From the Office of Kollin Petrie, Director of Campus Ministry

International Catholic Speaker, Matt Fradd to Speak - October 4th

Save the date!  SMSA and Holy Family Parish will be hosting international Catholic speaker/author Matt Fradd on the evening of October 4th.
More details coming soon!


A Video Reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

Do you ever feel like your life has no direction or purpose?  Fr. Mike talks about how we can find meaning in our lives by defining goals and making small changes every day to help achieve those goals.


Life Goals: Developing a Clear Vision – A Video Reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

High School Service Requirements

Please click here to review a clarification of the high school service requirements.  Hours will be recorded on the x2VOL platform. This video explains how to register and log-in to x2VOL. This video explains how to log service hours on x2VOL.
I, Mr. Petrie, will also be visiting theology classes to explain x2VOL and the service requirements.
Questions may be directed to Mr. Petrie or Mrs. Burkart, the Servant Leadership Core Team Adviser.
From the Office of Katie Helmer, School Nurse

Nurse Notes

Thank you to all who have filled out the Health History form for your children.  It is important we are up to date with any health concerns while they are here at school.  If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to speak to the school nurse do not hesitate to contact me at or 920-322-3206.

Important Upcoming Dates

Junior Ledger Basketball Club - Payments due October 1st

Even if you missed the JLBC registration meeting, it’s not too late to sign up.


Please review the below forms.  JLBC registration forms and payment are due by Oct. 1, 2018.  


JLBC Registration Form

JLBC Release Waiver

JLBC Uniform Order Form


SMSA Volleyball Pink Out Night - September 13th

Be a part of history as our girls volleyball team hits the court for the first time in the newly remodeled Hutter Gym!  The Ledgers will take on Winnebago Lutheran Academy Thursday, September 13th, during our “Pink Out Night for Breast Cancer Awareness”.


The SMSA High School Volleyball Teams will be wearing special warm up shirts and we ask that our fans join us by wearing pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness as well.


JV1 and JV2 play at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity will follow at 7:00 p.m.


Hope to see you there in pink! Go Ledgers!

Homecoming Week Activities - September 17th - 21st

Wednesday, September 19th
  • Power Buff Boys Volleyball Games: 1:45 p.m. in Hutter Gym

Friday, September 21st

  • All System Mass at Holy Family: 8:45 a.m.
  • High School Pep Rally: 11:45 a.m.* in Hutter Gym
  • Powder Puff Girls Football Games: 1:30 p.m.*
  • Varsity Football game at Fruth Field vs. Omro:  7:00pm
Saturday, September 22nd
  • Homecoming Dance: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Baker Gym)
*Times subject to change based on flow of the day
Parents/guests are welcome to attend all scheduled Homecoming activities to join in the spirit and festivities of this great week.
More detailed information regarding Homecoming will be shared via Skyward Messenger on Friday.

Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner - September 19th

Please join us for the 5th annual Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner (sponsored by SMSA Grandparents Club), Wednesday, September 19th, at the SMSA Cafeteria from 5 – 7:30 p.m.  All SMSA families, grandparents and others interested in starting the school year off with great fellowship are invited to attend.


Tickets are $5 for adults and Grades 9-12, $2 for grades K-8 and kids 4K and younger are free!  A maximum family ticket is only $20!  Purchase your tickets by Friday, September 14th in the North/South Office and/or the Scrip Office.


Fore more information please click here.

Volleyball P3 - 8th Grade Night - September 20th

Watch our Ledgers take on North Fond du Lac in Hutter Gym on Thursday, September 20th.   JV1 and JV2 teams play at 5:30 pm with Varsity to follow at 7:00 p.m. 


All grade school students (P3 – 8th Grade) get free admission to the game as well as prize giveaways for the kids!


Come and support our teams and cheer on Ledger volleyball!  


Please click here to view the flyer.

First All System Mass - September 21st

All family and friends are welcome to join us as we travel to Holy Family Church  (271 Fourth Street Way) to celebrate our first Mass as a System for the 2018 – 2019 school year on Friday, September 21st.

The 3rd Annual Athletic Hall of Fame - Dinner Reservation Deadline September 21st

The 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, October 6th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall (795 Fond du Lac Ave.) at 6:30 p.m.  Interested in joining us for dinner during the ceremony?  Please register for dinner by clicking here and scroll to the bottom.  


RSVPs due by Friday, September 21st.

Click here to view the invitation


Join us in congratulating the below inductees!

Paul (Chip) Kremer ’60 (Football, Basketball)

Rich Petrie ’73 (Cross Country, Track)

Shawn O’Loughlin ’75 (Football, Track, Assistant Coach)

Kurt Semandel ’85 (Hockey, Golf, Baseball)

Robin (Johnson) Thousand ’98 (Cross Country, Track)

Jeff Ellestad ’03 (Football, Basketball, Baseball)

Patrick Steffes ’06 (Football, Hockey, Golf)

Coach: Bob Baker ‘66 (Cross Country, Track)

Honored: ’94-’98 Girls Cross Country Teams

News & Updates

SMSA Core Value Months

This year, as a System, we will be highlighting our six Core Values (Faith, Learning, Respect, Leadership, Community and Responsibility) each month throughout the academic year.  In addition to exploring these Core Values, we will also be incorporating national educational and health awareness dates that reinforce our Core Values.


Listed below are the Core Values and awareness dates that we plan to promote in this month.

September – Respect 

Suicide prevention month

Elementary School

Suicide Prevention Month

  • No Elementary events

Homecoming 2018 September 17th – 21st

  • Dress up days and school pride celebrations

September 11th Remembrance

  • Moment of Silence

Middle School

Suicide Prevention Month

  • Informational Announcements

Homecoming 2018 September 17th – 21st

  • Dress up days and school pride celebrations

September 11th Remembrance

  • Moment of Silence

High School

Suicide Prevention Month

  • Informational Announcements

Homecoming 2018 September 17th – 21st

  • Dress up days, school pride celebrations, Homecoming Dance

September 11th Remembrance

  • Moment of Silence

Adoration Volunteer Time Available

We are excited to announce we will be providing a weekly Adoration at SMSA in The Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge.  This is different from previous years as we have had it only once a month.

What is Eucharistic Adoration?  
Eucharistic Adoration is a practice in the Catholic Church in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by the faithful.  This is a chance to get up close and personal to the true presence of Christ in our lives. Please click here to view a video for more information and testimonials from others and how they reflect during this time.

You can help!
As a requirement of having Adoration, there must be one person with the Blessed Sacrament at all times.  We are looking for SMSA parents to help out.  We would need you to come and sit in the chapel and be with Jesus.  You can read, pray, write notes to your children to tell them how much you love them or most importantly sit quietly and allow God to talk to you.  This is a great opportunity to get away for an hour and lose yourself in your faith.

Please volunteer your time and sign up for an hour and allow God to transform your life.


Click here to view the sign up page and chose which days and times work for your schedule.


The Grandparent’s Club is seeking feedback from those who participated in the Uniform Exchange this past August (both new and returning families).  Please click here to fill out the survey, it should take approximately 2 – 3 minutes to complete.  Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 Lands End gift card

Catholic High School Brand Research Survey

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is conducting research to better understand the decision-making process that parents go through when selecting a high school for their child.  If you qualify, the survey should take approximately 10 – 12 minutes to complete.  Your identity and responses will be kept strictly confidential.  Six individuals who qualify and complete the survey will be drawn at random to receive a $50 Amazon gift card.


If you are interested in participating in this important research study, please click here to fill out the survery.  


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 Meeting – September 19th

Ledger athletes and teams are off to a great start start this year!  The ABC needs your participation to keep it going!


Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.  Join us after the Welcome Back Spaghetti Dinner. 


Contact Jim Sutton at with questions. 

PPA Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th, for the first meeting of PPA for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  We will meet in Lauby Lounge (Teacher’s Lounge) at 5:30 p.m.


Please note the change in usual meeting place due to the Annual Spaghetti Dinner that will be going on at the same time.