News & Information

2024-2025 Key Academic Calendar Dates

Click here to view key dates for the 2024-2025 Academic School Year, including SMSA’s start date, Christmas break, spring break and graduation dates.

 

Reminder that you can view this information, along with handbooks, dress code and uniform criteria and other important resources on our website year round by clicking here.

 

 


 

Register Today for Ledgerfest 2024 - March 23rd!

 

Do not miss out, register now for this fun evening in support of SMSA, click here!

 


 

WI Parental Choice Program Opens February 1, 2024

The WI Parental Choice Program (WPCP) online application period will open February 1, 2024 and will close on Thursday April 18, 2024.

 

The DPI requires current Choice families to fill out the application for the 2024-2025 school year. Filling out the application for next school year (2024-2025) informs the DPI that you want to receive your Choice voucher for 2024-2025. If the DPI does not receive an application from a current Choice family the DPI assumes that you do not want the voucher for the next school year and your voucher will not be renewed.

 

New and current families must electronically submit their application here.

 

Current Choice families are not required to provide income documentation.

 

NEW families, applying for a school voucher, must be income eligible to apply. The following income limits have been posted for 2024-2025:
Family Size Maximum Yearly Income*
1 $32,076
2 $43,384
3 $54,692
4 $66,000
5 $77,308
6 $88,616
For each additional member in a family add $11,308.

 

Family income includes the income of the student’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student.
Current Choice families are not required to provide income documentation. Proof of residency documents are required for current and new families.

 

WI Parental Choice Program information is available on our SMSA website by going to the Enroll tab at the top.

 

Questions about WI Parental Choice Program (WPCP) can be directed to:
Carol Ellestad
SMSA Choice Designee

 

 


2022-2023 State Report Card

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We have had a wonderful fall at St. Mary’s Springs Academy! As a learning community, we are continually looking at ways to best support our students academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The state school report card is one resource we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for academic improvement each year. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has required since the 2015-2016 school year that any school participating in the Private School Choice Program have a state report card. Our school report card is called the Private School – Choice Students Report Card and reflects only the scores of our students participating in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.  We are excited to share that SMSA continues to “exceed expectations” on the Private School Choice Student Report Card.

 

The report cards are intended to help schools use performance data to improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at:  http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards.

 

The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance for the 2022-23 school year, but also takes into consideration student scores from the 2021-22 and 2020-21 school years. 

 

At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools receive a score for each priority area:

  •  Achievement – proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments
  •  Growth – year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement Target Group Outcomes – outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group.
  • On-Track to Graduation – reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education.

School report cards can be accessed online at  http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards along with resources that explain the report cards and information about all of the educational options available to families. Our school report card and educational options available to families are also posted on our website:  http://v.babieslovemusic.com/state-report-card/

 

Please feel free to contact me with questions as they arise. I look forward to working with you to make 2023-24 a successful school year for your student!

 

Sincerely,

Melissa Trepte

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

 


 

Do you have gently used or like new instruments at home?

Do you have a gently used or like new instrument(s) that you are looking to donate? SMSA is looking to add instruments to our band programs for students who are just starting out, in need of help financially, and/or are unsure what they would like to play and may need to try a few different options. Instruments can be dropped off at the North or South office during regular school hours.

 

Please email gscudella@babieslovemusic.com with questions.

 


 

Has your child outgrown their uniform pieces?

All uniform and spirit wear pieces that your child outgrows, throughout the school year, can be dropped off at the North or South Hall Offices during regular school hours.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon LaLuzerne at slaluzerne@babieslovemusic.com or 920-322-8012.

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Kwik Trip is offering a 9% rebate through February 23rd. Stock up now!

 

Kwik Trip 9% Rebate!

 

 


 

Plan your Spring Break with Scrip

 

 

 

Scrip Hours

Monday and Friday: Closed

Tuesday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Click here to print off the current Scrip order form.

 


 

SMSA Community & Booster

SMSA Booster Club Concession/Admission Volunteers Needed!

If you are the parent of a SMSA student athlete, please consider giving your time to help out in our basketball concession stand or with admissions. The Booster Club supports ALL SMSA sports, so feel free to help out at those activities your kiddos are not involved in, assuring other parents can watch their son or daughter in that particular sport. This is a great opportunity to serve and see/meet more of our Ledger family.

 

Signing up is easy…. just click on one of the links below and select a date that best fits your schedule. Thank you to those that have already signed up and given their support! Go Ledgers!

 

Winter Sports:

Boys HoopsGirls Hoops

 


 

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

Parents of Performing Arts

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month in Lauby Lounge for the PPA meeting. All parents who have children in Middle School or High School are encouraged to attend.

Watch for an email to sign up to volunteer to help make the musical a success! Many hands make light work!

Meeting dates:
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Note the change in usual day

All meetings will be held at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge (first floor teacher lounge).

Contact Anne Brunette (6brunettes@charter.net) with any questions about the PPA!

 

 

Parent Connectors - Join us Today

Join our Parent Connectors Group!

Looking to get more involved at SMSA…our Parent Connectors Group is a great way!! Thank you to all who have already shared they would like to be a part of our group. If you are still interested, please either return the Parent Connectors volunteer form you received at the supply drop off day (3K-5th Grade) or email Andrea Nuss, alnuss@charter.net if your youngest child is in 6th-12th Grade. Thank you for your interest in helping!! Our events wouldn’t be possible without all of our amazing volunteers!!