Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                       

It was wonderful being able to attend an Ash Wednesday service this past Wednesday. Thank you to Fr. John and Father Edward for leading our many services for the day.  Thank you Sheila Skiff for her organization of the events of the day.  The season of Lent leads us towards the opportunity of forty days to practice the self disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.   All three practices peel away the clutter of our lives and center us towards a closer relationship with Jesus.  I invite you to join SMSA in exploring and experiencing these three Lenten practices with the youth of our Catholic faith. Let’s give them the gift of examples of our faith and lead them towards a closer relationship with our Lord.  

Thank you for a wonderful virtual conference experience last week.  I appreciate the partnership to support the students on their educational journeys.   Students are three weeks away from concluding their third quarter.  This may be a good time to dive into Skyward with your child(ren) if you have not taken a peek in the recent weeks.  

Seek and you will find, knock and the door shall be opened.  May God be with you on your Lenten journey. 

God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Principal SMSA


Friday, March 12th:  No school for students.  Grading day for teachers.


Monday – Friday, March 22nd -26th:  No school for spring break. 


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

We Need Your Help- Ledgerfest Class Auction Baskets - due February 26th

SMSA families will be creating grade level themed baskets again this year as part of the silent auction for Ledgerfest that will be in April. If you would like to contribute towards your child(ren) grade level basket, please send your cash contribution in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, grade level and Ledgerfest Donation written on it. Your children can then give it to their homeroom teacher or drop off in the North or South office. If you send in a check, please make it payable to Andrea Nuss.


*Please note that if you have more than one child attending SMSA, you can send it in one envelope but write each child’s name and the amount you are donating for them, along with their grade level on the envelope. Thank you so much for your support with this portion of the silent auction.


Listed below are the point people of who’s organizing the basket for that specific grade level and their contact information. Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions.


P3 – Stephanie Fessler –

4K – Stephanie Fessler –

5K – Jenn Ellestad –

1st Grade– Andrea Nuss –

2nd Grade– Mandy Holz –

3rd Grade – Valerie Everson –

4th Grade – Becky Harmsen –

5th Grade – Andrea Nuss –

6th Grade – Lisa Serovy –

7th Grade – Jacqui Kaufman –

8th Grade – Andrea Nuss –

All High School Grades – Andy King – & Chris Gilles –


News and Information

Attention SMSA bus Riders

The FDL School District will be returning to in person learning starting Monday, February 15th. Bus routes and times will be adjusted as needed to accommodate the public school students riding the bus. Johnson Bus will notify families of any changes to their existing route and/or time using the MyStop app. 


Please check MyStop for communication from Johnson Bus.  The South Street Shuttle bus will not have any changes.

Scholarship Opportunities

No news at this time.


Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.


Parent Connectors - Join us Today

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