What's New at Scrip?

Big Lots! in Fond du Lac is now open and we are currently offering $25 gift cards with a 4% rebate. Check out the new Big Lots! store located in the old Shopko building and don’t forget to shop with Scrip.


Unfortunately, due to supply issues, SMSA is unable to inventory several products at this time: BP (all denominations), Visa $250 (currently have small supply and then will be unable to order), Walgreens $100 (currently have small supply and then will be unable to order).


Please be patient – we are told it’s temporary.

Scrip Hours

Monday and Wednesday – 8:00 to Noon

Tuesday and Thursday – Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Friday – Closed

Upcoming Dates

Senior Game, Ledger Hockey - February 10th

On Thursday, February 10th at 5:30 p.m.  The hockey team will host Notre Dame de la Baie Academy. Head to the Blue Line Family Ice rink to watch this exciting game and honor our dedicated senior hockey players and their senior captains. 


Fans will receive a limited edition copy of “What Hockey Means to Me” and enjoy photos showing cherished memories and what our seniors looked like as “little kids”. 


Don’t miss this great hockey tradition and what is sure to be a great game!

Lands’ End 20% off sale - ends February 11th

Lands’ End 20% off sale is now available!  The sale is valid now until Friday, February 11th.  To take advantage of this great sale, sign up or log into your Land’s End account, choose your school as St. Mary’s Springs Academy, fill your cart, and then at checkout enter Promo Code: PAPER and PIN: 4941!


SMSA’a School numbers is: 900157314

Click here to go directly to the site.

Singing Telegrams - Order by February 13th

Tired of flowers and chocolates? The SMSA Music Department is doing their annual Singing Telegrams fundraiser! 


The high school vocal jazz members, dressed in formal attire, will surprise that special recipient and serenade them in song. There is a video option as well. 

Visit,, to reserve yours today!

Internet Safety Presentation for Parents/Guardians - Register by February 16th

Eric Szatkowski is a former FBI agent who specialized in Internet Crimes Against Children.  He will be presenting to Middle and High School Students during the day and in the evening is providing a special presentation to Pk – 12 Parents/Guardians.  


Due to the sensitivity of the material that he will be covering during the parent presentation, he asks that it is Adults Only.  We therefore, will be providing childcare for children 3 and up (no diapers).  We are very excited to have Eric at SMSA as he is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge in keeping our children safe online.  


Please register by Wednesday, February 16th if you will be attending so we can get an idea of the number of people attending and children in childcare.  Click here to register.


For more information on Eric, please click here.


If you have any questions contact:

Mrs. Cauley, K-4 Counselor:                             

Mrs. Dengel, MS Counselor:    

Mrs. McCarthy, HS Counselor:

Class of 2026 Academic Orientation Night - February 16th

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2026 to our Freshman Academic Orientation Night on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, from 6:00to 7:30 p.m.


Please join us at SMSA to hear from our high school faculty, receive information regarding course selections for next year, and learn about extracurricular activities available in the high school.


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mueller at 920-322-8012 or at

Ledgerfest 2022 - Luck of the Ledger - March 19th

We need your help to ensure this year’s event is a huge success. First, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19, 2022 and click here to join us for this fun evening supporting SMSA!


The success of our silent and live auction are vital and your donation to our auction goes a long way to making our fundraising goal achievable! To donate an item or package to our auction, click here.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, click here.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations - Due April 15th

Do you know a former Ledger stand out athlete, coach or team worthy of recognition in the SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame? Nominate them now by clicking here

Nominations are due Friday, April 15, 2022. Contact Chris Gilles with any questions: 920-322-8059 or

WI Parental Choice Program Open Enrollment 2022-2023 - Deadlines April 21st

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) online application is now open for 2022-2023. Parents will be able to apply from Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – Thursday, April 21, 2022.


The DPI requires current Choice families to fill out an application. Filling out the application informs the DPI that you want your Choice voucher for the following school year. If the DPI does not receive an application from a current family the Choice voucher is given to another applicant for 2022-2023.


New and current families must electronically submit their application at


New families must be income eligible to apply. The following income limits have been posted for 2022-2023:

Family Size Maximum Yearly Income*

1 $28,336

2 $38,324

3 $48,312

4 $58,300

5 $68,288

6 $78,276

For each additional member add $9,988


Families with students who participated in the Choice voucher program in the prior year are not required to provide income documentation. Proof of residency documents are required for new and current families.


Information about WPCP can be found on the SMSA website under the Enroll tab.

WPCP questions can be directed to:

Carol Ellestad, SMSA Choice Designee or 920.322.8002.

News and Information

Catholic Schools Week Day of Giving

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Catholic Schools Week Day of Giving!


Your generosity never ceases to amaze us! Our Day of Giving goal was $10,000 and you crushed it! We are excited to announce we raised $22,930!


Visit the St. Mary’s Springs Academy Facebook page to read who our lucky winners of the 100% tuition credit and additional personal day off are and for other exciting events that are happening on the Ledge!

Letter to SMSA Parents/Guardians from the Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki

As Catholic Schools Week approaches, Archbishop Listecki would like to share a message with all you, the dedicated parents/guardians of St. Mary’s Springs Academy. 


Click here to view his message.

K-12 Tuition Tax Deduction - Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools

Thanks to advocacy by WCRIS, state law allows Wisconsin parents to deduct private school tuition on their taxes. Under the program, parents statewide can deduct up to $4,000 per student in grades K-8, and up to $10,000 per high school student.

Please click here for more information and to download the tax form

Substitute Teachers - Long Term

St. Mary’s Springs Academy is seeking two long-term substitute teachers.  The candidate will spend a week or two with the current teacher to create a seamless transition in the classroom.  Successful candidate must hold an Education License or be certified as substitute teacher in the state of WI.


A fifth grade teacher is needed from approximately Tuesday, March 15 through Friday, June 10, 2022.


A middle school physical education teacher is needed Friday, April 1 through Friday, June 10, 2022.


Knowledge of current practices and methodologies in Elementary Education and/or Physical Education required.  Candidate should also be a team player, willing to be flexible and collaborate with colleagues, technology integration, and differentiation instruction and assessment.  Practicing Catholic is preferred.


Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, current license, reference letters along with a completed application ( to:


St. Mary’s Springs Academy

Attn: Carrie Wiza

255 County Road K

Fond du Lac, WI 54937

FAX 920-322-1899 or email

Staff Christmas Gathering Update - Postponed

Thank you to all of the families that contributed to the SMSA staff gathering.  The original plan was to have the party on Monday, January 17.  Due to the rise in covid cases and to help prevent further spread, the gathering will be postponed until further notice.


-Parent Connectors

Heartbeat on Health

Thank You For Your Continued Efforts To Mitigate Transmission

We are pleased to report that absence rates and case counts for both students and faculty/staff are declining.  Thank you so much for your efforts to help ensure SMSA remains open and focused on student learning!


Return to the Ledge Health and Safety Protocols for 2021-2022

Please click here to view the safety protocols for the 2021-2022 academic year.


FdL County Quarantine Recommendations for COVID-19 Exposure

Please click here to view the Fdl County Health Department’s quarantine recommendations.


Be Well,

Allisen Willis, RN (’04)

Coordinator of Health Services

(920) 322-8017

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

PPA Meeting – DATE CHANGE – February 15th

Our next PPA meeting will be Tuesday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. in Lauby Lounge.


Questions? Contact Coleen Feucht for details and location.