HAPPY HOMECOMING 2021!
We hope to see you in the rented bleachers this Saturday, October 9th at 1pm, as the varsity football team will play on our new turf field – for a truly unique homecoming on the Ledge! Please click here for an FAQ on the upcoming game! All are welcome to come and celebrate this unique experience!
CATHOLIC EDUCATORS CONVENTION
On Friday, October 8, all SMSA teachers will be attending the 2021 Catholic Educators Convention at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The Archdiocese schedules its Educator Convention every 2 years, and all teachers from 102 Catholic schools in the ten county Archdiocese of Milwaukee are required to attend. The convention would normally have occurred last fall (October 2020) but was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time. As educators committed to lifelong learning, growth and development, our faculty is eager to engage with this year’s convention opportunities! SMSA faculty will participate in a range of interesting content sessions that address classroom instruction in specific academic disciplines, for example “Art and Faith.” They will also attend sessions with a range of topics including character and virtue education; best practice assessment; brain based research on learning; standards based education and assessment; the impact of writers workshops and math labs; digital citizenship in Catholic schools and how to build positive classroom communities. School counselors and principals will also be interested in sessions that educate school personnel around trauma-informed care; social-emotional learning and programming; culturally relevant lessons and readings for Catholic school classrooms, and more. Key textbook publishers and school supply vendors will also offer attendees new product information and a peek into future educational trends, opportunities and resources.
At the Springs, we have been a dedicated learning community since 1909. Curriculum and instruction, students, teachers and society have all changed so dramatically since then. Now in 2021, especially with the many recent dynamics and opportunities brought to light by the pandemic, SMSA teachers are grateful to fully immerse into the 2021 Catholic Educators Convention so that learning on the Ledge may remain relevant and dynamic for our Ledgers. Please pray for a meaningful and safe convention for all teachers.
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!
Principal, High School