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A Message From The Superintendent ...


March 2015


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!


In February, SMSD hosted the Eastern States Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Girls Basketball Tournament.   The Boys Basketball Team traveled to Main for the ESDAA Boys Basketball Tournament.  We are very proud of our coaches and student athletes.  Our student athletes know they are representing St. Mary’s, Buffalo and the eight counties of Western New York and they continue to exceed expectations across all settings. 


On March 3rd, a team of administrators, teachers, parents and students will travel to Albany to meet with area lawmakers to discuss our funding.  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 our School. 


The 42nd Annual Physical Education and Sports Demonstration will be held on March 26th 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.   It’s an inspiring, fun event you won’t want to miss!


*** Due to the excessive number of snow days used this year, the last day of school for students is Thursday, June 25th, 2015.  June 26th will be an IEP Day for staff only. ***


Child First!


Timothy M. Kelly