Dear Parents and Guardians,


Governor Evers spoke to us about the importance of unifying to win against COVID-19.  Please continue to lean in with us to keep students learning in person at SMSA.  We need your partnership outside our walls to mitigate risk and keep as many students on the Ledge as possible.  I’m so proud of our teachers and staff for the job they are doing to create a learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year.  They are a fabulous team to work with at SMSA.  Thank you for journeying with us.


I appreciate families being mindful of the greater community as they decide when and when not to send their child/children to school.  Please keep in mind the ripple effect as we travel through this school year. 


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer


Faculty In-Service Day – No School for Students – November 20th

As a reminder, students will be off campus on Friday, November 20, 2020.  It is a scheduled Professional development day for our faculty.  


Elves R US – Bag Donations Needed Before December 1st

As we enter the holiday season, we are pleased to once again carry on the tradition of Elves R Us at St. Mary’s Springs Academy. Entering it’s 27th year of operation, Elves R Us is an educational program managed by the 8th grade students.  Elves R Us will take on a different look this year to mitigate risk while continuing on with the learning experience.  


This year we’re going to be requesting donations of paper grocery bags, shopping bags with handles, decorative Christmas bags, lunch paper bags.  These items will replace gift wrapping paper to mitigate risk.  Please send all bag donations to the South Hall office before Tuesday, December 1st.  Thank you. 


Please find more Elves R Us information by clicking here.  Yes, peeking is allowed for this Christmas event!

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.


God Bless,

Steve Kelnhofer

Upcoming Dates

High School Placement Test - December 5th

The High School Placement Test for current SMSA 8th grade students, will be held on Saturday, December 5th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The test will be administered here at SMSA. 


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mueller at


Thank you!

News and Information

IMPORTANT - Big Money Raffle Information

It’s that time of year again, for St. Mary’s Springs Academy’s “Big Money Raffle” (BMR). This cash raffle is one of only three major fundraisers for SMSA that involves EVERY family, Pre-K through 12th grade. Each family will be receiving 5 BMR tickets to sell and/or purchase this week in your youngest child’s backpack.


Tickets may be returned to school with your child or to the North, South or Scrip offices. Returning tickets as soon as they are sold is very important this year. If you have any questions, or if you would like to purchase additional tickets, please contact Kristin Zitlow at Participation from every family truly makes a difference. Thank you for your support!

Scholarship Opportunities

Lands’ End Starboard Scholarship (Grades 8-12)

The Lands’ End School Starboard Scholarship acknowledges and rewards students who display exceptional leadership skills.  Each winning student will receive a $5,000 scholarship.  Applications are being accepted from now until Tuesday, December 15, 2020.


For a full list of details and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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,