From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe

Virtual Awards Ceremonies

On Tuesday, May 19, all high school families will receive a message which includes hyperlink access for two virtual student award ceremonies.  A virtual Department Award event and a virtual Senior Awards event are being pre-recorded via Zoom, and will be hosted at a secure YouTube channel for families to access. Both virtual events are meant to be viewed and celebrated by the whole Springs community.  Both events will reveal academic award recipients and the many scholastic achievements of our students in 2019-20.  Our students have so much to be proud of, and both virtual award events will enable us to continue celebrating our 110 year tradition of academic excellence and student life on the Ledge.  Watch for the message and links on Tuesday, which happens to be the originally scheduled date for Department Awards. 


End of School Updates

Links to important high school updates pertinent to the end of school are provided here for your added access and convenience.  

End of School Calendar – High School

Grading Adaptations – High School


Our Lady of the Ledge – Pray for Us

As an empathetic community,  we continue to seek opportunities to give hope and support to others – especially those  who are most vulnerable. We pray for all those in our community, state, nation and world who are suffering from illness, isolation, economic hardship, anxiety and loneliness.  We call upon our patron and spiritual advocate, Mary, to protect the Springs community and to help us to grow in faith. May we trust in God’s grace, and remain united together as a community of hope for others.  


Mary, Mother of God, 

Heal us, strengthen us, protect us, 

that we may give strength and hope, 

to the most vulnerable in our community, and world.

Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us. 


News and Information

Class of 2020 - Unite!

Hey Seniors! Did you know that we created a special shirt design, just for you, to show your strength and resilience during these unforeseen times? Click here to see this design and five other awesome options! Parents, there is a special design option for you, too – click here.


Don’t forget to support our Seniors by displaying a Class of 2020 sign! #LedgersforLife signs are $7 and personalized signs are $17 each. Have a question? Contact Signarama at and they will take care of it for you!


Order your sign today by clicking here.

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

YScreen May

Please click here to view the YScreen for May.


College/University Virtual Updates

During these “virtual” times, many colleges and universities have cancelled their Open Houses and Visit Days. If you were planning on attending one of these events for the college/university you’re interested in, make sure to check their website as many colleges/universities are offering virtual tours instead.

Virtual Career Interviews – Brought to you by Envision Greater Fond du Lac

Please click here for information on the Virtual Career Interviews.

Updates from St. Norbert College

We have virtual tours online, led by our student guides.  Those same guides have put together a really nice “Why I love SNC” video from their homes.


There’s also a video glimpse of the campus, as well as an interactive map that highlights many of the most-used facilities.


Our admission counselors have been holding online “visits” with prospective students and their parents, answering questions and providing insights on life at our liberal arts college.


Counselors can also hold virtual visits and presentations for groups of students at your high school; get in touch with me if you’d like to arrange one.


We’ve extended our application deadline for seniors from May 1 to June 1, so there’s still ample time to get one in.


We’ve also waived the SAT/ACT requirement for new applicants this year.


And there’s more in the works!

We’re keenly aware of the plight of high school students trying to make one of the biggest decisions in their lives at a time when everything seems to be turned upside down. We’ll do all we can to help: I encourage you and your students to reach out to us, for any reason, any time.


Stay safe and stay healthy.

2020 World Affairs Seminar

The 2020 offering of World Affairs Seminar (WAS) will take place this coming June, however the format has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WAS will be conducted in a revised, virtual format. The 2020 WAS conference will still be focused around the theme “Hunger in a World of Plenty”. It will take place from Monday through Thursday, June 22 through 25, 2020.


WAS Delegates will participate utilizing remote access. Small groups will be formed and facilitated by discussion group leaders. The seminar will feature Internationally renowned Keynote and Breakout speakers. Participation in virtual field trips will also take place.


The WAS is a summer conference for high school students, ages 14 to 18 years old. Individuals are eligible to participate once they have completed their first year of high school.


The World Affairs Seminar (WAS) is a Rotary International Youth program of District 6270. WAS has provided a unique experience in international relations, leadership training and group dynamics for nearly 45 years.


For further information about WAS 2020 please click here


Applications are still being accepted.


Scholarships are available from Fond du Lac Morning Rotary Club.


If you have questions or wish to apply, contact Jeff Reed, Fond du Lac Morning Rotary, 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.

Marian University Virtual Introduction to Health Professions – June 15th – 19th

Marian University is offering a Virtual Introduction to health professions course Monday – Friday, June 15th-19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A thought-provoking exploration of nursing, social work, radiologic technology and others. Email for more information:

Career Exploration

No updates at this time.

Job Opportunities

Camp Y-Koda Summer Camp Openings

Sheboygan Camp Y-Koda will be open this summer and they are looking for staff. For the counselor roles, students must be 18 and over (or turning 18 before June 15th) to apply. For the Buildings & Grounds Assistant, students must be 16 & over with a driver’s license to apply. 


Please contact Camp Y-Koda for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

No updates at this time.

College/University SMSA visits

No updates at this time.

College/University Visits

No updates at this time.