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

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

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!


Staff Spotlight

We appreciate our SMSA Staff!

Thank you for all you do!

Dawn Blanck: Enrichment Aide

Stephanie Horn: Student Service/German Teacher

Jennifer Sawicki: Enrichment Teacher

Phillip Schmahl: Music/Choir Teacher