Welcome back from spring break.  I hope your family had an opportunity to spend time together.   In this eLedger you will find a special message for middle school parents/guardians as well as more information on the Wisconsin Forward exam. 

We are thankful for your partnership as our students learn and grow through these middle school years. As spring time approaches, the administration team, Mrs. Trepte and I, in partnership with teachers, are spending time focusing on our Core Values and their importance to providing a safe community academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually through middle school classroom conversations to support the end of the school year. These conversations include discussions around the impact that unkind words, unkind actions, bullying and harassment can have on an individual and the school community as well as the seriousness of these actions. 


The Ledger Way depicts St. Mary’s Springs’ Core Values that exemplify the commitment we have towards helping each student develop his/her moral compass.  The areas of faith, learning, respect, leadership, community and responsibility provide a lens through which our students can visualize how they may interact and treat each other as gifts from God.  As we work together as a school community and in partnership with you, we will prepare our students to meet future challenges and become faith filled leaders of tomorrow.


Forward testing will begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and conclude on Friday, April 16, 2021.  Please click on the link to learn more about the Wisconsin Forward Assessment. Forward Parent Letter   Please partner with us and have your child attend school during Forward testing sessions and be physically and mentally prepared as possible.  Thank you.  


I pray you have a blessed Easter celebration ignited by the beauty of the Holy Triduum that lays before the Easter celebration. 

God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Elementary Principal


Ledger Learning Guide  

Parents are always encouraged to check the SMSA Ledger Learning Guides Home Page to see weekly learning targets, resources and expectations in every course.  Parental partnership in helping students  stay organized and focused on learning is always appreciated. 

Upcoming Dates

April 1st:  Students may begin to wear dress code shorts to school

April 2nd and April 5th:  No school for students. Celebrating Easter

April 7th – April 16th:  Forward tests for grades 3 – 8

Ledgerfest 2021 - Virtual Event! - April 5th - 10th!

This year’s Ledgerfest will be a week long virtual event, so mark your calendar and join us for the “Ledgerfest Challenge,” starting Monday, April 5 – Saturday, April 10, 2021!

Click here for more details and check out our Ledgerfest Facebook event page and mark yourself as “going” by clicking here.

Spirit Wear and Jeans Day! - April 6th

In celebration of SMSA’s Ledgerfest 2021 Virtual Event – “Ledger Challenge,” there will be a system-wide Spirit Wear and Jeans day on Tuesday, April 6th!


Join the Ledgerfest fun this year by participating in a week of Ledger Challenges. Each day a new challenge will be posted to the Ledgerfest Facebook event page, click here to mark yourself as “going” and receive event updates. Then, on Tuesday, April 6th, participate in the “Spirit Day” Ledger challenge by posting a picture of your family in their spirit wear to the event page and earn points towards winning one of two $100 Visa gift cards. 


For more information regarding the Ledgerfest Challenges, click here.


There is no cost for students, faculty and staff to wear spirit wear and jeans on Tuesday, April 6th! Show your Ledger spirit and join in the Ledgerfest fun!

News and Information

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Scholarship Opportunities

BeeDee Scholarship (8th Grade Students) – Deadline Friday April 16th

Please click here for information on the BeeDee Scholarship.


Before/After School Care News

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Parent Connectors - Join us Today

If you have any questions, please contact either Andrea Nuss, or Katie Mathos,