From the Office of Steve Kelnhofer, PreK - 8th Grade Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Last week we attended our first all system mass for the school year.  Fr. Justin did a great job of leading a mass with a great message regarding the sacred heart of Jesus. It was beautiful to hear the HS Liturgy choir sing backed up by the K-12 students.  The engagement was amazing to be around the body of Christ alive in communion at mass.  Parents are able to attend all system masses.


Thank you for being timely during the morning drop off.  Attendance and tardies have not been an issue in the past few school days.  The traffic flow in the South Hall parking lot is looking good as we work together keeping patience and safety as a top priority.


It’s very important to pull all the way forward in our Hug and Go lane to the furthest west space to keep traffic moving. I noticed there is lots of room for us on the west side of our Hug and Go Lane that feels lonely.  Using the west side of the Hug and Go lane as you drop off will support a positive flow in the drop off process.  The use of the west side of the Hug and Go lane will reduce stoppage time because of the traffic being through the crosswalk area before students are let out of cars.  I understand students may have a little longer walk than the east side drop area.  They can do it!  It’s safe because they follow the sidewalk around the parking lot to the north to get to the playground area or to the front doors.


Thank you for understanding and supporting the process.


God Bless,
Steven Kelnhofer
Elementary Principal, SMSA

News and Information

2022-2023 SMSA Concession/Admission Help Needed!


Are you the parent of a SMSA Middle School or High School athlete?  If so, please consider signing up below to help out ABC (Athletic Booster Club) by volunteering your time and talent to work in concessions or admissions at an upcoming sport event.  Booster Club is encouraging ALL parents of ALL athletes to embrace teamwork and help out at an event that fits for your schedule.  For those that have already signed up and volunteered, ABC sincerely appreciates your help!                                                                                                                                                                                                 Use the links below to sign up through SignupGenius:


•         Varsity Football –
•         Varsity & JV Volleyball –
•         JV Football –


Winter sports will be added at a future date with a follow up email.


LEGO League at SMSA!


To parents and students currently in 3rd-7th grade:


Do you like Legos, robotics, lots of research about new ideas, inventing things, improving your community, and working as a team?  Keep reading!


WHAT IS FIRST? FIRST is an international organization that stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology”.  It introduces STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to students through fun, exciting, hands-on, real-world learning.


LEGO TEAM AT SCHOOL: SMSA started a Lego League team last year, named Bot Busters.  We are starting our second season. Each team can have a maximum of 10 students from 4th to 8th grade.  Schools can have more than one team.  Each team needs two dedicated coaches.  This season, our team is full, but we would love to expand and grow next year!


THE SEASON:  Each season has two components:

1) Robot design, coding, and robot games to complete missions.

2) Researching a solution to a challenge (presented by FIRST each year), and designing an invention to help solve the problem.  Researching the challenge, problems, and solutions requires field trips, interviews with field experts and stakeholders, internet searches, and the building of prototypes.


2022 FIRST CHALLENGE: This season’s challenge is how to make energy more affordable, sustainable, or reliable, by looking at where energy comes from, and how it is stored, distributed, and used.   This challenge aligns with the United Nations sustainable development goal #7.


The solution to the challenge should have the ability to positively impact the local community, so students are encouraged to think locally about how to solve the challenge.  This focus allows students to get to know local businesses and people when doing research.


At this time, we are researching biofuels…so if anyone with knowledge of this would like to offer an interview or help, please let us know!


THE FUTURE: We would love to see Lego League grow next year so we can accommodate more students.  But we can’t do it without help.  We need parents to consider coaching and volunteering.  The time commitment is significant, but the rewards are great.


If this opportunity sounds interesting to you and your student, please consider asking us questions, dropping by our meetings (after school Tuesdays and Fridays), volunteering some small amount of time this year (not required), or maybe even coming to our competition or scrimmage.


In all, this organization and team provides a very unique opportunity.  The time it takes for parent volunteers and the students is significant, but the rewards are many.  The life skills students learn, the intensity of the games, the independence they show, and the curiosity fostered is something which will be remembered long after school is completed.


So please, contact us to learn more.


Sandy Schwoerer:
Mary Jo Rammer:
Lauren Bellmore:


Junior Ledger Basketball Club




2022 Co-Ed Volleyball League for 4th & 5th Graders

The Fond du Lac School District Recreation Department is running a co-ed volleyball league for 4th and 5th graders! Check out more information about the program, how to sign up a student, and how to help out as a coach!




Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner - September 21st

Please join us for the 5th annual Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner (sponsered by the SMSA Grandparents Club) on Wednesday, September 21st, in the SMSA Cafeteria from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. All SMSA families, grandparents, faculty and staff members, and others interested in starting the school year off with great fellowship are invited to attend.


This year, Ala Roma will be catering the pasta! All meals are $5.00 and kids K4 and under are free! A maximum family meal is $25.00.



PPA Meeting Dates

PPA meeting Dates for the 2022-2023 school year are:


  • September 21
  • October 18 (note the revised date)
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 16 (note the revised date)


All meetings will be held at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge (first floor teacher lounge).


Contact Maggie Rose with any questions about PPA!


Safeguarding God's Children (SEE) Training

SMSA will be hosting SEE training on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose room. This training is needed for all volunteers, coaches and employees of SMSA.


Please sign up online through CMG Connect


If you have any questions please contact Carrie Wiza  at or 920-322-3215



Upcoming Dates

October 11 &12: Parent/teacher/student conferences
October 13 &14: No School (Teacher in-service)
May 26, 2023: Kindergarten – Eighth Grade Mass & 8th grade graduation at Holy Family at 9:00am



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