No School Friday, April 19th - Good Friday

SMSA will be closed, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.  All offices, including the Business and Scrip offices, will be closed.

A Message from System Interim President, Stacey L. Akey

North and South Hall Sign-In Reminders and Safety Reflection


North and South Hall Sign-in Reminders

At SMSA, your children are our children; therefore, the safety and security of each is of highest priority.  As a result, we would like to remind you that all parents, family members, visitors and guests are to enter the building at the North or South entrance and sign in/register at the office.  Visitors to the building must have a visitors badge visible at all times.  


Safety Reflection

Having recently had the opportunity to see our safety protocols and security system in action, I can assure you they are spot on.  Your support of the above request and continued support of our traffic safety protocols (click here to view a few traffic safety protocols) is sincerely appreciated as we work in partnership to ensure we advance our students and the SMSA mission.


In your service,


Stacey L. Akey

Interim President

From the Office of Dr. Julie Shively, EdD, 6 - 12 Principal

Drug Take Back

It is a good habit to periodically clean out your medicine cabinet so that old or expired medication is disposed of.  Please click the links below for information on how you can safely dispose of your medication.  It also reminds everyone of the dangers associated with prescription medication.

In Christ,
Click here for Elementary information for Drug Drop
Click here for Middle/High School information for Drug Drop
Important Upcoming Dates

Pack'er Up Spring Cleaning Donation Challenge - Month of April

This spring the Middle School Student Ambassadors are encouraging SMSA families and friends to help the SMSA elementary and middle school participate in the Pack’er Up Donation Challenge where the winning school gets a visit from Donald Driver!


The whole month of April do some spring cleaning and bring your donations to any participating Goodwill Store and Donation Center. Simply indicate your school name, city, and number of items donated on the slip provided to you by the Goodwill Donation Attendant. The winning school with the most donations will receive a personal visit from Donald Driver and other goodies! Second and third place winners will also receive 12 autographed copies of Donald Driver’s books for children.


If you have any questions please refer to or feel free to reach out to Ms. Fictum.


Please click here to take a moment to view this video the students put together for this fundraiser.

Prospective families Open House - April 11th

Know someone interested in learning more about St. Mary’s Springs Academy?  Invite them to attend our spring Open House on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.


This will be an “open campus” event for grades P3 through 12. Families will meet with SMSA faculty and administrators, learn about enrollment, tour the campus and discover how an SMSA education is possible through the Tuition Assistance Program and Wisconsin Parental School Choice.

Middle School Musical, Mary Poppins Jr. - April 12th and 13th

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many nannies packing before Mary Poppins appears in their living room. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other and the world around them. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”


The show will be held at the UW-Fond du Lac Prairie Theatre, 400 University Dr in Fond du Lac. Show dates are Friday, April 12th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens if purchased prior to the show, by clicking here. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens if paid at the door.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - April 15th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Monday, April 15, 2019.


Please stop in the North or South office for a visitor’s pass.

NHS Blood Drive - April 17th

The National Honor Society is hosting a Blood Drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students 18 and older can donate (16 or 17 with parental consent.)


Permission forms are available through Mr. Thompson in room 3037.


Students and our SMSA Community can sign up for an appointment time by clicking here to visit the American Red Cross website and use Sponsor Code: StMarysFDL or call 1-800-733-2767.


Please help us fill all the appointment times and meet our goal!

SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame Nominees Wanted - Due Wednesday, April 17th

Now is the time to nominate a former standout Ledger athlete to the SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame.  Nominations are being accepted until April 17, 2019.


Do you know someone who has earned at least one SMSA HS athletic lettering award, excelled in sports at SMSA and exemplified strong moral character and good citizenship during high school and continues to do so today?  Do you know a former SMSA coach whose coaching career at SMSA is worthy of recognition?  Then nominate them to the Athletic Hall of Fame by clicking here!

SMSA Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th - 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner, May 6 – 10, 2019!  If you have any interest in helping with this week, please click here to contact Andrea Nuss. We would love your help in making this week extra special for our SMSA Staff. Thank you!

Safeguarding God's Children(SEE Training) - May 13th

There will be a Safeguarding God’s Children Safe Environment (SEE) training at Holy Family Church Hall on Monday, May 13, 2019.  This training is manditory for any parent or guardian wanting to volunteer at the school. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Holy Family does not plan on doing any more trainings until August.


To view the flyer on this event, please click here.

Please sign up for this training by clicking here.

SMSA Showcase Open House - May 15th

Save the date!  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for the first annual 3k through 12th grade SMSA Showcase Open House from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  All grandparents & SMSA families are invited to this event. Let your child shine as they guide you through the hallways of SMSA. Enjoy classroom projects, student artwork and time to pray in the chapel.


*The SMSA Showcase replaces our annual Grandparents Day.


-Parent Connectors

Save the Date! Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling - July 26th

Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling is right around the corner.  Mark your calendars for Friday, July 26, 2019!  More information will be coming soon!


If you are looking to get involved with the event, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.  We are currently looking for committee members, volunteers, auction items and gift cards.


Thank you for your support and helping to make each event at SMSA a success!

News and Information

Staff Spotlight

The SMSA Staff members who are in the spotlight this week are: Mrs. Akey (Interim System President) , Mrs. Brusky (Art Teacher: K-4th Grade), Ms. Haugen (Business/Computer Teacher), Mr. Krueger (Physical Ed/Health Teacher), Mrs. Lewis (Music Teacher: K-4th Grade), Mr. Miller (Director of Information Technology), Ms. Roltgen (Music Teacher: 5th-8th Grade), Mr. Schmahl (Band/Music Teacher: 5th – 8th Grade), Mr. Schneider (Art Teacher: 5th – 8th Grade)& Ms. Storey (Art Teacher: High School). 


We appreciate all of you! SMSA Families- Please take a minute to either write them a quick note or email of appreciation!


Thank you! 

Parent Connectors

Refer A Family Program

Know someone interested in SMSA?  Here’s an opportunity for you to earn a tuition credit!  A $250 tuition credit will be applied to your account for each new family you refer that enrolls at SMSA for the new school year! There is no limit to the number of referral awards a current SMSA family can receive.


For more information, please click here to contact  Kelly Mueller, SMSA Enrollment Director.

Costa Rica Spanish Service Trip Fundraiser

Students going to the Costa Rica Spanish Service trip in June are fundraising to help offset the cost of their trip. They are selling Faris Gourmet Popcorn.


Please support our students. Reach out to Mrs. Theel by clicking here if you would like a list of students selling popcorn.

Sign up for Friday Adoration - Need Parent Volunteers

We would like to continue to offer Eucharistic Adoration to our students on Fridays, but we need your help! 


Parents and community members are invited to sign-up by clicking here to take an hour time slot.  All you need to do is sit quietly with Jesus, adoring Him in the Blessed Sacrament.


Adoration Schedule for the remaining school year:

Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 (System Mass – Adoration starting at 11 a.m.)
Friday, May 24, 2019

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

The environment we live in today offers an unprecedented amount of opportunities to interact with people around the world, but it has also provided more temptations to compare ourselves to others. Click here to view a short video from Ascension Presents, as Jackie shares her own struggles with this temptation and how to find joy in God’s love.

Ledger Lent Challenge

The Cross is your price-tag, your victory and your mission. Make the Sign of the Cross right when you wake up every day this Lent.


Join in the Challenge by following us on Instagram @smsacampusministry.

From the Office of Katie Hellmer, School Nurse

No news at this time.

To contact Katie Hellmer please click here or 920-322-3206.


St. Joseph's Book Room Scrip

Be prepared for upcoming First Communion and Confirmation Sacraments.


St. Joseph’s Book Room offers Scrip with a 10% discount!


Shop local, get a memorable gift and earn Scrip rebates. Its’ a Win-Win!

Office Hours

**Reminder, Scrip will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019

in observance of Good Friday.**


Scrip hours for the academic school year

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Tuesday & Thursday: Noon – 4:00 p.m


Not sure what Scrip is? Stop by and see us or call Chris at 920-322-8059.  Scrip is an SMSA fundraiser that not only benefits the System but also gives you the opportunity to offset your tuition.

Click here to read more!

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPC Update

April PPA Meeting – April 17th

Please join us for the April PPA Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the SMSA Cafeteria.