From the Desk of Steve Kelnhofer - Elementary School Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,
The end of our 23/24 school year is here. As I reflect upon the journey of this school year, memories of the Ledger Way core values in action come to my mind. Stories of faith, responsibility, respect, leading, learning, and community. Together we get to grow children to become future leaders to meet the global challenges for tomorrow as we are rooted in Christ’s teaching. Grades P3 – Kindergarten students would have been brought home in a hard copy of their report card on the last day of school. Grades 1-8 a digital reports card is available to parents in Skyward with an option to print the report card.


A special thank you to our faculty and staff. It’s an honor to work with each and every one of you through teaching and learning the whole child. These days are not easy and these days are filled with challenges. On this road that is chosen, know the joys, smiles, “”ah ha”” moments plant seeds that positively influence the world. Thank you for sharing your gifts, talents and time with SMSA.


Thank you for choosing SMSA and partnering with us this school year. As a learning institution, we move forward with a growth mindset to become the best version of ourselves as we journey through life together. It truly takes a whole village to raise children to be global leaders of tomorrow rooted in Christ’s teaching. Thank you for being a part of the SMSA Ledger community. May your summer be filled with safety, joy, hope and love.


Until we meet again, have a safe and fun summer break and may God bless you!


Steven Kelnhofer
Elementary Principal, SMSA



News and Information

25% OFF School Uniforms!



8th Grade Awards, Graduation Photos and Video

Congratulations to SMSA’s 8th grade class! To view photos from the graduation ceremony and/or to view the 8th grade video, please click here.


8th Grade Brewers Student Achiever Awards:
Academic Achievers:
Jason Grebe, Michael Kebble, Keaton Snyder, Sophia DeLeon, Michael Shannon, Sophia Mathos, Emma Bosio, Sadie Rathke, Madeline Amadon, Maya Christ, Briana Chavez

Outstanding Coursework Effort:
William Jahn, Adamaris, Carrio Bautista, Isaac Everson, Ella Nuss, Micah Schneider, Laney Buechel, Antoinette Yelvington, Brooklyn Schneider, Sam Krizenesky, Gabriel Rammer

8th Grade Core Value Awards:
Faith – Cailyn Weaver
Learning – Briana Chavez
Respect – Isaac Kelnhofer
Leadership – Sam Flood
Community- Zosia Gill
Responsibility – Michael Howard

8th Grade Department Awards:
Math – Bennett Winters
ELA – Bellana Weaver, Greta Buelow
Science – Molly Swender
Social Studies – Jacob Holder
Art- CC Corrigan Burns; Christopher Stoffel
Phy. Ed – Boy: Landon Kindler; Girl: Addy Westergaard

Herb Herro Scholarship Awards: Isabella Theel and Leah Anderson

Distinguished Awards:
Be McD Award: Isabella Theel
St. Don Bosco Award: Adam Herrera
St. Therese of Lisieux Award: Adelyn Schwoerer
St. Mary’s Springs Academic Achievement Award: Leah Anderson
Catholic Financial Life Outstanding 8th Grade Student: Tyler Kant



Athletic Code of Conduct Meetings

The SMSA Athletic Code of Conduct Meetings will be held on June 24th, July 9th and August 7th at 6:00 pm in Baker Gym. All 5th through 12th grade students interested in participating in athletics during the 2024-2025 school year, MUST attend one of the meetings along with their parent or guardian. Those students intending to play football, should attend either the June 24th or July 9th meeting.


Click on the link below for the necessary athletic forms. All athletic forms must be completed and turned in prior to participating in the intended sport. Please contact Kelly Mueller at if you have any questions about the status of your child’s physical or other athletic paperwork.





Join the #FlatLedger Summer Project

Students currently enrolled in grades K-7 are welcome to join our summer project, #FlatLedger. Based off the Jeff Brown book “Flat Stanley.”


We want your children to get excited about reading and geography with #FlatLedger! As you travel this summer we want you to take #FlatLedger along and document with photos and postcards to share with all the Junior Ledgers at SMSA. When students return in August, we will have a map of all the travels our #FlatLedger took with our Ledger families. Any photos and postcards will be posted by the library for all to view. More explanation of this program was sent home with students in K-4 via a hard copy, while Grades 5-7 received it via email during the last week of library.


Travels with #FlatLedger begins on May 30th and will end on August 18th. All items must be submitted by August 18th.


Here is how you can submit your #FlatLedger adventures:

  • Email your students name, grade for 2024-2025, adventure details, photo with #FlatLedger to
  • Fill out the #FlatLedger Tracker form by clicking here.
  • Mail a postcard to:


255 County Road K

Fond du Lac, WI 54937














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SMSA Boys and Girls Basketball Camps 2024

Looking to improve your basketball skills this summer? Come and join the Ledger coaching staff and varsity players at the girls and boys basketball camps. The camps are designed to help each individual player improve their skills, focusing on the fundamentals of the game. Click on the link below for dates, times and the registration form.


SMS Girls Basketball Camp


SMS Boys Basketball Camp



SMSA Volleyball Camp 2024

The SMSA Volleyball camp is designed to help players of all ability levels improve their skills by providing quality instruction of the FUNdamentals of the game. Click on the link below for dates, times and the registration form.


SMS Girls Volleyball Camp



2024 SMSA Football Fundamentals Camp

The Football Fundamentals Camp is a non-contact camp for students entering grades 5-8th, with emphasis on skills that make the game of football fun to play. Click on the link below for dates, times and to print the registration form. 


Football Fundamentals Camp 2024




SPEED Camp - Summer 2024 Information

Sports Performance Enhancement & Explosive Development (SPEED)

Summer Sports Performance Camp, June 10 to July 25, 2024.


Speed Camp Middle School Registration


Volunteers Needed!


Noon Kiwanis is looking for volunteers to help at their tent during Walleye Weekend. PLENTY of opportunities to earn service hours, while having fun, listening to great music (Kiwanis tent is located by the GRANDE stage), and give back to your community. Volunteer opportunities are available for teens and adults.


Click here to view volunteer opportunities and sign up!



Bus Route Transportation 2024-2025

Fond du Lac School District (FDL-SD)
Transportation is provided on school buses contracted through a private bus company. It shall be furnished to elementary students (K-5) whose residences are outside the city limits for the city of Fond du Lac and who live two (2) or more miles from the school which they attend. Secondary students (6-12) living in rural areas more than two miles away from their attendance area school are eligible for transportation.


Families with eligible students that will need bus transportation next fall will be required to complete the FDL School District bus transportation card. The bus card is available on the SMSA website or at the South Hall office. A bus card is required for every new eligible child in the family. If your children currently ride the school bus a new bus card is not required for the next school year.


FDL-SD is requesting all Route bus transportation cards be completed and returned by May 15, 2024.
Return completed bus card to:
Carol Ellestad –
FDL School District
Pupil Services/Transportation
72 W Ninth Street
Fond du Lac , WI 54935

For more information go to the FDL-SD website.


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

Bus Routes:
For information regarding routes, please contact Johnson Bus Company at 920-921-3003.



Refer-A-Family Program

Did you know? You can Refer-A-Family and receive tuition credit!


Click Here to Learn More!



Upcoming Dates

July 1, 2024 – Deadline to drop off uniforms for exchange

July 31, 2024 – Uniform Exchange

June 24, July 9, August 7, 2024 – Athletic Code Meeting Options

August 18, 2024 – Back to School Family Picnic

August 20, 2024 – Student Orientation – Supply Drop Off

August 21, 2024 – First Day of Classes



Before/After School Care News

Extended Care for the 2024-2025 school year

There are still open spots available in the P3-k/ and 1st-2nd grade extended care. Parents please remember in order for your child/children to have a spot in extended care the $100.00 registration fee per family needs to be turned in to the south office.


Please email if you have any questions.


Registration for SMSA’s Extended Care Program can be done online through your Skyward Family Access account.


Thank you




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