Dear Parents and Guardians,


Lent is before us and is beginning next week with an all-System Mass at Holy Family on Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a time we are called to practice the three disciplines of fasting, almsgiving and prayer.  It is good to think of these three areas when determining a fast, or what we will give up, during lent.  This makes me think back to when I taught second grade for a few years.  We discussed not only what we “give up”, but what we do in place of what we give up. We discussed how it creates an opportunity to create a new habit that could change your life for the better.  


Take some time this week to discuss Lent with your family and how we get to practice discipline and get to become closer to the best version of ourselves.  


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


Internet Safety Presentation


On February 23rd, SMSA hosted “The Dark Side of Cyberspace: the Internet, Smart Phones, and Social Media.”  Mr. Eric Szatkowski led a presentation for 5th grader students through 8th grade students during the school day.  A parent only session was held during the evening.   I hope you took this opportunity to use the Ledger Way core values of learning, community, respect and responsibility to learn more about Cyberspace in today’s culture.  It provided a platform to create and lead needed conversations with those closest to you, your family.  


If you have any feedback to offer, concerns to share, or questions around this important topic, please contact:


You Are Invited to Ash Wednesday Liturgy – March 2nd

Ash Wednesday arrives March 2nd, 2022.  Yes, next week is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent.  You are welcome to join the SMSA system of students and faculty for 9:00am Ash Wednesday Mass at Holy Family Church.  


Standard Based Grading

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

Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 28th – Friday, April 1st – Spring Break

Wednesday, June 8th – 8th grade graduation at Holy Family Church at 9:00 a.m. 

Ledgerfest 2022 - March 19th

We need your help to ensure this year’s event is a huge success. Here’s how:


  • Register to attend the event and/or become a sponsor by clicking here.
  • Sign up to volunteer by clicking here. Help is needed for set up, registration, selling raffles, clean up and more.
  • Make a donation to our live or silent auction by clicking here.  Donations can be dropped off at SMSA during school hours, please include attention to “Kristin Zitlow – Ledgerfest” on your donation.

Please contact Kristin Zitlow with questions: 920-322-8006 or

News and Information

Principal's Pen

This week’s Principal’s Pen awards goes to:

Leah Anderson, 6th grade – For being an outstanding example of the Ledger Was as she is respectful and responsible. She takes pride in her learning and enjoys being a member of the Ledger community. 


Madelyn Reilley, 8th grade – For being an incredible student and a great friend to everyone. Very thoughtful in class and is a pleasure to be around. 


Keaton Snyder, 6th grade – For having a passion to learn and grow through reading. She shows respect to her teachers and classmates throughout SMSA. 


Teique Wagner, 8th grade – For being respectful to his teachers and classmates. He has a polite manner and is a great sportsman and leader. 


Joey Hickson, 8th grade – For being respectful to others. Very responsible with classwork and always willing to help others. 


Sianna Feucht, 8th grade – For being respectful of both teachers and classmates. She takes responsibility for her learning and is a leader in the class. 


Lucas Babler, 7th grade – For being respectful and responsible for his learning. He shows leadership in the class by helping others to learn and understand the material. 


Austin Immerfall, 7th grade – For always willing to guide his peers, helping them to follow the lesson and learn. 


Bailey Schneider, 6th grade – For being respectful to all students and teachers. She is doing an outstanding job on classroom community. 


Briana Chavez, 6th grade – For being an outstanding student by being responsible and always having her materials ready. Her homework is always done on time. 

Ledgerfest Class Auction Packages

The elementary Ledgerfest parent committee is excited to be collecting funds to put together themed class auction packages again this year for the Ledgerfest silent auction. These class auction packages are fast becoming our highest bid on items!


To make an online donation towards your child(s) class package, click here. Once you enter a donation amount and click next, please fill in your child’s name and grade level (if you are donating for more than one child, please list each name and grade level along with the amount for each child).

If you prefer, you may send cash or check (payable to Andrea Nuss) in an envelope marked: ES Ledgerfest/Kristin Zitlow. Please also indicate your child’s grade level on the envelope.


Any questions? Contact Kristin at or 920-322-8006


Thank you! Don’t forget to gather your friends and register for the event, click here.

February Specials Newsletter

Click here to read the February Newsletter.

Junior Ledger Fastpitch Softball

Interested in joining the Junior Ledger Fastpitch Softball program?

Click here for information.

Click here for the liability waiver

Click here for the COVID-19 waiver

Scholarship Opportunities

None at this time.

Before/After School Care News

No news at this time.


Parent Connectors - Join us Today

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.

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