From the Office of Kasey Smith, 6-12 Director of Student Life

Ledger Leaders

Being a Ledger Leader means defining and continually demonstrating our Core Values of Faith, Learning, Leadership, Respect, Responsibility and Community.  Our teachers have submitted students for recognition they feel exhibited these values. The categories for recognition from the middle school are 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade.  The four categories for high school were determined by subject groupings: 1) English/Foreign Language, 2) Math/Science/Business, 3) Art/Music/Phy. Ed. and 4) Social Studies/Theology.


Congratulations to the following students chosen as the October 2018 Ledger Leaders!


Madalyn Grunwald (6th Grade)

Peter Skiff (7th Grade)

Cohen Dalzell (8th Grade)

Izzy Coon ‘22 (English/Foreign Language)

Manuel Wuest ’21 (Math/Science/Business)

Lillian Baumhardt ’19 (Social Studies/Theology)

Mike Nemitz ‘19 (Art/Music/Phy. Ed.)


I personally would like to congratulate and say thank you to these students for the impact they have on the SMSA community and for the efforts they make to lead by example!

Important Upcoming Dates

Presentation on Vaping - November 29th (parents)

Dr. Troicki, a local SSM physician will be here Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria to do a presentation for parents and families on the dangers of vaping.  He did this presentation last week to middle and high school students with positive feedback from staff and students.  This presentation is open to all families at SMSA.  


If you have any questions please contact Katie Hellmer at

High School Fall Play - November 30th - December 2nd

The High School production of Romeo & Juliet’s Unofficial Unnecessary SequalImagine if their story was funnier, with a better ending, will be held Friday, November 30th at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 1st at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 2nd at 1 p.m.  The play will be performed at Horace Mann Performing Arts Center (325 McKinley Street, North Fond du Lac).


Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by clicking here or at the door.

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - December 3rd

Join us as we pray the Rosary in our Chapel of St. Mary on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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

Immaculate Conception Feast Day - December 7th

On December 8, 2018 the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Patronal Feast Day of Saint Mary’s Springs Academy. Since this Holy Day of Obligation falls on a Saturday this year, we will not be having a special Mass at school (please see your parish website for Mass times!), but we will be doing some fun activities. On Friday, December 7, 2018 we will have an all-system assembly in the morning with a prayer service and a students vs. staff volleyball game.
Tomorrow, November 30, 2018 we will begin praying a Novena (nine-day) prayer in anticipation of the Feast Day.  The text of the prayer is below.  Please join us from home or the office in reciting:

Heavenly Father, you knew ahead of time the grace that Jesus would merit by His death on the Cross. In Your mercy, you applied a special portion of that grace to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the moment of her Conception in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. By so doing, You preserved Mary from the stain of sin and prepared a worthy dwelling place for Your Son. We ask that, through Mary’s intercession, we too would be sanctified by the grace of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Christmas Card Sale - December 8th & 9th

Students have created unique and original Christmas cards to help support a local family in need.  The family has three boys ages 8, 5 and 3. Money collected from the sales will be used for the purchase of everyday living essentials such as socks, shoes, clothing and bed sheets.  


These cards will be sold for $2 each after all Masses at Holy Family Parish sites the weekend of December 8 and 9, 2018.


Please consider volunteering to sell the cards after one of the Masses by clicking here.


Thank you for making a family’s Christmas a little brighter!

News and Information

SMSA Spirit Wear Fundraiser

With the help of Hopper’s (77 South Main Street), you have the opportunity to purchase a variety of SMSA logo items, using an easy to navigate online form. This is a fantastic way to tackle some Christmas shopping while supporting your school!


Please click here to visit the fundraiser page on Hopper’s website.


Please click here for more information on the fundraiser.

HS Band and Choir Annual Poinsettia Sale

This is a great fundraiser to help music student’s admission to band and choir events throughout the school year!   


Tickets are $15.00 each and are available now.  They can be purchased from any band or choir student or from the North or South Office.  These beautiful red poinsettias retail for $24.95!  We are so thankful to Haentze’s for partnering with our Music Department and helping our students.  


Poinsettias make great gifts and are a festive addition to your home during the holiday season. Please take advantage of this opportunity and support our music students at the same time!  


If you have any questions please email Jen Feucht at

2018 Christmas Parade - Students volunteers needed for parade - December 1st

Help SMSA wish Fond du Lac a Merry Christmas by participating in the 2018 Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018!


We are looking for SMSA students to show their love of Christmas and school spirit by walking in the parade, riding on the float in the Nativity scene and passing out candy.


If you would like to help set up the float, please meet us in the FIVES (142 Doty St) parking lot on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.  Otherwise, please meet us in the FIVES parking lot no later than 3:30 p.m., as the parade starts at 4:15 p.m.


To participate or for more information, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.

NFL Blitz Cards Weekly Winners

Congratulations to our Week 11 & 12 Winners!

Week 11

Matt Raykowski– $75

Ashley Manthey – $25

Terry Holzmann – $10

Barb Kramer – $10

Richard O’Leary – $10

Dan Ottery – $20


Week 12

Lauren Grass– $75

Allen Ericson – $25

Mike Grant – $10

Eric Rummler – $10

Sue Van Grunsven – $10

Dave Erickson – $20

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

Your Best Advent Ever

‘Tis (almost) the Season!

Rediscover the joy of Christmas with the best Advent ever.  Each week, there will be a new video for you to view in the eLedger. 


You are invited to sign up by clicking here to receive a daily video to help you have the BEST ADVENT EVER! 

From the Office of Katie Helmer, School Nurse

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Use Scrip for your Christmas shopping

Make Christmas shopping easy by giving the gift of Scrip.  Over 100 cards to chose from in inventory.   


Gift cards make great gifts for teachers, coaches, babysitters and more!  Not sure what they want?  A Scrip gift-certificate (which can be purchased in any denomination) will allow them to choose exactly what they want.


Remember, if we don’t have what you are looking for in inventory, please ask.  We may be able to place a special order for you! 


Give the gift of Scrip and have more time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas!

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

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PPA Update

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