SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Upcoming Events

Friday, January 20: Spirit Stop Open 7:30am-8:15am

Saturday, January 21: VEX Tournament @Winneconne High School

Monday, January 23: Start of HS 2nd Semester

Wednesday, January 25: Spirit Stop open 11:15am-12:15pm | National German Exam

Thursday, January 26: School Mass @9:20am

Saturday, January 28: VEX Tournament @Fond du Lac High School

Sunday, January 29-Sunday, January 5: AP Art Show Gallery

Sunday, January 29-Saturday, February 4: Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 29: Catholic Schools Week Kickoff at MS

Monday, January 30: AP Art Reception

Wednesday, February 1: HS Preview Night | Blood Drive

Friday, February 3: CSW All School Mass | Z-Cabaret

Saturday, February 4: Z-Cabaret


For a complete calendar listing, view our Google calendar online.

View the 2022-23 School Year Calendar at a glance.


For schedules of SMC sports, visit thebigeast.org

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is Sunday, January 29 to Saturday, February 4. This year’s theme is FAITH. EXCELLENCE. SERVICE. We celebrate CSW in many ways. For one, students and staff can be out of dress code when participating in the following themes:

  • Monday, January 30--Jersey Day
  • Tuesday, January 31--Flannel Day
  • Wednesday, February 1--Loungewear Day
  • Thursday, February 2--Catholic College Day--wear apparel from your favorite Catholic College
  • Friday, February 3--Zephyrs Spirit Day


We will also host a donation drive in support of St. Joe’s Food Pantry. Finally, we end CSW with an all-system school Mass at SMCHS on Friday at 9:15am.

High School Preview Night

St. Mary Catholic High School teachers, administrators and current students will present and answer questions about academic offerings, courses, college preparation, faith formation, athletics, fine arts, STEM programs and much more beginning at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday February 1 in the Commons. No RSVP required. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in SMCHS!

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Snowball Sweatheart Dance!

The Snowball Sweetheart Dance will be held on Saturday, February 11 in the Commons at SMCHS. It is planned and hosted by the sophomore class. Students may purchase tickets beginning on January 23. Anyone wishing to bring a guest must have an approved dance guest application before purchasing a guest ticket. The number of outside guests is capped at 20. Once the cap is reached, no additional guests will be accepted. Forms are available in the school office and are due by 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 8.

Ski and Snowboard Club 2023

The Ski and Snowboard Club has the trips for 2020 planned per below. Students should listen to announcements and watch emails from Mr. Post for information about each trip.


Wednesday, January 18, Nordic Mountain

Saturday, January 28, Tyrol Basin

Saturday, February 4, Ski Brule

Saturday, February 25, Whitecap Mountain

Zephyrs Sports Update

Girls Basketball

14-1 overall; 9-1in the Big East Conference ; 1st place in the Big East North Division; ranked 9th in state in division 4


Boys Basketball

12-2 overall; 7-2 in the Big East Conference; 2nd place in the Big East North; ranked 4th in state in Division 4


Powerlifting

The next meet is on January 28 at Neenah High School. Several lifters have already qualified for the State Championships in March, including Gabby Ruback, Paul Kundert, Sam Todd, John Schultz and Emiliano Romero.


Dance Team

The Dance Team contineus to practice and perfect their routine. They will be performing soon.


Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at our home middle/high school athletic events is mandatory for families that have students participating in sports. Students are allowed to work concession shifts to fulfill the family requirement and can also earn volunteer hours required for graduation.


Sports Photos are Available

The 2022-23 SMCHS Sports Pictures are available for purchase! To order, please use the following steps:

  1. Go to www.scanlanstudios.com
  2. On the Home Page click on Online Viewing
  3. Then click on Sports/Dance/Schools
  4. You will then find SMCHS Sports '22-'23 and click on it
  5. The Access Code is: 2-3zephyrs
  6. Use the team names on the left-hand side to view your team and individual sports photos
  7. After choosing an image you can click "Buy" and choose your package or product


If you have any questions about the pictures or the ordering process please contact Scanlan Studios by calling 920-729-9013 or email: mail@scanlanstudios.com.

Spring Sports Registration

High School Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, Golf (boys and girls), Track and Field, Boys Tennis


REGISTRATION: The registration site for spring high school sports is now open. This is where you will register and pay the sport athletic fee. The registration fees have been raised for high school sports this year due to increased costs associated with operating athletic teams. Football is $200 and all other sports are $125. Registration will close for on February 10th. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


SMC High School Athletics Registration and Fee Payment – Click Here


ATHLETIC PAPERWORK: If your student participated in a Fall or Winter sport, you do not need to complete the paperwork again.


If your child is new to a sport this year, the online paperwork for the 2022-23 school year must be completed, submitted, and approved by the Athletic Director prior to the first practice. If not completed and approved your child will not be permitted to practice.


All forms (except the WIAA Physical Form) will be completed and electronically signed online. The link to the online system is below. We are using this system for both high school and middle school athletics. The system will take you through the process and you will not be able to move to the next section until all required questions are answered.


The WIAA Physical Form physical form needs to be uploaded iinto the system because a doctor is required to sign, date and complete this form at your physical examination. Uploading can be as simple of taking a picture of the form with your phone and uploading. You can also scan the form and upload from your computer.


Make sure you go through the entire process of adding your student. There are many accounts created right now and the process has not been completed. You will get a verification email when you have completed the process.


SMC Online Paperwork Registration - Click Here

  1. Click on Athletic Team Registration
  2. Either create a new account for first time users or sign into your account
  3. Click on Register
  4. Click on Students name or Register New Student
  5. Click on High School or Middle School Activity Registration 2022-23
  6. Complete the entire process and submit
  7. You will get a confirmation email or an email asking for more information.


** To ensure clearance for participation, physicals should be completed and uploaded no later than three school days prior to the first day of practice/tryouts. **


If you have questions, please contact Matthew Schoultz, Athletic Director at mschoultz@smcatholicschools.org.

J-Term Photo Gallery

Harry and Teddy Higgins job shadowing at Mount Bohemia

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Emergency Notifications/School Closures

SMCS sends text messages related to school closure dates and other emergencies specific to our SMCS schools via SIMPLE TEXTING. To enroll your phone number, please text SMCS to (844) 947-5948. You will receive a confirmation text and a text indicating how to stop the service if needed. You may enroll multiple cell phone numbers using that same process. Text SMCS to (844) 947-5948.

***SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS***

YA Informational Webinar

The Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Webinar will be held February 1 from 5:30 to 6:00 pm for parents and students in grades 10 & 11 who are planning to apply for a YA for the 2023-24 school year. Register here.

Literary & Illustrator Competition

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to write and illustrate an original book through the Delta Gamma Literary & Illustrator Competition. Entries are due February 12. Contact Mrs. Hall for details.

WEF College Fair

On March 16, juniors will have the opportunity to attend a College Fair at Fond du Lac High School. The event, hosted by Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF), features over 150 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools. This field trip is optional. Permission forms were emailed to parents today and a hard copy will be sent home with your child and MUST be returned by February 3.

Fox Cities Career Expo

Sophomores will be attending the Fox Cities Career Expo the afternoon of April 19 and will return in time for regular dismissal. Pictures will be taken throughout the event and posted on public platforms. Please email Aimee Herrrick at aherrick@foxcitieschamber.com if you do not want your child to be photographed.

Rotary Luncheons

SMC seniors are invited to attend a luncheon with the Neenah Rotary. Students who attend are eligible to apply for Rotary scholarships in the Spring. Contact Mrs. Hall to attend.

National Guard Visits

The Army National Guard will be hosting a table in the Commons during lunch periods each month through the end of the year. A representative will also be in the Resource Center on Friday, March 31st at 9:36am to meet with interested students.

2023-24 Course Registration

Course Registration forms for next year were distributed to juniors on December 7 and will be given to freshmen and sophomores on January 6. Signed and completed forms must be returned by January 25 to English teachers or School Counselors. Links to forms are here – remember to choose the form that corresponds to your child’s grade level NEXT year. Sue can you add links to forms below please?

2023-24 Sophomore Course Selection Form

2023-24 Junior Course Selection Form

2023-24 Senior Course Selection Form

SLU Summer Programs

Saint Louis University offers several summer programs which introduce high school students to the latest technology and career paths in engineering, robotics and aviation. Participants are led by faculty and student mentors through hands-on activities. Summer Camps include: 3D Printing; Aviation; Engineering; Robotics; and Civil Engineering.

Summer Leadership Academy for Women

Mount Mary University's Summer Leadership Academy helps young women — current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors — develop into bold leaders and earn 2 college credits. The program will be held June 25-29, 2023. It is a 5-day, 4-night residential program for mature and motivated students focusing on leadership development, college preparation and career exploration. The cost to attend is $500 and includes tuition, meals, lodging, activity, and program costs. Financial assistance scholarships are available. Click here for program details.

PreACT Score Reports

Pre-ACT score reports for sophomores were sent home with students on January 6.

FVTC Community Open House & Scavenger Hunt

Join Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton Campus) on Tuesday, February 28 from 3-6pm for a free fun family event that includes a scavenger hunt, prizes and a visit to their high-tech labs. Participants will have the opportunity to explore degree options, talk with instructors, and apply for free. Family and friends are welcome. No registration is required.

Women in Public Safety

Young women ages 15-20 are invited to “Women in Public Safety: Investing Today for a Safer Tomorrow”. This one-day event is led by local women in the professions of police, fire/EMT, corrections, dispatch, and legal services. The day will provide career exploration opportunities and one-on-one mentorship to attendees. The event will be held for 8 hours on Wednesday, March 8. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. Contact chall@smcatholicschools.org for an application packet.

Zephyrs Scholarships

Each year graduating seniors have the opportunity to submit one application to be considered for 10 different scholarships. Applications are available in Naviance and due on March 1.

Free Help Completing the FAFSA

Fox Valley Technical College is offering free help for families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 9am-6pm every Tuesday at the Oshkosh Riverside Campus, and every Thursday in Room G149 at the Appleton Campus.

Wisconsin Tuition Promise

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise is a new initiative to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition or fees. It is set to go into effect in Fall of 2023. Visit the following link for additional information.

UW Fall Workbook for Students

The Fall Workbook is now available digitally for high school students. This publication is a step-by-step guide to help students prepare for college in the UW System. Download a copy today!

Counselor Assignments

Mrs. Castagna works with students whose last names begin with A-N (A-H for Grade 11)

Mrs. Van Camp works with students whose last names begin with O-Z (J-Z for Grade 11)


Links to ACT and SAT test dates.

Resource for Scholarships

Naviance > Colleges > Scholarships & Money

  • Scholarship search = current active list of scholarships with due dates and links to the applications
  • National Scholarship Search = comprehensive, safe database. Over 3.5 million scholarships with total awards over $18 billion
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