Letter From Dr. Julie Shively edd, 6-12 Principal

February's Most Inspirational Teacher

Dear parents and students,

Ms. Pannier has been named February’s Most Inspirational Teacher!

You all thanked Ms. Pannier for her hard work and dedication – you must have also really enjoyed the Ireland trip!

Ms. Pannier earned the most votes with specific comments letting her know how much you appreciate her. Some of the student comments were, “I can trust her with anything”, “I always look forward to her class” and “She finds new and exiting ways to make class fun”.  Parents also noted that “Ms. Pannier works hard, arrives to school early and puts in a lot of extra hours to ensure students are ready to perform”.

Thank you, Andrea, for your dedication to the school, and thank you parents and students for appreciating our teachers!


Junior Theology Makes Cards for Nursing Home

As a part of their unit on the fourth commandment, juniors in their Morality class made cards for a local nursing home.  Junior Lily Shireman, who works at a nursing home through the youth apprenticeship program, dropped the cards off for her classmates.  

SMSA Students participate in The Memory Project

Ten SMSA high school students participated in the Memory Project this year. The Memory Project is an organization that helps the underprivileged in other countries. The students from these countries have been displaced due to natural disasters. The organization sent over pictures of students from Haiti and our SMSA students created portraits to be sent back to the students in Haiti.

The following students were involved in this wonderful service project: Annie Treichel, Andrew Huck, Derek O’Leary, McKenna Thurke, Jordan Krupp, TJ Hermanny, Eva Antoni, Peyton Walters, Andrew Hoepfner and Meagan Haupt. They worked really hard to create beautiful portraits and did all of this work outside of school hours!

This year’s musical The Sound of Music will be performed Friday April 13th at 7pm, Saturday April 14th at 7pm, and Sunday April 15th at 1pm at the North Fond du Lac Horace Mann PAC.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be $12 at the door for adults but will remain the same for senior citizens and students. Online tickets can be purchased at www.hometowntickets.com

Forensic Speech and Acting Team Tournament

SMSA hosted their first Forensic Tournament with seven schools and approximately 40 judges, coaches, and drivers.  There were over 120 performers who created 96 entries.

This year, SMSA is very excited to announce we have 12 entries; 2 1/2 times more than the previous year. We began selecting performance pieces last fall and rehearsals began in earnest following Christmas break.

SMSA teachers and staff were generous in allowing us to use the entire third floor, many second floor classrooms, and computer and art rooms.

A special thank you goes out to: Mr. Smith, Dr. Shively, Mr. & Mrs. Karrmann, Mrs. Bartel, Ms. Haugen, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Hoffmann, Mr. and Mrs. Vach, Mrs. Wiza, Mr. Schaeffer, Mrs. Hoepfner, Mrs. Bellows and Mrs. Rose and to our SMSA team for being amazing Ambassadors.

The judging was tough, but our team had great scores despite recently returning from spring break.

Our District Festival is this Saturday, March 24th in Platteville…wish us luck!  Followed by the State Competition on Friday, April 20th in Madison.