August 2, 2017
August 10-September 2
Whether you are a new student or a veteran, St. Mary’s Academy wants to give you a warm welcome. During our Weeks of Welcome (WOW), you will have opportunities to engage with administrators, faculty, staff, alumnae and fellow students. The Weeks of Welcome start on August 10 and end on September 2. With activities ranging from our Family Bash at Fulton Alley to our Dinner at Sunset, there are numerous opportunities to have fun, make new friends and start the school year off with a bang!Read More
August 14, 2017
Darlene Hutchinson was recently named as the new Elementary Coordinator for St. Mary’s Academy. With more than 39 years teaching and leadership experience, Hutchinson, most recently served as a kindergarten teacher, a position she has held since 2006.
Prior to her tenure at SMA, Hutchinson worked at Corpus Christi School for 14 years and Perrault Kiddie Kollege. Additionally, she taught enrichment courses at UNO mini college.
“As a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, I have a vested interest and will do whatever it takes to build a legacy of excellence in this position,” said Hutchinson, a 1977 alumna. “With God’s help and the assistance of administrators I know that all things are possible.”
Hutchinson earned a B.A in Education from the University of New Orleans.and also maintains credentials as a Child Development Associate.
August 15, 2017
Equipping students with the skills to be successful in their classes was the focus of the Academic B.A.S.H. (Be a Success Here) conducted at SMA on Tuesday, August 15. Every middle and high school student took part in the BASH that featured seminars on topics such as time management, stress management, testing skills, improving concentration and reading effectively for academic success.
Check out pictures from the BASH by clicking on the link below.
Scholarship, Leadership, & Service
Michelle Ellis is the Founder & President of The YOU Awards International, co-owner of Ellis Modeling & Talent Agency and a Multimedia Account Executive for the NBC Affiliate in Atlanta, GA. She has had a very successful career in the media industry working for the ABC Affiliate in New Orleans, LA, the CBS Affiliate in New Orleans, LA and Cox Communications in New Orleans, LA.
Over the years Michelle has received several awards in sales & marketing for her hard work and continues to strive to be the best in everything she does. More recently Michelle has found success with the non-profit organization she started called The YOU Awards International by recognizing the outstanding achievements of young people in the community. Although she recognizes young people for their accomplishments she has also garnered recognition for the outstanding job she has done as a leader of this amazing organization. In addition to this, Michelle has been a long standing volunteer with The Trumpet Awards Foundation which is an international awards show known around the world.
Even though Michelle has had a lot of success in her career, she acknowledges that her biggest success comes in the form of family as a wife and mother of her two daughters.
If there is one thing to remember about Michelle, it’s that she lives by the saying that she heard a while back from Pastor T.D. Jakes which is “Live your life without limits and let history explain how you did it.” She is one lady to follow in the future!