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A Message From The Superintendent ...

June 2018


Dear St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Stakeholders:


The end of the 2017-2018 school year continues to be filled with excitement and enthusiasm.  Awards Days, Yearbook Distribution Day, Sports Banquet, Senior Class Trip, and Commencement are some of the exciting activities that create cherished memories for our students, staff, and parents.


One of the highlights of May was the SMSD drama production of “Newsies”.  The production played to three spirited crowds.  Our students, staff, and volunteers worked tirelessly as a team to make all three shows a huge success.  It is a joy to see student achievement and student progress across all settings.


Our Girls & Boys Track teams attended the ESDAA Tournament in Maryland.  Both teams did very well.  SMSD Girls finished second, while the Boys finished first!  On June 7th, we will hold our 59th Annual Sports Awards Banquet.  Athletic Director Jim Carmody and his coaching staff did a tremendous job with all the sports this year. 


On May 31st, our Sing & Sign Chorus performed the Canadian and American National Anthems at the Buffalo Bison’s Kid’s Day game.


In the classroom, our students and staff continue to finish the school year strong; working to achieve all of the goals across all settings.


Congratulations to all of our elementary and secondary students who will receive academic awards this month.  Your hard work will continue to pay off in the future.  Your commitment to achieving all your goals puts you on the right path to being life-long learners. 


On June 14th at 7 p.m. in Father Gallagher Gym, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf will celebrate our 2018 Commencement Ceremony.  NYS Regent Catherine Collins will be in attendance.  We wish our Senior Class much happiness and success in their future.


The last day of school for students is June 20th.  Summer School begins on Monday, July 9th and ends on Friday, August 17th.


St Mary’s School for the Deaf Alumni Association’s Reunion will be Friday, June 22nd through Sunday June 24th.  For more information, please contact Pamela Rohring at prezsmsdaa@gmail.comas soon as possible.  Reservations are due June 8th. 


Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and see what a special place our campus is.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment for a tour.


Child First!

Timothy M. Kelly