Dear Parents and Guardians,


This week I had the great blessing of working with current third grader, Blake S., as he was Principal for the day on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Blake has a wonderful business presence. We started our day with prayer and discussed that all decisions need to be made by using the SMSA mission statement and the Ledger Way as a guide. Then we checked on the classrooms for learning. Blake diligently wrote notes if learning was happening in the classrooms he visited. Then we went to the Business office and the North Hall office to get a behind the scenes look at SMSA. Next on the list was to spend some time looking at scheduling for next school year and a meeting with his assistant Principal for the day. This led to a meeting regarding school improvements with President Akey. We had a nice lunch together to relax a bit in the middle of the day. In the afternoon we took some time to look at curriculum and instruction and took some time to make big decisions like an out of dress code day. It was great to spend the day relaxing as Mr. Blake S. took over the Principal role for the day. He truly showed the Ledger Way throughout his day. We are blessed to have Blake at SMSA.


As a reminder, grades fourth through eighth will be joining grades Kindergarten through third grade in Standards Based Grading next school year. Please take some time to view the videos below if you would like to seek understanding about SBG. Each video is approximately 10 minutes in length. Please begin with the first video and view in order from top to bottom. Thank you.


Thank you for all your support and partnership as we move towards the conclusion of the school year at 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

Important Dates

May 25th – 5th Grade/Middle School Music Concert – Hutter Gym
June 7 & 8 – Field Days
June 8, 2022 – 8th grade graduation at Holy Family Church 9:00 a.m. Mass

Grades 5-8 Choir and Band Concert - May 25th

It’s that time of year again! Our 5th-8th Grade Band and Choir Concert is approaching fast.


When: Wednesday, May 25th
Times: 1pm and 6:30pm
Where: Hutter Gym


Please have your child arrive by 6:10pm. If they are a band student, they should report to the band room. Choir students report to the gym. Those students who are in both will go to the band room first.


Band Attire 5th / 6th: Sunday best, no jeans
Band Attire 7th/8th: Concert black
Choir Attire 5th-8th: Sunday best, no jeans


23rd Annual SMSA Ledgers 2022 Boys Basketball Camp - Deadline June 3rd

Camps are finally back on the Ledge! Sign up now for the 2022 Boys Basketball Camp.

Deadline to register is Friday, June 3, 2022.


Dates: Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2022

  • Grades 2-3 – 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.
  • Grades 4-6 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Grades 7-9 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Camp Cost:

  • Grades 2-3 = $35.00
  • Grades 4-9 = $70.00


Camps are located at St. Mary’s Springs Academy: 255 Country Road K, FdL, WI 54937

For more information, please contact Kyle Krueger at or 920-322-8003.


Click here to print the registration form.


St. Mary's Springs Ledgers Youth Girls Basketball Camp- Deadline June 10th

The St. Mary’s Springs Ledgers Youth Girls Basketball Camp is back and we look forward to see many future Ledgers in the gym working hard to improve.


When: June 20-June 24
Where: Baker and Hutter Gyms
Who: Girls entering grades 2-9 in Fall 2022

  • Grades 2-3 $35
  • Grades 4-9 $70


Deadline to register is June 10.

Questions can be directed to Coach Redig at


Click here to view the registration form


SSM Summer SPEED Program - June 13th - July 27th

The SPEED staff work to advance participants in their overall quickness, agility, speed, balance, coordination and cardiovascular fitness.


When: June 13 to July 27, 2022


  • 11th & 12th Grade Boys – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday – 7am-8am
  • 9th & 10th Grade Boys – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday – 8am – 9am
  • 9th – 12th Grade Girls – Tuesday/Thursday – 9am – 10:30 am
  • Co-Ed Middle School 5th-8th Grade – Tuesday/Thursday – 12pm – 1pm


  • $110 per athlete for the summer training program
  • Early Bird Special – $90 per athlete if payment received by June 3, 2022


Click Here for Informational Flyer

Click Here for Program Poster

Click Here to View Middle School Poster

Click Here to Register


St. Mary’s Springs Academy Ledgers 2022 Girls Volleyball Camp - Deadline July 1st

Registration deadline is Friday, July 1, 2022


When: Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, 2022


  • Grades 5, 6 & 7 – 9:45 am – 11:15 am
  • Grades 8 & 9 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Where: SMSA

Cost: $50.00


Click Here to View Registration Form


St. Mary’s Springs Academy 2022 Football Fundamentals Camp - July 11th - 14th

When: Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Where: SMSA Athletic Fields (In case of rain, report to Hutter Gym)

Cost: $65.00

Who: Students entering Grades 5-8


Click Here for the Registration Form


Swing Fore Springs Golf & Summer Luau Volunteer Signup - July 29th

With less than a month left in the school year, it is time to start thinking about SUMMER!


SMSA’s annual Swing Fore Springs Golf outing is scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2022. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available, golf will be held again this year at South Hills Golf & Country Club, Whispering Springs Golf Club and the after golf Summer Luau will be held at South Hills Poolside.


Do not miss your chance to join in the fun, sign up to help with registration, Hole-in-one spotting, selling raffle chances and more by clicking here.


Invitations for this fun summer outing are on there way! Beat the rush, and register to golf, attend the Summer Luau, become a sponsor, or donate a raffle item by clicking here.


SMSA Uniform Exchange - August 3rd

Have your students outgrown their school uniforms? Are you looking to swap with other SMSA families? Well here is your chance! SMSA is gearing up the the annual uniform exchange giving families the opportunity to exchange gently used uniform items that comply with the SMSA dress code.


The greatest needs for the exchange at this time are uniform shirts and polos, skirts, jumpers and fleece. If you have uniforms that you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at the North or South Hall office during school hours. Please help by making sure all uniforms are clean and free of holes, stains and torn seams.


If you have any questions or would like to help sort, set up, or volunteer at the exchange, please contact Kelly Mueller at or 920-322-8012. Thank you!

News and Information

Principal's Pen

This week’s Principal’s Pen awards winners are:


Micah S. – For being a respectful student in the classroom. Micah takes responsibility for his work and works extremely hard.


Laney B. – For taking a subtle leadership role in making decisions and not just following the decisions of her peers.


Adalyn W. – For being responsible and working hard to accomplish her goals. She is a great member of the Ledger community.


Kadence K. – For being a responsible and respectful student. She loves to learn and help others to learn and understand information.


Joseph C. (Not Pictured) – For being a responsible and respectful student. She loves to learn and helps others to learn and understand information.


Gabriella R. – For being an excellent student. She has set high standards for herself and her classmates. Gabriella is always working full steam ahead.


Adison H. – For being respectful and a great help to those around her. Adison loves to learn and share her opinions.


Katherine H. – For always working hard and caring about her grades. Katherine is always encouraging those around her and is respectful to all.


Click here to view our winners.


Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you to all those who visited us during our Spring Book Fair!


We collected almost $300 with the All for Books Campaign! That means our school library received almost $600 in free books; because we too could utilize the BOGO offer! Here’s to a great summer of reading.


Summer Reading Program information coming soon!


FDL School District Bus Routing Information

Parents registering their children for K4, KG, and students entering the 6th grade will be required to complete a FDL School District bus transportation card for 2022-2023. Any current eligible students that did not ride a route bus in 2021-2022 will be required to complete the bus transportation card for 2022-2023. A bus card is required for every child in the family that will ride the route bus.


If a bus transportation card is needed or you will not be using a route bus next year, please contact Carol Ellestad by phone 920.322.8002 or email


Return completed bus transportation cards to:
FDL School District
Pupil Services/Transportation
72 W Ninth Street
Fond du Lac , WI 54935


Click here to find busing information provided by the FDL School District


For more information regarding eligibility, please contact Wendy Burgess at 920-906-6524.

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.