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A Message From The Superintendent ...

March 2018


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


Spring is rapidly approaching!  Students, staff and parents continue to work as a team to achieve all of the goals on our student’s Individualized Education Plan.  We believe in the dedication of our students and staff.   We remain committed to our Mission and Belief Statements and are proud to be a Child First, fully accredited School!


On February 2nd, SMSD held a “Grand Opening” for our newly renovated 21st Century Library!  All community partners in attendance commented on how well behaved our students were and how professional our staff present themselves.  All stakeholders are excited about the new design and many opportunities now available.


The annual Eastern States Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Girls Basketball Tournament was held in Delaware. They finished in 5th place.  The ESDAA Boys Basketball Tournament was held in Rhode Island and they won it all, including several individual competitions.  Both teams represented SMSD, Buffalo and Western New York with great character and sportsmanship.  ESDAA tournaments provide lifelong memories and friendships for our students. 


On February 27th & 28th, a team of administrators, teachers, parents and students will traveled to Albany to meet with area lawmakers on Advocacy Day.  All of our WNY legislators are in cohesive support of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  We are continually grateful for this support of Deaf Education and our School. 


SMSD students are scheduled to participate in the Northeast Academic Bowl at the American School for the Deaf in Connecticut from March 2nd to March 5th.  Good Luck!


The 45th Annual Physical Education and Sports Demonstration will be held on March 29th in the Father Gallagher Gym beginning at 1 p.m.  Come and see our Pre-K through 12th grade students exhibit their determination and athleticism.  


Our doors are always open to our stakeholders.  Feel free to stop by or schedule a tour of our great school.


Child First!                                                                   


Timothy M. Kelly