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A Message From The Superintendent ...


March 2017 


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 School!


The annual Eastern States Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Basketball Tournament was held at St. Mary’s this year.  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 March 1st, a team of administrators, teachers, parents and students will travel to Albany to meet with area lawmakers on Advocacy Day.  There are six State Senators and thirteen Assembly members that represent St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  We are continually grateful for their support of Deaf Education and St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. 


SMSD students are scheduled to participate in the Northeast Academic Bowl in Rockville, MD from March 10th to March 12th.  Good Luck !


The 44th Annual Physical Education and Sports Demonstration will be held on March 23rd 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