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A Message From The Superintendent ...


July 2017


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. Students at the High School level passed New York State Regents Examinations. Class of 2017 SMSD Commencement Exercises were a night to remember. We are proud of our 100% graduation rate.


On May 23rd & 24th, our drama production of “Aladdin” was awesome! The Gallagher Gym was filled with enthusiastic audiences for all three performances. Our students and staff worked tirelessly with community volunteers to make the show a huge success. The spirit of St. Mary’s was evident in each performance.


Thank you to all of the stakeholders for making the 2016-2017 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 is working on finalizing documentation for re-Accreditation. The Council of Educational Administrators of Schools for the Deaf (CEASD) Site Visit Team will be here from October 15 through October 18 to assess and make a recommendation. 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 Monday, July 10th
and ends Friday, August 18th.
Fall classes will begin on Wednesday, 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