What's New at Scrip?

Big Lots! in Fond du Lac is now open and we are currently offering $25 gift cards with a 4% rebate. Check out the new Big Lots! store located in the old Shopko building and don’t forget to shop with Scrip.


Unfortunately, due to supply issues, SMSA is unable to inventory several products at this time: BP (all denominations), Visa $250 (currently have small supply and then will be unable to order), Walgreens $100 (currently have small supply and then will be unable to order).


Please be patient – we are told it’s temporary.

Scrip Hours

Monday and Wednesday – 8:00 to Noon

Tuesday and Thursday – Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Friday – Closed

Upcoming Dates

Springs' Mass at Holy Family - January 30th

SMSA Families, please plan to attend the 10:00 a.m. Springs’ Mass at Holy Family this Sunday at 10:00 a.m! Springs  families are encouraged to wear Springs spiritwear (and church-appropriate pants/skirts) to show our Ledger pride, commitment to Catholic education and gratitude for the support of Holy Family as we worship together. 


Donuts and coffee to follow.

SMSA Open House - Tuesday, February 1st

Do you know any families interested in learning more about St. Mary’s Springs Academy? Invite them to attend our System Wide Open House on Tuesday, February 1st, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This “Open Campus” event is for grades P3-12. Prospective families will have the opportunity to meet SMSA faculty and staff, tour our campus, and explore what life is like on the Ledge! All those who attend the Open House will receive free admission to the SMSA Girls Varsity Basketball Game as they take on Laconia!


Those who refer a new family to SMSA are eligible to receive a $500.00 tuition credit through our Refer-a Family program after the family enrolls for the new school year. Please click here for details.

For more information, please contact Kelly Mueller at or 920-322-8012.

Catholic Schools Week Day Of Giving 2022 - February 1st and 2nd

SMSA is excited to announce we are participating in the fifth annual Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving, beginning Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. (CST) and continuing through 11:00 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, February 2nd. We are again pleased to announce that when we reach our “Day of Giving” goal of raising $10,000, we will be giving away a 100% tuition credit to one lucky SMSA student.


That’s right! 100% tuition credit for the 2022/2023 academic year will be awarded to one lucky SMSA student when we reach our $10,000 goal!

 For every $100 donation made to our Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving campaign, your name will be entered for a chance to win, or gift, a 100% tuition credit for the 2022/2023 SMSA academic year. Donations must be made on our online giving site to qualify. 


Watch your email for more information.


To view full tuition credit rules, please click here.

Lands’ End 20% off sale - ends February 11th

Lands’ End 20% off sale is now available!  The sale is valid now until Friday, February 11th.  To take advantage of this great sale, sign up or log into your Land’s End account, choose your school as St. Mary’s Springs Academy, fill your cart, and then at checkout enter Promo Code: PAPER and PIN: 4941!


SMSA’a School numbers is: 900157314

Click here to go directly to the site.

Singing Telegrams - Order by February 13th

Tired of flowers and chocolates? The SMSA Music Department is doing their annual Singing Telegrams fundraiser! 


The high school vocal jazz members, dressed in formal attire, will surprise that special recipient and serenade them in song. There is a video option as well. 

Visit,, to reserve yours today!

Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Guardians - Register by February 16th

Eric Szatkowski is a former FBI agent who specialized in Internet Crimes Against Children.  He will be presenting to Middle and High School Students during the day and in the evening is providing a special presentation to Pk – 12 Parents/Guardians.  


Due to the sensitivity of the material that he will be covering during the parent presentation, he asks that it is Adults Only.  We therefore, will be providing childcare for children 3 and up (no diapers).  We are very excited to have Eric at SMSA as he is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge in keeping our children safe online.  


Please register by Wednesday, February 16th if you will be attending so we can get an idea of the number of people attending and children in childcare.  Click here to register.


For more information on Eric, please click here.


If you have any questions contact:

Mrs. Cauley, K-4 Counselor:                             

Mrs. Dengel, MS Counselor:    

Mrs. McCarthy, HS Counselor:

Ledgerfest 2022 - Luck of the Ledger - March 19th

We need your help to ensure this year’s event is a huge success. First, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19, 2022 and join us for this fun evening of fundraising. Invitations are coming soon!


The success of our silent and live auction are vital and your donation to our auction goes a long way to making our fundraising goal achievable! To donate an item or package to our auction, click here.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, click here.

News and Information

Letter to SMSA Parents/Guardians from the Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki

As Catholic Schools Week approaches, Archbishop Listecki would like to share a message with all you, the dedicated parents/guardians of St. Mary’s Springs Academy. 


Click here to view his message.

K-12 Tuition Tax Deduction - Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools

Thanks to advocacy by WCRIS, state law allows Wisconsin parents to deduct private school tuition on their taxes. Under the program, parents statewide can deduct up to $4,000 per student in grades K-8, and up to $10,000 per high school student.

Please click here for more information and to download the tax form

Substitute Teachers - Long Term

St. Mary’s Springs Academy is seeking two long-term substitute teachers.  The candidate will spend a week or two with the current teacher to create a seamless transition in the classroom.  Successful candidate must hold an Education License or be certified as substitute teacher in the state of WI.


A fifth grade teacher is needed from approximately Tuesday, March 15 through Friday, June 10, 2022.


A middle school physical education teacher is needed Friday, April 1 through Friday, June 10, 2022.


Knowledge of current practices and methodologies in Elementary Education and/or Physical Education required.  Candidate should also be a team player, willing to be flexible and collaborate with colleagues, technology integration, and differentiation instruction and assessment.  Practicing Catholic is preferred.


Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, current license, reference letters along with a completed application ( to:


St. Mary’s Springs Academy

Attn: Carrie Wiza

255 County Road K

Fond du Lac, WI 54937

FAX 920-322-1899 or email

Big Money Raffle

Thank you for supporting the 36th Annual Big Money Raffle drawing! We raised $98,550!



1st Prize – $20,000 – Ginny Ditter

Sold by: Lisa Krusick

2nd Prize – $5,000 – Amanda Nash

Sold by: John Nash

3rd Prize – $2,500 – Becky Harmsen

Sold by: Greta Harmsen

4th Prize – $1,000 – Tim Abler

Sold by: Catherine Abler

5th Prize – $500 – Dennis Buechel

Sold by: Avery Buechel

6th Prize – $500 – Ron Wilson

Sold by: Zayne Wilson

7th Prize – $500 – Chris Gross

Sold by: Porter Gross

Staff Christmas Gathering Update - Rescheduled

Thank you to all of the families that contributed to the SMSA staff gathering.  The original plan was to have the party on Monday, January 17.  Due to the rise in covid cases and to help prevent further spread, the gathering will be postponed until further notice.


-Parent Connectors

Heartbeat on Health

Return to the Ledge Health and Safety Protocols for 2021-2022

Please click here to view the safety protocols for the 2021-2022 academic year.


FdL County Quarantine Recommendations for COVID-19 Exposure

Please click here to view the Fdl County Health Department’s quarantine recommendations.


Be Well,

Allisen Willis, RN (’04)

Coordinator of Health Services

(920) 322-8017

Parents of Athletic Booster Club (ABC) and Performing Arts (PPA) Updates

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

PPA Meeting – February 16th

Our next PPA meeting will be Wednesday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m. in Lauby Lounge.


Questions? Contact Coleen Feucht for details and location.