General News
  • 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.


    • A group of parents are planning the annual parent-sponsored “SMSA All Staff Christmas Gathering” as a way to thank and celebrate all of the wonderful people who care for our children.  The event will include food & beverage and gifts for all who attend.  Donating to this endeavor is completely optional, and all who do will be included on the invitation sent to staff before Christmas break.  Please send a message to Rose Ahern at roseannahern@gmail.comif you would like to take part, and details will be forwarded.


  • 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!

SMSA participates in several “collection” fund raising programs.  Please continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Milk caps and labels from Kwik Trip Milk (Milk Moola).  We have also now joined the “Loaves 4 Learning Program” – clip UPCs from Country Hearth and Village Hearth products.  All of these items may be dropped off at the North or South Hall Office or the Scrip Office.  Please keep collecting as these small acts really do add up!  Rewards are used to purchase supplies needed at 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.

The last day to purchase special orders and receive them before Christmas break is December 18th.  These orders will be ready for pick up on December 21st.

Special System Events

Note the dates on the Calendar for the upcoming Christmas Concerts:

  • K – 4th Grade presents “Miracle at Midnight” on Tuesday, December 19th in the Hutter Gym. Performances at 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm and from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • High School Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 20th at Sacred Heart @ 7:00 pm.
Volunteer Information

Christa Lewis is looking for families to help with Hutter gym clean up after the Christmas Program on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.  Please see volunteer sign up at


School Nurse

A friendly reminder as we have entered the colder temperatures that bring along unexpected illnesses. If a student develops a temperature of 100 degrees or above, parents will be notified to promptly remove the child from school. Students should be symptom free for 24 hours without requiring medication for fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms prior to returning to school. It is our goal to keep the school and students healthy through the peak illness season.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Katie Hellmer, RN at 920-322-3206 or

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

Ledger's Booster Closet

Happy Holidays, Ledger Fans!  The SMSA Booster Closet is open for your holiday shopping needs.  Come on in and see what you can find for your number one Ledger Fan!    Dress them up in Ledger blue for the upcoming seasons!


December 14th, Boys Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 19th, Elementary Christmas Concert, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 21st, Girls Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 22nd, Boys Basketball, 6:00pm – 8:00pm