St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • Student and Employee of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 9/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Aiden Richard, 8th Grade (Berwick Junior High)

    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Sedonia Lousteau, 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher (Berwick Junior High)
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  • Principals of the Year

    Posted by District on 9/11/2019

    Congratulations to the Principals of the Year for St. Mary Parish who were recently selected by their colleagues to represent the school district in a statewide competition. 

    • Elementary: Mr. Donald Sanders (Raintree Elementary)
    • Junior High: Mr. J Ina (Franklin Jr. High School)
    • High School: Mr. Mickey Fabre (Morgan City High School)
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  • Student Progress Reports Scheduled for Release on Sept. 10

    Posted by District on 9/8/2019

    Progress reports will be issued to St. Mary Parish students on Tuesday, Sept. 10. These reports detail academic growth during the first 4 1/2 weeks of school. 

    All district schools will release students early on Tuesday to provide time for parent conferences. These conferences are intended to provide additional support to students who may be exhibiting academic difficulties. Middle school and high school students will be released at 12:30 PM, while elementary students will be released at 1:00 PM.  Bus transportation will be provided. 

    Parents and guardians are encouraged to check the ongoing academic status of their children using the district's Student Progress Center and to maintain communication with teachers and school administrators as needed. 

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  • Vaping Associated with Severe Lung Disease in Louisiana

    Posted by District on 8/30/2019

    The Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) has released a Louisiana Health Advisory Network (LA HAN) message on "vaping” and its association with severe lung disease in Louisiana. 


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating nearly 200 possible cases and one death reported from 22 states. While no single product has been implicated, patients reported using a variety of substances in vaping, including tobacco and THC. 


    Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue that worsens over days and weeks. Additional symptoms may include fever, chest pain, weight loss, nausea, and diarrhea. Patients are typically between the ages of 17 and 35.


    More information has been posted on the Safe & Drug Free Schools "About Vaping" page.

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  • District Follows State Recommendations for Assessment of Computer Systems

    Posted by District on 7/31/2019 8:00:00 AM

    School districts statewide have encountered a very serious cyber attack that has critically impacted their operations and file systems. To prevent further spread, the state is requiring that school systems conduct a 6-phase assessment of their computer systems. St. Mary Parish is in the process of completing these mandates; as a result, systems that rely on Internet access will be temporarily unavailable from inside the school district.

    Login to applications not locally hosted (including Office 365, Blackboard, TRES, etc.) may be affected even from outside the district if credentials cannot be verified by our systems. 

    An update will be posted when system can be made available again.

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  • Peachjar E-Flyers

    Posted by District on 7/19/2019

    Parents and guardians are invited to register on the Peachjar website to receive school calendars, event flyers, and newsletters delivered to their email addresses. 

    Families who register can select the schools from which they want to receive flyers and choose how often they want to receive them. Email addresses will not be shared or used for any other purpose. 

    For more information, or to view flyers from any school, visit our Peachjar information webpage.

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  • SMP School Board Administrative Appointments

    Posted by District on 6/14/2019 12:00:00 PM

    St. Mary Superintendent Dr. Teresa Bagwell announced several administrative appointments today, in an effort to secure all leadership positions and required trainings in advance of the 2019-2020 school year. Changes in leadership for the upcoming year include the following:

    • Ms. Natasha Jackson: Franklin High School (Principal)
    • Mrs. Tara Fabre: Patterson High School (Assistant Principal)
    • Mrs. Rachael Sanders: St. Mary Parish Alternative Program (Supervisor)
    • Ms. Rose Hale: Central Office Complex (Science Program Manager)
    • Mrs. Carmen Lagarde: Morgan City Junior High School (Principal)
    • Mrs. Kiante Gunner: Bayou Vista Elementary School (Principal)
    • Mrs. Kristen Percle: Berwick Junior High School (Acting Principal)
    • Mr. Ryan Taylor: Berwick Junior High School (Acting Assistant Principal)
    • Ms. Noelle Lowrimore: Berwick High School (Acting Assistant Principal)
    • Ms. Lauren Rentrop: Patterson Junior High (Principal)
    • Mr. Mike Giroir: Patterson Junior High (Assistant Principal)
    • Mrs. Tonya Hills: Hattie Watts Elementary (Assistant Principal)

    Please see the original press release for additional information about these appointments.       

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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District on 6/1/2019

    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


  • Unwanted Calls to Your Mobile Phone?

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/21/2019

    Unwanted calls not only interrupt your daily activities: Many of them are intended to scam you. 

    • Your best option is a call-blocking application, which can stop scam phone calls before they are answered. Some apps also silence calls from unknown numbers and send suspicious calls straight to voice mail. Some call-blocking apps are free, but it may be worth a few dollars to get one that is highly rated. You can also check to see if your mobile phone carrier has its own call-blocking app. 
    • Another way to stop these calls is to use the Do Not Disturb setting, which can silence all calls from unrecognized numbers between certain hours of the day or send them straight to voice mail. 
    • Finally, remember to block the numbers for any robocalls you have accidentally answered.

    Additionally, if you've accidentally answered a scam call, you can report the number of the caller and the call-back number to the Federal Trade Commission at  According to Megan Gordon's article dated August 23, 2019, the FTC used these reports to take action against scammers in Operation Call it Quits in June, during which it filed 94 actions against illegal robocallers. 

     same text as article above

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • September 16, 2019 - September 20, 2019

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 9/13/2019

    Staff: "Life is so ironic, it takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence." - Unknown


    Student: "Life chips away at us all. Some play the victim. Some choose to be a survivor. And then there are those who choose to conquer."  - Unknown

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