• Timothy M. Kelly, Superintendent
     
    A Message From The Superintendent ...
     

    March 2019

    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, fully accredited School!

    The annual Eastern States Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Girls Basketball Tournament was held in Rochester. They finished in 3rd place.  The ESDAA Boys Basketball Tournament was held in West Virginia and they finished in 3rd place.  Both teams represented SMSD, Buffalo and Western New York with great character and sportsmanship.  ESDAA tournaments provide lifelong memories and new friendships for our students. 

    On February 26th & 27th, a team of administrators, teachers, parents and students traveled to Albany to meet with area lawmakers on Advocacy Day.  All of our WNY legislators are in cohesive support of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  We are continually grateful for this support of Deaf Education and our School. 

    SMSD students are scheduled to participate in the Northeast Academic Bowl at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Scranton from March 8th to March 11th.  Good Luck!

    The 46th Annual Physical Education and Sports Demonstration will be held on March 21st 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.  Don’t miss it! 

    Please note:  Because SCHOOL was CLOSED on January 29, January 30, February 1, February 15, and February 25.  Therefore, SCHOOL will be in session on FRIDAY, MAY 24, MONDAY, JUNE 24, TUESDAY JUNE 25, JUNE 26, and JUNE 27.  Hopefully, there will be no more Snow Days!

    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

    Superintendent

     

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