March Ledger Leaders

Being a Ledger Leader means defining and continually demonstrating our core values of Faith, Learning, Leadership, Respect, Responsibility and Community.  Our teachers have submitted students for recognition they feel exhibit these values.  The categories for recognition from the middle school are 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade. The four categories for high school were determined by subject groupings: 1) English/Foreign Language, 2) Math/Science/Business, 3) Art/Music/Phy. Ed. and 4) Social Studies/Theology.

Congratulations to the students chosen: Maggie Sitter (6th grade), Lauren Cobb (7th Grade), Fernando Moreno-Melo (8th Grade), Joseph Zimmer (9th grade, English/Foreign Language), Brady Welsch (9th grade, Art/Music/Phy. Ed), Lexi Kuechenberg (10th Grade, Social Studies/Theology), Emma Kirkwood (11th Grade, Math/Science/Business).


I personally would like to congratulate and say THANK YOU to these students for the impact they have on the SMSA community and for the efforts they make to lead by example!


Kasey Smith

6-12 Director of Student Life

General News

New Campus Minister Announced

It is our sincere pleasure to announce that Kollin Petrie, 2007 SMSA graduate, has accepted the position of Campus Minister for SMSA.  During Kollin’s time at SMSA, he was extremely involved with campus life while also managing to carry a 4.170 GPA and being honored with the Tom Shaw Memorial Award as a senior.  Kollin went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree from Marquette University and post graduation, has worked for Catholic Charities, Messmer High School as a Theology Teacher, and most recently, Saint Francis Cabrini (West Bend) as the Youth Minister.  Kollin is most excited about the opportunity to have the focus of our program be around relational ministry and getting to know the students on a personal level as their grow in their relationship with Jesus.
You might also note that Kollin is the husband to Catherine Petrie, SMSA Theology teacher. He will begin his tenure with SMSA in late May or early June and will work throughout the summer months to prepare for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please join me in welcoming Kollin BACK to the Ledge!


Looking For Blue Jeans

A group of students are working in partnership with Mrs. Norton to prepare for a high school community awareness campaign on April 25th in support of the Fond du Lac Says No More Initiative; an awareness campaign centered around the issues of domestic abuse and sexual violence. More details regarding this campaign will be released next week, but for now, the students are looking for used jeans (adult an/or young adult sizes) that will be used for marketing the campaign in our school. Please send jeans you wish to donate for this cause to SMSA and deliver to the North Hall Office now until next Thursday (4/19). Thank you in advance for supporting this important effort!


Global Outreach Catholic Exchange Program

Global Outreach Catholic Exchange Program is looking for Host Families for the 2018/2019 school year.
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the life of another person, or to do something really great for someone whose life will never be the same because of you? We are looking for families to host Catholic students from East Central Europe for the 2018/2019 school year. These students will attend St. Mary’s Springs Academy High School. We need loving families to provide room, board, and transportation for the school year. By hosting the Global Outreach student, you will be offering a young person the chance of a lifetime. Your family will also be greatly impacted and enriched by generously opening yourselves to a Global Outreach student.

For more information, contact Barbara Tota-Boryczka, the Executive Director of the program at (920) 540-3085 or email boryczkabb@sbcglobal.net or Father Larry Seidl, the Spiritual Director of the program at (920) 412-0320 or ljseidl1949@gmail.com. Please check our website www.globaloutreachprogram.com to learn more about our mission to build civilization of love.


Accepting nominations for the 3rd annual Hall of Fame

Nominations due May 1, 2018
The Hall of Fame was founded in 2016 with the purpose of giving a lasting recognition to outstanding athletes and coaches that have contributed to the promotion and development of athletics at SMSA. SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame is about inspiring the students and the public, by highlighting the accomplishments of the people who have been instrumental in creating a tradition of athletic excellence.
The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be Saturday, October 6th, at the Fond du Lac Knights of Columbus Hall.

For more information on the HOF and/or to send in a nomination please click here.

To view the nomination video, please click here.


2018-2019 Academic Calendar is now available! To view, please click here.


Link to monthly calendars.


Link to athletic calendars.


Purchase school uniforms with Scrip

The seasons are changing and it’s time to check your student’s school uniform needs. Lands’ End offers an amazing 16% rebate, so get your Lands’ End Scrip to update your student’s spring uniform wardrobe.

Volunteer Information
School Nurse

No news this week.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at khellmer@smsacademy.org or 920-322-3206.

Community & Booster Clubs


Next week’s PPA meeting location has been moved to the teacher’s lounge (Lauby Lounge) on April 18th at 5:30pm.  **The location has been moved for April only due to a soccer pasta dinner happening in the cafeteria.**

Looking for athletic volunteer opportunities?

Sign up today!  Click here.

To view the ABC Meeting Minutes, please visit here.

To view the PPA Meeting Minutes, please visit here.


Parent Connectors

Parent Connectors End of the Year Meeting

Looking to be more involved during the 2018-2019 school year, interested in being a part of the Parent Connectors Group?  Come to our end of the year meeting on Monday, April 30th, at 6:00 pm in the Commons Area to hear about the this year’s success from our events.  We are also looking for some SMSA parents to join our board!  If you are interested in this, please contact Andrea Nuss at alnuss@charter.net prior to our meeting. We will be voting on the board at the end of the meeting.

Grandparents/Special Friend Day for grades K-5 – April 25th & 26th
Grandparents will be invited to school to spend some time with their grandchildren from 9am -10am.

For more information please visit here.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the SMSA Staff, come join the Parent Connector Group on a Monday morning to honor them! Please click here to sign up! We would love to have you join us!


Post Prom Committee

All parents are welcome to join this highly energetic, caring and fun volunteer committee that is working with students and school staff to plan a fun, safe and successful Post Prom event.  The date of the event is April 28th. All planning meetings are held in Korbie Commons (lunchroom) from 7:15pm – 8:30pm. Please join us for our final meeting:

  • April 18th

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to be involved in the planning, please contact Andrea Welsch at 920-960-6208.


The halls are buzzing with talk about Prom and Post Prom on APRIL 28

Tickets for both events are on sale, starting April 12, ($50 and $5, respectively.) Students can attend 1 or both events, as the tickets are sold separately.
The Post Prom Committee is looking for volunteers to help with games.  Shifts range from 10:30pm until 2:30am. This is a really fun way to volunteer, meet other parents, and your kid barely knows you are there.  It takes approximately 50 volunteers to ensure that the maximum amount of FUN is offered to the students. We are looking for about 15 more volunteers.  Please sign up today using the link below or call Rose Ahern at 920-517-5687 or Andrea Welsch at 920-960-6208. Thank you for your help!