Tuesday, September 7th: Student Orientation Day Schedule
We look forward to officially welcoming students back to the Ledge on Tuesday, September 7, the day after Labor Day! Each high school grade level has a designated orientation time on that day. Students shall wear dress code bottoms and tops – or spirit wear tops with dress code bottoms.
Students should arrive to campus ONLY at the following prescribed orientation times:
Freshman: 8 – 10:00 a.m. (arrive to check-in between 7:45 – 8:00 a.m.)
Sophomores: 10:30 a.m. – 12Noon (arrive to check-in between 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.)
Juniors: 12:30 – 2pm (arrive to check-in between 12:15 – 12:30pm)
Seniors: 2:30-3:30pm (arrive to check-in between 2:15-2:30pm)
In addition to the key orientation presentations planned, all students will have the chance to meet in their assigned homeroom and receive a locker assignment, their chromebook, and a paper copy of their class schedule. Freshman will have a chance to practice with their A-Day schedule and meet those teachers. All high school students should bring their school supplies to deposit in their locker and/or inside their homeroom as directed.
Thank you for your parent partnership. I’m looking forward to a fantastic school year serving our Ledgers as they strive to grow and develop as a community of faithful leaders and learners, who demonstrate respect, and who take responsibility for personal growth and decisions. Especially with the challenges presented to families and schools in these past two years, we thank God for the many blessings of Catholic education and the privilege of learning together on the Ledge!
We Welcome New Teachers To The Ledge!
To reprise the August 5th eLedger, I am pleased to introduce three new educators who are joining our SMSA high school faculty community for 2021-22. We extend a warm and hearty ‘Welcome’ to The Ledge!
Mr. Greg Zimmer joins us with 28 years of high school teaching experience, serving previously at Hartford Union High School, and most recently at Fond du Lac High school where he supervised a science department of 16 teachers. Mr. Zimmer has a BA in Economics from Northland College, and BS in Broadfield Science from UW-Milwaukee. He holds minors in Chemistry and Biology and an MS in Managerial Science from Cardinal Stritch University. Mr. Zimmer has also earned and renewed National Board Certification as a teacher, and has WI DPI Masters Licenses in Chemistry, Science and Biology/Life Sciences. He will be teaching Chemistry, and Environmental Science and will be our onsite proctor for the CAPP Stats course. Mr. Zimmer and his wife are the proud parents of three SMSA alumni, Gabe (‘16); Leah (‘18) and Joseph (‘21).
Mr. Dave Braun joins SMSA with 19 years of experience serving as a parish director of Christian formation and/or youth ministry in several parishes, most recently at St. Francis Borgia in Cedarburg. Mr. Braun holds a BS in Biology from UW-Green Bay, and MA in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University. He has an Advanced Ministry Certificate from Franciscan University. Mr. Braun will be teaching Catholicism and Sacraments to Freshmen, and Old Testament and New Testament to Sophomores. Mr. Braun is familiar with Fond du Lac and Springs from his time serving at Holy Family Parish as Director of Christian Formation from 2014-2016.
Elizabeth Stavropoulos joins the high school World Languages Department and will teach all Spanish I sections and the middle school Spanish Introduction course to Grade 8! She is a 2021 graduate of Marian University, with a BS in Education and Minor in Spanish. Mrs. Stavropoulos is this year’s recipient of the Spirit of Marian Award! She is also a past vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honors Society. Mrs. Stavropoulos has served as a teacher assistant and mentor with Upward Bound for the past two years and had clinical teaching placements in Fond du Lac as well as in Ripon. She also enjoyed singing with the Marian University Women’s Chorale and participating in Marian’s Campus Ministry programs.
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!
Be well, God bless.
Eamonn O’Keeffe, Principal Grades 9-12