Master Schedule & Course Schedules for 2022-23:
I am pleased to announce that the 2022-23 SMSA Master Schedule has been approved and finalized! This is an important step in the master scheduling process – which began (internally) last December, and then continued with student-counselor meetings and submissions of completed course selection worksheets in February. Shortly, students will be receiving paper copies of their 2022-23 academic schedules!
Many thanks to parents and students for fulfilling their role and for meeting the deadlines in the course selection process earlier this semester. Hearty THANKS to Mr. Jacob Norlander, our Coordinator of System Scheduling and Records for managing this critical process so thoughtfully and efficiently!
The very next step in this deliberate process involves resolving schedule conflicts. The Counseling Office staff has begun meeting with students whose 2022-23 course choices may have resulted in conflicts within the new Master Schedule matrix. Just those students with clearly identified schedule conflicts shall be asked to engage with the counseling staff to resolve schedule conflicts during the next week.
IMPORTANT: This is not the time within the scheduling process for requesting “schedule changes” for 2022-23. Again, this is a thoughtful, deliberate process. Requesting schedule changes is reserved for dates in August and September with our Counseling Office. I invite you to click here 2022-23 CURRICULUM GUIDE (final).pdf to learn more. See section 1.3 Requesting a Schedule Change for more details.
If you like, please feel free to contact Mr. Norlander, Mrs. McCarthy or Mr. Stamatakos to receive a Schedule Change Request Form. That form may be filed electronically – and will remain in a queue until the schedule change period opens in late August. Expect more information and communication about that part of the process this summer.
End of Year Celebrations and Events on the Ledge involving the Class of 2022:
At this time of year, we are making preparations for the end of the school year, for the special events intended to celebrate our students , and especially the Class of 2022! This communication is designed to provide an overview and confirmation of key events involving seniors during the final months of school.
- Sunday, May 22 from 2-4pm, Senior Superlatives/Banquet (Horace Mann High School Auditorium – North Fond du Lac). This is a special time for seniors and their parents, class moderators and administration, to enjoy time together. The Class Council leaders will reveal “Senior Superlatives” and unveil the senior video. A “parade of seniors” shall include formal presentation of cap & gown to each senior, recapping the senior awards presented at the Ledger Honors Convocation (May 19), and presentation of a special gift from Campus Ministry for all seniors.
- Friday, June 3 from 1:00 to 2:30pm, Commencement Practice (Holy Family Church) REQUIRED. Seniors do not have classes/ school in the morning. June 3 shall be an exam day for underclassmen only. In the afternoon, seniors will attend this required rehearsal for Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement with class moderators and administration.
- Sunday, June 5 beginning at 2:15pm, Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement (Holy Family Church) REQUIRED. Students are asked to arrive and check-in at Holy Family Church by 1:45pm to begin lining up in the church hall. There shall not be any restriction on guest attendance. After Mass, the Class of 2022 Commencement shall begin. Our valued partners at Radio Plus have also provided a Livestream link to this event! https://youtu.be/Dbz40ewfcrg
We are grateful to God that these important and meaningful community events will be possible this year! Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Watch for more reminders in the week ahead.
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!
Principal, High School