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A Message From The Superintendent ...

June 2015


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


The fourth academic quarter of the 2014-2015 school year continues to be filled with excitement and enthusiasm.  Awards Days, Yearbook Distribution Day, Moving Up Day, Senior Class Trip, and Commencement are some of the exciting activities that create cherished memories for our students, staff, and parents.  In the classroom, our students and staff continue to finish the school year strong; working to achieve all of the goals across all settings.


On May 28th, we held our 56th Annual Sports Awards Banquet.  Athletic Director Jim Carmody and his coaching staff did a tremendous job this year.  SMSD Sophomore Jasmine Hollingsworth received the Judy Carroll Award for Top Female Athlete.  SMSD Senior Cole Rodgers received the John Rybak Award for Top Male Athlete.


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 18th at 7 p.m. in the Father Gallagher Gym, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf will celebrate our 2015 Commencement Ceremony.  Justin LeBlanc, Project Runway Designer and Assistant Professor at the College of Design at North Carolina State University, will be the speaker.  Our seniors will proudly accept their high school diploma and embark on the next leg of their adult journey.  We wish them much happiness and success in their future.


The last day of school for students is June 25th.  The last day for staff is June 26th.  Summer School begins on Monday, July 6th and ends on August 14th.


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