Traffic Safety Concerns

Mary Hill Park Turn Around

Please remember, families are NOT to use the Mary Hill Park turn around to bypass turning left onto Cty Road K from Hwy 23.  We have been notified by the Fond du Lac Police Department that additional enforcement will be in the area to stop this from happening.  It is imperative families follow this route for the communities safety and not ignored for individual convenience.


Drop Off on Hwy K and Bus Lanes

Families are NOT to stop on Cty Road K or stop in the bus lanes as a means to drop off.  As mentioned before, this is for the safety of the community and not to be ignored for individual convenience.


Cellular Phone Usage

Recently, one of our crossing guards was almost hit by a motorist using their cellphone.  We urge you to please refrain from using your cellular device or anything else that could be a distraction to you during drop off and pick up.  Drivers must have full attention to the road and their surroundings for the safety of our crossing guards, students, faculty and teachers.  There is a lot of movement during this time and 100% focus is needed to ensure safety.


Thank you

Important Upcoming Dates

Forward Exam Information - March 27th - April 16th

Dear Parents,


Wisconsin students in grades 3rd – 8th and 10th will be participating in the Forward Exam assessment during the spring testing window.  SMSA is scheduled to take the Forward Exam assessment beginning March 27 – April 16, 2019.


The Forward Exam assessment tests students in the areas of English, Language Arts and Math for all students.  Fourth and eighth graders will be tested in Science and Social Studies as well.  Tenth graders will take a Social Studies Forward Exam.  One or more sub-tests may be administered daily during the identified time frame and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time.  Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.


You can find more information, by clicking here, about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided and how the scores will be used.


The Forward Exam assessment measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades.  Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can.  The results of these tests will be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child(ren).


If you have any questions, please contact Steven Kelnhofer, at 920-322-8040.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - April 1st

Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Monday, April 1, 2019.


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

High School Play, Godspell - April 5th - 7th

Godspell showcases multiple parables from the bible. These stories are mainly based on the Godspell of Matthew, with a few stories based on the Gospel of Luke, and yet another is only found in the Gospel of John. The songs are reminiscent of hymns from the bible and allow the audience to engage fully with rich harmonies and emotional aspects, such as the finale of the show which represents the Passion of Christ.


The show will be held at the NFDL PAC, 225 McKinley St in NFDL. Show dates are Friday April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at 7pm, and Sunday, April 7th at 1pm. Tickets are $12 online and $14 at the door. Students and senior citizens are $7 online and at the door. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame Nominees Wanted - Due Wednesday, April 17th

Now is the time to nominate a former standout Ledger athlete to the SMSA Athletic Hall of Fame.  Nominations are being accepted until April 17, 2019.


Do you know someone who has earned at least one SMSA HS athletic lettering award, excelled in sports at SMSA and exemplified strong moral character and good citizenship during high school and continues to do so today?  Do you know a former SMSA coach whose coaching career at SMSA is worthy of recognition?  Then nominate them to the Athletic Hall of Fame by clicking here!

SMSA Showcase Open House - May 15th

Save the date, Wednesday, May 15th for the first annual 3K through 12th grade SMSA Showcase Open House from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  All grandparents & SMSA families are invited to this event. Let your child shine as they guide you through the hallways of SMSA. Enjoy classroom projects, student artwork & time to pray in the chapel.


*The SMSA Showcase replaces our annual Grandparents Day.

-Parent Connectors

Farewell and Thank you to Fr. John Dinner - Pre-paid Reservation Required - June, 30th

You are Cordially invited to attend a Farewell Dinner in Honor of Father John Mitchell.


On Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall (795 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac)


Reception – 4:30 p.m.

Dinner – 5:30 p.m.


Prepaid Reservations Required

(Your ticket is your reservation)

$22.00 per person

Seating Limited to 240

Reserved Tables of 8 available.  Tickets are available at KC Hall or Holy Family Parish Office.



Family Style

Crispy Baked Chicken with Dressing, Barbecued Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Glazed Carrots, Tossed Garden Salad, Relishes, Fresh Rolls & Beverage (milk, coffee & water)


All profits from the event will be given to Fr. John.  If you are unable to attend and would like to contribute to Fr. John’s gift, please make your check payable to Fr. John Mitchell and send it to him at the Parish Office, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, 54937, by June 27.

Save the Date! Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling - July 26th

Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling is right around the corner.  Mark your calendars for Friday, July 26, 2019!  More information will be coming soon!


If you are looking to get involved with the event, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.  We are currently looking for committee members, volunteers, auction items and gift cards.


Thank you for your support and helping to make each event at SMSA a success!

News and Information

SMSA Staff Spotlight

SMSA staff members in the spotlight this week are:

Mrs. Flatt (4th Grade Teacher), Mrs. Hoepfner (Library Coordinator – 3rd – Middle School), Mrs. Kuechenberg (5th Grade Teacher), Mrs. Sippel (5th Grade Teacher), Mrs. Staerzl (4th Grade Teacher), Mrs. Townsend (5th Grade) and Mrs. Wuest (4th Grade Teacher).


We appreciate all you do for SMSA!  Please take a couple minutes to send an email/note of appreciation from you or your child to any of these staff members.


-The Parent Connectors

2019-2020 Bus Information

Please click here to read the press release regarding Fond du Lac School District Transportation for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

The 2019-2020 Academic Calendar was approved by the Board of Directors on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 


Please click here to view the calendar for next school year.

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, March 29, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019

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

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

Ledger Lent Challenge

The Cross is your price-tag, your victory and your mission. Make the Sign of the Cross right when you wake up every day this Lent.


Join in the Challenge by following us on Instagram @smsacampusministry.

Finding Freedom from Shame

We all feel shame at some point, but more often than not it comes from the devil. He wants us to be ashamed of as many things as possible—even when we didn’t commit a sin—because shame makes us feel unworthy and unloved by God. Click here to view this short video from Ascension Presents, Jackie shares the Good News of how God’s unconditional love can set us free from shame. 

From the Office of Katie Hellmer, School Nurse

No news at this time.

To contact Katie Hellmer please click here or 920-322-3206.


St. Joseph's Book Room Scrip

Be prepared for upcoming First Communion and Confirmation Sacraments.


St. Joseph’s Book Room offers Scrip with a 10% discount!


Shop local, get a memorable gift and earn Scrip rebates. Its’ a Win-Win!

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 offset your tuition.

Click here to read more!

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPC Update

Thank you for your support!