From the office of Dr. Julie Shively, EdD - 6-12 grade Principal

Semester One Exam Schedule and Guidelines

Exam week is almost upon us!


I want to let you know the schedule and expectations for your child so everyone can plan for that week.  Some exams may be projects or essays, while the bulk will be the traditional exam format.  Your child’s teachers will provide semester reviews and study guides so they can begin to review the content.  Please note, if your child has any outstanding or missing work, it will not be accepted after January 10, 2019!  This is to allow teachers the time to grade the assignments and return them before the exams.

We want to replicate the expectations that the students are use to during the year. Therefore, students will take their exams in uniform and attendance will be taken at the beginning of each exam period.

To give the teachers time to prepare, students will not be permitted upstairs or in the rooms until ten minutes prior to each exam time.  If they arrive early, they will remain downstairs until ten minutes prior.  Students only need to be at school during the time of their exams.

Students may not rearrange their exam schedule for their convenience. Students who require exam changes or additional time will work with Student Services.  If there is a different need for changing an exam to a different time/day, please send a written and signed request to the North Office no later than January 7, 2019.  If an emergency arises between January 7, 2019 and the time of the exam, please notify the North Office immediately so we can arrange a different time/date with the teacher.  Students who miss an exam with an unexcused absence, including arriving to school after the exam has begun, will not be permitted to make up the exam.

Thank you for supporting your child and the teachers. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me or the teachers.


Tuesday, January 15th
First period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Second period: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 16th
Third period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Fourth period: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 17th
Fifth period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Sixth period: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, January 18th
Seventh period: 8:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Eighth period: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Important Upcoming Dates

High School Placement Testing - January 12th

High School Placement Testing for incoming 9th grade students NEW to SMSA for the 2019-2020 school year, will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


The placement test will be held at St. Mary’s Springs Academy.  This date is for students that will be NEW to the SMSA system.


Please email Kelly Mueller at to register your student.

Dual Credit/AP Courses Informational Night - January 23rd

Sophomore and Junior parents and students, please join us January 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR (Muli Purpose Room 4th floor) for an interest meeting regarding next year’s dual credit and AP offerings.


The South Hall entrance (upper parking lot) will be unlocked at 5:30 p.m.  You may take the stairs or elevator to the fourth floor.

News and Information

High School Yearbook Orders

Order your yearbooks today!  No more paper orders, please click here to visit the online form.


High School Counseling

News and Information

YScreen Newsletter

Please click here to read the January 2019 newsletter

ZAPS ACT Test-Prep Seminar – Friday, January 25th

St. Mary’s Springs will cover the cost of the seminar for the entire Junior class on Friday, January 25, 2019.  


The seminar will run from 8:00 a.m. -2:25 p.m.

ACT Test Prep at UW-Oshkosh

UW-Oshkosh is offering an ACT Test Prep Course beginning January 12 – February 16, 2019 on the UW Oshkosh Campus.  Visit online at by clicking here or call 920-424-1129 for more information.

Job Opportunities

Youth Apprenticeship Applications – due February 1st

Please have your child’s/children’s Youth Apprenticeship Applications returned to Mr. (John) Resop no later than Friday, February 1, 2019.

Camp Y-Koda summer camp positions

Sheboygan County YMCA has open positions for its Camp Y-Koda.  They are looking for Camp Counselors and Pee Wee Counselors.


Must be 18 years of age or older.


Contact Kaitlyn Rautmann, Summer Camp Director at or 920-467-6882 or stop in the Counseling Office.

Career Exploration Opportunites

Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy

WALLECA is for students who are interested in a career in law enforcement.  WALLECA will be held at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy from June 24 – 28, 2019.  


The cadets will stay in the academy dormitory.  All meals are included. There is no cost to the cadet.  


This is available to current Juniors and Seniors. Click here to view and fill out the online application or stop in the Counseling Office for more information.

Free CNA Training Class through Agnesian HealthCare

There are open positions at Villa Loretto, St. Francis Home and Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center.  Session date and time: April 8 – May 14, 2019 from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m..


Students will be compensated for their time in class.  


More information in the Counseling Office.

Scholarship Opportunities

Winnebago County Master Gardeners Association  Scholarship

The Winnebago County Master Gardeners Scholarship is available to WINNEBAGO COUNTY residents who are planning to enroll in a program related to the following areas of study at a technical school or college: Horticulture, Landscaping, Agriculture, Forestry, Agronomy, Arborist, Conservation or Natural Resources.


More information in the Counseling Office.

Ab Nicholas Scholarship

The Ab Nicholas Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships to boys and girls who have been involved in the basketball program their senior year as either an athlete or manager.  Must be a resident of Wisconsin, attend a public or private high school and plan to attend a University of Wisconsin System school.


The scholarship is based on need, academic achievement and character.  Scholarship applications are available online starting February 1, 2019 and must be submitted by April 30, 2019.  Please click here to apply.

Deprey-Skyline Family Information Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available to graduating seniors planning to attend a 2 year technical college or a 4 year college pursuing a major in Information Technology, Computer Science or Information Systems and can demonstrate a financial need.


For more information, please visit the Counseling Office

Wisconsin Electronic Security Association Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a son/daughter of an active-duty police department member and one to a son/daughter of an active-duty fire department member.  All applications will be submitted online at

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 222 Scholarship – Due March 1st

One Scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year.  Candidates for this award shall be a Veteran/Member/Child or Grandchild of an American Legion or Auxiliary member based within 30 miles of Fond du Lac.  


More information in the Counseling Office.


Due date Friday, March 1, 2019.

Fond du Lac Area Insurance Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available to senior students graduating from Fond du Lac County high schools.  Students must be enrolling for a degree in a business related field and be resident of FDL County.


More information in the Counseling Office.

Kids’ Chance of Wisconsin Scholarships

Kids’ Chance of Wisconsin is an organization providing educational scholarships to the children of Wisconsin workers who have been seriously injured or killed due to work-related accidents.  


For more information on this opportunity please stop in the Counseling Office.

UW-Madison Bucky’s Tuition Promise

Bucky’s Tuition Promise is an initiative that pledges to cover four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman who is a Wisconsin resident and whose family’s annual household adjusted gross income is $56,000 or less.  


For more information please click here.


UW-Madison is trying to make education at the state’s flagship much more affordable for Wisconsin families.

Fond du Lac Evening Optimist Club Scholarship – Due March 31st

The Evening Optimist Foundation 2019 most valuable student scholarship is now available in the Counseling Office.  This applies to students attending the Wisconsin University system, private State University or Vocational Technical Programs cumulating in a 2 year Associate Degree.  


Deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Marine Credit Union (MCU) Scholarship 

Marine Credit Union is offering eight $1,000 scholarships to well-deserving, hard working students graduating from high school in 2019.


To be eligible, the applicant must be an MCU member, or the child of an MCU member and plan to enroll in a college/university for the next academic year.


More information in the Counseling Office.

Ellington Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship

The Ellington Mutual Insurance Company is offering their $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors whose parents are policyholders of Ellington Mutual Insurance Company.  


Please stop in the Counseling Office for more information. Applications are due no later than March 1, 2019.

2019 Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship

This $750 scholarship is for all first-year college freshmen who will be attending an accredited College/University during the 2019-2020 school year.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Please click here for more information.


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Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received a scholarship for seniors planning to attend a 4 year college/university leading to a baccalaureate degree in engineering and intend to enter the profession of engineering upon graduation.  


Scholarship application form can be found by clicking here or stop in the Counseling Office.

Mount Mary University Scholarships

Mount Mary University wants high school graduates to know about the academic scholarships that are available to incoming students; some cover 100% tuition.


Please stop in the Counseling Office for more information.

College/University SMSA visits

Please visit the Counseling Office to view upcoming campus visits.

College/University Visits

Milwaukee School of Engineering – Milwaukee – January 11th

MSOE will be hosting a Junior Visit Day on Friday, January 11, 2019.  Please call 800-332-6763 or click here ( to visit their website for more information and to view other upcoming dates.

Northland College – Ashland – January 21st

Northland College will be hosting a Visit Day on Monday, January 21, 2019.  Please call 715-682-1839 or click here ( to visit their website for more information and to view upcoming dates.

Wisconsin Lutheran College – Milwaukee – January 21st

Wisconsin Lutheran College will be hosting a Discovery Day Monday, January 21, 2019.  Please call 414-443-8810 or click here ( to visit their website for more information and to view upcoming dates.

Viterbo University – La Crosse – January 29th

Viterbo University will be hosting a Preview Day Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  Please call 800-848-3726 or click here ( to visit their website for more information and to view upcoming dates.