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A Message From The Superintendent ...


November 2016


Dear Members of the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Community:


On Tuesday, October 18th, we dedicated the Tot Lot in front of the Gallagher Gym to Judy Kohl.  Judy, her family and many SMSD retirees were in attendance at the event.  Judy Kohl was former teacher, Director of Curriculum, and SMSD Superintendent. 


Pamela Rohring, Deaf Studies/ASL Teacher and I gave a presentation on Deaf Culture at the UB Pediatric Dental School.  There were approximately 25 future dentists in attendance. This was an excellent outreach opportunity for SMSD.   


Our students participated in ESDAA Soccer and Volleyball Tournaments in October.  The students again represented our School with great sportsmanship, enthusiasm, teamwork, and the spirit of St. Mary’s.


On November 23rd, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present their 30th Annual Holiday Concert at 10 a.m. in the Father Gallagher Gym.  We ask that all who attend this free event bring food items for our Annual Food Drive to benefit the Buffalo City Mission. 



Summer School will begin on Monday, July10th and end on Friday, August 18th, 2017


St. Mary’s School for the Deaf continues to partner with our many community organizations and acts as a valuable resource to Western New York.  We are committed to our Belief Statement and our Mission Statement.  We remain student focused and student centered in our approach to Deaf Education.


I look forward to seeing you on campus and working with you to support our students in 2016-2017.  Together we can help our students become life-long learners and productive citizens.


Child First!


Timothy M. Kelly