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  • Principal of the Year

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 5/15/2017

    Congratulations Dr. Derrick White

         St. Mary Parish High School

              Principal of the Year

           WAY TO GO DR. WHITE!

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  • Graduation

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 4/11/2017

    WSMHS Graduation - May 11, 2017

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  • Spring Break

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 4/10/2017

       Spring Break

    April 14 - 24, 2017

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  • Ring Ceremomy

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 4/10/2017

    Junior Ring Ceremomy - April 13, 2017

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  • Student of the Year

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 1/18/2017

    West St. Mary High School 2016-2017 Student of the Year is:

    Deante' Javon Gibson

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  • Red Ribbon Slogan Contest

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 1/9/2017

    Red Ribbon Committee anounces Slogan Contest

    The St. Mary Parish Red Ribbon Committe is now accepting slogan submissions for the 2016-2017 Red Ribbon Week Campaign. All students in grades 7-12 are eligible to compete for the $100 prize. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 

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  • School Report Card

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 12/1/2016

    Greetings Parents

    West St. Mary High School's 2015-2016 School Report Card is now available.

    You can view it in the About Our School Section at the top of the page. 

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  • ACT Test

    Posted by Terri Bolden at 11/3/2016

    ACT Test

    March 21, 2017

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  • Welcome Back Wolfpack

    Posted by WSMHS Faculty at 8/8/2016


    School Crest   Welcome Parents and Students to a New Year atSchool Crest

    West St. Mary High School

    Principal: Dr. Derrick White 

    Assistant Principal: Ms. Evangelin Butler

    Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Carey Martin

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  • WSM

    West St. Mary High School
    18333 Highway 182W
    Baldwin, LA  70514
    (337)924-7990 Office    (337) 924-7999 Fax

    Guidance Counselor (337) 924-7147 Fax

     

Character Counts!

  • May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 5/19/2017

    For Students:  "Summertime is always the best of what might be."  -Charles Bowden

     

    For Staff:  "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  -Celia Thaxter

     

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • What Do You Know About Cybersecurity?

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 4/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

    The Pew Research Center has created a quiz to measure what people know about basic online issues. Before you read any further, I invite you to take the quiz yourself:  http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/   (By the way, we've talked about all of these issues as part of this CyberSafe blog.)

    This quiz points out how complicated cybersecurity is. Only 20% of the initial 1055 respondents answered more than 8 of the 13 questions correctly, and only 1% received a perfect score. 

    According to the survey's initial results, most people could recognize that a strong password includes upper and lower case letters, numerals, and does not contain a word in the dictionary.  Likewise, most people know that public WiFi--even when it is password protected--is not safe for sensitive activities like banking.

    So, where are the gaps in our knowledge?

    • Only half of the respondents could correctly identify a phishing attack.
    • Nearly 60% did not realize that an internet service provider (ISP) can still see the sites they access when they are using "private browsing" mode.
    • Only 33% knew that the "s" in any URL beginning with "https://" indicates that the traffic on that site is encrypted to protect data.

    Equally concerning, a significant number of respondents answered "not sure" to many questions.  More than 50% of respondents were "not sure" about the private browsing questions and the "https://" question, and 70% or more were not sure what a botnet or a VPN connection could do.

    Is there a difference in responses based on age or education? Yes, those who had higher levels of education did slightly better on the quiz. However, on several questions, users aged 65 and older were just as knowledgeable as those ages 18-29.  In fact, 18-to 29-year olds answered 6 out of 13 questions correctly, while those 65 or older answered 5 out of 13 correct answers. 

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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