WIS 23 Expansion Project

This week's update from the DOT

Description of work:  This portion of the WIS 23 improvement project will reconstruct and raise the profile of the existing four lane portion of WIS 23 from US 151 to Whispering Springs Boulevard and expand WIS 23 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from Whispering Springs Boulevard to Seven Hills Road.  Interchanges will be constructed at County K and County UU, intersection improvements will also be made throughout the corridor.

October 4 to October 8:

The contractor is working on the following items:

  • Highway 23 eastbound (Wisconsin American Drive to County UU)
    • Placing/grading gravel from County K to County UU
    • Beginning concrete paving operations
  • Highway 23 westbound (County UU to Seven Hills)
    • Placing stone and gravel
    • Completing storm sewer
    • Begin concrete paving
    • Working on landscaping
  • County K south of Highway 23/Maryhill Drive
    • Placing stringline for curb and gutter placement
  • County UU
    • Placing fill on the interchange
  • Retaining wall along Maryhill Drive
    • Working on the barrier wall on top of the retaining wall
  • Highway 23 eastbound bridge over County K
    • Beginning to form and pour concrete for the bridge parapet walls
    • Removing falsework from under the new bridge deck


October 11 to October 15:

The contractor is scheduled to work on the following items:

  • Highway 23 eastbound (Wisconsin American Drive to County UU)
    • Continue concrete pavement operations
  • Highway 23 westbound (County UU to Seven Hills)
    • Continue placing stone and gravel
    • Continue working on landscaping
  • Wisconsin American Drive (North)
    • Install remaining lighting items
    • Begin concrete paving on north legs and Highway 23 westbound lanes
  • County K north of Highway 23
    • Continue placing fill on the new ramp
  • County K south of Highway 23/Maryhill Drive
    • Placing electrical installations
    • Begin sidewalk construction
  • County UU
    • Continue placing fill on the interchange
  • County UU bridge over Highway 23
    • Begin driving piling on piers
    • Begin pouring concrete on new piers


Traffic impacts:

  • CTH UU (South of STH 23) – Closed
  • CTH UU (North of STH 23) – Closed
  • CTH K (South of STH 23) – Closed
  • CTH K North (Highway 23 Intersection) – Closed.
  • WB shoulder closure Whispering Springs to 7 Hills Road – Closed
  • Northway Road to close on Tuesday October 12th for concrete paving operations


The following restrictions will remain in place. 

  • Northbound Mary Hill to westbound highway 23
  • Southbound Whispering Springs to eastbound highway 23
  • Northbound Northway Drive to westbound highway 23
  • Westbound highway 23 to southbound Mary Hill
  • Eastbound highway 23 to northbound Whispering Springs
  • Westbound highway 23 to southbound Northway Drive

Please use alternate routes to access these locations. 

News from the Kitchen

Supply Chain Issues/Meal Flexibility

 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.


To help families keep abreast of changes, families are encouraged to use our online menu app  MealViewer  This online menu service provides a quick and easy way to view our school’s daily menus. 

MealViewer provides:

  • Convenience Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone.
  • Safety – Create profiles for your students and select their allergens.  Get alerts each time that allergen is on the menu! 
  • Fun Feedback – Let students favorite and rate certain meals so that we ensure we are serving meals they enjoy!

Signing Up is easy!

  1. Go to schools.mealviewer.com or download the mobile app and register for a free account.
  2. Create a profile for you and your students by first selecting their school.
  3. Set up your student’s profile by selecting the appropriate allergens and let them favorite their most loved meals.  Now you will receive notifications every time any of these are served!

The school menus link is available on our website.  Click here to see our new look!


If you have any questions pertaining to Mealviewer, contact MealViewer directly:


Scrip Hours

Monday and Wednesday – 8:00 to Noon

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

Friday – Closed

Upcoming Dates

Food, Football and Fun - Homecoming Football Game/Octoberfest - October 9th

St. Mary’s Springs and Holy Family have partnered up to help promote and celebrate two great events happening on Saturday, October 9th.  


Holy Family has extended a part of their parking lot to Ledger Nation to use for extra spaces for the homecoming football game taking place on the Ledge.  Holiday Automotive will be providing shuttles to and from the homecoming football game.  


After the game, stick around at Holy Family to enjoy their Octoberfest celebration.  Click here to visit their Facebook page for more information!


Click here to view the flyer!

Soles Walk 2021 - Week of October 11th

Have you heard the news!? St. Mary’s Springs Academy is excited to be participating again this year in the Soles for Catholic Education Walk!  We cannot wait to celebrate Catholic education and raise money for our school with your help!


Students, families, alumni, educators, principals and supporters are invited to rally together for this very important cause. Donations raised by our school will help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000! The impact of your donation will do even more to help our school, as generous Soles Walk sponsors have stepped up to match a portion of donations we receive, up to our goal of $5,000!


SMSA students will be walking in support of this important cause during their gym classes the week of October 11, 2021.  We invite YOU to join us by sharing your photos and videos on social media of you walking in support of Catholic education the week of October 10th  -16th, 2021, using the hashtag #SolesWalk on your posts.  Click here to visit our Facebook page.


Make your donation today by texting SOLES1252 to 71777 or by clicking here.

Picture Retake day - October 19th

Gueller’s will be here Tuesday October 19th from approx. 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. for picture retakes. Pictures will be going home on Monday October 11th. If your student was absent or you want their picture retaken please have them wear their Mass uniform on that day. Pictures can be retaken for free if there is a problem (ie. eyes closed), please be sure to return the faulty pictures with your student. Pictures can also be retaken for a fee if you do not like them.

News and Information

Christmas Card Fundraiser Recipient Nomination Form

A long standing tradition at SMSA continues again this year with the Christmas Card Fundraiser, in which students in Grades 4 through 8 will be creating and selling hand made Christmas Cards.  These cards will be sold for $2.00 each by the St. Mary’s Springs families after all the masses at Holy Family Parish sites on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th.  We will also be having a movie and popcorn afternoon, the day before Christmas Break, where students can bring in a donation to watch the movie of their choice and enjoy popcorn.  Everyone will be able to participate, whether they bring in a donation or not.  All proceeds from the card sale and movie/popcorn will go to benefit a local child (Fond du Lac County) and his/her family, who is currently or has had medical concerns/conditions.  


If you know of a child and their family that you feel is deserving of a nomination, please fill out the form.  All nominations will be reviewed and a recipient will be chosen by random draw. 


Click here for the form.

Expanded School Spirit Wear Store

SMSA has partnered with, Squad Locker, to provide our loyal Ledgers with over 150 Ledgerized items to choose from.

Please click here to view the items and purchase some Ledger spirit wear today!

Heartbeat on Health

Hello Everyone, we are getting closer to our school Influenza Vaccine Clinic. It will be held at SMSA on Tuesday 11/2/21. Anyone who is interested in having their child vaccinated for Influenza should fill out and sign the consent form. We ask that it be returned to the school office by Tuesday 10/19/21. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.


Please click here for the flu clinic information.

Please click here for the flu consent form.


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 – October 13th

Our next meeting is October 13th at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge.  For questions contact Coleen Feucht colfeucht@gmail.com