Reminder: Full School Day Friday - May 3rd

Reminder, due to the amount of snow/ice days used all half days for the remainder of the school year will be full days.  Including the last day of school, Friday, May 31, 2019.

A Message from the Office of Julie Shively, EdD 6 - 12 Grade Principal

New 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!


Patricia Arndt is replacing Irene Pfister in HS English who is leaving to become a full-time mother. Patti is a familiar Springs parent and an experienced educator. She has already embedded herself in our English Department and is excited to begin.


Dawn Gonzales is replacing Ms. Glass in high school science. She comes to us from public schools, is a military veteran and looks forward to working in our Catholic environment.


Alex Mory is replacing Ryan Giese in middle school social studies. He has taken the unique opportunity to teach students in South Korea, Palestine and Jordan, so will be able to bring those life experiences to the 6th and 7th grade students! Alex has also been in contact with our HS tennis coach to join our coaching staff next year in tennis!


Emily Comfort will bridge the middle and high school Theology Department to assist in our expanding student population. She will be teaching one grade level in middle school and one grade level in high school. Emily has worked with young people in the school and parish setting for the past seven years, most recently at St. Frances Cabrini. She looks forward to seeing the changes in our young people between middle and high school.


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.


In Christ,


A System Prayer From SMSA Chaplin, Fr. John Mitchell

A System Prayer on Finding a New President

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.


Lord God, as our school searches for a new President to lead our community, send down your Holy Spirit to guide the decision making process. Send us a leader who will bless and strengthen our school according to your will, and who will in turn be blessed and strengthened by serving in our midst. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Important Upcoming Dates

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - May 6th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary on Monday, May 6, 2019.


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

High School Art Show - April 29 - May 3rd

The High School Art Show will be held Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3, 2019 at the CSA Mother house. The show will be up all week for people to visit.  The artist reception is May, 1, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Please come see what the high school students have been working on in their art classes!

Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th - 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is coming…Team Ledger style…May 6 – 10, 2019! Please see below for daily themes for the week!


Monday – SMSA Spirit Day- Wear your Ledger attire and jeans in honor of our awesome SMSA Team!


Tuesday – Staff will enjoy snacks from the Concession Stand throughout the day!  Thank you to the families who have donated the items!


Wednesday – Staff Tailgate Lunch -Ang an Eddie’s Hot Dog Stand and fixings provided by SMSA families!  Staff will enjoy a duty free lunch!  Thank you to the families who are providing the extras for the lunch and covering the staff’s duties!  If you would like to contribute with a monetary donation to help with the cost of the lunch, please send your donation in a sealed envelope addressed to “Andrea Nuss” to school by Tuesday, May 7, 2019.


Thursday – We want to call a “Time – Out” to say thank you!  Have your child (elementary level) make a handmade poster honoring their teacher or any other staff member to show their appreciation!  This poster will be taken to the assembly on Thursday (elementary only) to cheer on the SMSA staff while they compete in some fun games.


Friday – An assembly (upper class-men) will be held with fun games for the staff to participate in.  Staff will receive a special gift thanking them for being part of the Ledger Team!

Wanted all BoxTops - by May 10th

Let’s end the year with a record-setting BoxTop Collection!  Click here for the collection sheet for BoxTops.  It would be great if each child turned in a minimum of one (1) completed sheet of 25 BoxTops.  


Collection Dates:  Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10, 2019.  


Thanks for helping make this a super no-cost fundraiser for SMSA.  To-date, we have received over $2,000 in rebates by these collections (including the MilkMoola program which has been eliminated by KwikTrip).


NOTE:  The Ziploc products may have an expiration date of 11/1/18 on them–this was an error but we can still submit them.

Jazz Night at University of WI FdL Commons - May 11th

Join us for an evening of music and dinner as our SMSA Vocal Jazz and Jazz Band perform during Jazz Night at the UW Fond du Lac Commons area Saturday, May 11, 2019.  Please click here to purchase tickets online.


Please click here to view the flyer.

Safeguarding God's Children(SEE Training) - May 13th

There will be a Safeguarding God’s Children Safe Environment (SEE) training at Holy Family Church Hall on Monday, May 13, 2019.  This training is manditory for any parent or guardian wanting to volunteer at the school. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Holy Family does not plan on doing any more trainings until August.


To view the flyer on this event, please click here.

Please sign up for this training by clicking here.

SMSA Showcase - May 15th

Save the date! Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for the first annual PK through 12th grade SMSA Showcase Open House from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  All grandparents and families are welcome!  Let your child(ren) shine as they guide you through the hallways of SMSA.  Enjoy viewing classroom projects, student artwork and take time to pray in the chapel.  Both entrances will be open for this event.  Greeters will begin your walk through SMSA!


*This SMSA Showcase replaces the annual Grandparents Day.


-Parent Connectors

SMSA Showcase Open House Volunteer Opportunities - May 15th

At our SMSA Showcase Event, May 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., we will be providing cookies and bottled water in the Commons Area.  Please use the link below if you would like to sign up to donate item(s).  When signing up to bring cookies, each spot is for one dozen cookies.  You can sign up for more than one spot, if you would like. Please make sure the cookie are Nut Free!


All items can be brought to either office areas on Wednesday morning. Thank you so much!

Click here to sign up!

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

We are excited to announce Swing Fore Springs & Summer Fling, Friday, July 26, 2019!  Mark your calendars for this fun summer event featuring golf at Whispering Springs Golf Club and Rolling Meadows Golf Course.


Not a fan of golf but still want to participate, we have you covered!  Join us for the Summer Fling at Whispering Springs Golf Club where we will have a Mexican Fiesta buffet along with silent auction and other fun activities!


Interested in sponsoring or attending this event, register online now by clicking here


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

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 or (920) 322-8006.  

News and Information

News from FDL County Communications and Emergency Management

The FDL County Communications and Emergency Management teams is asking all local schools reach out to parents to share the information below:


Fond du Lac County Communications and Emergency Management is asking everyone to please sign up for a new system available in Fond du Lac County called Smart911.  Smart911 allows individuals to create a Safety Profile for their household at or on the Smart911 App that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and responders to have in the event of an emergency.  When an individual makes a 9-1-1 call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right responders to the right location with the right information.


The Smart911 app provides greater access to the lifesaving benefits of Smart911 and targeted location-based alerts to all individuals.  The Smart911 App is available on the Apple Store or Google Play.  The information entered is only accessible when 911 is called from a phone number that is tied to a Smart911 profile and is only available to responders for a short time during the call. The information is maintained in a secure database and the information is not able to be queried, shared, or sold.


For more information or questions, please contact Bobbi Hicken, Director of Communications and Emergency Management for Fond du Lac County 920-929-7647.

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 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

Do You Want to Be Well?

Click here to view a video from Ascension Presents, Fr. Mike explains how faith in God can help us make real changes in our lives.

From the Office of Katie Hellmer, School Nurse

No news at this time.

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


Don't Forget Mom! - Mother's Day - May, 12th

Visit the Scrip office and make “Mom” happy this Mother’s Day.

Getting her flowers? We have Haentze Floral, Personal Touch and Stuart’s Scrip.


Taking her out for brunch or dinner? We have Ala Roma, Schmitty’s, Backyard Grill, Blanck’s (Johnsburg and Lake Aire), Friar’s/Sebastian’s/ Salty’s, Ginos, Red Cabin at Green Acres, Schreiner’s, Sunset on the Water and many more.


Want to get her a gift card so she can shop on her own? How ’bout Kohl’s, Lillian’s, Renaissance Salon/Spa, T.J. Maxx, Target and Gap/Old Navy. Just can’t pick out what’s right for her? Get her a Scrip gift certificate and she can choose exactly what she wants.  You can’t go wrong with that option!

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

ABC Meeting

The final ABC Meeting of the 2018 – 2019 school year will be held next Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Plans will be discussed for finishing out the spring schedule and preparing for the fall sports programs.


Best of Luck to all Ledger sports teams and athletes, your conduct and sportsmanship this year has been a source of pride for our entire school community!

PPA Update

Thank you for your support!