WIS 23 Expansion Project

This week's update from the DOT

Monday – Friday, April 26th – April 30th: They will continue to work on the excavations off the roadway from Taft Road to Seven Hills Road.  The contractor has begun constructing temporary widening along the WIS 23 westbound lanes from County UU to US 151.  Crews are also working on temporary roadway connections at Wisconsin American Drive and Mary Hill Park Drive.


Monday – Friday, May 3 to May 7: Crews will continue to work on the excavations off the roadway from Taft Road to Seven Hills Road.  The contractor will continue constructing the temporary widening along the WIS 23 westbound lanes from County UU to US 151.  They will also begin work on the new connection between Irene Drive and Whispering Springs Drive, a new road between County UU and Whispering Springs Drive, and a new road between County UU and Northway Drive.  Crews will continue working on temporary roadway connections at Wisconsin American Drive and Mary Hill Park Drive.  Several utility crews will be onsite to relocate their lines for the ongoing construction work. 

Traffic impacts:

  • CTH U (South) – Closed
  • April 19th – EB and WB Outside Lane Closure USH 151 to Whispering Springs Blvd
  • April 26th – WB shoulder closure Seven Hills to Whispering Springs


Looking for real-time updates of the expansion project?  Click here.


Scrip Year End Updates

The end of the Scrip fiscal year is Monday, May 31, 2021. Thursday, May 27th, is the last day that purchases may be made to earn rebates for the 2021-2022 academic year. Rebates earned from June, 1, 2020 – May 27, 2021 will be applied per your designation on your Tuition Credit Agreement form. 


If you haven’t completed this form, please do so before Monday, May 31, 2021 so rebates are properly allocated. Click here for the form.

Scrip Hours

Scrip Hours

Scrip Office will be open Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 4:00 p.m.  The Scrip Office will be closed on Fridays.


Can’t make it to the Scrip office during those times? Sign up for the new mobile app, RaiseRight.  Link your account and add Scrip to your mobile wallet. Shop, save and support SMSA on the go.  Click here for information on the app!

Upcoming Dates

Staff Appreciation Week is Coming - Donations Due by April 30th

Hello SMSA Families,

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up, Monday – Friday, May 3rd – 7th. We are kicking off the week by having the Chameleon Food Truck cater lunch to all staff on Monday, May 3. If you would like to contribute monetarily to this, please send money in an envelope to school labeled Andrea Nuss or Katie Mathos and Staff Lunch Donation on it or you can Venmo Katie @Katie-Mathos. If writing a check, please make payable to Andrea Nuss or Katie Mathos. 


Please have all donations in by Friday, April 30th.

Any donation amount is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!


Also please watch the eLedger the next couple of weeks for updates on other events that will be happening during Staff Appreciation Week!!

Katie Mathos and Andrea Nuss

Let's Celebrate our Amazing SMSA Staff - Monday - Friday, May 3rd – 7th

Our SMSA staff helped us “soar” during this unique year and we simply can’t “mask” our gratitude for all of them! SMSA Families, we need your help in showing your appreciation towards them during the upcoming week!


Make a Difference Monday, May 3rd – Who has made a difference at school for your child?  Write them a note, draw them a picture, send them an email, etc.!  SMSA Staff will enjoy a lunch provided by the Chameleon Food Truck sponsored by Parent Connectors and SMSA Families.


Treat Yourself Tuesday, May 4th – Treat an SMSA Staff member extra special today! A surprise for staff members will be placed in various places of the school!


Go out of your “WAY” Wednesday, May 5th – Go out of your way to show your appreciation to an SMSA Staff member. The staff will enjoy special treats provided by SMSA Families!


Thankful Thursday, May 6th – Thank a SMSA Staff member for all their hard work and “rolling” with this school year!  A special treat will be placed in their mailboxes.


Feel Good Friday, May 7th – Let’s show our love for being a Ledger with a Ledger Spirit Day in honor of our dedicated SMSA Staff. Jeans (no holes) or uniform pants! The staff will enjoy a yummy treat because we “donut” know what we would do without our fabulous SMSA Staff!


Thank you for helping make their week extra special!

News and Information

SMSA Family Looking for a Summer Nanny

An elementary SMSA family is looking for a summer nanny to watch their children, ages 5 and 9, two days a week.  (Tuesday and Wednesday).  The hours would be around 20 a week. 


Please contact Amanda at 920-602-6155

Accreditation Communication

Dear Parents/Guardians:


St. Mary’s Springs Academy is excited to announce that our System will be completing our re-accreditation process this spring through Cognia, formerly known as AdvancED.  The accreditation process is not about passing a one-time inspection, but demonstrating a persistent commitment to our students, parents and community that focuses on continuous school improvement.  This process allows St. Mary’s Springs Academy to dive deep into the trends and opportunities for improvement affecting the school as well as the different programs and services that are implemented to help support all students in achieving their highest potential. 


Over the past several months, St. Mary’s Springs Academy had the opportunity to examine the entire institution based on rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria.  These standards cover the areas of leadership, learning and resource capacity.


Our accreditation will allow us to:

  • Demonstrate to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on increasing student achievement, providing a safe learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators
  • Validate the work our System is doing meets the nationally recognized benchmark of quality and excellence
  • Receive feedback that will inform our continuous improvement plan and long-term strategic goals


We are looking forward to working with the Cognia review team during our virtual site visit on May 10-12, 2021.  The team is comprised of specially trained educators and administrators who will engage with all of our stakeholder groups through interviews as well as assess our provided evidence to form a comprehensive picture of our strengths and our opportunities for growth.


We thank you, our parent/guardian partners, for your continued support of our efforts in service to our students.


Melissa Trepte, Prek-8 Assistant Principal, Accreditation Coordinator

Applications for Tuition Assistance Now Available

The School & Student Services (SSS/TADS) new program is now open. Families can begin to apply for tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year. The new tuition assistance information with the new link to apply can be found on our website by following this path. Go to the SMSA website > click the Enroll tab (upper right) > click Tuition Assistance. The new SSS/TADS program has resources available to help with the application process.

Health and Wellness

COVID-19 Hotline

For your convenience, the COVID-19 hotline number is 844-225-0147

Parents of Athletic Booster Club (ABC) and Performing Arts (PPA) Updates

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

April Meeting – Wednesday, May 12th

PPA will meet on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. Please email Keri at keri2ig@gmail.com for meeting information.