Lent on the Ledge: Opening to God in Prayer

Franciscan theologian, Ilia Delio, speaks on the love of God, which is at the heart of our desire to pray


“To pray is to open up oneself to God who dwells within us. It means holding back nothing from God and sharing everything with God. . . . Only the grace of God can enable us to let go of our fears and allow God to be the God of our lives. True prayer is fundamental for life in God. It is that grace of conversion that opens up our hearts to realize the humble presence of God in our lives. Prayer of the heart is unceasing prayer, where God breathes in us and our hearts are turned toward God. This deepening of our lives in the divine life is the path to self-discovery. In and through prayer we discover our true selves, the self that God has created each of us to be. . . .”


In addition to reflecting on our opportunities for growth through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, this Lent on the Ledge, we will continue to open ourselves to God in prayer.  We also continue to turn our prayers and attention toward those who suffer – in our community – and across the world.  May God continue to help Ledgers grow in awareness of their own beauty and giftedness, as well as the needs of others.  During Lent, may our students embrace ways of helping others who are more needy than themselves, while also opening to God’s closeness to them.  


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!

Eamonn O’Keeffe Principal, High School

Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 11th – Junior (11th grade) Retreat Day

Ledgerfest Silent Auction goes Live Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Noon

Ledgerfest is fast approaching, Saturday, May 19, 2022! Whether you are attending in-person or will be out of town, you can sign up to bid on over 75 amazing silent auction items by clicking here. Pre-register now to map out your favorites.


Bidding begins on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at noon and will close on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. Bid high and bid often!

News and Information

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.

Honor Rolls

Click here to view the Honor Roll for Quarter 2

Click here to view the Honor Roll for Semester 1

High School Counseling

News and Information

Badger Girls State for Junior Ladies Register by March 11th

American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State (ALABGS) is a week-long government and leadership conference for young women in their junior year of high school. Attendees of the program will learn by doing as they become citizens of the fifty-first state, the state of Badger. Citizens will have the opportunity to run for offices on the city, county and state levels of government and will work together to make Badger the best state in the Nation.


Delegates of the program are sponsored by their local American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) unit, making the cost for the delegate free. This is a fantastic opportunity for any students interested in careers in law or public service! It will also come in handy when applying for any scholarships that ask about leadership you’ve performed! As of now, we have ONE spot left to fill!!


​Individuals interested in becoming a delegate should let either Mr. Stamatakos or Mrs. McCarthy know, no later than Friday, March 11th


Click here to view a video explaining more about Badger State

Badger Boys State for Junior Gentlemen – Register by March 11th

This is a quick reminder about Badger Boys State. Badger Boys State is a week-long civic leadership program. Upon arriving, you will become a citizen of one of 27 cities and one of 9 counties within Badger Boys State. You and 900 fellow young leaders from across Wisconsin will be tasked with organizing your own government by electing public officials at the city, county, and state levels. After electing your government, public officials will then work together to address the concerns of your community.


Through this process, you will not only learn the fundamentals of civics, but also develop the interpersonal skills and confidence necessary to lead in your local community. Your generation has immense societal challenges to address, and our volunteer staff is committed to helping you develop the education and skills needed to make a positive impact.


This is a fantastic opportunity for any students interested in careers in law or public service. It will also come in handy when applying for any scholarships that ask about leadership you’ve performed! As of now, we have three spots left to fill!!


If you are interested in participating in Badger Boys State this year, please let Mr. Stamatakos or Mrs. McCarthy know, no later than Friday, March 11th!

Upcoming Dates

Marian’s Pre-College Program – Courses begin March 14th

Click here for a flyer about Marian’s Pre-College Program. It is for high school students to gain experience in college level classes and career exploration. 

Practice ACT Test – April 9th

SMSA is offering current Juniors an opportunity to take a PRACTICE ACT TEST on Saturday, April 9th. Students can register for the test by clicking here.


The test will be a full-length ACT (without writing). Students who take the test will be able to receive their practice test scores immediately following the exam!


Please register for the test no later than Friday, March 25th and direct any questions about this test to Mr. Stamatakos at

Career Exploration

Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy – July 24th – 29th

Are there current juniors or seniors interested in law enforcement or related careers? The Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA) is the perfect experience for those students. This program of The Wisconsin American Legion is a 6 day academy held at the Wisconsin State Patrol academy at Ft. McCoy. The academy is scheduled for Sunday – Friday, July 24 – 29, 2022. Cadets attend at no cost, as we are supported by valued sponsors. The cadets are housed at the dorms at the State Patrol Academy.


The academy consists of 26 female and 26 male cadets. The cadets are chosen from their applications that they submit. The link to the application is attached below. The application requires signatures from a parent, a school counselor and a law enforcement professional. We want students who are in good standing at their school and in their community as they are the future law enforcement professionals. The students who are chosen to attend will be notified in April.


The curriculum consists of fire arms training, physical training, ethics, crime scene investigation, arrest tactics, OWI enforcement, Department of Natural Resources, Human trafficking, and many more classes.


Many of our graduates are already working in law enforcement professions. They credit this academy with their success.


The application for the Wisconsin American Legion is due March 25, 2022. The completed application can be printed, completed, then mailed to: Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901. Or scanned and emailed to:

Job Opportunities

Camp Y-Koda Is Hiring For Summer 2022

Click here to view their flyer.


Boys and Girls Club Fond du Lac 

Click here to view the job postings.

Click here to view a video on the Boys and Girls Club.

Scholarship Opportunities

Mercury Racing Scholarship Opportunity – Deadlines April 29th

Mercury Racing is pleased to announce the Excellence in Trade Scholarship for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. This scholarship program is designed to support local high school students or recent graduates who will further their education in a trade-related field. The program will offer two scholarships of $5,000 each ($2,500 for each semester), intended to alleviate financial stress of post-secondary education. This scholarship program will help grow the local workforce by providing the education and tools needed to succeed.


These scholarships are available to high school seniors or recent graduates from a public or private high school/junior college within the districts of: Fond du Lac with an application deadline of Friday, April 29, 2022.


Additional scholarship criteria are:

Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; submission of official transcript required.

Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, employer, or other professional reference.

Entering full-time in a trade-related field in fall of 2022 (must provide enrollment information).


To learn more about the Mercury Racing 2022 Scholarship Program and to apply, visit:

College/University SMSA visits

None at this time.

College/University Virtual Visits

None at this time.