From the Office of Steve Kelnhofer, PreK - 8th Grade Principal


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is an amazing feeling to see all the smiles, joy and the life blood of our school return to SMSA.  The students’ smiles were grand and the energy for being at school was rewarding to welcome.  We are off to a wonderful start on our journey together.   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing to send your child(ren) to SMSA.  Together in partnership, the children will grow and fulfill their purpose and mission for which they are intended.



Please take time to view the link below to further understand our drop off and pick procedure this year.  We need everyone to do their part to keep children and vehicles safe.  We all need to be mindful of safety around SMSA.  Please drive “phone free” and slow down on campus.  I ask you to use the crosswalks and  designated walkways when on campus for safety.  Thank you for supporting our community and safety culture. If you have questions, please ask.  It’s okay to seek understanding.


Traffic/Parking flow for Grades P3-5

Traffic/Parking flow for Grades 6-8


Standards Based Grading

As I have mentioned in previous eLedgers, St. Mary’s Spring Academy is excited to introduce Standards Based Grading in grades fourth through eighth grade for the 2022-23 school year!  These grade levels are the next installment after Kindergarten through third grade successfully moved into SBG last school year.  Standards Based Grading is a best practice initiative the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is leading all of its schools towards implementing in the coming school year.

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.


Thank you for your continued partnership and support of SMSA!  Please continue to read the eLedger as our main communication tool.  Please ask your questions, because we are here to seek understanding and support you.


God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer
Elementary Principal, SMSA

News and Information

Time to submit your August Summer Reading Club Minutes!

Just a reminder that all August reading minutes are due by Thursday September 1st.


Here’s your August link:


If you are new to SMSA and you participated in a library’s summer reading or another program and know your minutes; you still can log those August minutes with us!


If some reason you didn’t log your minutes during the summer online; please turn your calendars to the South Hall Office by September 1st. Please make sure your name, grade, and parent email is written on the form.


If you have any questions please email Lisa Serovy.


Stay tuned to find out if Mr. K. gets silly strung this year!  All students who have logged at least 300 minutes will earn that right if we meet or exceed 145,000 minutes!


PPA Meeting Dates

PPA meeting Dates for the 2022-2023 school year are:


  • September 21
  • October 18 (note the revised date)
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 16 (note the revised date)


All meetings will be held at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge (first floor teacher lounge).


Contact Maggie Rose with any questions about PPA!


Safeguarding God's Children (SEE) Training

SMSA will be hosting SEE training on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose room. This training is needed for all volunteers, coaches and employees of SMSA.


Please sign up online through CMG Connect


If you have any questions please contact Carrie Wiza  at or 920-322-3215



Cub Scout Kick Off Ice Cream Social

Cub Scout Kick Off Ice Cream Social


Tuesday, September 6th @ 6:30 pm


Holy Family Hall (on 4th St.)


Upcoming Dates

School Pictures 

September 9th – Grade P3 – Grade 5


Scholarship Opportunities

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