• Meet the 2022 Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists

    Posted by District on 4/29/2021

    The Department of Education and Dream Teachers have shared a video introducing the semifinalists for the 2022 Teacher and Principal of the Year honors. The video includes Ms. Shantell Toups, principal of J. S. Aucoin Elementary School, who is a semifinalist for Principal of the Year. (4:53)

    Comments (-1)
  • Red Ribbon Drawing Contest Winners Announced

    Posted by District on 4/26/2021

    From Ms. Everitt: 

    Please join the Red Ribbon Week Committee in congratulating Mia Crooks, an 11th grade BHS student, for earning Grand Champion honors in the 2021 Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest.

    Mia's design, which features the winning Red Ribbon Week slogan submitted by 11th grader Luis Conzales-Mejia (MCHS), will appear on the cover of the Red Ribbon Calendar and on the Red Ribbon Week t-shirts. 

    It's not about fitting in. It's about Standing Out! Be Drug Free 

    Twelve additional winners will also have their artwork included as part of the 2021-22 Red Ribbon Week Calendar. View additional winners.

    All winners wil be honors at the regular meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board on Thursday, May 13.  Congratulations to all of the participants and the winners of the annual contest. 

    Comments (-1)
  • School and Employee Calendars for 2021-22 Available

    Posted by District on 4/20/2021

    The newly approved 2021-2022 calendars have been posted. 


    Comments (-1)
  • Secretary/Administrative Professional Week Proclamation

    Posted by District on 4/19/2021

    From Dr. Bagwell:

    On behalf of St. Mary Parish Schools, I want to extend a sincere appreciation to all of our school and district office secretaries throughout the parish! I’m sure we all agree that our schools and offices would not run smoothly without the efforts of our literal “frontline” office staff who field phone calls, tend to sick children, and respond to emails in a simultaneous and calm manner.

    Thank you for the many hours you spend keeping everything running and attending to the wide variety of duties you are asked to do in a single day. I hope your week is filled with acknowledgements of how grateful we are for your dedication!

     View Proclamation

    Comments (-1)
  • St. Mary Parish Art Show 2021 Results

    Posted by District on 4/8/2021

    From Ms. Tammy Drexler:

    The results of the 2021 St. Mary Parish Art Show have been released, and the winning entries are available for viewing in our art gallery: Departments | Fine Arts | St. Mary Parish Art Show Winners 2021

    Congratulations to the division winners:

    • High School Division:
      • 1st Place Overall: Ryan Picou (MCHS)
      • 2nd Place Overall: Mariam Hebert (WSMHS)
      • 3rd Place Overall: Aidan Lanclos (CHS)
    • Jr. High Division:
      • 1st Place Overall: Fernando Magana (MCJHS)
      • 2nd Place Overall: Jailynn Bol (PJHS)
      • 3rd Place Overall: Alex Sanford (BJHS)
    • Elementary Division (Group 1)
      • 1st Place Overall: Emma Falgout (BVES)
      • 2nd Place Overall: Ivy Taylor (BES)
      • 3rd Place Overall: Elvin Sarmiento (BES)
    • Elementary Division (Group 2)
      • 1st Place Overall: Janiyia Francois (Maitland Elementary)
      • 2nd Place Overall: Sarah Kaai (Norman Elementary)
      • 3rd Place Overall: Anthony Calderon (Aucoin Elementary)

    Thank you to all the participating art teachers and to the chairperson and co-chairpersons:  George Blanchard, April Leonard, and Heather Meyer. 

    Comments (-1)
  • SMP Principal Selected as LADOE Semifinalist

    Posted by District on 4/7/2021

    The Louisiana Department of Education's 2022 Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists list includes a St. Mary Parish Principal. 

    Congratulations to Ms. Shantell Toups, principal of J. S. Aucoin Elementary School, who will now move forward into the final selection round. She and the other 47 semifinalists for the Teacher and Principal of the Year awards will be honored at the 15th Annual Excellent Educators Awards Gala held virtually on July 16, 2021. 

    School systems from across the state submitted nominations for this honor, which is intended to recognize the impact of great teachers and school leaders on student success. 

    From Dr. Cade Brumley, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education: “Our teachers and leaders have been doing hero's work over the past year to educate during the pandemic and a historically active hurricane season. Congratulations to these 48 semifinalists. Our state is in a better place today because of their service to children and families.”

    Comments (-1)
  • Voters Opt to Support Ballot Measure

    Posted by District on 3/21/2021

    From Dr. Bagwell:

    On behalf of the St. Mary Parish School Board, I wish to deeply thank the thousands of voters who participated in Saturday's election. The overwhelming approval of the ballot measure to offer an increasingly competitive salary to district educators and staff demonstrates the level of support and prioritization that public schools hold in our community.

    Given the role that educators, parents, and community members play in a child's development, the vote of support is particularly gratifying as we endeavor to nurture and educate the next generation together. 

    Comments (-1)
  • SMP Schools to Host Summer Adventure Camp

    Posted by District on 3/15/2021

    Summer Adventure Camps (June 7 - 22, 2021) will be offered free-of-charge to Pre-K through 5th graders. Students will participate in fun and engaging art, PE, reading/social studies, and math/science activities. This exciting adventure will take place on elementary school campuses in St. Mary Parish. 

    Daily sessions will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 12:00 PM. Students will be served breakfast and lunch daily. Bus transportation will be provided.

    School principals will be sharing application information with students at their schools. Responses must be submitted before April 9, 2021.

    Students are expected to work to their fullest potential and behave in such a way that they will learn and not interfere with the learning of their classmates. In addition, student attendance will be carefully monitored to ensure each child receives maximum benefits from this program. Students can be dropped from the program and replaced with other students from the school's waiting list.

    View Summer Adventure Camp Program Flyer

    Comments (-1)
  • 2021-22 School Calendar Approved

    Posted by District on 3/12/2021

    From Mr. Stadalis: 

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the official School Calendar for 2021-22 at its regular session on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

    The calendar can be found in two places on this website:

    Comments (-1)
  • Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest Now Open

    Posted by District on 3/10/2021

    The Red Ribbon Week Committee is soliciting entries for the 2021 campaign drawing contest based on this year's winning slogan. Congratulations to Luis Gonzalez-Mejia from Morgan City High School for submitting the winning entry:

    “It’s not about fitting in. It’s about STANDING OUT! Be Drug-Free!”

    Deadline for entry is Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Categories for entries include PK - 1, Grades 2 - 3, Grades 4 - 5, Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - 12, and Adult. 

    Rules, prizes, and submission information can be found in the Red Ribbon Week Drawing Contest flyer. 

    Comments (-1)