From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe: High School Principal

National Honor Society Induction - May 1st

Induction into the National Honor Society is a treasured event in the annual cycle of SMSA. Each new member is congratulated, receives a certificate of membership, and will be formally introduced to the long and distinguished history, tradition, core pillars and expectations of NHS membership by the current senior officers of the SMSA Chapter of the NHS.


On Wednesday, May 1st we will begin the celebration at 6pm in Hutter Gym. We are proud of the 2024 inductees and congratulate them on achieving this wonderful recognition!


Braun, Gabriel R.
Brunette, Teresa G.
Casper, Traci J.
Coon, Alexaundrea J.
Desiderio, Leo J.
Everson, Justin A.
Feudner, Natalie J.
Fidziukiewicz, Simon P.
Freund, Braeden J.
Galligan, Nevaeh R.
Gitter, Tessa C.
Grafton, Peyton M.
Hoffmann, Tyler W.
HoHuh, Suhaeng
Huhn, Emmitt A.
Hyland, Brody N.
Konkol, Gracie M.
Kremer, Olivia E.
Kristmann, Olivia L.
Lewis, Braelyn M.
Meyer, Savannah R.
Norton, Hazen J.
Nuss, Olivia C.
Pierret, Ella S.
Pitz, Caden T.
Rameker, Lily A.
Rathke, Lucile M.
Rebek, Khalil R.
Reilley, Katelyn J.
Reinke, Benjamin T.
Sheehy, Sean D.
Taylor, Emily D.
Welsch, Alexandra C.
Willis, Anna M.


Again, congratulations Ledgers! We are proud of your accomplishments and admire the people you are becoming.


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.
Mr. Eamonn O’Keeffe
Principal, High School



News & Information

Prom 2024

Prom will be held on Saturday, May 4th. Tickets are $60 each, and will be sold during lunch from April 23rd – May 1st. Prom is open to all junior and senior students at SMSA. All students planning to bring someone from another school will need to turn in a completed Guest Dance Form (available in the North Office) prior to purchasing a ticket.

The timeline for the evening is as follows:
4:00 p.m. – Pictures at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St.
5:30 p.m. – Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 59 E. Merrill Ave.
-Note: There is road construction on Marquette St., so the parking lot is best accessed from the intersection of Amory St. and E Rees St.
6:45 p.m. –  All students arrive for check-in at South Hills, 1175 Fond du Lac Ave.
7:15 p.m. – Dinner
8:00-10:30 p.m. – Dance
-Parents of students who choose to leave prior to 10:00 p.m. must speak with a moderator
-Students who choose to leave prior to 10:00 p.m. are not allowed to attend post prom

8:30 p.m. – Crowning -Parents may attend crowning
10:45 p.m. – Arrive for check-in at Ledgeview Lanes, 170 Prairie Rd.
11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. – Post Prom

Students are responsible for their own transportation between the various locations.

Pictures and post-prom are organized by parents.



JV/Varsity Dance tryouts 2024-25

Dance tryouts for the 2024-25 JV/Varsity team will be held May 5th 2:00-4:00 pm in Hutter Gym. This is open to anyone who is registered for the 2024-25 school year 9-12 grade. If interested email for more information or scan the QR code.




Jazz Night



Now Accepting Academy Girls Scholarship Applications

This merit-based scholarship will award $1,000 to one current, female, SMSA junior, to be applied to tuition for her senior year at SMSA.  Applicants will be evaluated based on essay responses and GPA.


Please submit applications to me via email ( no later than Monday, April 29, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. No late applications will be accepted or considered.


AG Scholarship Application – Click Here




Staff Appreciation Week is coming!

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up, May 6th -10th!! Planning is underway for this special week for our SMSA Staff and our Parent Connectors Group is looking for monetary donations of any amount to assist with events that will be happening throughout that week. One very popular day for our staff is the luncheon we host for them.


If you would like to contribute towards events for the week, you can either send cash or check to school in a sealed envelope with “Staff Appreciation Week- Andrea Nuss” written on it (checks payable to Andrea Nuss) or Venmo @Jeff-Nuss-3 (last four digits -4355).


All contributions are due by Wednesday, May 1st. We greatly appreciate your support during this wonderful week honoring our fabulous SMSA Staff! Also, be watching for more details regarding the events that will be happening in the upcoming weeks! Thank you!



SPEED Camp - Summer 2024 Information

Sports Performance Enhancement & Explosive Development (SPEED)

Summer Sports Performance Camp

June 10 to July 25, 2024


Speed Camp High School Registration



Refer-A-Family Program

Did you know? You can Refer-A-Family and receive tuition credit!


Click Here to Learn More!



SMSA World Language Travel Transportation Fund


Traveling abroad is an exciting and enriching opportunity for students where they can experience the beauty, authenticity and relevance of the subject they are studying. Students are responsible for funding the majority of their trip; however, SMSA has established this account to aid in funding bus transportation to and from the airport. Your donation today will ensure students, along with faculty chaperones, have a safe and reliable mode of transportation to start and end their traveling abroad experience.


This summer, students have an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica for Spanish class, and Germany for their German class. Thank you for supporting SMSA’s World Language Travel Experiences!


To make a donation, click here!



Parents of Performing Arts

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month in Lauby Lounge for the PPA meeting. All parents who have children in Middle School or High School music are encouraged to attend.


Come and see the middle school musical, “Moana Jr” this weekend. Shows are on Friday and Saturday at Theisen Middle School. Go to for tickets.


Last meeting of the year: Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Note the change in usual day.


We are looking for new members to help support all of our music programs!


Contact Anne Brunette ( with any questions about the PPA!




Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 – NHS Induction

Saturday, May 4, 2024 – PROM

Saturday, May 11, 2024 – Jazz Night (6-8:30pm Avenue 795)

Sunday, June 2, 2024 – Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement (1:45 pm arrival)

High School Counseling

Upcoming Trade Tour Dates

Dear Juniors and Seniors,
The next Envision Fond du Lac tour is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th at JF Ahern. These tours are designed for students looking to go into the Trades or looking for YA opportunities. We are looking for 4 Juniors or Seniors to attend this tour.


Please email the high school counselors if you are interested in the tour and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Also! Please see that chart below for upcoming tour locations! Please feel free to contact the high school counselors to reserve a spot!


Upcoming 2024 Trade Tours
May 7th– JF Ahern
May 21st– Michels Corporation



Fond du Lac Children's Museum Job Opening

The Fond du Lac Children’s Museum is looking to add a dynamic member to their team! Playmaker team members fill up to 15 hours a week, willing to work around extracurricular activities.


Click here to fill out an application today!



Fr. Edward Sippel Scholarship

In honor of Fr. Edward Sippel and his lifelong dedication of service to the Catholic Church and the Fond du Lac area, Holy Family Catholic Community will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students who, along with their parent(s), have been registered members of Holy Family Catholic Community for at least one year prior to applying for the scholarship. Students must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation to be eligible to apply. Application and materials are due by May 3, 2024. For more information, please visit




Senior Scholarship Information

Please refer to the information provided at the link below, for local and state scholarships that SMSA seniors can apply for. This list is always subject to change and may not be all-inclusive.


Local scholarship opportunities (Fond du Lac area) are listed first, followed by opportunities for residents of the state of Wisconsin.