A Message from the office of Julie Shively, EDD 6-12 Grade Principal

New Additional Faculty Members

I am thrilled to introduce some new faculty members who have accepted our offer to join our strong and growing community of learners!


Keith Koslowski is replacing Ms. Lindborg in high school English who is deservedly retiring (again!). He comes to us with twenty years at Wautoma High School as a high school English instructor. He shadowed last week and loves being back in a Catholic school environment similar to when he was a student. Keith is also eager to help out with athletics and other co-curriculars so we will see him a lot outside of the classroom.


Nate Roets will also bridge the middle and high school in Social Studies by teaching both 8th grade US history and high school history. Having been in education for seventeen years as a middle and high school teacher and administrator in the public school arena, he, looks forward to teaching through the Catholic lens!


These new members have already been in contact with our current faculty to learn about the culture and curriculum. We love the energy and new ideas that they bring and can’t wait for them to be with us next year.

Please join us in welcoming our new teachers and wishing well the teachers who are departing.

A Message from the SMSA Nurse, Katie Hellmer

Immunizations Update

    1. The Wisconsin Student Immunization Law requires that all students entering 6th grade receive a dose of Tdap ( Tetanus/ Diphtheria/ Pertussis) vaccine. Please have your child immunized well in advance of school starting, as it is often difficult to obtain clinic appointments when you wait until late summer.  To check if your child’s immunization record is up to date, contact SMSA school nurse, Katie Hellmer, call your child’s healthcare provider or the Fond du Lac County Health Department at 920-929-3085.


  1. With the outbreak of measles happening in the United States (as of today, none reported in Wisconsin) FDL County Health Department has recommended we make parents aware of the state immunization requirements, which are also followed by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee requirements for SMSA. It includes: If a substantial outbreak occurs in a school, or day care center, or in the municipality in which the school or day care center is located, the school or day care center shall exclude students who have not received all required immunizations against the disease, including students in all grades who have not had two (2) doses of measles vaccine when it is an outbreak of measles that is occurring, when ordered to do so by the department. The exclusion shall last until the student is immunized or until the department determines that the outbreak has subsided.

If you have any questions you are encouraged to contact the FDL Health Department at 920-929-3085 or Katie Hellmer, RN at khellmer@smsacademy.org

Important Upcoming Dates

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - May 20th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Monday, May 20, 2019.


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

Used Bike Donation - May 23rd

Help support SMSA’s efforts to provide St. Vincent de Paul Store with used bikes for struggling adults who need transportation to and from their new jobs.  


Please click here to view the flyer.

Library Books Due - May 24th

Please note:  All SMSA library books are due no later than Friday, May 24th, 2019.

Mass for the First Communicants - May 24th

You are invited to join us as we celebrate our students who have recently experienced their First Communion.  Mass will be held from 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling Information

With the end of the school year in sight, we are teeing up for Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019. Choose from one of two great golf courses in town to play at, Whispering Springs Golf Club or Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Dinner this year will be held at Whispering Springs Golf Club where you will enjoy a Mexican Fiesta buffet!


This fun event features 18 holes of golf, on course contests, silent auction, Grab N Go board, raffle drawing for a trip for 2 to The Players Championship, ball drop, DJ and much more!


If you would like to donate an item, package or gift cards to the silent auction or Grab N Go board, please contact Kristin Zitlow at kzitlow@smsacademy.org,  920-322-9006 or click here to download the form.


Register today by clicking here to secure your top course pick.


We hope to see you on Friday, July 26th for this fun summer event!

Volunteers Needed For Swing For Springs and Summer Fling - July 26th

Swing Fore Springs and Summer Fling is Friday, July 26, 2019 and we are looking for both adult and student volunteers to help with this event.


To volunteer for Summer Fling, click here


To volunteer for the golf outing at Whispering Springs Golf Club, click here


To volunteer for the golf outing at Rolling Meadows Golf Course, click here


If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Zitlow at kzitlow@smsacademy.org or (920) 322-8006.  

News and Information

News from the Kitchen

Foodservice is wrapping up another year. Summer is the time of year when staff recharges and looks for exciting new offerings for next year. It also is the time of year when families are trying to determine just how much they need in their food service account to make it to the end of the school year! Rest assured that all food service balances roll over into the next school year, and if your family is leaving the system with graduates, etc., know that all remaining funds are returned to exiting families after the end of the last day of service.


We in the kitchen want to say thank you for letting us serve your children this year. It is our pleasure to put out great offerings every day and look forward to an even better program next year.

Have a good summer!    

Parent Connectors - Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week – Team Ledger Style was a huge success! Thank you so much to all of the SMSA families, Baker Cheese and Stephanie Sweets for donating items for the week! Thank you to all of the families who made a monetary contribution towards the lunch provided by Ang and Eddies. Thank you for all of the SMSA parents who helped prepare items prior to the week as well as during the week!


We are a team & couldn’t have done it without each one of you! Go Ledgers!

SMSA Showcase Open House

Thank you to all of the families who attended the SMSA Showcase Open House! We hope you enjoyed walking through the halls of SMSA observing all of the amazing work provided by your child(ren), the time to pray in the chapel and enjoyed a cookie! We appreciated all of the staff who were present at this event as well as the high school/middle school students who helped. Thank you to all of the families/grandparents who donated cookies and water for this event!

SMSA Summer Camps

Each summer, St. Mary’s Springs Academy coaches and volunteers work to provide a unique opportunity for students of all ages and attending all schools to develop their understanding and strengthen them physically as it pertains to particular athletic offerings.


Click here to visit our Camps/Clubs page on the website.

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, 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

How to Form a Habit of Prayer

Click here to learn some helpful tips for deepening your prayer life from a couple Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. 

From the Office of Katie Hellmer, School Nurse

Please note the immunization message at the beginning.


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


Scrip Reminders

The Scrip year ends Friday, May 31, 2019. You must have a signed Scrip Agreement on file by Friday, May 31st so your Scrip credits can be accurately applied to your account.


Please note, the Scrip office will be closed Monday, June 3, 2019 for end of year processing. Summer hours will begin on Tuesday, May 4, 2019 and are as follows:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Fridays: CLOSED

These hours remain in effect through Friday, August 16, 2019.

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!

PPA Update

PPA Banquet – May 21st

The 2018-2019 PPA Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the SMSA cafeteria. This event is for all high school music, band, theater and forensics students.


Please watch for sign up information via email.