News & Information

SMSA Faculty and Staff Christmas Gathering 2023 Donations

For over twelve years several SMSA families have sponsored a Christmas Gathering for SMSA teachers, administrators, and staff as a way to show their gratitude.  For many families, the contribution was given in place of individual Christmas gifts, or as an added appreciation.


In previous years, the gathering happened after school but not all SMSA Staff members were able to attend due to other commitments. Instead, this year we will provide a special luncheon that will happen during their school day so that all staff can enjoy.  All staff will each receive a special gift as well.


Please note, this opportunity is optional and offered to any SMSA family that would like to contribute.  We ask each family interested in participating for a minimum donation of $50.


Monetary donations for the special luncheon/gifts will be accepted through Friday, December 22.  Please mail your contribution to Andrea Nuss, W4642 Mill Road, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.  Checks may be made payable to Andrea Nuss. If you are interested in paying through Venmo, please send to @Valerie-Everson-4.


Please address questions to Valerie Everson at, or to Andrea Nuss at


Blessings to you during this holiday season!



Poinsettia Sale 2023

The HS Music Department is kicking off their annual poinsettia sale this week. The money from this sale helps to offset the cost of future Music Department Trips.


If you would like to participate in the poinsettia sale or purchase one, please email: Megan Seel –


The Poinsettia’s are $20 and can be picked up from Haentze’s Floral between now & 12/24.


Thank you for supporting the HS Music Department!




Sturgeon Cup 2023 - SMSA vs. Fondy Hockey Apparel Sale


Click here to purchase your 2023 Sturgeon Cup apparel starting Friday, December 1st at 9:00 a.m. The last day to purchase your shirts, in support of the Ledger Hockey team, is Sunday, December 10th. All orders will be delivered to SMSA for distribution on Tuesday, December 19th.


Proceeds from the sale of the Sturgeon Cup shirts will be donated to the American Legion in Fond du Lac.


On Friday, December 22nd, pack the stands wearing your Sturgeon Cup apparel to cheer on our Ledger Hockey team as they take on Fondy!


The Ledger Alumni Hockey game vs. Fondy will take place before the Varsity game on the 22nd. Go Ledgers!



Have You Returned Your BMR Tickets Yet?


Sold tickets can be returned to SMSA any time before the live drawing on January 12, 2024.


Please make all checks payable to SMSA. Additional tickets can be picked up at the North, South or Scrip offices at SMSA, or from the following locations in our community: Central Barber, Everson Law Office, Flood Oil Company, Holiday Automotive, Holy Family Catholic Church, Hopper’s Silk Screening & All Star Trophy, Michels Corporation and Twohig Family Dentistry.


Who will be the Grand Prize winner on January 12, 2024, taking home $20,000? Will it be YOU?!


BMR Committee:

Valerie Everson — 920.251.3719
Stephanie Fessler — 920.960.0556
Katie Mathos — 920.979.6757
Lisa Shannon — 920.539.2892
Sasha Smith — 920.517.1693



Ledgerfest Grade Level Baskets

Planning has begun for our annual Ledgerfest fundraising event, March 23rd. In previous years, we have collected money from each grade level and put together some amazing auction baskets for the silent auction portion of this event. We will be creating these types of baskets again this year. If you would like to contribute towards your child’s grade level basket, click this link to donate online. Once you enter a donation amount and click next, please fill in your child’s name and grade level (if you are donating for more than one child, please list each name and grade level along with the amount for each child).


If you prefer, you may still send cash or check (payable to Andrea Nuss) to school in an envelope marked: Ledgerfest/Ashley Lane. Please also indicate your child’s grade level on the envelope. All contributions are due by Thursday, February 1st.


Each grade level has a point person who will be putting these baskets together. Here is a list of the point people for the grade levels. If you have any questions, please contact the point person in that grade level. Thank you!
P3 – Amy Meyer-Bremer –
K4 – Kayla Schumacher –
Kindergarten – Molly Jaster –
1st Grade – Jessica Smith –
2nd Grade – Katie Heller –
3rd Grade – Jenn Ellestad –
4th Grade – Andrea Nuss –
5th Grade – Tya Robles –
6th Grade – Shannon LaLuzerne –
7th Grade – Becky Harmsen –
8th Grade – Lisa Shannon –
All High School Grades – Andrea Nuss –, Pam Kristmann – & Betsey Gitter –

Thank you for helping make Ledgerfest a success this year!



Save The Date - Ledgerfest 2024, March 23!




















2022-2023 State Report Card

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We have had a wonderful fall at St. Mary’s Springs Academy! As a learning community, we are continually looking at ways to best support our students academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The state school report card is one resource we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for academic improvement each year. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has required since the 2015-2016 school year that any school participating in the Private School Choice Program have a state report card. Our school report card is called the Private School – Choice Students Report Card and reflects only the scores of our students participating in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.  We are excited to share that SMSA continues to “exceed expectations” on the Private School Choice Student Report Card.


The report cards are intended to help schools use performance data to improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at:


The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance for the 2022-23 school year, but also takes into consideration student scores from the 2021-22 and 2020-21 school years. 


At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools receive a score for each priority area:

  •  Achievement – proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments
  •  Growth – year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement Target Group Outcomes – outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group.
  • On-Track to Graduation – reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education.

School report cards can be accessed online at along with resources that explain the report cards and information about all of the educational options available to families. Our school report card and educational options available to families are also posted on our website:


Please feel free to contact me with questions as they arise. I look forward to working with you to make 2023-24 a successful school year for your student!



Melissa Trepte

Director of Curriculum and Instruction



Do you have gently used or like new instruments at home?

Do you have a gently used or like new instrument(s) that you are looking to donate? SMSA is looking to add instruments to our band programs for students who are just starting out, in need of help financially, and/or are unsure what they would like to play and may need to try a few different options. Instruments can be dropped off at the North or South office during regular school hours.


Please email with questions.



Has your child outgrown their uniform pieces?

All uniform and spirit wear pieces that your child outgrows, throughout the school year, can be dropped off at the North or South Hall Offices during regular school hours.


If you have any questions, please contact Shannon LaLuzerne at or 920-322-8012.


Scrip Christmas Open House - Thursday, November 30th - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the Scrip Christmas Open House. Stock up on Scrip cards for your Christmas shopping or purchase Scrip cards to give as gifts. We have a large inventory of low denomination cards for gift giving. Great for teachers, coaches, neighbors, babysitters – anyone on your Christmas list.


Stop at the Scrip office on Thursday, November 30th from 5 pm – 8 pm and join in the Christmas spirit with refreshments and get entered into drawings to win a Scrip gift certificate and Ledger Swag. Hope to see you at the open house!




Scrip Hours

Monday and Friday: Closed

Tuesday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Click here to print off the current Scrip order form.



SMSA Community & Booster

Grades 5-8 Christmas Concert


The concert will be Tuesday, December 12th at 1pm and 6:30pm in Hutter gym here at Springs.

The choir students should arrive by 6:20pm and report straight to the gym in their class places. They may wear anything dressy (church clothes are fine), but NO jeans, please.

Band students are required to arrive and report to the band room by 6:10pm. They may also wear anything dressy, no jeans please. ALL band students are no longer wearing all black for the concert.



K5-4th Elementary Christmas Concert 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,The Elementary School Music Department, grades 5K-4th, is looking forward to our Christmas concert coming up very soon!


Wednesday, December 13th

During the school day:
All students will wear their school uniforms
12:45pm Performance in Hutter Gym-parents and families are invited


Evening concert:
Students should arrive in the Gym between 6:10pm and 6:15pm
(Students’ coats should be with parents)
Concert begins at 6:30pm


Dress code (for evening only) is as follows:
Students-wear your “Sunday Best” or fancy Christmas attire (no jeans)


Ms. O’Brien and Mrs. Lewis




SMSA Booster Club Concession/Admission Volunteers Needed!

If you are the parent of a SMSA student athlete, please consider giving your time to help out in our basketball concession stand or with admissions. The Booster Club supports ALL SMSA sports, so feel free to help out at those activities your kiddos are not involved in, assuring other parents can watch their son or daughter in that particular sport. This is a great opportunity to serve and see/meet more of our Ledger family.


Signing up is easy…. just click on one of the links below and select a date that best fits your schedule. Thank you to those that have already signed up and given their support! Go Ledgers!


Winter Sports:

Boys HoopsGirls Hoops



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

Parents of Performing Arts

If your child is in high school or middle school band or chorus, theater or jazz vocals/band, we’d love for you to join us!

PPA meeting dates for 2023/2024 school year:
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

All meetings will be held at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge (first floor teacher lounge). Contact Anne Brunette at with any questions about the PPA!

Parent Connectors - Join us Today

Join our Parent Connectors Group!

Looking to get more involved at SMSA…our Parent Connectors Group is a great way!! Thank you to all who have already shared they would like to be a part of our group. If you are still interested, please either return the Parent Connectors volunteer form you received at the supply drop off day (3K-5th Grade) or email Andrea Nuss, if your youngest child is in 6th-12th Grade. Thank you for your interest in helping!! Our events wouldn’t be possible without all of our amazing volunteers!!