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St. Marys Elementary

Welcome to St. Marys Elementary
Home of the SMES Sharks

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. St. Marys Elementary School(SMES) continues to out-perform the state and RESA district on end of the year assessments. We are dedicated to upholding that tradition and will continue to meet the needs of students through a variety of strategies and scheduling options. We are extremely excited about working with each of you and your children to provide the best educational experience possible. We are committed to fulfill our school's mission of preparing all of our students to become lifelong learners and positive contributors to society. SMES teachers and staff work diligently to plan effective instruction to help students acquire the skills needed to achieve mastery of the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Enrichment opportunities in the arts, technology, STEM civic organizations and health and fitness contribute to the "whole child".

We believe parental involvement is crucial to success and there are many ways that parents can become involved. We invite parents to join our PTO, attend school functions, and volunteer in the school. Working together, we can create a team of support for each of our students. Please feel free to call us at any time if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming school year.

Sincerely,
Principal Rhonda Lee and the Faculty and Staff of SMES

 Three Sharks

St. Marys Sharks Always Remember to:
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
and Be Safe

St. Marys Elementary School
600 Osborne St.
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-882-4839
Fax: 912-882-9200

School Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Doors Open at 8:00 AM
Extended Day Care Available 6:30 AM -8:30 AM


Rhona Lee
Mrs. Rhonda Lee
Principal

Dr. Narvell
Dr. Robert Narvell
Teaching and Learning Specialist

Mr. Spencer
Mr. Walter Spencer
Guidance Counselor

Student Handbook


      Counselor's Corner
School Counselor

Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner!!

Hello, my name is Walter Spencer the school counselor at St. Marys Elementary School. This is my 12th year serving as St. Marys Elementary school counselor. I look forward to meeting and getting to know the SMES families! Feel free to contact me at wspencer@camden.k12.ga.us or 912-882-4839.

This page provides you with information about the school counseling program, and resources.

* Promoting positive attitudes among students towards self, family, peers and community.

* Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.

*Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as decision making, resolving conflict and respecting others.

* Working with students, parents and school staff to identify learning needs and to design interventions to enhance student success.

* Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities.

* Providing support during a personal crisis. 

* Working with students and parents on attendance issues.

* Coordinating referrals to outside agencies.

* Developing student career awareness.

* Helping to create a safe and positive learning experience. 

GROWING UP ISN'T EASY! HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOPICS THAT CAN BE DISCUSSED DURING COUNSELING:

* Making friends              * Liking myself                  * Getting along with others         * Parents' divorce

* Being a "new kid"         * Studying                           * Learning and responsibility       * Bullying

* Death and dying            * Moving away                  * Being honest

 


STUDENTS CAN SEE THE COUNSELOR THROUGH SELF, PARENT, TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATIVE REFERRAL.

 


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FEATURES

St. Marys Elementary School Temporary Contract Service Tutor

Temporary positions are available for a tutor with Early Childhood certification or a pass rate in Early Childhood on the GACE. Interested candidates should contact Rhonda Lee directly for details 912-882-4839 or rlee@camden.k12.ga.us.