Traffic Safety Concerns

Mary Hill Park Turn Around

Please remember, families are NOT to use the Mary Hill Park turn around to bypass turning left onto Cty Road K from Hwy 23.  We have been notified by the Fond du Lac Police Department that additional enforcement will be in the area to stop this from happening.  It is imperative families follow this route for the communities safety and not ignored for individual convenience.


Drop Off on Hwy K and Bus Lanes

Families are NOT to stop on Cty Road K or stop in the bus lanes as a means to drop off.  As mentioned before, this is for the safety of the community and not to be ignored for individual convenience.


Cellular Phone Usage

Recently, one of our crossing guards was almost hit by a motorist using their cellphone.  We urge you to please refrain from using your cellular device or anything else that could be a distraction to you during drop off and pick up.  Drivers must have full attention to the road and their surroundings for the safety of our crossing guards, students, faculty and teachers.  There is a lot of movement during this time and 100% focus is needed to ensure safety.


Thank you

Important Upcoming Dates

High School Play, Godspell - April 5th - 7th

Godspell showcases multiple parables from the bible. These stories are mainly based on the Gospel of Matthew, with a few stories based on the Gospel of Luke, and yet another is only found in the Gospel of John. The songs are reminiscent of hymns from the bible and allow the audience to engage fully with rich harmonies and emotional aspects, such as the finale of the show which represents the Passion of Christ.


The show will be held at the NFDL PAC, 225 McKinley St in NFDL. Show dates are Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 7th at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12 online and $14 at the door. Students and senior citizens are $7 online and at the door. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - April 8th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Monday, April 8, 2019.


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

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 &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.

Forward Exam Information - March 27th - April 16th

Dear Parents,


Wisconsin students in grades 3rd – 8th and 10th will be participating in the Forward Exam assessment during the spring testing window.  SMSA is scheduled to take the Forward Exam assessment beginning March 27 – April 16, 2019.


The Forward Exam assessment tests all students in the areas of English, Language Arts and Math.  Fourth and eighth graders will be tested in Science and Social Studies as well.  Tenth graders will take a Social Studies Forward Exam.  One or more sub-tests may be administered daily during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time.  Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.


You can find more information, by clicking here, about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided and how the scores will be used.


The Forward Exam assessment measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades.  Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can.  The results of these tests will be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child(ren).


If you have any questions, please contact Steven Kelnhofer, at 920-322-8040.

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

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, March 29, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019

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

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.

Finding Freedom from Shame

We all feel shame at some point, but more often than not it comes from the devil. He wants us to be ashamed of as many things as possible—even when we didn’t commit a sin—because shame makes us feel unworthy and unloved by God. Click here to view this short video from Ascension Presents, Jackie shares the Good News of how God’s unconditional love can set us free from shame. 

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

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

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PPC Update

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