Can you feel it? Autumn and learning are in the air as we journey towards the end of the month of September. Teachers, parents and students all working together to form a beautiful partnership of academic excellence and growing leaders for tomorrow all rooted in Christ’s teachings. It’s an amazing journey to witness and participate as one moment at a time we see the opportunity in educating the youth to create the future. Thank you for partnering with SMSA. I appreciate each and every one of you.
Parent teacher conferences will be held on October 13th and 14th, 2021. Please look for communication coming out soon regarding signing up for a conference time. SMSA is excited to build partnerships with each and everyone of you.
Thank you for your continued partnership with SMSA . Together we will create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams.
Elementary Principal, SMSA
Homecoming Week 2021!
Homecoming Week 2021 will begin unconventionally on Thursday, September 30th, and continue through Wednesday, October 6th. This is due to the teacher in-service Day and Archdiocesan Teachers Convention scheduled for Thursday and Friday October 7th and 8th. We are working to finalize themes, but to get us started, see below for the first two days of homecoming celebration! A final plan will be published and shared with students and parents via Skyward Message Center in the next few days. The Homecoming football game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9th on campus on our new turf field! We hope to see you all there for the big event!
P3-8th grade dress up themes:
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Fun Hat Day
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Blue and White Day (spirit wear encouraged)
Monday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 6 – TBD, watch your email for an update
Welcome to the Ledge: New School Counselor Grades 5 – 8 for 2021/22 school year
Sarah Dengel: Mrs. Dengel will be joining the SMSA team as the 5th through 8th grade School Counselor. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master’s Degree in K-12 School Counseling at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Before deciding to stay home to take care of her family, she was an Elementary School Counselor in East Troy School District and a Middle School Counselor in Sheboygan Falls School District. Additionally, she has worked with the Trio Program at University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a Residential Hall Director for High School Students in the Upward Bound Program. Mrs. Dengel has two children (Owen, age 10 and Olivia, age 7) who attend SMSA.
Elementary Principal, SMSA
Standards Based Grading
As I have mentioned in previous eLedgers, St. Mary’s Spring Academy is excited to introduce Standards Based Grading in grades kindergarten through third grade for the 2021-22 school year! Standards Based Grading is a best practice initiative the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is leading all of its schools towards implementing in the coming school year.
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.