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  • Gifted/Talented Arts Jam

    Posted by District on 1/17/2020

    The Special Education Department of the St. Mary Parish School District will be hosting the annual 2020 Gifted/Talented Arts Jam on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The event will be held at the Teche Theatre in Franklin from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  

    The event includes an exhibiton of student art work from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, with dramatic readings, skits, instrumental, and vocal musical performances from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Parents and community members are invited to attend. 

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  • St. Mary Parish Students of the Year Named

    Posted by District on 1/15/2020

    Ms. Tammy J. Drexler, St. Mary Parish Chairperson for the Louisiana Student of the Year Awards Program, has released the winners of this year's competition. The Students of the Year Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior, and high school students.  This program is an excellent opportunity to recognize students from each parish who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship.  

    Congratulations to the following students:

    • 5th Grade: Ella Mae Billiot (Bayou Vista Elementary School)
    • 8th Grade: Cherish Alana Lewis (Berwick Junior High School)
    • 12th Grade: Luke Anthony Orlando (Berwick High School)

    The Students of the Year Award Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Parish winners will participate in the regional competition to be hosted in St. Mary Parish (5th grade), Jefferson Parish (8th grade), and Plaquemines Parish (12th grade) during the month of February.

    Press Release


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  • School Board Proclamations

    Posted by District on 1/10/2020 1:00:00 AM

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the following proclamation at its regular meeting on January 10, 2020:

    • National African-American Month (February 2020): Presented by Mr. Joseph Stadalis
    • National School Counseling Week (February 3-7, 2020): Presented by Dr. Buffy Fegenbush
    • Louisiana Literacy Week (February 11-15, 2020): Presented by Ms. Niki Fryou


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  • Students and Employees of the Month Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 1/10/2020

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Courtney Trosclair, 8th Grade (B. E. Boudreaux Middle School)
    • Student of the Month: Alexazander Burbante, 4th Grade (H. A. Watts Elementary School)
    • Student of the Month: Broden Willis, 5th Grade (Raintree Elementary School)

    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Joleisa Anderson,  7th Grade English Teacher (B. E. Boudreaux Middle School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Katelyn Mayeux 3rd Grade Teacher (H. A. Watts Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Jessica RibbleSPED Speech Therapist (Raintree Elementary School)

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    Boudreaux Middle Honorees H. A. Watts Honorees Raintree Honorees

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  • Red Ribbon Week Slogan Contest Opens

    Posted by District on 1/6/2020

    The St. Mary Parish Red Ribbon Committee is proud to announce the opening of the Slogan contest for the 2020 Red Ribbon Week Campaign. 

    The contest is open to all St. Mary Parish students in grades 4 though 12. The winner of the slogan contest will receive $100.00. The winning slogan will be showcased on campaign t-shirts, red lapel ribbons, and on the cover of the 2020-2021 Drug-Free Calendar.

    Contest guidelines, submission forms, and release forms are available at any district school and on this website under Departments | Safe & Drug Free Schools | Red Ribbon Week Slogan Contest. Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 7, 2020. 

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  • Mardi Gras Ornament Contest Announced

    Posted by District on 12/13/2019

    Guidelines for the first annual St. Mary Parish School Board Mardi Gras Ornament Contest have been released. The contest is designed to recognize artistic talent within our school system.

    • The student’s design must symbolize the Mardi Gras Holiday.
    • The student must write his/her name and school name on the back of the ornament.
    • The contest is open to all students in St. Mary Parish public schools.
    • There is no limit in the number of submissions per school or student.
    • All entries must be turned in to Dinah Richard at the Central Office Complex by 4:00 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020. 
    • Monetary prizes will be awarded at the February 2020 School Board Meeting:
      • 1st Place: $50
      • 2nd Place; $25
      • 3rd Place: $10

     Ornaments submitted will be used to decorate the St. Mary Parish School Board’s tree for the Mardi Gras holiday.

    Theater Masks

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  • Student and Employees Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 12/13/2019

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

    • Student of the Month: Alayna Tran, 5th Grade (J. S. Aucoin Elementary School)
    • Student of the Month: Jonae Mitchell, 12th Grade (Franklin High School)
    • Student of the Month: Aleria Sorrell, 5th Grade (LaGrange Elementary School)

    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Devan ScioneauxReading Teacher (J. S. Aucoin Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Mr. Nicholas Adams Agricultural Science Teacher (Franlin High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Rekeisha Triggs,  Math Teacher (LaGrange Elementary School)


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  • 2020-2021 St. Mary Parish Teachers of the Year

    Posted by District on 11/22/2019

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Mrs. Suzanne Bergeron, Human Resource Director, has released the names of the district teachers who have been selected as 2020-2021 St. Mary Parish Teachers of the Year.  The individuals will compete for regional and state recognition during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Congratulations to the following educators:

    Elementary Teacher of the Year: Mindy Loupe (Bayou Vista Elementary School)

    Junior High Teacher of the Year: Sedonia Lousteau (Berwick Junior High School)

    High School Teacher of the Year: Grisel Torres (Morgan City High School)

    We wish you the best of luck in the state competition and thank you for your professionalism and dedication to the students of St. Mary Parish!

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  • Student and Employees Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 11/15/2019

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Thornton Jones, 12th Grade (Berwick High School)
    • Student of the Month: Adiecia Bourgeois, 12th Grade (Centerville High School)
    • Student of the Month: Lily Viator, 6th Grade (Morgan City Junior High School)

    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Kirstine Campbell Biology Teacher (Berwick High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Angela Brightwell Secretary (Centerville High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. April Leonard Art Teacher (Morgan City Junior High School)

    The School Board also recognized the 2019-20 St. Mary Parish Teachers of the Year:

    • Elementary: Ms. Celeste Pipes (Bayou Vista Elementary School)
    • Junior High: Ms. Robbie Leblanc (Centerville High School)
    • High School: Ms. Raigan Perez (Patterson High School)
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  • Red Ribbon Week's Parade of Schools Banner Competition Winners Announced

    Posted by District on 11/12/2019

    From Ms. Gidget Everitt: Congratulations to the winners and all participants of the Parade of Schools Banner Competition that was part of the district's Red RibbonWeek activities.

    The following schools earned 1st place awards: 

    • Elementary Division: H. A. Watts Elementary School
    • Junior Division: Morgan City Junior High School
    • High School Division: Franklin Senior High School

    Additional winners, participants, and pictures of the banners can be found under Departments | Safe & Drug-Free Schools | Parade of Schools.

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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


  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • January 20, 2020 - January 24, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 1/17/2020

    Student: "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve."  -Martin Luther King Jr.


    Staff: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'" 

    -Martin Luther King Jr.

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