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A Message From The Superintendent ...


July 2016


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


June was a month of celebrations at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  Our students’ academic achievements were honored and celebrated at the Elementary and Secondary Awards Days.  Class of 2016 SMSD Valedictorian Drew Cannizzaro and SMSD Salutatorian Steven Schunk made Graduation a night to remember.  We are proud of our 100% graduation rate and 100% New York State Regents Diploma rate.


On May 24th & 25th, our drama production of “The Lion King” was awesome and the Gallagher Gym was filled with enthusiastic audiences for all three performances.


Thank you to all of the stakeholders for making the 2015-2016 school year a success.  We continue to work with the New York State Education Department and legislative leaders to be part of the solution for New York State.  St. Mary’s continues to review and act on the recommendations from the Council of Educational Administrators of Schools for the Deaf (CEASD).  Most importantly, staff, students, and parents continued to work as a team so the students reach their full potential across all settings of our school. 


Summer School begins on Tuesday, July 5th and runs through Monday, August 15th.


Fall classes will begin on Tuesday, September 6th


Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and tour our campus.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have about Deaf Education.


Enjoy your summer!


Child First!


Timothy M. Kelly