Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                       

Thank you for creating an amazing Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!  

This year was like none other, that I have experienced in 20 plus years in education.   There have been challenges and blessings.  As I’ve been reflecting on this year, one item I saw time and time again was Buffalo Leadership across the canvas of our educational portrait.  Each teacher or staff member in their special way created a portion of the picture of this memorable school year.  Some of them focused on community, others learning, others leading or responsibility and respect.  Underpinning all these core values was the faith in each other and faith in Our Father above.  Our trust and belief that He will be with us moment by moment through challenge and triumph; believing face to face learning will be available for more than two weeks, believing in each other and believing that positive energy will be the hope to guide us through.  Having the courage to take on the challenges of the year.  To stretch past fears and doubts to a mind set of running into the storm.  These are a few of the characteristics of SMSA that will continue to move us forward.  The characteristics of an organization ready for next steps towards sustaining excellence.


Teachers and staff are all true blessings to SMSA and the students who love learning from them.   It’s an honor to work alongside them. 


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Elementary Principal, SMSA


Spirit Wear Day with Jeans:  Friday May 7, 2021 


Last Day of School -May 21:  Grades P3-8 will be released at 11:00 a.m. to relieve traffic patterns.


Eighth grade graduation: Eighth grade graduation will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Holy Family at 6:00 p.m.  The ceremony and Mass will open to families as the family sees fit for guests.

Upcoming Dates

Swing Fore Springs Presents: The Hyland Open - July 30th

In celebration of Bob Hyland’s 50th season as SMSA’s head football coach, Swing Fore Springs 2021 is excited to present: The Hyland Open! 


Mark your calendar and join the fun on Friday, July 30th. Gather your foursome and click here to register to golf at one of two premier Fond du Lac golf courses, Whispering Springs Golf Club and South Hills Golf & Country Club.


After golf, a social celebration will be held at Avenue 795 (F.K.A. the KC Hall), come and enjoy drinks, food and fundraising to celebrate SMSA and Coach Bob Hyland. Registration is required for dinner to ensure an accurate count, due to Covid restrictions. You do not have to attend golf to attend the dinner. Click here to register.

For more information regarding the golf outing, social or to volunteer for the event, please contact Kristin Zitlow at

Volunteers Needed - Swing Fore Springs - July 30th

Help support SMSA during our Swing Fore Springs golf outing on Friday, July 30, 2021 by volunteering for this fun summer event. Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities today!

Spirit Wear Day - May 7th

In honor of Staff Appreciation Week, students will be allowed to dress in spirit wear on Friday, May 7th.  Jeans (no holes) or uniform pants with a spirit wear top.  If your student chooses not to dress in spirit wear, they must come to school in their uniform.

Eighth grade graduation - May 20th

Eighth grade graduation will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Holy Family at 6:00 p.m.  The ceremony and Mass will open to families as the family sees fit for guests. 

News and Information

Summer Reading Challenge to Return!

How many minutes will our Junior Ledgers be challenged to read this summer? In past summer challenges Mr. K has been duct taped to the wall, been slimed, what will he face after this summer? Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Scholarship Opportunities

None 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,