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

As responsibilities pile up, it’s common for us to worry about getting everything done well and on time.  In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests an approach to burdens that can help us carry them.  Whatever is weighing us down in life—whether it’s a relationship, a list of tasks, or any other hardship—this simple change in perspective that Fr. Mike suggests can lighten the load.


Click here to view the video.

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.

News & Updates

2018 - 2019 Staffing Updates

St. Mary’s Springs Academy is excited to announce that Kristin (Goebel) Zitlow ’00, has been hired as the annual fund & special events coordinator of the Academy. Kristin is a native of Fond du Lac and a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy, class of 2000.  She attended Carroll University after high school and graduated with a Business Administration and Entrepreneurship degree with an emphasis in Marketing in 2004.


As part of her professional career she, along with her mother, Helen Goebel, owned and operated Saavy Boutique for over 8 years.  During this time she was able to build relationships and work closely with local businesses and community members. Kristin is also an active member of Sigma, which is a non-profit women’s organization, dedicated to the general improvement of the Fond du Lac community.  


In her new role, Kristin will be responsible for managing all fundraising events, as well as engaging and stewarding alumni, families and donors for the annual fund. Kristin’s positivity and strategic thinking make her a wonderful asset to the advancement team! She will be working alongside Chris Gilles, now serving as the Donor & Alumni Relations/Scrip Coordinator and Katie Tank, Chief Development Officer.


Kristin is excited to join the SMSA family and is dedicated to building a lasting legacy not only as an alumna but also a proud SMSA parent.  Kristin and her husband, Ryan, are blessed with three children, Jayden, Brantley and Mayah. Jayden is a current SMSA student, graduating class of 2028.  


Please join me in welcoming Kristin to the team! Her first day is Monday, September 17, 2018.

Parents and Families Resource Page

As we enter a new school year, please visit our Parents and Families Resource page on our website for information regarding school start and end times, handbooks, parking and traffic, school lunch and more.

Important Upcoming Dates

NFL Blitz Cards Extended - September 10

Didn’t have time to sell those NFL Blitz Cards?  No worries!  The deadline has been extended to Monday, September 10th.  Sold cards and money can be returned to the North Office or Scrip Office during open hours. 


Don’t forget – there are individual AND class prizes on the line!


SEE Training - September 10th or 12th

There are some upcoming SEE (Safeguarding Environment Education) training sessions.  This training is required by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to volunteer at any SMSA function/event that entails working with students directly, such as field trips or helping out in the classroom.

Please click here for more information about time, location and date choices.


Junior Ledger Basketball Club - September 11th

Fall is quickly approaching and that means it’s almost time for Junior Ledger Basketball time!


JLBC Information and Registration

JLBC Release Waiver

JLBC Uniform Order Form


Homecoming Week Activities - September 17th - 21st

Wednesday, September 19th
  • Power Buff Boys Volleyball Games (Time/location TBD)

Friday, September 21st

  • All System Mass at Holy Family: 8:45 a.m.
  • High School Pep Rally: 11:45 a.m.* (location TBD)
  • 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 (dress up days, dance information, etc) will be shared next week.

First PPA Meeting - September 19th

Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th, for the first meeting of PPA (Parents for the Performing Arts) 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.


PPA supports our arts programming in a variety of ways including volunteer support during performances, support Solo & Ensemble, chaperoning trips etc.  Additionally, PPA fundraisers to support the special needs and requests of our arts program.

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 Scrip Office.


Fore more information please click here.

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


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!