We Welcome New Teachers To The Ledge! 

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.  


Senior Students & Parents – College Planning

A special information event to assist senior students and their parents with college planning has been scheduled for next Tuesday, August 10, at 7:00 pm.  This will be a virtual/video conference led by school counselor Mr. Tallen Mahaffey.  All senior parents and students are invited to join Google Meets to participate  The program will provide detailed guidance around the application process, Naviance, letters of recommendation, and the important timelines for this fall. There will also be time for Q & A. 


As August ramps up with busy days of planning, we look forward to filling our campus with students and teachers so that teaching and learning may once again thrive on the Ledge! 


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!


Be well, God bless. 

Eamonn O’Keeffe, Principal Grades 9-12

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 10th – Senior parents and students join Google Meets for information regarding College Planning Processes

Tuesday, September 7th – High School Orientation Day (all Grades) – Schedule will be shared with the Back to School Packet

Wednesday, September 8th – First Day of Classes

News and Information

Additional Information on Returning to The Ledge

  • Students will be changing into gym uniforms for gym class.  Please purchase a gym uniform shirt from Hoppers (977 N Main St.)  You may also purchase SMSA gym uniform shorts, but any black athletic shorts will be fine.
  • Students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria again.  Please plan to either have your child(ren) purchase a hot lunch or send a cold lunch with them.
  • Drinking fountains will be operational again, but only used to fill up water bottles.  Please plan to send your child(ren) to school with a water bottle.
  • SMSA will again be celebrating all-System Masses at Holy Family.  Please visit Lands’ End, click here and use school code 900157314, to purchase Mass approved attire for grades 6th – 12th.  (click here for Mass attire).
  • As a reminder, masks will remain optional and the choice of the family.  SMSA has face shields available for use, if students choose to wear them.
  • Please, click here, and scroll down to school supplies, to view the school supplies needed for your child(ren).

There will be more expanded information forthcoming.  Please continue to check the weekly eLedger for updates.

Block Schedule

For the daily High School “Bell” schedule , please click Bell Schedule 2021-22

Student Schedules

All schedule changes require administrative approval.  In Fall 2021, schedule changes shall only be approved in rare cases.  A reminder that schedule changes that are initiated by the school will occur without charge, but any schedule changes that are initiated by a student or parent will incur a fee ($50) if approved.  Our counseling and teaching faculty return to work Monday, August 30th.  If you do have schedule questions, these may be addressed during the designated period, beginning Monday, August 30th and concluding on the “add/drop” deadline, Friday, September 17th. 

Yearbook Updates

Any students who were unable to pick up their yearbooks at Marian University on Monday, August 2nd during our distribution times, will receive their books at Student Orientation. 


As a result of the construction at school we are unable to make other arrangements. Students who did not order a yearbook can still purchase one for $65.

High School Counseling

News and Information

No news at this time.

Upcoming Dates

None at this time.

Career Exploration

None at this time.

Job Opportunities

None at this time.

Scholarship Opportunities

None at this time.

College/University SMSA visits

None at this time.

College/University Virtual Visits

None at this time.