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



Last week I had the pleasure of introducing our two new part-time faculty members,  Dr. Carlson and Mr. Kieser.  I also invited parents to return to this eLedger column each week during the fall to learn more about members of our excellent high school faculty to be highlighted each week this fall in the eLedger. This week, I am delighted to highlight Mr. Allen and Mrs. Anderson.


Mr. Brian Allen joined the faculty of SMSA in 2011.  He is licensed and certified in the State of Wisconsin to teach math and science in grades 6-12.  Currently, Mr. Allen teaches Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, AP Calculus I, Physics and College Physics.  In addition to his teaching duty with SMSA, Mr. Allen serves as an adjunct instructor for Marian University, approved to offer both the College Physics and Calculus I courses for dual credit (students earn both high school and college credit simultaneously).


Before sharing his talent on the Ledge, Mr. Allen taught math in the Winneconne School District, was a math, science, and ACT prep instructor for Sylvan Learning Center, and a science teacher at Kimberly High School for nine years.  Mr. Allen also has served in higher education as a physics instructor at NorthWest Technical College and a physics lab instructor for UW-Oshkosh. Early in his career, Mr. Allen worked at the UW Madison Synchrotron Radiation Center where he collected and analyzed data on magnetic circular dichroism.  Mr. Allen would be delighted to explain that to you sometime! Mr. Allen earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.  Growing up in Watertown, Wisconsin, Mr. Allen has called the Fox Valley his home for the past 25 years where he has served as a volunteer through Christ the Rock in Menasha, and the Fox Valley Humane Society.


Mrs. Corinne Anderson has been a member of the SMSA faculty since 2016.  She is licensed and certified in the State of Wisconsin to teach math in grades 6-12.  Currently at SMSA, Mrs. Anderson teaches Honors Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math Concepts and Pre-calculus.  Mrs. Anderson serves as chair of the Math-Science super-department, and is moderator of the Math Club and Academic Bowl Team.  She also is a sophomore class moderator and homeroom teacher.

Before serving at the Springs, Mrs. Anderson served as a math teacher at Horace Mann High School in the North Fond du Lac School District, and for 10 years at Fond du Lac High School.  She has experience teaching everything from pre-algebra to technical college math.


Mrs. Anderson is a proud Ledger herself, and is very excited to have her children continue the tradition of attending school at SMSA.  She earned both her Bachelor of Science Degree and her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Marian University.  Living in the Holy Land with her family, Mrs. Anderson enjoys supporting her parish and SMSA through service opportunities.


Both Mr. Allen and Mrs. Anderson effectively build positive rapport with our students, and are both especially interested in helping students develop their ability to think critically and become confident problem solvers.   Their efforts continue a tradition of excellent teaching on the Ledge.  The Springs community is blessed that Mr. Allen and Mrs. Anderson have chosen to share their experience, skills, talents and interests with our Ledgers.



On Wednesday, September 14, all high school parents/guardians are invited to the Ledge for “Back to School Night.”  Reservations or RSVP’s are not needed.  Parents are asked to arrive by 6:30pm and will be given a copy of their daughter/son’s course schedule upon arrival.  Beginning promptly at 6:35pm, parents will follow their student’s schedule to each classroom to meet teachers and receive an overview of course content, objectives and student expectations.  Each class will last 10 minutes and parents will be able attend all 8 periods of their students Master Schedule – ending by 8:30pm.  When STUDY HALL appears on the schedule, parents will have the opportunity to meet with administration for a chance to discuss Covenant and Handbook questions.


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.


Eamonn O’Keeffe

High School Principal


News & Information

Announcing HS Fall Play Auditions!
































Freshman Class Homecoming Dinner


As previously communicated, the Radisson Indoor Recreation Center (formerly the Holiday Inn Holidome) has been booked for dinner from 6:30 – 7:30pm on September 24 for the Springs Freshman class Homecoming dinner.  The meal will be $28 per person (tip and tax included).  Each student needs to bring $28 CASH to the dinner.


The meal will be buffet style and will include two pasta options, chicken, baby red potatoes, a vegetable, as well as a salad and drinks.  The reservation can hold any amount of students so it is for the entire class and their dates as well.  Anyone with or without a date is invited and encouraged to attend!


RSVP’s are needed right away.  Please let Samantha Baker (cell 920-251-1882) know if your child plans to attend and also if your child will be bringing a date so we have a head count for the evening.  The head count is due to the Radisson by this Saturday September 17th so please send your RSVP to Samantha by noon on Saturday, September 17th.


Jeremy and Coleen Feucht have graciously offered their home as a place for the class (and parents) to meet and take photos prior to dinner!  Thank you, Feucht family!  Their address is:


N7862 Sandy Beach Road

Fond du Lac, WI 54935


Schedule for Saturday, September 24:

5:15pm-6pm: Photos @ the Feucht’s home
6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner @ The Radisson
8:00pm-11:00pm:  Homecoming Dance @ Baker Gym


We hope we get a good turn out and the kids enjoy their first high school Homecoming!


As a reminder, parents are invited to hang out at Benvenutos at the Radisson while the kids are eating and then plan to gather at Schmittys during the dance.


Questions? Samantha Baker @ 920-251-1882 or Lisa Longley @ 920-539-0041
RSVPs:  Samantha Baker @  920-251-1882 by Saturday September 17 at noon


2022-2023 SMSA Concession/Admission Help Needed!


Are you the parent of a SMSA Middle School or High School athlete?  If so, please consider signing up below to help out ABC (Athletic Booster Club) by volunteering your time and talent to work in concessions or admissions at an upcoming sport event.  Booster Club is encouraging ALL parents of ALL athletes to embrace teamwork and help out at an event that fits for your schedule.  For those that have already signed up and volunteered, ABC sincerely appreciates your help!
Use the links below to sign up through SignupGenius

•         Varsity Football –
•         Varsity & JV Volleyball –
•         JV Football –

Winter sports will be added at a future date with a follow up email


Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner - September 21st


Please join us for the 5th annual Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner (sponsored by the SMSA Grandparents Club) on Wednesday, September 21st, in the SMSA Cafeteria from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. All SMSA families, grandparents, faculty and staff members, and others interested in starting the school year off with great fellowship are invited to attend.


This year, Ala Roma will be catering the pasta! All meals are $5.00 and kids K4 and under are free! A maximum family meal is $25.00.




Financial Aid Q&A Night


Mr. Stamatakos will be hosting a virtual Financial Aid Q&A Night on Wednesday, September 21st from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.


Mr. Stamatakos will be joined by Susan Teerink, the Director of Student Financial Aid at Marquette University. Both Mr. Stamatakos and Mrs. Teerink will hold an open “Q&A” session for parents who have questions about applying for financial aid for college and how specific financial circumstances may affect their eligibility for federal and state financial aid.


Parents are invited to watch Mrs. Teerink’s overview of financial aid before planning to attend the program. NOTE: this program is only recommended for parents who have questions about financial aid after viewing the presentation.


Registration for the program isn’t required, and Mr. Stamatakos will share a link to the virtual meeting room as the date of the program gets closer.


Please contact Mr. Stamatakos with any questions about Financial Aid Q&A Night!


PPA Meeting Dates

PPA meeting Dates for the 2022-2023 year:


  • September 21
  • October 18 (note the revised date)
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 16 (note the revised date)


All meetings will be held at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge (first floor teacher lounge).


Contact Maggie Rose with any questions about the PPA!


County K Speed Limit

With the newly paved and widened County K, between 151 and Winnebago Drive, please be cognizant of the 35 mile per hour speed limit.  The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office has received concerns regarding excessive speed in the hour before and after school.


The Sheriff’s Office will be placing a radar trailer on that portion of County K to monitor speed.  Please have a conversation with your student drivers on the importance of following the posted speed limits on all roadways, and being aware of people walking.


Safeguarding God's Children (SEE) training

SMSA will be hosting SEE training on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose room. This training is needed for all volunteers, coaches and employees of SMSA.


Please sign up for this training online through CGM Connect


If you have any questions please contact Carrie Wiza  at or 920-322-3215


School Safety

As always, if you or your child become aware of a potentially dangerous situation that may threaten campus safety, we urge you to contact the Fond du Lac Police Department. 


To report life threatening urgent matters, please dial 9-1-1.  To report concerns that may not be urgent, please call 920-322-3700.  You may also call the high school main office at 920-322-8062




Speak Up/Speak Out (SUSO)

Created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS), the Speak Up, Speak Out Resource Center (SUSO) is a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn with important concerns currently offering: threat assessment consultation, critical incident response, and general school safety guidance.


Visit the SUSO website for additional information on these three services as well as resources on school safety best practices.

High School Counseling

ACT Test in October at SMSA


SMSA has scheduled an opportunity for juniors and seniors to take the ‘ACT without Writing’ here at SMSA on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, during the school day.  Many seniors who didn’t have an opportunity to retake their ACT over the summer will use this opportunity to take the ACT a second time.  It is also the first opportunity for current juniors to sit for the exam before they take the ACT in Spring.


There is no a limit to the number of times a student may take the ACT.  Many students across the country choose to take multiple tests to improve their ACT score.


If your student wants to take advantage of this opportunity, please complete a brief survey by Friday, September 16th, 2022, in order to secure a spot.


Please contact Mr. Stamatakos with any questions about this opportunity,

FDL Police Explorers


The Police Explorer Advisors from the Fond du Lac Police Department are hosting an open house on Monday, September 19th from 6pm-7pm. This a program for youth ages 14-20 that are interested in law enforcement as a career. Explorers will receive hands on training from FDL Officers in many different law enforcement topics.


For more information, view the Open House Flyer or watch a Recruitment Video


Job Opportunities


The Boys & Girls Club is hiring for our afterschool programs!


Check out the information below and click on the flier to download an employment application!




College/University visits to SMSA

College visits are open to all juniors and seniors! Sign up for all visits in your SCOIR account!


Marquette University: Tuesday, September 13th from 9:55 – 10:35 AM

Spring Hill College: Wednesday, September 14th from 2:35 – 3:15 PM



Upcoming Dates


  • September 14 – High School Back to School Night 6:30-8pm. Parents and guardians meet teachers and attend special information sessions.
  • September 19-24 – Homecoming Spirit Week!


Ledger Learning Guide

The Ledger Learning Guide for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available online!