WIS 23 Expansion Project

This week's update from the DOT

***This is the final Northeast Region weekly highway construction update for 2021, these will resume in Spring 2022***

WIS 23 Expansion

Location/limits: USH 151 to Seven Hills Road

Length: 5.59 miles

Cost: $35 million

Schedule: Contract Completion Date of November 15, 2022

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 4-lane, on-alignment expansion project in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. Construction in the Fond du Lac urban section of the overall project includes the construction of WIS 23 additional lanes. Work also includes construction of a roundabout at WIS 23 and Wisconsin American Drive, a jug handle interchange with roundabouts at WIS 23 and County K, and a WIS 23 structure over County K. At WIS 23 and County UU, a diamond interchange with roundabouts and a bridge over WIS 23 will be constructed. Other work includes grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, concrete pavement, and incidentals.

WINTER 2021/22:

The contractor will continue working on the new County UU bridge. The contractor will also continue working on miscellaneous grading and drainage items as weather permits.

Traffic impacts:

WIS 23 will remain open with a single lane of travel in each direction from Highway 151 to Seven Hills Road.

Hilltop Drive access to WIS 23 will be maintained on a temporary connection with Whispering Springs Drive.

Winter closures:

  • County UU (south of WIS 23) – Closed
  • County UU (north of WIS 23) – Closed
  • County K (north of WIS 23) – Closed at Highway 23
  • County K (south of WIS 23) – Access to and from Highway 23 westbound is closed.

Access restrictions will continue at the below locations. Posted “no left turns”.

  • Southbound Whispering Springs to eastbound WIS 23
  • Eastbound WIS 23 to northbound Whispering Springs

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

Statewide traffic impacts and construction projects


Please use alternate routes to access these locations. 

News from the Kitchen

Part Time Food Service Opening

Interested in a job that works with your family’s schedule? Food service has a part time position that doesn’t interfere with holidays, weekends or evenings. There is potential for additional hours and professional development. Please check out the listing by clicking here for more information.

Supply chain update 

As school foodservice programs return to normal service and menus, schools are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little to no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufactures to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our programs. While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at school, supply issues will not make this possible throughout the school year until supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so.


This would also be a good time to have a conversation with your child(ren) encouraging them to make smart decisions on the line and take only what they will eat to help reduce food waste.  Daily we see unopened or untouched food being thrown into the garbage. It is hard to watch knowing that we may not be able to bring in that product again in the future due to supply issues.


Scrip Hours

Monday and Wednesday – 8:00 to Noon

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

Friday – Closed

Scrip at Holy Family - November 21st

Get your Scrip one of two ways this Sunday, November 21st after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Family.

1.) Purchase from a limited inventory of gas, groceries and shopping and pay with cash or check at that time.


2.) Choose from our entire inventory by placing a pre-order at this time. Pick up your order after 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Family on Sunday, December 12th and pay by cash or check on that day.

Scrip Christmas Cash is Coming

Get your Christmas Cash from Monday, November 15th to Monday, December 13th. Every time you purchase $500 worth of Scrip, you earn $10 Christmas Cash to be used on a future order AND you are entered into a drawing to win a $100 Scrip Certificate. There’s no better time to purchase Scrip.

Upcoming Dates

Tickets for Living Nativity - On Sale Now

Holy Family Catholic Community’s Living Nativity is back! Join Holy Family as it retells the story of Jesus’ birth with live animals, beautiful music, and more in this popular event at 4:00 p.m on Sunday, December 5th at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 5th at hometowntickets.com/hf or the Parish Office for $12 each.  Children age 3 and under are free, but still must reserve a seat.

Land's End 20% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale - Begins November 18th

Land’s End 20% off uniforms sale begins Thursday, November 18th and will run through the 30th!  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: SHOPPER and PIN: 2655!


Click here to go directly to the Land’s End school uniform website.

High School Production of Every Babysitter’s Nightmare- November 19th - 21st

Join us for SMSA’s High School production of Every Babysitters Nightmare. This Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. Tickets are sold in advance at Hometown Tickets or at the Door, Horace Mann High School North Fond du Lac.

PPA Poinsettia Sale- Deadlines December 3rd

Poinsettia Sale begins for High School music department students. All proceeds go directly into each student’s account and can be used for future field trips (more information coming). Deadline for ticket requests is December 3rd. Contact Maggie Rose for tickets Maggierose27@yahoo.com

High School Placement Test - December 4th

The High School Placement Test for 8th grade students will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from 8:30 am to 12:00 PM. The test will be administered at SMSA. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mueller at kmueller@smsacademy.org. We look forward to seeing the Class of 2026! Thank you!

Big Money Raffle (BMR) - January 14th

Have you sold your tickets yet? The BMR drawing is Friday, January 14, 2022 – less than two months away!


Holiday get-togethers are the perfect time to sell your tickets. Take them to Thanksgiving gatherings, encourage friends and family to purchase tickets over social media and make sure to have tickets with you wherever you go.

Tickets may be returned to school anytime before the drawing at noon on Friday, January 14, 2022. Additional tickets may be purchased at the North, South or Scrip offices or email kzitlow@smsacademy.org to have tickets sent home with your child.

News and Information

Hockey Spirit Wear

For a limited time, you can order Ledger Hockey Spirit Wear using an on-line link to Hopper’s. Please place your order by midnight Tuesday, November 16th so items can be ready for Christmas.  


Click here to order today!

Box Tops - Help us hit our goal!

Remember the years when we needed to remember to clip the BoxTops from participating packages and send them to school to earn 10 cents for each BoxTop?  Over the past years, we would generate close to $1,000 annually and our total earnings is $52,819.  

Here’s where we are to-date:

  • 102 registered BoxTop app users for SMSA.  21 people used the app last month for a total of 78 submissions.
  • October’s submissions generated $15.50. This year SMSA has earned $98.60.


  1.  If you haven’t downloaded the app, go to the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Review the complete list of eligible products on the BoxTops website.  For the most current list of products, visit BTFE.com.
  3. Scan your grocery receipts – online grocery receipts can also be submitted.

Elves R Us Coming Soon!

As the weather cools, our thoughts turn toward the holiday season ahead!  At SMSA that means the 20+ year tradition of Elves R Us is just around the corner! Please be on the lookout for information regarding this year’s event to come home with your student the week of November 15th. Shopping days will run December 2nd – 10th.


Please click here to view the Elves R Us FAQs! We can’t wait for another year of Elves R Us!

Heartbeat on Health

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 – December 16th

Our next PPA meeting will be Thursday, December 16th.


Contact Coleen Feucht Colfeucht@gmail.com for details and location.