From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe, 9th - 12th Grade Principal

Welcome New Faculty!

SMSA is pleased to welcome several new teachers to the high school this year. Mrs. Patricia Arndt will teach freshman and junior English and co-moderate the yearbook. She will also serve as a junior class moderator. Dr. Jeffrey Biesman will teach Anatomy and Physiology; Environmental Science; and Concepts of Chemistry. In addition, he will serve as a freshmen class moderator. Mr. Jeremiah Hoffman joins SMSA as Phy Ed teacher, freshman class moderator and will remain engaged as the head golf coach. Mrs. Johnna Knoke joins SMSA to teach all sections of Spanish 1. Mrs. Mary Anne Lindborg rejoins SMSA as a long-term substitute teacher in the English Department. Mr. Jacob Norlander will teach Recent American History and World History. Mr. Kollin Petrie will continue to serve as Campus Minister for SMSA while expanding his role to classroom teacher of Catholicism, the freshman religious studies course. Finally, Mr. Kyle Sackett joins the Math Department to teach Geometry and Advanced Geometry as well as Algebra courses. SMSA is blessed to welcome each new member of the faculty!

Familiar Face, New Role

As the school year begins, a familiar SMSA face takes on an important new role in the high school. With a positive focus on helping students to live into the standards of the Ledger Way, Mr. Kyle Krueger will be supporting high school students as Dean of Character Development. As many know, Mr. Krueger is a Springs alumnus who has served Springs as a teacher, coach and administrator for more than 30 years. He has had a distinguished career coaching varsity football and varsity boys basketball.  Mr. Krueger accepted his new role in August and joins with Mr. O’Keeffe to comprise the administrative leadership team of the high school.

Important Upcoming Dates

High School Back to School Night- September 11th

High School parents have the opportunity to live a day in the life of their teen, going through a “mini-schedule” of their child.  This is a wonderful way to meet and mingle with other parents in the system. This is always one of our parent’s favorite events of the year.


This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


We hope to see you there!

Fall Play Auditions - September 16th and 18th

Auditions for the fall play, The Beverly Hillbillies, will be held Monday, September 16, 2019 and Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Mrs. Lewis’ music room (2080).  Please sign up with a partner for a time slot in the office and be sure to grab a scene to rehearse with them. Please do NOT memorize the scene. Please also pick up a form to fill out and bring to your audition. 


Students interested in technical crew, please fill out the form in Mrs. Lewis’ room (2080) and place in the provided envelope.

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.

News and Information

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High School Counseling

Y Screen Newsletter - September

Please click here to view the September edition.

Upcoming Dates

Academy Day at EAA – September 7th

Want to learn more about Military Service Academies? Plan to attend Academy Day 2019 at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. An appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is a distinct and rare honor. Acceptance of an academy appointment requires at least a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and five years of active duty service. 


Please stop in the counseling office for more information.

NAMI Basics Fall 2019 – Multiple dates beginning in September

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering a free, six-class program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, with or without a mental health diagnosis. The program is taught by trained teachers who have lived experience with their own families.


Program begins Mondays, September 9 – October 21, 2019 (will not meet on October 7th), 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friendship Corner, 21 E. 2nd St., Suite 104, Fond du Lac. Call 920-979-0512 or email

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

News and Information

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. 

Job Opportunities

Kelley’s Farmstead Job Opportunity

Kelley’s Farmstead is looking for 10 – 15 students and adults to help staff with their new fall attraction which includes a corn maze, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, combine slide, tire mountain, fall decorations and many more activities. Kelly’s will be open on weekends from Saturday, September 21, 2019 through Sunday, October 27, 2019; a six week employment opportunity. Hours for employees will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Students 14 years of age and older are encouraged to apply.  Click here for the online application.

Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac

Join our team!  Great leadership roles for students interested in pursuing a degree in Education, Social Work or Recreation.


Please click here to view flyer.

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.

Babysitting Opportunity

An SMSA family is looking for someone to occasionally babysit for four kids, grades 4, 3, kindergarten and preschool.


Please call Matt Lauersdorf, if interested, at 262-224-7668.

Career Exploration Opportunities

Check in the Counseling Office for upcoming opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Visit the Counseling Office for more information.

College/University SMSA visits

Moraine Park Technical College Visit – September 10th

A representative from MPTC will be in the Counseling Office on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 during 2nd period. 


Anyone wanting to learn more about MPTC should bring their planner to the counseling office and have it signed as a pass to this event.

Ripon College Visit – September 12th

A representative from Ripon College will be in the Counseling Office on Thursday, September 12, 2019 during 2nd period. 


Anyone wanting to learn more about Ripon College should get a pass in the Counseling Office before 2nd period on September 12th.

College/University Visits

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