SMP Earns Student Empowerment Badge

Posted by District on 2/5/2020

St. Mary Parish has been recognized by Project Tomorrow for its participation and commitment to engaging our stakeholders in local decisions on education issues. Project Tomorrow is an organization committed to ensuring that all students are well prepared to become tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens. The mission of Project Tomorrow is to help build the capacity of education leaders to create new learning experiences that prepare today’s students to compete and contribute to the global economy and society.

The district has earned the Speak Up District of Student Empowerment national distinction for our participation in the Speak Up Research Initiative. This initiative includes student, educator, parent, and community member participation in the nation-wide Speak Up survey, which was made available in October 2019. Speak Up results are used to inform federal, state, and local education programs. At the district level, initial survey results were used to identify and address local needs in the district's Long-Range Educational Technology Plan.

If you missed your first opportunity to contribute your thoughts to Speak Up, it's not too late. The survey links were reopened on February 1, 2020, and will remain open until May 1. You can find links to the survey on each school's website and on the district site: https://www.stmaryk12.net/speakup

District of Student Empowerment