From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe

Class of 2020 – Final Days

Friday, May 22, 2020 is the final day of classes in the high school career of, the SMSA Class of 2020! CONGRATULATIONS to our seniors who have led the school with confidence, conviction and character. We are proud of our seniors and are grateful for the many ways the Class of 2020 has chosen to share their many gifts and talents during their years on the Ledge. 


The Class of 2020 are champions, scholars, servant leaders and most impressively to me, disciples.  They have kept the faith, even when many would have lost it. Our seniors have been described to me often as resilient. It is an apt description for sure.  To be resilient is “the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions…able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.” Indeed, much has tested the Class of 2020.  Even now, in the final quarter of their high school career, a new adversary COVID-19  has obstructed their pathway to the finish line. But what do I see from our seniors? I see them do what they have chosen to do (yes chosen) countless times as a class:  Reach out, stay together and take care of one another! They don’t hesitate to bounce right back!  It is not because the Class of 2020 are cockeyed optimists.  Rather, they seem to have decided individually and collectively to accept reality as fundamentally good – even when it has brought heartbreak, grief, and deep, soul shaking pain. 


The Class of 2020 has demonstrated the ability and desire to overcome adversity. They choose to overcome obstacles and challenges and to keep their heads up.  Undoubtedly – just like they did with our younger Ledgers –  this group will continue to show others how to do the same. This is the very reason why the SMSA teachers and staff have great faith in our seniors.  As they prepare to march forward from the Ledge, their experience and attitude will serve them well. 


I thank the Class of 2020 for leading so well this year; for accepting me so generously as their principal; for modeling the Ledger Way for our younger students; and for the impressive legacy of graceful resilience that inspires our community today and will continue to influence generations of Ledgers to come.  You are unforgettable!  May God continue to bless the St. Mary’s Springs Academy Class of 2020. 


Cap & Gown Caravan


On May 26, 28 and 29, a “caravan” of administration, faculty and staff will be hitting the road to deliver graduation caps and gowns – as well as some special graduation surprises – to all 62 seniors!  Delivery routes and days have been organized according to homeroom. Seniors and their parents have received the route schedule for the Caps and Gown Caravan. Please contact Mr. Krueger with any questions. 


Process for the End of Year Supply Drop-off & Locker Clean-out

The link shared below is very important for all high school families and pertains to the schedule and appointments for Monday – Thursday, June 1 – 4. Please read the cover letter and all linked/attached pages carefully.  End of Year Details & Schedule for June 1-4 / HS Supply Drop-Off & Locker Clean-Out


Memorial Day 

There are no classes or virtual learning obligations Monday, May 25 as we pause for the Memorial Day holiday. The final days of virtual learning for grades 9 – 11 will be Tuesday – Friday, May 26th – 29th.  


Final Academic Obligations

All student work for Quarter 4 and Semester II are expected to be completed by Friday, May 29th.  Recognizing the added challenges of the virtual learning term, all late work for Quarter 4 may be submitted to teachers for full credit until Friday, June 5th.

News and Information

State Solo and Ensemble Results

This year’s WSMA State Solo and Ensemble was held virtually. SMSA high school students had 19 events advance on to state. Eight of our events chose to participate in the virtual State Solo & Ensemble and here are the results:

Katie Fabricius – 1st place – piano solo

Katie & Victoria Fabricius – 2nd place – vocal duet

Grayson Feucht – 2nd place – musical theatre solo

Matti Putzer – 1st place – vocal solo

Margaret Rose – 2nd place – vocal solo

Margaret Rose – 1st place – musical theatre solo

Margaret Rose – 1st place – piano solo

Sophie Gorske – 2nd place – clarinet solo


Congratulations to all of our State Solo and Ensemble participants!

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.

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.

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

Michels Career Exploration Day – CANCELLED 

The Michels Career Exploration Day has been cancelled due to schools being in a virtual format. Thank you for your interest and keep us on the calendar for 2021.

Job Opportunities

Michels Corporation

Michels Corp. is still looking for students that may be interested in summer work opportunities. Please click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

No updates at this time.

College/University SMSA visits

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College/University Visits

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