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

Hope, in the Christian sense, is often misunderstood.  It is not the same as optimism or presumption.  It is not the blind faith that we will go to heaven or the escapist way to avoid the troubles of this world.  It’s not the virtue we need to see the present moment with more positivity.  It’s more personal than that.  In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains exactly why.


What is Hope, and why do you need it? – 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

Flu Clinic - November 1st

Fond du Lac County Health Department will be at St. Mary’s Springs on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in the afternoon to administer flu shots to students and staff.  When paperwork arrives it will be posted on the website and able to pick up at each office.


If you are interested in volunteering for the clinic, watch for a post on the SignUp website.  


If you have any questions please contact Katie Hellmer at 930-322-3206 or

Staffing Update

Angela Roltgen - Grades 5-8 Choir/General Music Teacher

SMSA is pleased to announce that Angela Roltgen has been hired as our 5th – 8th grade Choir/General Music Teacher.  Angela has been an active member of the FDL Community Theater for over 20 years and is well known throughout Fond du Lac having served as both vocal director and actress in several shows.  Additionally, she has served the community offering private voice, piano and guitar lessons for 24 years.  Angela has also served as a Choir Director and General Music Teacher at local schools and is eager to be in the classroom working alongside students once again.


She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Phil Schmal will be resuming the role of 5th – 8th grade Band/General Music Teacher and the team is working on the transition as Angela joins the Academy.


Please join us in welcoming Ms. Roltgen to SMSA and also in thanking Mr. Schmahl for helping to hold things together in the interim.  We are so very grateful for his dedication to SMSA!

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


Homecoming Activities - September 21st & 22nd

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.

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.

News & Updates

NFL Blitz Cards Individual and Class Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the annual NFL Blitz Cards sale.  Your efforts helped out tremendously!  As a school, we profited over $16,000; $2,000 benefiting the Booster Club, $2,000 benefiting PPA and the remaining profit will go towards our Annual Fund supporting everything from transportation to athletic events to technology in our school.


Individual Winners:

3rd – Samantha Ramirez (8th) 27 cards sold – $50 Amazon gift card

2nd – Steven Hoepfner (12th) 31 cards sold – $150 Amazon gift card

1st – Cullen King (8th) 59 cards sold – $300 Amazon gift card


Class Winners:

3rd – Freshman Class sold over 33% of their class’ cards – $300 towards class budget.

2nd – Senior Class sold over 35% of their class’ cards – $500 towards your class budget.

1st – 8th Grade Class sold over 47% of their class’ cards – Fully Funded Class Trip decided by Administration.


Congratulations to all the winners!

NFL Blitz Cards Weekly Winners

Congratulations to our Week 2 Winners!

Joe Blackburn – $75

Nichi Bauer – $25

Barb McGuire – $10

Tom Groneng – $10

Tanja King – $10

Sheila Keifenheim – $20

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


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

No news at this time.