District News

  • Closures Continue

    Posted by District on 7/15/2019

    From Dr. Bagwell:
    Schools and offices will remain closed on Tuesday, July 16, and will reopen on Wednesday to allow time for additional clean up and complete power restoration.

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  • Closures Extended Due to Weather Hazards

    Posted by District on 7/14/2019

    From Mr. Stadalis: Due to the threat of more inclement weather and electrical outages for the remainder of the day, St. Mary Parish schools and offices will be closed on Monday, July 15th. Schools and offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 16.

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  • Summer Professional Development for District Employees

    Posted by District on 6/14/2019

    Dr. Bagwell encourages district educators to take advantage of the numerous workshops available during the summer months that provide professional development in specific teaching areas, offer tools to enhance teaching practices and technology integration, and support relationship building to motivate learning.The district's instructional and technology staff members have endeavored to offer purposeful and beneficial workshops that will begin preparations for a successful 2019-2020 school year. 

    All summer sessions have been added to TRES, which also provides information about the target audience, a description of each session, and the name of the contact person should you have questions. Login to TRES requires only your district username and password.

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  • St. Mary Parish Offers Summer Learning Institute

    Posted by District on 5/17/2019

    The St. Mary Parish Virtual Learning Program will once again offer the Summer Learning Institute, a program that allows students to take advantage of the summer break by enrolling in new courses or retaking courses for high school credit.

    While traditional summer school is often restricted to students with remediation needs, the SMPVLP Summer Learning Institute encourages students to consider enrolling in a course if

    • The course is not offered at their assigned school.
    • Their schedules are too full to add fun or unusual electives.
    • They have failed a course and wish to retake it to avoid falling behind.
    • Schedule conflicts are preventing students from taking a required course.

    Enrollment in the Summer Learning Institute is open to high school students attending public, private, or charter schools.

    More information can be found in the press release or on the Summer Learning Institute webpage

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  • Administrator Appointments

    Posted by District on 5/13/2019

    From Dr. Bagwell: St. Mary Parish Schools announced two important district level administrator appointments today. The position of Human Resources became available with the retirement of Mr. Peter Boudreaux and will be filled by Ms. Suzanne Bergeron who previously served as an Instructional Supervisor and former principal of Patterson Jr. High School.

    A longtime educator in St. Mary Parish, Ms. Bergeron has led the district’s instructional division for elementary and middle schools during a time of significant change. Additionally, Ms. Bergeron holds the distinction of achieving leadership certification from the National Institute of School Leaders and was selected as the district’s Middle School Principal of the Year in 2014 and 2016. Her extensive experience at various levels of leadership will be critical as she assumes the role of staffing schools and supporting district employees.

    Ms. Niki Fryou, former principal of Hattie Watts Elementary who currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for English language arts was tapped to replace Ms. Bergeron as Instructional Supervisor. As a highly respected administrator and former Louisiana Principal of the Year, Ms. Fryou led Hattie Watts in earning several national and state awards including that of, National Blue Ribbon School and Louisiana High Poverty-High Performing School. Her drive for academic excellence also resulted in the school’s adoption of “Leader in Me” that has garnered attention for its role in building students’ life skills and self-confidence. 

    The two appointments will take effect June 1st as district staff begin to prepare for the opening of the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • Students and Employees of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 5/10/2019 5:00:00 AM

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Karlie Sonnier, 5th Grade (M. E. Norman Elementary School)
    • Student of the Month: Jude Tarver, 5th Grade (Berwick Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Shannon Duplantis, 5th Grade Teacher (M. E. Norman Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Kayla Beam, Teacher (Berwick Elementary School)

    At the same meeting, the Top Word Millionaires in St. Mary Parish were introduced by Ms. Sarah Broussard:

    • Elementary: Stanley Aucoin (Berwick Elementary School)
    • Secondary: Chloe Lanclos (Centerville High School)

    Congratulations to these outstanding St. Mary Parish students and employees.

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  • New Assistant Superintentent Announced

    Posted by District on 4/30/2019

    St. Mary Parish Schools announced today the appointment of current MCJHS principal Joe Stadalis to replace Peter Boudreaux as assistant superintendent. Mr. Boudreaux’s promotion to the position was rendered inactive due to his recent decision to retire from the public school system. Fortunately, superintendent Dr. Teresa Bagwell was able to draw upon the assistant superintendent applicants to select Mr. Stadalis from the group of highly-qualified and experienced educational leaders.

    Mr. Stadalis has served St. Mary Parish for the past 28 years. Beginning his career as a physics teacher, he continued his educational career as a principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. As a long-time administrator of Aucoin Elementary, Stadalis was recognized for his leadership in academic achievement, leading the school to an “A” school performance label. Stadalis also served in the district’s special services department and held the position of secondary instructional supervisor before returning to the principalship at Morgan City Jr. High School. His extensive experience at such a wide variety of school levels and unique instructional settings will facilitate a smooth transition with the duties of assistant superintendent as he works with all stakeholders of St. Mary Parish Schools.

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  • School Board Proclamations

    Posted by District on 4/12/2019

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the following proclamation at its regular meeting on April 11, 2019:

    • School Lunch Hero (May 3, 2019): Presented by Ms. Claire Guarisco
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  • Students and Employees of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 4/12/2019

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Ava Louviere, 5th Grade (Centerville Elementary School)
    • Student of the Month: Jaelynn Miller, 5th Grade (Patterson Junior High School)
    • Student of the Month: Rylie Chaisson, 8th Grade (Patterson Junior High School)
    • Student of the Month: Justin Chauvin, 12th Grade (West St. Mary High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Yvette Pogue, 5th Grade Teacher (Centerville Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Mr. Erik Savoy, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher (Patterson Junior High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Marina Clay, Math Teacher and Cheerleader Sponsor (West St. Mary High School)

    Congratulations to these outstanding St. Mary Parish students and employees.

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  • New Assistant Superintendent Selected

    Posted by District on 4/12/2019

    With the appointment of Dr. Teresa Bagwell as superintendent, a selection process was undertaken to determine her successor as assistant superintendent. The caliber and breadth of experiences represented among the candidates made the decision difficult as each has dutifully served St. Mary Parish Schools. After interviews and examination of credentials, Human Resources Director Mr. Peter Boudreaux was chosen as the district’s new assistant superintendent.

    Prior to his appointment, Mr. Boudreaux also served as supervisor of secondary education and principal of Maitland Elementary School and Morgan City High School. Mr. Boudreaux’s vast experiences as a social studies and special education teacher, in addition to his leadership at the school and district level, will be valuable in fulfilling the many duties of assistant superintendent. He is a highly knowledgeable and dedicated educational leader who will be an asset in the continuation of progress for St. Mary Schools.

     

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