Christmas Break Reminders

Christmas Break - December 23rd - January 1st

Christmas Break will begin Monday, December 23rd.  Classes will resume Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.  During this time SMSA will be closed, including the Business and Scrip Office as well as Child-Care.


Have a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!


Rebecca (Becca) Dahlke System Nurse

It is my pleasure to announce that we will welcome Rebecca (Becca) Dahlke to St. Mary’s Springs Academy as our System nurse, beginning January 6, 2020.

Becca comes to us from Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health’s Hospice Home of Hope, where she has served as a registered nurse since 2015. “I am very much looking forward to my transition to SMSA. My family is from the Rosendale area, and I currently reside there with my husband, Riley, and our four children, Braelyn (7), Kashtyn (4), Rhett (3), and Rory (1),” says Becca. In 2013, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Upon graduation, Becca began working as a registered nurse at Ripon Medical Center.


We thank Agnesian for their continued partnership in providing a dedicated nurse on campus. For Becca, this opportunity is something she dreamt about, “School nursing is always something I saw in my future. To have the opportunity to educate and advocate for our youth is a dream come true. I look forward to building relationships, being a resource, and growing with the students, staff, parents, and community.


We are so happy to welcome Becca to our SMSA family!  Please join me in welcoming her to the Ledge in January, 2020.

News & Updates

New Spirit Wear at Scrip!

Just in time for Christmas! New spirit wear at the SMSA Scrip office.


Items include: winter hats, bucket hats, socks, hoodies, crew neck sweatshirts – even school uniform approved vests! 


Stop in soon for the perfect Christmas gift. 


Scrip hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon and Tuesday, Thursday Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Ledgerfest Donations Needed for Live and Silent Auction

Save the date! Ledgerfest 2020 will be held Saturday, April 4th! Ledgerfest is SMSA’s signature fundraising event and we are excited to announce this year’s theme is Masquerade. We have many great new ideas we cannot wait for you to experience, but one thing we are keeping the same is our live and silent auction. The live and silent auction are a major part of this event and we want this year’s auction to be better than ever!


Do you have a vacation rental you are able to donate? HAve access to other items such as a high-end appliance, electronics, play/concert tickets, sports memorabilia, purses, etc.?  Are you interested in creating your own or getting a group together to create a one of kind auction package? If you would like to make a monetary donation, we would be happy to put a package together for you! 


Donations may be dropped off at the North or South Hall office, attention Kristin Zitlow. Please click

here to fill out an online donation form.


Ledgerfest can only be made possible through the efforts of energetic volunteers and the kind generosity of our community partners and school families. Thank you for your support!


To arrange pick up of a donation or for any questions, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006. Thank you!

Service Opportunities for Grade 6 - 12

Please click here to view a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities.

NFL Blitz Cards Weekly Winners

Congratulations to our Week 14 Winners!


Judy Stafford– $100

Jennifer Halbach– $25

Sharon Hoepfner– $10

Jason Reinhart – $10

Mark Klapperich – $10

Jeannine Harbridge – $20

Important Upcoming Dates

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - December 16th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary for our school community on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.


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

Safeguarding God's Children(SEE Training) - December 16th

There will be a Safeguarding God’s Children Safe Environment (SEE) training at Holy Family Church Hall on Monday, December 16, 2019.  This training is mandatory for any parent or guardian wanting to volunteer at the school. It will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Please sign up for this training by clicking here.

High School Christmas Concert - December 18th

The High School Music Department’s Christmas Concert will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church (200 S Peters Avenue) at 7:00 p.m.


This concert will feature the Concert Choirs, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz ensembles.


Hope to see you there!

SMSA Staff Christmas Social - Donation Due by December 20th

For the past 9 years, a group of families have sponsored a Staff Christmas Social as a special thank you to all the SMSA administration, staff, teachers and Holy Family priests.


The event this year will be held in January at Whispering Springs Golf Club (380 Whispering Springs Dr.).   For many families, this is given in place of individual Christmas gifts for staff and teachers. Please note, this opportunity is optional and offered to any SMSA family that would like to be included.


The event will include appetizers and beverages for all who attend.  Each family participating is asked to give a minimum of $50. Monies will be accepted through Friday, December 20, 2019 and can be dropped off at school or USPS mailed to: either Andrea Nuss or Valerie Everson (please email – listed below – for address).


Contact either Andrea Nuss( or 920-904-4356) or Valerie Everson ( or 920-251-3719) at your convenience with questions.


Blessings to you during this joyous holiday season!

Cross Town Rivals Hockey Game - December 20th

Head down to Blue Line Family Ice Center (550 Fond du Lac Avenue) for a fun night of hockey on Saturday, December 20, 2019!


Alumni Ledger legends will take on alumni Cardinals at 5:00 p.m. Followed by the Varsity match-up between SMSA and Fondy at 8:00 p.m.!


Please click here for a full list of events of the evening from the Cardinal’s Nest.

Please click here to view the flyer.

Box Tops for Education - Due January 8th

As you are aware, the Box Tops program is changing from a ‘Clipping Program’ to a much more efficient ‘Receipt Scanning Program’,  If you haven’t downloaded the Box Tops app, get it at the App Store or Google Play and start scanning for immediate rebates to benefit SMSA!


Please don’t stop clipping…we can still submit those labels until they no longer appear on packaging.


Click here to download the sheet to submit to classroom teachers or to the Scrip Office anytime before the Christmas break OR collect the labels and bring them back by Wednesday, January 8, 2020.


In Addition…


…Scan your receipts and select the Give Credit option to support one of the following areas during this Challenge—Chapel or Field Trips. After Wednesday, January 8th,  we will provide a report in the eLedger so everyone can see the results of our Box Tops scans to support Chapel expenses and Field Trip expenses!


Keep Clipping and Scanning – we’ve earned over $660 so far this year!

Thank you so much for your support—you are making a difference for SMSA!

Save the date - memorial hockey game for Jamie Mertens - January 9th

Ledger Hockey action is in full swing! The complete season schedule can be found by clicking here


In addition, please mark your calendars for some extra special games, including:

    • January 9, 2020 – Jamie Mertens Memorial Game vs Marquette at 5:30 (more details to follow)
    • January 23, 2020 – Grade School Game vs Waupun at 5:30

High School Placement Test - January 11th

High School Placement Testing for ALL Students who will be entering 9th grade for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The test will be held at SMSA. ALL current SMSA students and those that will be new to SMSA, must take the placement test.


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mueller at

It’s Big Money Raffle Time - Drawing January 17th

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and wouldn’t it be delightful to win $20,000!


Be sure to check your list twice for your Big Money Raffle (BMR) tickets. Tickets can be returned any time before the live drawing on Friday, January 17, 2020.


Each SMSA family should have received 5 BMR tickets to purchase or sell. Extra tickets are available for purchase at the North and South hall offices and the Scrip office during regular hours.


Be sure to make Santa’s nice list this year by supporting St. Mary’s Springs Academy and Catholic Education when you purchase your Big Money Raffle ticket!


For questions, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006. Thank you!

From the Office of Kollin Petrie - Campus Ministry Director

Friday Adoration at SMSA

Stressed? Tired? Overworked?


Find peace and rest in our beautiful school Chapel!


Every Friday, Jesus is waiting for you in the Blessed Sacrament!  Sign up for an hour of quiet time with Jesus in Adoration from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We need at least one person each hour to be in the chapel with Jesus. You can spend your hour reading, journaling, praying, resting, or just telling Jesus all that’s in your heart! It’s the best hour you’ll have all week! 


Click here to sign up today!


For your protection, and that of our students, adoration volunteers must be SEE Trained.

Nurse News

No news at this time.

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPC Update

Monthly meeting dates

Please mark your calendars for the following PPA meeting dates; all meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Please make sure to check back often in case of a date change.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Lauby Lounge

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – Lauby Lounge

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Lauby Lounge

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – Lauby Lounge

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Lauby Lounge


Special Orders - Due December 16th

The last day to place a special order (non-inventory item) so that it arrives in time for Christmas gift giving is Monday, December 16, 2019 by Noon…NO EXCEPTIONS.


These orders would then be ready for pick up at Noon on Thursday, December 19th.

Scrip Hours

Scrip will be closed during Christmas break beginning Monday, December 23, 2019.  Scrip will re-open Thursday, January 2, 2020.


Scrip School Year Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Tuesday, Thursday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.