Catholic Schools: a National Treasure

Starting Monday January 27th – 31st, we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2020!  Across the country, Catholic schools will be acknowledged for historically significant contributions to advancing American society and culture through their hallmark dedication to providing students with holistic education – and always treating young people as unique, valued individuals, created in God’s image.  Catholic schools have helped to influence and shape American society for more than 200 years. 
At SMSA, we have a busy week of special schedules and activities planned.  Please click here to view the full list of activities.  Perhaps you can join us for a special Catholic School Week Mass at Holy Family on Friday, January 31st at 8:45 a.m.  At that time, we will celebrate alongside other Catholic school partners from within our Archdiocesan deanery.
Thank you for choosing and supporting Catholic education for your children.  Thank you for trusting SMSA to provide a nurturing and holistic environment where students are free to develop their gifts and share their imagination, passions and faith. Our Ledgers are terrific, and serving their needs is a privilege for me and the faculty and staff of SMSA.  I pray daily that they may encounter the living God during their days on the Ledge.  Your children will make a positive difference in the world in many and varied ways.   Your investment in their Catholic school education at the Springs will return many blessings!

March for Life - January 22nd - 26th

Seven students and three faculty members are traveling to Washington DC for the annual March for Life – on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.  From January 22nd – 26th our “Ledgers for Life”  will participate with others from Wisconsin Right to Life in a rally on the National Mall with more than 100,000 participants from across the country – all standing up for the dignity of the human person from womb to tomb – a consistent ethic of life which is a hallmark of the Catholic faith tradition.  During their Washington visit, students and faculty will also visit the National Holocaust Museum to examine the effects of man’s inhumanity to man as displayed in meaningful and moving exhibits.  Students will be documenting their trip and preparing presentations about the experience.


Watch for opportunities to hear from this group of Ledgers and learn about their March for Life experiences and encounters.

News and Information

High School Yearbook Orders

High school yearbook sales are now only available online. We are no longer accepting them at school.  Please click here to order.

Upcoming Dates

All System Mass - Friday, January 31st

Join us on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week as a System along with students and staff from Holyland Catholic and Shepherd of the Hills.  Fr. Gary Wegner from Holyland Catholic will preside over Mass.

Auditions for Bye Bye Birdie - February 3rd and 5th

Auditions for Bye Bye Birdie will be on Monday, February 3, 2020 and Wednesday February, 5, 2020 after school in Mrs. Lewis’ music room (2080). Please prepare a portion of a song from any musical of your choice and sign up for a time in the office with a partner. Make sure to pick a scene that you and your partner will read and take a form to bring FILLED OUT to your audition.


All tech crew may fill out their forms and place in the envelope in the office by February 5, 2020.


Please email Mrs. Lewis at with any questions or audition conflicts. 


Please have all schedules of other activities with you at the time of your audition.

Sadie Hawkins Dance - February 22nd

The Sophomore Class is excited to announce that their Sadie Hawkins Dance is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 in Baker Gym from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.”


Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, February 17th during lunch hours and before and after school in Mr. Thompson’s room (3037.) Tickets will be $7 per person in advance and $10 at the door.


We are still in the early planning stages, but if any sophomore parents would like to volunteer to help, especially with setting up for the dance on Saturday, please contact Mr. Thompson at

High School Counseling

News and Information

Fee Application Week at UW Oshkosh – January 27th – 31st

UW Oshkosh will be holding a free application week January 27 – 31, 2020. Students who apply to any of the three campuses (Oshkosh, Fox Cities or Fond du Lac) during the week of January 27th – January 31st, will have their application fee automatically waived. When they apply online, they can simply bypass the payment section and the rest of it will be taken care of on UW Oshkosh’s end. 


Feel free to contact Nicole Jackson at 920-424-3079 with any questions.

Upcoming Dates

ACT Test Prep at UW-Oshkosh

UW-Oshkosh is offering an ACT prep course this winter on Saturday mornings, January 11 – February 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Classes will be held on the UW-Oshkosh campus. Cost is $200.


Please click here to register.

Career Exploration

Visit the Counseling Office for more information.

Job Opportunities

Agnesian Healthcare, a member of SSMHealth

Agnesian Health Care – a member of SSM health, is looking for environmental services technicians (housekeeping).


Please click here to view the full job description.

Scholarship Opportunities

Parkside Elementary Scholarship

Parkside Elementary is offering a $500 scholarship to any graduating senior who attended Parkside Elementary School for at least one year and will continue his/her education at a college or technical school.


 Applications in the Counseling Office.

Gottlieb Bickelhaupt Memorial Scholarship and Julie Morgan Hinkley Memorial Scholarship

The Counseling Office has the updated scholarship applications for the Bickelhaupt and Hinkley Memorial Scholarships. There will be 2 $500 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors pursuing higher education. They will be evaluated on essay responses, service above required hours and academic achievement.


Please stop in the Counseling Office for an application.

WI American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy – application deadlines February 24th

The Counseling Office has received information about the WI American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy being held June 22 – 26, 2020 for students who have completed their junior or senior year and are in good academic standing. This will be held at the WI State Patrol Academy at Ft. McCoy. Deadline for submitting your application is February 25th.


Stop in the Counseling Office for more information.

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc (WROF) Scholarship

WROF is proud to announce an award of up to $10,000 to be presented to a Wisconsin high school senior pursuing a post secondary education. Criteria includes having lived in rural Wisconsin for at least two years. “Rural” is defined as traditional rural areas and rural towns of 25,000 population or less. This award supports tuition only, up to $2,500 per semester, for any post high school experience in Wisconsin and will continue as long as a 2.5 GPA is maintained.


Stop in the counseling office for an application.

WI Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the WI Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship. This is a scholarship for those with a degree that prepares a graduate to analyze biological specimens in a hospital, clinical or research laboratory. This scholarship is not intended for those planning on pursuing other careers such as physical therapy, clinical nutrition, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, nursing, pharmacy or other medical fields.

Agnesian HealthCare Volunteer Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteer Scholarship. Criteria includes being a high school senior, resides in the Agnesian HealthCare service area and pursuing a career in healthcare.  

Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received a new scholarship available to graduating seniors wanting to pursue an education and career in the aviation or aerospace field.


Please stop in the counseling office for more information.

Winnebago County Master Gardeners Association Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Winnebago County Master Gardeners Association Scholarship. It is available to students enrolled in a program related to the following areas of study: Horticulture, Landscaping, Agriculture, Forestry, Agronomy, Arborist, Conservation, Natural Resources or other areas approved by Scholarship Committee and Board.


Application in the Counseling Office.

Altrusa International, Inc. of Fond du Lac Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Altrusa Scholarship which is available to graduating seniors in the top 25% of their graduating class. Students must be planning to attend a college resulting in a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of higher learning.


Please stop in the Counseling Office for an application.

Morning Rotary Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the FdL Morning Rotary Club Scholarship. Criteria involves planning to attend Marian University, Moraine Park Technical College, or UW Oshkosh at Fond du Lac starting in fall 2020 semester.


Please stop in the Counseling Office for an application.

Fond du Lac Evening Optimist 2020 Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the 2020 Evening Optimist Foundation Scholarship. This is available to graduating seniors who possess leadership and scholarship qualities and who will be attending the Wisconsin University system, private State University or Vocational Technical Programs.


Applications can be found in the Counseling Office.

Dodge County 40 Et 8 Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Dodge County 40 Et 8 Scholarship which is for graduating seniors who reside in Dodge County and plan to attend an accredited School of Nursing in Wisconsin.


More information in the Counseling Office.

College/University SMSA visits

Please stop in the Counseling Office for upcoming dates.

College/University Visits

Please stop in the Counseling Office for upcoming dates.