Mrs. Suzanne Bergeron, principal of Patterson Junior High School, has been appointed Supervisor of Elementary Education. She will be replacing Mrs. Mary Ann Hebert, who is retiring after a 36-year career in education.
Mr. Mark Spradling, current assistant principal at Patterson High School, has been tapped as acting principal for Patterson Junior High. He will be replaced at PHS by Ms. Natasha Jackson, who will be assuming the position as acting assistant principal.
As part of its December 8, 2016, regular meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:
In district and school performance scores released today by the Louisiana Department of Education, St. Mary was awarded a district letter grade of "B," marking substantial growth over the 2015 DPS. As the highest "B" district in Louisiana, St. Mary Parish is within .8 points of receiving the distinction of an “A” district.
Rankings of the 72 school districts receiving performance score ratings in the 2016 data release establishes the district’s rise of five spots to 17th in the state. St. Mary continued to outpace the state, whose performance score decreased from 88.8 in 2015 to 83 in 2016.
As part of its November 10, 2016, regular meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated to the following individuals:
The St. Mary Parish School Board, in recognition that, among other duties, school psychologists facilitate collaboration between parents and educators to identify and reduce risk factors for students, has designated November as School Psychology Month across the district.
As part of its October 13, 2016, regular meeting, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated to the following individuals:
Educators and students are encouraged to wear special red ribbons throughout Red Ribbon Week week to show their stand against drugs. Ms. Gidget Everitt, event chairperson, has also announced the following Red Ribbon Week activities:
In order to promote awareness of the advantages and responsibilities involved in safely using the Internet, the St. Mary Parish School Board has proclaimed October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the week of October 16-22, 2016, as Digital Citizenship Week.
The proclamation, submitted by Mr. Kevin Derise, Chief Technology Officer, marks the official release of the district's Digital Citizenship curriculum, which will be delivered to students in Grades K-12. Parents and guardians are invited to preview the entire curriculum at commonsensemedia.org.
As a NCSAM champion, St. Mary Parish will be providing suggestions to parents and community members regarding additional steps that can be taken in homes to promote cyber security through our CyberSAFE blog. The blog can be found at the bottom of every district website.
The St. Mary Parish School Board proclaimed the week of October 10-14, 2016, as National School Lunch Week based on a request by Ms. Claire Guarisco, supervisor of district's Child Nutrition Department, during the board's regular meeting on Thursday, October 13.
The board also reserved November 11, 2016, for the observation of Veteran's Day based on a proclamation presented by Ms. Amber Monceaux, Social Studies Program Manager.