Living Our ABC's

It was wonderful to meet so many SMSA parents at Back to School Night (BTSN) last week! Thanks for your positive engagement and support of our faculty and your children. Education embraces feedback as a critical element of growth. As such, parent feedback about your experience with BTSN, or your ideas for how to improve the evening, is most valued.


As I shared during BTSN, we are consciously focused on living-out the “ABC’s” of Catholic education at SMSA. It is a message and expectation that all key stakeholders – parents, students and faculty – have heard this fall, and continues to be reinforced each day. In Catholic schools, we must strive to build a “shining city on a hill” – the City of God as described in the New Testament. In our case at SMSA, we aim to be “a shining school on the ledge” – a learning community that is faithful to the Gospel and whose daily culture gives light to the community we serve. The SMSA experience must be one that fosters meaningful, life-giving relationships and inspires gratitude, reflection and acts of kindness. Affirming one another, Believing in one another and Caring for one another – living our ABC’s – will help us achieve our goal!


I have the good fortune to observe the ABC’s each day at SMSA. Most recently, these principles were evidenced at the Freshman Retreat Day. Faculty and senior student leaders ministered to all of our freshman at Camp Vista in Campbellsport. Freshman were given excellent examples of how Ledgers affirm, believe in one another, and care for people. Our teachers and seniors provided role modeling, and then gave freshman the chance to show how they could also affirm one another and build positive relationships. It was beautiful to be a part of it. Parents, you should be so proud!

Important Upcoming Dates

Wisconsin Education Fair - September 27th

The Junior class will be attending the Wisconsin Education Fair on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Marian University (45 S National Avenue). Parents, please watch for a “PermissionClick”, an electronic permission slip, in your email giving your student permission to attend.


They will be leaving about 9:15 a.m. from SMSA and traveling by bus to Marian and will be returning around 10:30 a.m.

Yearbook Orders - Due December 1st

This is your opportunity to order your 2019-2020 yearbook! 


We are already hard at work designing the book and taking pictures to fill its pages. This is your book of memories!


Please click here for the order form.

Please click here for the senior ad form

News and Information

UWO/Fond du Lac ACT Preparation Course – Multiple Dates

UWO/UW Oshkosh at Fond du Lac is offering an ACT Strategies Prep Course on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – Noon on October 5, 12, 19, 2019 or January 4, 11, 18, 2020.


Class fee $134.


This course is designed to assist students for upcoming testing dates. For questions, contact Angie Miller at 920-929-1155 or by emailing

Transcripts Sent – for Seniors

For seniors wanting their transcripts sent to colleges and universities, please stop in the Counseling Office and fill out a blue form giving us permission to send them out and where you want them sent. 

High School Counseling

Y Screen Newsletter - September

Please click here to view the September edition.

Upcoming Dates

UW Oshkosh ACT Test Prep – Multiple Dates beginning in October

UW Oshkosh will be holding their ACT Test Prep course on the following Saturday mornings: 

October 12 and November 16, 2019 or January 11 and February 15, 2020 from 9 a.m.-Noon. 


For more information please call 920-424-1129 or email

Job Opportunities

Schreiner’s Restaurant

Schreiner’s Restaurant is looking to hire weekend staff for the following positions; Dishwasher (need to be 14 years of age to apply), Busser (need to be 14 years of age to apply), Line Cook (need to be 17 years of age or older to apply) and Servers (need to be 17 years or older to apply).


Schreiner’s offers a great starting wage and room to advance for high school students. Schreiner’s also offers flexible hours for students with active school and social calendars. Pick up an application in the Counseling Office. Or email any questions to


Applebee’s is hiring hosts and to-go specialists. Please stop in the counseling office for more information.

Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation Hiring

Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation is now hiring C.N.A’s and Nurses. Please stop in the Counseling Office for more information.

Red Cabin at Green Acres is hiring!

RCGA, a family owned business, is looking for high school aged children to fill some support positions.  Positions include, washing dishes, bussing and resetting tables, delivering food to the tables along side the wait staff, making up salads and dishing up soups. We also have the outside tasks of shoveling snow and watering the plants in summer.  RCGA will work around family, church and school obligations.


RCGA is open Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Monday and Tuesdays).  They have been the first job for a lot of kids, as they can “Grow with Us”.


Stop in the Counseling Office for more information.

Career Exploration Opportunities - multiple dates

C.D. Smith School Partnership Program
Inspiring today’s youth to consider a career in construction, C. D. Smith’s School Partnership Program offers opportunities for local students to experience a day in the life of one of our employees, either on the job-site or in a project management role.


Upcoming opportunities are Tuesday, October 15, 2019 February 11, 2020 and Wednesday, April 15, 2020.


Please stop in the counseling office if interested.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Counseling Office has received the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship. This is available to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen.


Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. For details and application please click here.

College/University SMSA visits

Viterbo University – September 27th

A representative from Viterbo University will be on Campus from 12:58 – 1:39 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019


Please stop in the Counseling Office for a pass.

College/University Visits

Discover Moraine Park – October 16th

Want to learn more about MPTC? Plan to attend “Discover Moraine Park” on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Fond du Lac campus.


Visit classrooms, meet instructors, tour the campus, attend a FAFSA Completion Workshop (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and tour student housing. Walk-in between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Contact Erin at 920-924-3204 for more information or stop in the counseling office.