A Message From The Superintendent ...
Dear Members of the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Community:
We had a great turnout for the Parent Conference Night held on October 4th. Staff, parents and students continue to work as a team to accomplish all goals across all settings before, during and after school.
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Boys Soccer team finished in 2nd place at the Eastern States Schools for the Deaf (ESDAA) Soccer Tournament in Providence, Rhode Island. Our boys represented with the Spirit of St. Mary’s at the forefront of everything they accomplished. Our Girls’ Volleyball team traveled to the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains for the ESDAA Volleyball Tournament. Our team represented well, finishing in 5th place in this 11 team tournament. The girls and the coaches carried the Spirit of St. Mary’s with them throughout the weekend. This year’s team has many younger players whom experienced this tournament for the first time. The future is bright in both soccer and volleyball!
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21st, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present their 32nd Annual Holiday Concert in the Father Gallagher Gym. We ask that all who attend this free event bring food items for our Annual Food Drive to once again benefit the Buffalo City Mission.
There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 9th or Monday, November 12th, as we honor our Veterans. School will also be closed for Thanksgiving on November 22nd and November 23rd. For more information on school-related events, please go to www.smsdk12.org or call the school at (716) 834-7200.
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. Together we can help our students become life-long learners and productive citizens.
We are Child First!
Timothy M. Kelly