From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe,

Internet Safety: Go Guardian Alerts 

The 2019-20 academic year is the first time that SMSA has been a one-to-one Chromebook environment in high school. That choice is certainly paying great dividends, and especially now! The one-to-one Chromebook approach fully supports and enables our efforts to continue learning for students in an exclusively virtual environment. 


Parents may recall that at the same time as the one-to one Chromebook program was launched, SMSA invested in a software program called GoGuardian which helps schools manage their one-to-one Chromebook devices, better understand their students and keep students safer online.  With more reliance on Virtual Learning in recent weeks, we have experienced a spike in GoGuardian alerts.  Alerts are generated when inappropriate or questionable online searches originate from a school issued Chromebook. As such, I urge parents to renew the habit of “virtual vigilance” at this time. Please make regular time to check the Internet searches of your teen. Some searches we are seeing are highly inconsistent with our SMSA core values and mission, and more importantly, potentially harmful to young people. 


I invite you to contact our Dean of Character Development, Kyle Krueger or school counselor Tallen Mahaffey should you have further concerns or questions around student Internet safety. 


Celebrating the Class of 2020

With greater clarity from the Governor’s order to keep schools closed through this school year, SMSA plans for Virtual Learning to continue for the remainder of the year. Celebrating the Class of 2020 is our highest priority!  During the weeks ahead, surveys and meetings will provide feedback that will help to inform final plans for our seniors.  At this unique and historic time students, parents, faculty and staff will all be engaged in shaping plans around the end of year events. I am confident that the good Lord will also be a partner in guiding our school planning for the important end of year celebrations that are so meaningful to our Springs community. We are all in this together, And while our celebrations may look different this year, with communal patience and goodwill as our guide, we will find the right ways, with just the right spirit to celebrate the Class of 2020!


Virtual Learning Guide

The Virtual Learning Guide has been developed as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for parents, students and educators during this term.  It is accessible to all equally. The HS course pages/Table of Contents are updated weekly by each teacher.  By clicking the department links, the viewer is taken to bookmarked pages that have been completed by each teacher for each of the courses for which they are responsible.  Please click here to visit the guide.

News and Information

High School Yearbook Orders Extended - April 29th

High School yearbook orders have been extended to Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  Please click here to order yours today!

ACT Rescheduled Test Day - June 13th

The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority.  Therefore, the ACT has rescheduled it’s test date to Saturday, June 13, 2020 in response to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19. 


All students registered for the Saturday, April 4th test should have received an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to Saturday, June 13th or a future national test date.

Senior displays update

Support our Seniors by displaying a Class of 2020 sign! These can be staked in a yard, displayed in a window, propped in a prominent location, the possibilities are endless!


#LedgersforLife signs are $7 and personalized signs are $17 each. Already ordered a sign and want to get it personalized? Have a question? Contact Signarama at and they will take care of it for you!


Order your sign today on Signarama’s website by clicking here.

Marian University Camp Cancellations

CSI Camp 2020 scheduled for Monday – Thursday, June 15 – 17, 2020 – Cancelled.


Nurse Camp scheduled for Monday – Thursday, June 15–18, 2020 – Cancelled. 


2 step TB test– Not available at this time.

WACAC College Seminar Tour 2020 - June 22nd - June 26th - cancelled

The WACAC College Seminar scheduled for June 22 – 26, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  If you registered for the event and have questions, please contact Shannon LaLuzeme at 920-923-7661 or

Upcoming Dates

Cancellations and Postponements

Please click here to view the current cancellations and postponements.  This list is being updated every Friday as new information is gathered.

Academy Girls Scholarship - deadline May 15th

The Academy Girls Scholarship for 2020-2021 is now available in the Counseling Office. This is a merit-based scholarship to be awarded to one current, female, SMSA junior based on essay responses and GPA. Upon proof of enrollment, a $750 credit will be issued from St. Mary’s Springs Academy to offset tuition to the scholarship winner in her senior year at SMSA. Application deadline is May 15, 2020 in the Counseling Office. The award winner must be able to commit to attending the Academy Girls Luncheon on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to give a short speech about what this scholarship means to her, how she models the Core Values at SMSA and her post high school plans.


Please click here for more information.

Please click here for essay questions.

High School Counseling

News and Information

UW-Stout Virtual Tour

Greetings from the University of Wisconsin-Stout!


So happy to be able to connect, even though we’re not able to meet during an in-person event this Spring.


We have been working on some excitings resources for you including our Virtual Visit Options!  These include LIVE Virtual Admissions Presentations, access to Digital Brochures and virtual tour options.  Please click here to visit virtually today!


For more information, please contact Matthew at

Upcoming Dates

Cancellations and Postponements

Please click here to view the current cancellations and postponements.  This list is being updated every Friday as new information is gathered.

Career Exploration

No updates at this time.

Job Opportunities

No updates at this time.

Scholarship Opportunities

Mercury Racing Scholarship – deadline April 30th

Local manufacturer, Mercury Racing, is currently offering a scholarship program designed to support local high school students who will further their education in a trade-related field. This program offers two (2) scholarships of $2,500 each.  

Don’t miss this application period for this vocational training-focused opportunity.


To learn more and view scholarship criteria please click here.  


Students must submit a completed application, essay and transcript by midnight on April 30, 2020, via e-mail or mail to:




ATTN: Scholarship Program

Mercury Racing 

N7480 County Road UU 

Fond du Lac, WI 54937

College/University SMSA visits

No updates at this time.

College/University Visits

No updates at this time.