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A Message From The Superintendent ...


May 2017


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


The fourth academic quarter is in full swing and the students are excited for all of the May and June events at our school.  Our focus remains on working as a team so our students achieve all of their goals across all settings for the 2016-2017 school year. 


May is filled with many exciting events.  Track & Field season is always a fan favorite.  Our student athletes are excited!  Our Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring Family Fun Night on May 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. in Gallagher Gym.  All stakeholders and their families are invited.  Grandparents Day & Junior Class Tray Auction is May 11th beginning at 9:30 a.m. 


The SMSD drama production of “Aladdin” will be Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 24th at 7 p.m. in the Gallagher Gym.  Our students, staff, and volunteers have been working tirelessly as a team to make this production a huge success.  Don’t miss it! 


Please note:  There are no afterschool activities on Thursday, May 25th.  There is No School on Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day.


On Tuesday, May 30th at 6 p.m. in the Young Assembly Hall, there will be a Town Hall Meeting focusing on the “State of SMSD”.  Each year, I conduct a presentation giving all SMSD stakeholders an update on what is happening at St. Mary’s. 


The SMSD Annual Board Dinner & Auction will be held on Friday, June 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Mary Seaton Room in Kleinhans Music Hall.  Tickets are $100 each.  Please email Margaret Phillips at if you are interested in a sponsorship, attending the event or making a donation!


Because we had two snow days in March, school will be in session on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. Summer School is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 10th and end on August 18th, 2017.  This is a change from the 2016-2017 School Calendar you received in the fall. 


Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and see what a special place our campus is.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment for a tour.


Child First!


Timothy M. Kelly