Important Upcoming Dates

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - November 12th

Join us as we pray the Rosary in our Chapel of St. Mary on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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

Presentation on Vaping - November 19th (students) and November 29th (parents)

Dr. Troicki, an SSM physician, will be at SMSA on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. in Hutter Gym to speak with Middle and High School students and again on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria to speak with parents about the dangers of vaping.  


Mark your calendars, you do not want to miss this event.

Any questions, please contact Katie Hellmer at

No School Thanksgiving Break - November 21st - 23rd

School will be closed Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23rd and will resume Monday, November 26, 2018.


The Scrip and Business Office will also be closed during this time.


There will be no eLedger during that week.

News and Information

2018 Christmas Parade - SMSA Float Lead Parent(s) Needed

SMSA is looking for a parent or group of parents to take the lead on coordinating a float for this year’s FDL Christmas parade.  The parade will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018.


Last year, we made our parade debut with a wonderful Nativity Scene float.  We have props, costumes, etc. that you can use.


If interested, please contact Kristin Zitlow at 920-322-8006 or  


We would love to see SMSA’s participation in the Christmas parade continue and become a System tradition!

NFL Blitz Cards Weekly Winners

Congratulations to our Week 9 Winners!

Bill Bartel – $75

Amanda Birschbach – $25

Shane Jahns – $10

Leslie Vanderkooy – $10

Mary Jo Pleuss- $10

Vickie Huck – $20

Big Money Raffle

Each year, Big Money Raffle (BMR) raises between $50-$60k.  Your participation in the sale of these tickets is imperative.  BMR helps keep tuition affordable for families as 100% of the profits offset operational costs at SMSA.  Did you know that it costs SMSA $37,000 annually for officials at sporting events, $775 to rent Fruth Field for each home football game, and for all System Masses, it costs $1,670 to bus everyone to Holy Family?


Your participation makes a difference!  Tickets can be purchased from SMSA families, Scrip Office, North and South Office as well as from these local retialers: Annie’s Fountain City Cafe, Baker Cheese, Central Barber, Flood Oil Company and Twohig Family Dentistry.

From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

Senior Retreat - November 26th & 27th

A Skyward mesasge was sent out on Monday, November 5, 2018 with information about the Senior Retreat and a link to needed forms.  


If needed, please visit the links below to access the retreat permission slip and the details and guidelines form.

Senior Retreat Permission Slip

Senior Retreat Details and Guidelines

A Video Reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

We often use the term “friend” loosely, introducing casual acquaintances as “My friends Lucy and John.” But what is friendship, really?

In this video, Fr. Mike uses Aristotle’s three kinds of friendship—pleasant friendships, useful friendships and virtuous friendships—as guidelines.

While all three can be good, the first two can end up being flimsy and fleeting; but the third kind, virtuous friendships, really get to the heart of what good friends are to us. They are on the same mission, they have many of the same goals, we can even kind of see another self within these friends.

Fr. Mike emphasizes the need for us to have more of these kinds of friendships, saying that if we don’t think they matter we may just be distracting ourselves from our loneliness.


Don’t Have Any Friends – What is Real Friendship? – A Video Reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

From the Office of Katie Helmer, School Nurse

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Use Scrip for your Christmas shopping

Christmas is less than 2 months away, can you believe it!?


Make Christmas shopping easier by giving gift-cards, purchased from the Scrip Office, as gifts to your family, friends and co-workers.  A portion of the purchase price is returned to you as a rebate.  Part of that rebate is then added to your SCRIP account and used to offset your tuition costs at SMSA or any tuition-based school.  The remaining rebates are then used to help offset the operating costs of the System.


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


**The Scrip Office will be closed Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23, 2018 for Thanksgiving break.**


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.

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

ABC Update

Athletic Booster Club News

We are in need of a Concessions Coordinator for girls basketball, please consider helping out.  

PPA Update

November PPA Meeting

Please join us for the November PPA Meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the SMSA Cafeteria.  


Please note, this meeting is on a Tuesday due to Thanksgiving Break.