From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe,

Real Easter

It really is Easter time, not virtual Easter…but the real Easter Season! Alleluia! Recently, I was reflecting about how COVID-19 does not respect or recognize liturgical seasons, nature’s change of seasons, athletic seasons, Olympic or political planning, school calendars, family plans or personal goals or agendas. Indeed, for the past month, COVID-19 has caused nearly all of us to alter our routines and activities.  We have subsequently lost some sense of “normal time” and how we typically navigate and plan for today and tomorrow. In the end, however, what remains unchanged is that this is God’s time – and always will be. God is always ‘on time’. God is always with us. Perhaps this Easter season, despite the many disruptions and factors that remain out of our controls, we can thank God for being the constant source of hope, comfort, joy and life. God is real…and is never late…even during virtual learning terms!  Please click here to view the Easter reflection I shared with our students.


Video Conference Etiquette

Please click here to view Video Conferencing Etiquette for Students for some thoughtful suggestions for video conferencing.


Social Distancing – Socially Responsible and Generous! 

National and global health data has been consistently demonstrating that the discipline of social distancing has helped to curb and slow the spread of COVID-19. It is estimated that in the US alone, this practice has potentially saved over 100,000 lives. We continue to encourage this practice among SMSA students and families.  Social mobility defeats the gains of social distancing. So, though we crave socializing with one another, we encourage our students to resist social mobility and continue the socially conscious and socially responsible behaviors associated with social distancing. 


Jesuit priest and author, Fr. James Martin, has recently said, “One of the ways of being kind, in addition to doing good things for your neighbors, is to practice social distancing and stay home and not give other people the disease. I think that’s one of the most generous things you can do, which is to take those precautions to prevent infecting other people”.


Mary – Our Patron – and Health of the Sick 

Pope Francis composes a prayer asking Mary, Health of the Sick, to intercede for us during this pandemic.  We invite the whole Springs community to offer this prayer. 


O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. 

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. 

You know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.

SMSA Virtual Learning Surveys

From the SMSA Leadership Team

SMSA Families,

We are asking ALL P3 – 12 grade parents and students in grades 6-12 to take a couple of minutes of their time to complete a Virtual Learning Survey. Your responses are very important to us. With your feedback we will be able to provide an excellent educational experience during this period of social distancing and virtual learning.


Thank you in advance for your feedback!


Please click here for the P3 – 12 Parent/Guardian survey.

Please click here for the 6-12 student survey.



SMSA Leadership Team

News and Information

Senior displays update

Support our Seniors by displaying a Class of 2020 sign! These can be staked in a yard, displayed in a window, propped in a prominent location, the possibilities are endless!


#LedgersforLife signs are $7 and personalized signs are $17 each. Already ordered a sign and want to get it personalized? Have a question? Contact Signarama at and they will take care of it for you!


Order your sign today on Signarama’s website by clicking here.

Seniors - Most Scholarships are Due

Seniors, remember that most scholarships are due. Please email Mrs. Hackl at with any questions or transcript requests.

April YScreen

Please click here to view the April edition of YScreen.

UW HELP April Newsletter

Please click here to view the UW HELP April Newsletter.

CANCELLED WACAC College Seminar Tour 2020 - June 22nd - June 26th

The WACAC College Seminar scheduled for June 22 – 26, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  If you registered for the event and have questions, please contact Shannon LaLuzeme at 920-923-7661 or

Upcoming Dates

Cancellations and Postponements

Please click here to view the current cancellations and postponements.  This list is being updated every Friday as new information is gathered.

Academy Girls Scholarship - deadline May 15th

The Academy Girls Scholarship for 2020-2021 is now available in the Counseling Office. This is a merit-based scholarship to be awarded to one current, female, SMSA junior based on essay responses and GPA. Upon proof of enrollment, a $750 credit will be issued from St. Mary’s Springs Academy to offset tuition to the scholarship winner in her senior year at SMSA. Application deadline is May 15, 2020 in the Counseling Office. The award winner must be able to commit to attending the Academy Girls Luncheon on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to give a short speech about what this scholarship means to her, how she models the Core Values at SMSA and her post high school plans.


Please click here for more information.

Please click here for essay questions.

High School Counseling

News and Information

Bellin College Virtual Information Sessions

Bellin College is hosting a series of Virtual Information Sessions that students and counselors are able to attend! These sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about Bellin and what our programs offer to students who are/have expressed interested in a career in Nursing, Radiology, Sonography or Radiation Therapy.


The sessions will highlight the college, our programs, financial aid and scholarship information, and the application process. Once registered, one of our Admissions Counselors will send each participant an email invite to join the session via Zoom. At the scheduled time of the session, all the participant has to do is follow the link! Please click here.

UW-Oshkosh practice ACT exams

Students looking for an opportunity to practice for the ACT exam from home are encouraged to click here

UW-Stout Virtual Tour

Greetings from the University of Wisconsin-Stout!


So happy to be able to connect, even though we’re not able to meet during an in-person event this Spring.


We have been working on some excitings resources for you including our Virtual Visit Options!  These include LIVE Virtual Admissions Presentations, access to Digital Brochures and virtual tour options.  Please click here to visit virtually today!


For more information, please contact Matthew at

Upcoming Dates

Cancellations and Postponements

Please click here to view the current cancellations and postponements.  This list is being updated every Friday as new information is gathered.

Career Exploration

No updates at this time.

Job Opportunities

Summer Babysitter Needed

An SMSA family is in need of a babysitter this summer for two boys (ages 8 and 10, both attend SMSA)  Hours would be 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Preferably a babysitter who can drive.


Interested students, please call Kelly at 920-602-0037

Scholarship Opportunities

No updates at this time.

College/University SMSA visits

No updates at this time.

College/University Visits

No updates at this time.