Mid-Quarter 3 Progress Reports

Monday, February 21st is the Mid-Quarter Grading Period.  As such, on Tuesday, February 22nd parents may login through the Skyward Parent Portal to see Mid-Quarter Progress Reports.  This is also the time that student eligibility to participate in SMSA co-curriculars is reviewed.  Students who are reviewed as ineligible will be notified immediately on Tuesday, February 22nd, as will their parents. 


To be fully eligible for participation in SMSA athletics or co-curricular activities, Ledgers must pass all of their courses at each grading period. Students with one or more failing grades (F) at the grading period are determined to be temporarily ineligible for participation in SMSA athletics or co-curricular activities. Students may regain eligibility by improving their failing grade to a passing grade within the designated period of time.


Complete criteria can be found on page 9 and 10 of the 2021-22 High School Curriculum Guide found under resources on the Website and by clicking here.


Tuesday, February 22nd – Special High School Assembly at Holy Family

All high school Ledgers will experience a special assembly at Holy Family Church during the morning of Tuesday, February 22nd. SMSA Campus Ministry is bringing the team of Fr. John Burns and Sr. Miriam James Heidland SOLT to address all high school students. 


Sr. Miriam is the author of “Loved as I Am” and has been featured on Relevant Radio SiriusXM, Catholic Answers Live and EWTN’s Life on the Rock. Fr. John Burns is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and author of the book “Lift up your Hearts: A 10-Day Personal Retreat.”  He holds a PhD on the theology of healing through forgiveness. 


Wednesday, February 23rd – Internet Safety Presentation (Parents Only Session) 

Parent partnership is both a priority and a defining characteristic of our life on the Ledge together! During the past two years, the pandemic has stalled some school-parent collaborations and educational opportunities.  This month, we are excited to re-invigorate our vision of a learning community that provides SMSA parents with timely information designed to support the role of parents of teenagers in these challenging times.  


To that end, At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23rd, SMSA is fortunate to host a special in-person parents/adults-only program, “The Dark Side of Cyberspace: the Internet, Smart Phones, and Social Media.”  Mr. Eric Szatkowski shall present to all high school students during the school day, and this parent only session during the evening. We are very excited to have Eric at SMSA as he is a recognized expert and dynamic speaker with a mission to keep children safe online.  For more information on Eric Szatkowski , please click here.


If you have any questions around this important event or topic, please contact:


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!

Eamonn O’Keeffe

Principal, High School

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, February 19th – Sadie Hawkins Dance (8:00 to 11:00 p.m.)

Monday, February 21st – Mid-Quarter 3 Progress Reports (eligibility review) 

Tuesday, February 22nd – Campus Ministry Assembly at Holy Family (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)

Wednesday, February 23rd – Internet Safety Presentation (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.) Parents ONLY.

Ledgerfest 2022 - March 19th

We need your help to ensure this year’s event is a huge success. Here’s how:

  • Register to attend the event and/or become a sponsor by clicking here.
  • Make a donation toward your child’s class auction package by clicking here.  Thank you to those that have already donated!
  • Make a personal, business or group donation to our live or silent auction by clicking here. Donations can be dropped off at SMSA during school hours.

• Sign up to volunteer at Ledgerfest by clicking here.

News and Information

Active Threat Exercise 

Earlier today we practiced a successful “Active Threat Exercise” on campus. This drill is in compliance with our Safety Grant, awarded by the Department of Justice, which requires that an “Active Threat” exercise/drill must be practiced annually.


Students were guided through the exercise  by teachers who are trained to either, a) evacuate classrooms and the building, or b) stay locked-down in classrooms, silently out of sight in a designated  “safe zone,” with the lights off and the doors locked.  Students were instructed about expectations. The exercise lasted approximately 20 minutes and was observed by members of the Emergency Response Team and key community safety partners. They will help us assess the effectiveness of the exercise and offer feedback for our continuous improvement. 


The safety of our students is, and will always be, our number one priority.  Trust that SMSA teachers and administration take responsibilities seriously.  We appreciate your continued support as we provide the Ledger community with critical information and training to aid in keeping them safe on our campus.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kyle Krueger,, Safety Coordinator, for our safety drills and exercises.

Ledgerfest Parent Donations 

Planning has begun for our annual Ledgerfest fundraising event.   Last year we collected money from our High School families and put together some amazing auction baskets, which went over very well during our online Ledgerfest auction. We will be creating these types of baskets again this year.  Chris Gilles is the point person this year for the High School themed basket.  These baskets will be a part of the silent auction at Ledgerfest on March 19th.


Just like last year, you can use this link, Click here to donate online. Once you enter a donation amount and click next, please fill in your child’s name and grade level (if you are donating for more than one child, please list each name and grade level along with the amount for each child).


If you prefer, you may still send cash or check (payable to Andrea Nuss) in an envelope marked: HS Ledgerfest/Kristin Zitlow. Please also indicate your child’s grade level on the envelope.


All contributions are due by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  Thank you so much to all who have already donated towards the classroom baskets!


If you have any questions, please contact Chris, or 920-322-8059.


Thank you so much for your support in helping make this fundraiser a success!

School Safety

As always, if you or your child become aware of a potentially dangerous situation that may threaten campus safety, we urge you to contact the Fond du Lac Police Department.  To report life threatening urgent matters, please dial 9-1-1.  To report concerns that may not be urgent, please call 920-322-3700.  You  may also call the high school main office at 920-322-8062. 

Speak Up Speak Out School Fact Sheet_final.pdf  Created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS), the Speak Up, Speak Out Resource Center (SUSO) is a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn with important concerns currently offering: threat assessment consultation, critical incident response, and general school safety guidance. Please click the link above for the SUSO flyer or visit the SUSO website for additional information on these three services as well as resources on school safety best practices.

Ledger Learning Guide

SMSA Ledger Learning Guides Home Page 2021-2022 School Year

Parents are invited to reference the Ledger Learning Guide each week.  Teachers are updating their course expectations  each week, identifying learning targets and referencing relevant standards.  

High School Counseling

News and Information

Reminder ALL Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors students need to schedule a meeting with a counselor to go over Class Registration for 2022-2023.


Freshmen and Sophomores will be meeting with Mrs. McCarthy, have your student use this link to schedule a meeting:


Juniors will be meeting with Mr. Stamatakos, have your student use this link to schedule a meeting:


Students will need to bring their Class Registration Worksheet to the meeting with them, and then at the end of that meeting we will collect the signed worksheet.


Please let us know if you have any questions about registration,

Mr. Stamatakos & Mrs. McCarthy

Upcoming Dates

Practice ACT Test at SMSA – Deadline February 25th

SMSA is proud to announce that we’re partnering with Revolution Test Prep to offer current SMSA juniors an opportunity to take a practice ACT on Saturday, March 5th. This practice test will be offered live in a setting that simulates the test day environment. Students will be able to receive their scores on the practice exam immediately following the test!


Participation in this practice test is optional and available at no cost. There is also no commitment to use any of Revolution Test Prep’s services, though RTP does offer a robust array of academic support resources for high school students, including ACT prep courses.


Please find instructions to register for the practice test here


The deadline to register for the practice test is Friday, February 25th.


Please email Mr. Stamatakos ( with any questions.

Career Exploration

None at this time.

Job Opportunities

Camp Y-Koda Is Hiring For Summer 2022

Click here to view their flyer.

Scholarship Opportunities

None at this time.

College/University SMSA visits

None at this time.

College/University Virtual Visits

None at this time.