On Tuesday, April 20th the ACT will be administered on campus at SMSA to all  juniors, and the ASPIRE Test will be administered to all freshman and sophomores.  There will be no school for seniors , who are free to manage any final college admission and scholarship planning.   


These national standardized tests are not paper and pencil tests.  Instead, both the ACT and Aspire tests will be administered in a virtual format and will require students to have their Chromebook well charged.  


On Tuesday, April 20th, it is critical for students to arrive promptly to their assigned testing rooms and ready to receive  directions from test proctors by 8:00 a.m.  Again, both tests are timed, national standardized tests.  Testing will conclude by 1:00 p.m. and parents/students should schedule transportation pick-up for 1:15 p.m.  Please click ACT/ASPIRE Schedule – April 20, 2021 for details about the schedule. 


Like with the Forward Exams, the ACT and ASPIRE testing on Tuesday, April 20th permits only in-person testing. Finally, please NOTE: the testing schedule does not include lunch on April 20th (for HS students).  Students will have short breaks between each scheduled test and will be allowed to bring along pre-packaged snacks and water.  


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!


Be well, God bless. 

Eamonn O’Keeffe, Principal Grades 9-12

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 10th – Ledgerfest

Tuesday, April 13th – FORWARD Testing for all Sophomores in Social Studies Classes

Wednesday, April 14th – FORWARD Testing for all Sophomores in Social Studies Classes

Friday – Sunday, April 16th-18th – Musical Performances at HMHS (North Fondy)

Tuesday, April 20th – ACT & ASPIRE Testing Day (Seniors do not attend)

Ledgerfest 2021 - Auction Closes Saturday, April 10th

Have you bid on your favorite auction package yet? If not, time is running out, the online auction closes promptly at 8:00 p.m. (CST) Saturday, April 10, 2021! Trust us, this is a can’t miss auction! Over 75 packages including the class auction baskets put together for each grade with the generous donations of our SMSA families, and the incredible class art items our P3-8 grade students worked so hard on! Bid high and bid often!

Click here to view auction packages, bid on your favorites and new this year, purchase “Instant Buy” items for a fun chance at taking home one of our “Big Ticket” items (more information regarding “Instant Buys” is available on the bidding site). You will also have an opportunity to donate towards this year’s Fund-A-Need, which is raising money to purchase “Big Ideas” math curriculum for grades 6-8 and a new Ledger Mascot!

Ledger Honors Convocation - May 6th

Thursday, May 6th, will be a special schedule in the high school to celebrate the many academic accomplishments of the 2020-21 school year, and especially honors earned by the Class of 2021.  B-Day classes will meet as usual, and an all school Ledger Honors Convocation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. – 12 :15 p.m. in Hutter Gym. May 6 Special Schedule


Senior parents are welcome to attend, but space and COVID safety limitations will not allow for parents of freshman – juniors to attend. We hope to also make the event accessible through a livestream link. 

News and Information

Prom Tickets on Sale

Prom for juniors and seniors is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at Whispering Springs Golf Club at 380 Whispering Springs Dr. Fond du Lac, WI 54937.   This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions,  SMSA shall be sponsoring Prom as a dance only event, which means the prom ticket does not include a traditional on-site dinner or admission to any post-prom activities.  Prom tickets will be sold for $15.00 each.  Students may purchase Prom tickets during lunch at school from Thursday, April 8th – Thursday, April 15th.  


Guests of SMSA juniors and seniors may be permitted to attend Prom under the following conditions: 

1) they are enrolled in high school (administration may grant exceptions for guests who are high school graduates under the age of 21)  

2) an SMSA student purchases the guest ticket

3) an SMSA Guest Dance Form (approved and authorized by Mr. Krueger) is presented at the time of Prom ticket purchase. NOTE: the Guest Dance Form must be approved BEFORE students are able to purchase a ticket for their non-SMSA guest.   


SMSA freshmen and sophomore students may attend when accompanying a junior or senior Ledger.   


While attending Prom at Whispering Springs, everyone shall be required to properly wear masks (covering nose and mouth).  We recognize that strict social distancing practices may not be possible, which further underscores the importance of mask wearing at this indoor large group event.  Please be advised that the Fond du Lac County Health Department will still require SMSA to contact trace Prom, should a positive case of Covid-19 be reported.  Students or guests who do not comply with masking expectations at Prom will be asked to leave the dance. Refunds shall not be provided.

SMSA Virtual Learning Guides and Information

With more students electing to learn virtually at this time of the year, I suggest parents of virtual learners review the links provided here. These are resources for better understanding virtual learning at SMSA. 

  1. SMSA Ledger Learning Guides Home Page
  2. HS Expectations for Virtual Learners DOC 2020-21
  3. Expectations for Virtual Learners Slide Deck

Honor Roll Quarter 3

Please click here to view the Honor Roll for Quarter 3.

High School Counseling

News and Information

No news at this time.

Upcoming Dates

College Goal Wisconsin-FAFSA – April 15th

College Goal Wisconsin provides free information and assistance to families who need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For students and families who have yet to fill out the FAFSA, College Goal Wisconsin is offering additional dates this spring to assist with the completion of the 2021-22 FAFSA.


Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m.


To register for one event or to request additional information, please refer to

Career Exploration

Bellin College Summer Nursing and Imaging Camps – Multiple Dates

Applications are now being accepted for Bellin College summer nursing and imaging camps. Applying to summer camps

How much does it cost?

  • Nursing Day Camp:

Monday, July 26, 2021: $50

Tuesday, July 27, 2021: $50

Wednesday, July 28, 2021: $50

Includes camp t-shirt, lunch and clinical supplies


  • Medical Imaging Day Camp

Thursday, July 29, 2021: $90

Includes camp t-shirt, lunch and clinical supplies


Payment is not required until after the participants have been selected to attend the camp.


How are the participants selected?

Students are selected after a holistic review of their application including the date the applied, GPA, essay question, and dates available.


Who can apply?

High school students who are sophomores and juniors at time of application.



Please contact Claire Drevs at

Apply online at

Job Opportunities

SMSA Family Looking for Summer Babysitter

SMSA mom, Kelly, is looking for a high school student to babysit her two boys (ages 9 and 11) during summer break.  The hours would be 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Days are negotiable.  


Please call or text Kelly at 920-602-0037

YMCA Camp Y-Koda Summer Camp – Deadline April 9th

YMCA Camp Y-Koda is still accepting applications for summer camp. Deadline is April 9th. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.

Festival Foods – Interviews Beginning April 13th

Festival Foods will be holding open interviews every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. starting next week Tuesday, April 13th. They have several part time openings for the following areas: cashier, bagger/cart runner, meat clerk, deli clerk, bakery clerk, produce clerk and fresh cut clerk.

St. Lawrence Seminary 

St. Lawrence Seminary is looking for high school students to work 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday, starting June 1st. – August 13th.


The job will include: cleaning bathrooms, classrooms, dorms, offices, furniture, floors, carpets, moving furniture and occasional raking or weeding etc.


For an application: please call Mary Bink at 920-753-7524 or e-mail at (please include your name, address and phone number in the email.)

LaClare Family Creamery 

We have some part time and full time job opportunities. We are opening a new garden center at LaClare, and have part time retail/café positions available! We also have full time cheese productions positions available that allow for growth in the company including into leadership positions.


Click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

2021 ABC Scholarship – Deadlines April 15th

2021 ABC Scholarship applications are now available for SMSA seniors.  

Deadline is Thursday, April 15th, 2021 and can be found in Naviance

Rotary Scholarship Deadline is Fast Approaching – April 15th

The deadline for the Rotary Scholarship is Thursday, April 15th. This is a $1,000 scholarship for seniors who will be attending Marian University, Moraine Park Technical College or UW Oshkosh at Fond du Lac starting in fall 2021 semester. More information can be found at or in Naviance.

2021- 2022 Academy Girls Scholarship – Deadlines April 23rd

The 2021-2022 Academy Girls Scholarship is available to current JUNIOR GIRLS.  Deadline is April 23rd. 


This merit-based scholarship will be awarded to one current, female, SMSA junior, and will be applied to her senior year tuition at SMSA.  Applicants will be evaluated based upon essay responses and academic achievement (GPA). 


Please click here for the application.  Submit to Mrs. Gilles no later than Friday, April 23rd

Mercury Racing Excellence in Trade Scholarships – Due April 30th

The Mercury Racing Excellence in Trade Scholarship is due April 30th. You can find more information at,  They are offering two $5,000 scholarships to help students further their education in a trade related field.

Eastern Ridge Home Builders Association Scholarship – Due May 7th

Eastern Ridge Home Builders Association scholarship applications are due on Friday, May 7th. These scholarships are designed for students pursuing higher education or an apprenticeship program related to the residential construction industry. Additionally, scholarships are also available to children of employees of our member businesses pursuing education in any career field.


Click here for more information..

TC Energy Scholarship – Deadline May 14th

Please click here for more information on it. Deadline is May 14th.

College/University SMSA visits

None at this time.

College/University Virtual Visits

Columbia College – Chicago

There will be a virtual college visit from Columbia College Chicago on Monday, April 12th at 1:10 pm.