 2019 District Performance Score (DPS) of 85.4 illustrates 3.5 points of growth from last year’s DPS of 81.9. Additionally, given its significant degree of growth from the prior year’s performance level, St. Mary ranked ninth among the 70 school districts reported.
As expected, St. Mary continues to outpace the state, whose 2019 performance score of 77.1 demonstrates only one point of growth from 2018.
Superintendent Teresa Bagwell issued the following statement: “Annual test measures clearly convey student growth across schools in St. Mary Parish. In light of the state’s rising performance requirements, St. Mary has shown that our students are meeting and exceeding prescribed achievement levels in increasing numbers. We will continue to invest in instructional supports for students as the school system strives to offer an exceptional education for all kids. The released performance data exemplifies the deep commitment of St. Mary students, parents, and teachers in pursing academic excellence.”
The report card also included these highlights:
14 schools earned Honor Roll status for overall performance.
7 schools earned Top Gains status.
6 schools earned Equity Honoree status.
Maitland Elementary earned Early Childhood Education Honor Roll for the 3rd year in a row.
SMP Special Olympics Track and Field Meet Rescheduled
Posted by District on 10/23/2019
From Mr. Steve Harris: The St. Mary Parish Special Olympics Track and Field Meet set for Friday, October 25, has been rescheduled for Friday, November 1, due to predicted poor weather conditions. The meet will begin at 10:00 AM at the MCJHS/MCHS Track on the Morgan City Junior High School campus.
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
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:
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.
St. Mary Parish Schools is committed to continuing its tradition of academic excellence and an unwavering dedication in providing all students with an exceptional education that opens opportunities and service beyond graduation.
The St. Mary Parish Schools website is intended to be a resource for our students and their families, for our employees, and for our community by offering information about our schools in a timely manner. While the district makes every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current, it makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site. The St. Mary Parish School Board specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a user may find on an external site as it cannot control or guarantee the content of these sites. The St. Mary Parish School Board is committed to providing equal access to information, resources, and services to persons with disabilities or special needs. Those having difficulty accessing webpages or content on a webpage should contact the district web administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-836-9661. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II related to accessibility, visit http://stmaryk12.net/accessibility.