From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe: High School Principal


“Behold, I make all things new.” (Revelations 21:5)


How fortunate we are to restart, to reset, to return. New beginnings are an extraordinary grace from God! Each academic year offers students, parents and educators the opportunity and blessing of a fresh start. At this time of year, new dreams take shape, new goals are crafted and fresh pledges are made by students, parents, coaches and teachers.

Similar to New Year’s Day, the start of school includes a fair amount of wishful thinking and a particularly optimistic brand of hopefulness and goodwill. There is a collective consciousness around making things better; around building better relationships; making better decisions; taking better care of oneself and others; of studying more and better; about being a better friend and a better self. This is good! Indeed, this is how it should be.


At SMSA, we are striving to be a better Catholic school community. As people of faith, we know that God calls us to build His Kingdom, the “City of God” – that “shining city on a hill” that we read about in the New Testament. But how? As always, Jesus offers us a way:


“Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:15-16


In this new year at SMSA, let’s give every effort to be a ‘shining school on the ledge:’ In other words, someplace where students are proud to let their light shine! A community that is safe, positive, loving, encouraging and inspiring. A place where God’s presence is felt in the behavior and actions of all, and where prayer and creativity accompany inquiry, reflection, learning and integrity. A place where students are dedicated to understanding their God-given gifts and where caring classmates, teachers, coaches and parents work collaboratively to help each and every student to identify and unpack their gifts. Though it may not be explicitly stated in our Curriculum Guide, this is the essence of Catholic education. At SMSA our Ledger Way points us to this higher ground!


I believe that God’s creative and loving Spirit is ever near to us, always eager to love us, shape our hearts and “make things new again” in our lives. We have so much to look forward to at SMSA this year! I look forward to being on this journey with you as a partner in the mission.


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.

News & Information

Auditions for "Just Another Audition"


When: Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th
Where: Mrs. Lewis’ Music Room-room 2077
What to bring: Sign up for an audition time in the office with a partner (if you can’t find one, I will read with you)


Choose a scene to perform with your partner (do not memorize)


Take and fill out the “audition form” and bring to the audition with all conflicts of after school rehearsals
***Interested tech crew, please take a “tech crew form”, fill it out and turn it into the “completed tech forms” folder in the office by September 7th


Show dates are November 17th-19th


SMSA Hockey

SMSA Hockey is excited to announce our new Head Coach, Kevin Collien. He previously served as Assistant Coach for the Ledgers. Welcome Coach Collien!


***Reminder to all hockey players***

Athletes not involved in other fall sports should be attending the following:

  • Captain’s Practices will take place Monday and Wednesdays from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. at Blue Line Ice Center
  • Off Ice Practices will take place Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at B Athletics

***Both Captain’s Practices and Off Ice will begin Monday, September 11th***



Homecoming dinner this year for the freshman class will be at The Brick House on Main Street. The SMSA 9th grade class, The Brick House has been booked for dinner from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on September 23rd for the Springs Freshmen class Homecoming dinner. The meal will be $30 per person (tip will be included). The reservation can hold any number of students, it is for the entire class and their dates as well. Anyone with or without a date is invited and encouraged to attend.


We will need an RSVP from each student by September 10th.


Please RSVP to Julie Lenz at 920-960-8989 or

You can Venmo Julie Lenz @Julie-Lenz-7 or we can collect cash at the dinner.


Across from The Brick House is the Veteran’s Park. Everyone is welcome to head there at 6pm if they would like to do any group class photos.


Any questions please reach out to Julie Lenz at 920-960-8989 or Samantha Baker at 920-251-1882


Upcoming Dates

Week of September 18 – Homecoming Week

Wednesday, September 20 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner – SMSA Cafeteria