Exam Message

The best of luck to our students as they begin exams next week!

Important Upcoming Dates

Hockey Senior Game - Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, January 12, 2019 as we celebrate our SMSA Hockey seniors at Blue Line Family Ice Center (550 Fond du Lac Avenue).  Senior Posters will be on display.


Don’t miss out on a chance to see our seniors with toothless grins from years past.  Along with their photos, the seniors are reflecting on “What Hockey Means” to each of them.  All of this will be on display for you to enjoy before and during the game.


Memorable presentation and escort of parents onto the ice by the senior players will take place between the 1st and 2nd period of the Varsity Game.


The Ledgers will take on University School of Milwaukee.  Varsity plays at 1:00 p.m. and JV plays at 3:00 p.m..


Go Ledgers and Thank You Seniors!


Please click here to view a photo of our seniors being honored during the game.  Seniors photographed from left: Mike Nemitz, Cade Tennessen, Noah Blanck, Chase Lau, Zach Welsch, Caleb Schaefer, Jack Sabel and Doyle Kelly.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - January 14th

Join us as we pray the Rosary in our Chapel of St. Mary on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Check in at the North or South Hall office for your chapel pass.

Big Money Raffle - January 25th

Time is winding down to purchase your Big Money Raffle tickets.  Do NOT miss your opportunity to win $20,000 on January 25th when we draw our Big Money Raffle winner!  

Tickets can be purchased from SMSA families, North & South hall offices, Scrip office and participating retailers.  

We encourage all SMSA families to return your sold tickets as soon as possible, then join us on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Noon, when we drawing the winning tickets!   

Please contact Kristin Zitlow at kzitlow@smsacademy.org or (920) 322-8006 with any questions.  

Thank you for your participation!  

Parent Connectors "All System Family Bowling Night" - Friday, February 1st

Mark your calendars for the first ever all System (3k – 12th grade) family/friend bowling night!  The event will take place at Ledgeview Lanes on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m!  


Watch for more information to come home next week!


Reservations will be required.

Ledgerfest 2019 "Calling all Heroes" - Saturday, March 9th

Donations Needed!
Ledgerfest – Calling All Heroes – will be here before you know it (March 9, 2019) and we need your help to make this the best year ever!  We are looking for donations for our silent and live auction and mystery raffle including themed baskets, gift cards, items or experiences to enhance our event.  

Not sure what to do?  Get some friends together and create a group basket with your favorite things, or we would be happy to put a basket together with a monetary donation.  

Ledgerfest can only be made possible by the efforts of energetic volunteers and staff and the kind generosity of our community partners and school families.  All proceeds from this major event support the SMSA Annual Fund which directly offsets one third of the system’s operating budget. Please consider donating an item for our exciting auction and raffle!  

For more information or to make a donation please contact Kristin Zitlow at kzitlow@smsacademy.org or at (920) 322-8006.  Thank you!

News and Information

Staff Spotlight

The SMSA Staff members that are in the spotlight this week are the North Office (Middle School/ High School) & Business Office Staff.  Thank you for all you do for the school!

Mrs. Amerling (Administrative Assistant), Mrs. Hackl (Administrative Assistant for Guidance), Ms. Loehr (Director of Business Operations), Mrs. Michels (Administrative Assistant Business Office), Mrs. Pickart (Administrative Assistant – Attendance,) Mr. Resop (HS Guidance Counselor) , Dr. Shively (6-12 Principal), Mr. Smith (6-12 Director of Student Life) and Mrs. Wiza (Business Office Assistant – HR).  

SMSA Families – If you would like to write them an email or send a note of appreciation that would be wonderful!

Spirit Wear Now Available in Scrip Office

Last spring, the SMSA Booster Closet closed after years of successful management by lead volunteers Teresa Krueger and Carol Hyland who had selflessly dedicated countless hours to inventory management, opening the store for home games (and other events), hauling gear to home football games and much more. 


Since the closing, SMSA has been working to look for and provide an alternative location here on campus that offers greater opportunities to families and friends to view and purchase SMSA Spirit Wear.  The Scrip Office has provided that perfect location with dedicated hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) and volunteers.


Our spirit wear program is managed in partnership with Hoppers who has agreed to increase the offerings/selections at both their storefront as well as here at SMSA.  We invite you to stop by the Scrip Office to view and purchase your SMSA spirit wear now that we are up and running (NOTE: as with Scrip, only cash or checks are accepted).


Happy shopping, come and get your Ledger gear!

Fundraising Collection Programs

Box Tops for Education:  The Box Tops for Education program is thriving!  Please continue to clip Box Tops and turn them in at the South Hall office, North Hall office, or the Scrip office.


Loaves 4 Learning: Clip UPC’s from Country Hearth and Village Hearth products and turn them in at the South Hall office, North Hall office or the Scrip office.  Each UPC is worth .05 cents.


Milk Moola: The Milk Moola fundraising program is being discontinued by Kwik Trip.  We will be collecting Milk Moola caps/labels until March 15, 2019 at which time they will be sent in for reimbursement.  

We will NOT accept Milk Moola caps/labels after March 15th.


No longer accepted:  Campbell’s soup labels, receipts from Festival Foods and Pick N Save are not accepted as these programs no longer exist.

Adoration Volunteers Needed!

Kollin Petrie is looking for your help to volunteer as Adoration Supervisor in our school chapel.  The role of an Adoration Supervisor is simple, yet rewarding; to sit in silence with the Lord.


Please click here to visit the school volunteer page to sign up for one or many shifts throughout second semester. 


Please see below in the Campus Ministry section for more information on Adoration and to view the upcoming schedule.

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

What is at the Heart of Sin?

Click Here to view a video from Fr. Mike Schmitz, wherein he discusses the root causes of sin and evil in our lives.

Catholic Schools Week is January 27 - February 2

Parents are invited to a special All-System Mass at Holy Family Church on Monday, January 28 at 9:30am with Archbishop Listecki.

Sign up for Friday Adoration - Need Parent Volunteers

We would like to continue to offer Eucharistic Adoration to our students on Fridays, but we need your help! 


Parents and community members are invited to sign-up by clicking here to take an hour time slot.  All you need to do is sit quietly with Jesus, adoring Him in the Blessed Sacrament.


Adoration Schedule for the remaining school year:Friday, January 11, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019 (System Mass – Adoration starting at 11am)
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 (System Mass – Adoration starting at 11am)
Friday, May 24, 2019

Do you need a break from social media?

Click here to view a video featuring Ascension Presents, wherein Jackie offers some tips for building good habits with social media.
From the Office of Katie Helmer, School Nurse

FDL County Hearing & Vision Screens

Fond du Lac County Health Department will be here on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to do hearing and vision screens with specific grades.  We will be seeking volunteers to help with these screens beginning at 8:00am and lasting about 3 hours.


If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please let Katie Hellmer know at khellmer@smsacademy.org or 920-322-3206


Already have Winter Break on your mind?

Going away for Winter break – start planning now by shopping with Scrip.  There are many vacation related Scrip cards that can be ordered so you can support SMSA and reduce tuition costs while on vacation! 


The list includes (but is not limited to): Disney, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Airbnb, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Clarion, Best Western, Avis, Budget and more.  


Stop by the Scrip office or contact Chris Gilles to learn more. 920-322-8059, cgilles@smsacademy.org.

Office Hours

Scrip hours for the academic school year

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Tuesday & Thursday: Noon – 4:00 p.m


Not sure what Scrip is? Stop by and see us or call Chris at 920-322-8059.  Scrip is an SMSA fundraiser that not only benefits the system but also gives you the opportunity to reduce your tuition.

Click here to read more!

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

ABC Update

We are into the full swing of winter sports!  Thank you to all who are helping with concessions and tickets!  Please make sure to volunteer, even if it’s not your sport, all student athlete teams benefit from proceeds of the ABC revenue.  


Go Ledgers!!!

PPA Update

Please join us for the January Parents of Performing Arts meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the SMSA Cafeteria.


Please click here to view the meeting minutes from November’s meeting.