Valentine's Day dress and No School on Monday

Valentine's Day Jeans/Sweats Day - February 14th

Tomorrow, Friday, February 14, 2020 the Student Council is having a Valentine’s Day fundraiser*

Grade 9 – 12 (Yoga pants and leggings are not acceptable pants for this fundraiser)


$5 – sweats

$3 – jeans


*If your student chooses not to participate in this fundraiser, they must wear their school uniform to school.

No School Monday, February 17th

Reminder, there will be no school on Monday, February 17, 2020.  


The Business and Scrip Offices will be open regular business hours.

News and Information

Honor Roll Reports

High School Honor Roll Quarter 2

Please click here to view the Honor Roll for Quarter 2.


High School Honor Roll Semester 1

Please click here to view the Honor Roll for Semester 1.

Service Hours

Attention all juniors and seniors. Please submit all service hours as soon as possible. This is the time when senior scholarships are reviewed and the Guidance Department needs an update on all hours completed. Recorded service hours are also required by parishes for juniors, who will be confirmed this Spring.

Upcoming Dates

Ski/Snowboard Club is Hitting the Slopes - February 19th

Ski/Snowboard Club is hitting the slopes on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. We are headed to Cascade Mountain after school (by bus) and will return around 10:00 p.m. 


If you would like to join us, see Mr. Knepfel or Ms. Pannier to pick up a form and submit payment by: Friday, February 14, 2020.


Cost depends on lift ticket alone or rental included.

Sadie Hawkins Dance - February 22nd

This year’s Sadie Hawkins Dance, “Winter Wonderland”, sponsored by the Sophomore Class (2022) will be held Saturday, February 22 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Baker Gymnasium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets will go on sale during the lunch hours in the cafeteria or before and after school in room 3037 starting Tuesday, February 18th – Friday, February 22nd. 


If you are bringing a guest who is not a student at SMSA, be sure to fill out your paperwork and turn into the office by Friday, February 21st.

High School Counseling

News and Information

Y Screen – February

Please click here to view the Y Screen letter for February.

Financial AID 101 from the University of Notre Dame 

Income on Your Financial Aid Applications  

There is no specific income that automatically eliminates a family from receiving need-based aid. Income is only one factor we consider in our evaluation.


Other major factors include, but are not limited to:

-Size of your family

-Number of children enrolled in college as undergraduates

-Private grade and high school tuition

-Family assets


Click here to view the first-year students by parent income who received need-based scholarship in the fall of 2019. Find your family’s income range to get a sense of how your income may be considered on your financial aid applications. Keep in mind that we complete an individualized review and many factors are considered in determining your financial aid award.


Click here to see how a merit at Notre Dame works.

Click here to view a video from a high school Financial Aid Night.

Click here to view a student testimony about financial aid.


Seniors: Notre Dame Requires Two Financial Aid Applications

Notre Dame requires both the CSS Profile (click here to view) and FAFSA (click here to view). The applications are live and seniors applying for financial aid can submit them now.

Upcoming Dates

MPTC “College Planning Day” – April 1st

Moraine Park Technical College will be hosting their “College Planning Day” for high school juniors on April 1, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the FDL campus. 


Visit up to four programs in your chosen career cluster, take a campus tour, interact with current students and learn the admissions process. Pre-registration is required and is open from February 15th – March 25th.  Click here to register today.


More information is in the Counseling Office.

Women’s Leadership Academy – June 22nd – June 25th

Mount Mary University will be hosting a Women’s Leadership Academy June 22 – June 25, 2020. The cost is $150, with financial need scholarships available. Students will participate in sessions on Building Your Personal Brand, Importance of Sisterhood, Confidence, Financial Aid 10, among others. 


Stop in the Counseling Office for more information.


Click here for more information on this summer Leadership Academy.

Career Exploration

Fox Valley Health Care Alliance Sessions

The FVHCA has many educational healthcare sessions available to students interested in pursuing a healthcare career, but maybe not sure exactly what path to take. 


Please stop in the Counseling Office for a list or please click here.


Click here to register.

Job Opportunities

Holtger Bros., Inc.

Holtger Bros. in DePere, WI is a utility construction business that provides employment opportunities for graduating students looking to join the work force.  If interested, click here to apply.


The Counseling Office has more information. 

Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit Hiring

The Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit is beginning the process of recruiting employees for the 2020 summer season. Most of the positions are full-time for the summer with some predominantly weekend shifts. 


For more information please stop in the Counseling Office for more information and an application.

Camp Anokijig hiring for summer 2020

Camp Anokijig is hiring for the 2020 summer. They are in need of students 18 years and older with an interest in working with kids in an outdoor setting for the entire summer. Live onsite with campers, lead program activities, model positive behavior and choices. 


Please stop in the Counseling Office for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

Hazel L. Stephenson Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Hazel L. Stephenson Scholarship that is available to Fond du Lac County high school graduates and residents who are planning to further their education at a UW System campus.


Applications in the Counseling Office.

Furman University – Deadline June 1st

Please click here for more information to receive at least $20,000 – $80,000 over four years.

Wisconsin Sports Awards Contest

Cousin Subs is excited to announce its annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest! They are honoring WIAA high school senior athletes who demonstrate academic excellence, sports leadership and community involvement. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, have participated in a WIAA sanctioned sport and was involved in civic and/or community organization or activities during high school. 


Stop in the Counseling Office for an application.

Trent Schueffner Memorial Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Trent Schueffner Memorial Scholarship which is available to graduating seniors who are planning to attend a private or public trade school or 4 year university and major in an “outdoor” major, such as construction management, landscape architect, among others or a profession in the trades. 


Please stop in the Counseling Office for an application. 

Fond du Lac Community Theatre Memorial Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the FDL Community Theatre Memorial Scholarship. This is available to graduating seniors planning to further their education and have been involved in at least two FDL Community Theatre productions including but not limited to: performer, musician, technician, stage crew, volunteer, etc. The amount is $500.

College/University SMSA visits

Please stop in the Counseling Office for upcoming dates.

College/University Visits

UW Oshkosh Preview Day – March 4th and June 18th

Interested in attending UWO? Attend a Preview Day!  There will be opportunities to visit all 3 campuses; Fond du Lac Campus Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:30 to 7:00 pm and Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:00 to 3:30 pm.


Click here to register online.