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

2018/2019 Bus Routes and Transportation Options

Please visit https://www.smsacademy.org/resources/parents-families/ for updated information on SMSA bus routes, transportation options, and to register for Shuttle Sign Up.

Skylert automated phone calls

Please verify and update your contact information in Skyward Family Access.  Contact information under the “Skylert” tab is used for placing automatic phones calls in the event of school delays and closures. Please reference the following link for more information on Skylert: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xk7b-HZZFZNx1LP9R3BRlcE8PwU7TR34G6tuhaBOITw/edit

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is May 7th-11th! The Parent Connectors are planning for a multitude of special events and treats to express gratitude for our wonderful staff.  If you would like to help, please contact Rose Ahern at roseannahern@gmail.com or Andrea Nuss at alnuss@charter.net
Thank you, in advance for your generosity!

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


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.

Staff Spotlight

Thank you for all you do for SMSA!

Staff in the spotlight are

Jen Kebble- Enrichment Aide

Maintenance Staff: Linda Goebel, Carol Handy, Thomas Higgins, Kurt Krueger, Nick Michels, Glenn Neumann( Director – Facilities & Grounds ) and Diane Petrie.

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!

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

Tickets for both events are on sale ($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!