General News
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our SMSA Families!

  • There will not be an eLedger next week.

  • All offices, including the Business Office, will be closed December 25th through January 1st.

  • Looking for new SMSA logo wear? Look at the Ledger Sweat Sale to benefit the Ireland Music Department fundraiser.  All proceeds will help offset the cost of the
    Ireland trip from 03/10 – 03/16 2018 – for the Vocal jazz and Jazz band ensemble students!  They will give two performances while visiting this enchanting isle.  Click on the link to the web page below to see the products and get the order form!
        • See Styles Choices, fill out an order form for what you want, and get the order form & money to the North or South Office by Jan 3rd.
        • The sale ends: January 3rd and that is when $ is due.

  • Pick up is Thursday, Feb 1st in the cafeteria.
    • Amazon Smile:  You Shop. Amazon Gives!

    Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to St. Mary’s Springs Academy.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SMSA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Don’t forget to use Scrip for those Amazon purchases too!  Double up on the benefits to SMSA!

    • Link to monthly calendars
    • For the Athletics Calendar please visit the URL below:


The Scrip office will be closed December 25th – January 1st.  Regular Scrip hours will resume January 2nd.

Special System Events

Watch the Hockey Game, live, on Friday, 12/22:  SMSA vs Fondy at 7:30 p.m. It will be broadcasted on 96-1 WTCX with George Baumann at

Volunteer Information

Parent Connectors are looking for volunteers to assist with the weekly Staff Spotlight. That sign up and others are available through our volunteer sign up page.


School Nurse

Fond du Lac County Health Department will be at SMSA on February 5, 2018 to do hearing and vision screens on students in certain grades.  I am in need of 12-14 volunteers to help make this day go smoothly.  The times are still to be determined.  Please contact me if you are interested in helping at or 920-322-3206.

Community & Booster Clubs


The Athletic Booster Club has many bag tags to sell. Pick one up at the Scrip office for $5. They make great stocking stuffers! See a picture on our website! Click here.


PPA – Parents for the Performing Arts includes all parents with students that participate in the performing arts at Springs.


NEEDED: two dozen cookies or bars for the High School Christmas Concert on December 20th. Please sign up here:


We are still looking help with concessions and ticket sales for our winter sports.  Here is the link to sign up

Parent Connectors

Winter Carnival – Friday, February 9th – If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up on!

Staff Spotlight

We appreciated YOU!!! SMSA Staff Members in the SPOTLIGHT this week are



  • Jo Gilgenbach
    • Administrative Assistant PreK – 5th Grade
    • Hometown: Fond du Lac
    • Graduated from Goodrich High School and MPTC



  • Sharon Hoepfner
    • Library Coordinator – Elementary/Middle
    • Hometown: Charlesburg, WI
    • Graduated from New Holstein High School & Associate Degree in Interior Design from Appleton Fox Valley Technical College
  • Laura Hutchison
    • 6th Grade Teacher
    • Hometown: Louis, MO
    • Graduated from Iowa State with Marketing, Drake University with MBA & Marian University – Teaching License


  • Irene Hoang
    • High School English Teacher
    • Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA
    • Graduated from  St. Mary’s Springs Academy (2012) and UW-Green Bay