Dear Parents and Guardians,


Holy Week is a week our faith is lived out in the Bible. It begins with Palm Sunday as Jesus enters Jerusalem with many adorers as life is good at this time. Then it moves to Holy Thursday, the Last Supper/the first mass. Good Friday follows with the passion, suffering and death of Our Lord. The conclusion is found in the joy of Easter Sunday. Throughout our Lord’s journey we can find ourselves. Finding honor, feasting with friends and family, being a servant, sacrifice, prayer in difficult times, being judged and wrongly accused and joy at the end of a trying journey.


SMSA and I wish you a happy and blessed Easter. May you and your family find Jesus during this most important celebration within the church community. Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with SMSA as they help create the face of Christ and Christ’s love within our community. We all have an important role to play and a purpose to fulfill.


Thank you for your continued partnership with SMSA. Together we create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams.


God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer
Elementary Principal, SMSA


Standards Based Grading

The objective of the video series is to educate parents in short videos to unpack Standard Based Grading. The series intends to deliver an education and mindshift to understand Standards Based Grading, why Standards Based Grading is best practice, and how Standards Based Grading functions with the parent and teacher supporting the student’s journey.


Please select the following six links to see the box set of SBG at SMSA.

Upcoming Dates

April 15th: No School, Good Friday
April 18th – April 22nd: Forward Testing make-up tests
Week of May 9th: Scholastic Book Fair in the library
June 8: 8th grade graduation at Holy Family Church 9:00 a.m. Mass

Fashion Academy for grades 8-12 at Mount Mary University - June 27th - July 1st

Get ready to unleash your creativity this summer!


Fashion Academy is a week-long experience for students entering grades 8-12 who have a love of fashion and want to learn more about the industry. Experience fashion through hands-on activities with Mount Mary faculty and meet alumni industry professionals. Learn insider know-how and discover the skills and digital tools needed for a career in fashion design and promotion.


Mount Mary Fashion Academy will be June 27- July 1 | Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Cost: $200 ($13.80 processing fee).


Click this link to learn more


Help the little ones drive! Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22

Hi Everyone,


My name is Zainah Ott, a local high school student at eAchieve Academy. At our school every student is required to complete a full credit of Service Learning. I wanted to use this opportunity to help our community, but especially the little ones.


I am hosting a Little Needs Drive at SMSA from Monday, April 18th to Friday, April 22nd. There will be 3 boxes in both the North and South Hall offices. There is one for each grade group: Elementary, Middle, and High School. With you and your students’ support we will be able to donate all items to the Fond du Lac Family Resource Center!


List of ideas include:
Diapers, pull-ups, pull-up underwear, wipes, diaper rash cream, bottles, sippy cups, baby spoons, baby bowls/plates, pacifiers, teething items, baby/children’s shampoo, lotion, nose cleaners and hairbrush/combs.


Thank you for your support of the Fond du Lac Family Resource Center!


News and Information

Penny War Results

Thank you for supporting Gavin T. in his Eagle Scout Project by supporting the Penny War. Just for fun, we weighed the coins from Day 4 and they totaled 275 pounds! Overall, we raised $2,534.97, which is the perfect amount to support the building of the Gaga Ball Pit on the upper playground for his Eagle Scout project.


Kindergarten was the winner of the Penny War and will receive a pizza party. Thank you again for your contributions to help Gavin on his journey and to help create a better playground for tomorrow.


April Specialist Newsletter

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After School Child Care - Part Time

St. Mary’s Springs Academy is seeking an individual who desires an opportunity to work in a dynamic empowering environment with students in grades 4K-5 as a part-time supervisor for our before/after school care programs. Each of the three classrooms are custom to certain grade levels and activities associated with the range of the grade levels.  


A strong candidate is willing to work as a team member, collaborate with colleagues and complete the Safe Environment Education training. Person with experience in an elementary school and/or child care setting is preferred, but not required. Part-time (15-20 hrs.) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and/or 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. on scheduled school days during the academic year.  


Qualified candidates should send letter of interest, resume and completed application  ( to: SMSA, Attn: Carrie Wiza, 255 County Road K,  Fond du Lac, WI 54937 or

Scholarship Opportunities

No News at this time


Before/After School Care News

After School Care for 2022/2023

The after school program has reached capacity in registrations for the next school year.  You may register for next school year, and your name will be added to a wait list.  As a reminder, the after school program is for students in grades P3 through grade 5. 


Parent Connectors - Join us Today

If you are interested in helping with our Parent Connectors Group, please contact Andrea Nuss,  We appreciate the support of our SMSA Families!