St. Mary Catholic Schools News

March 31, 2021

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"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

Zephyrfest 2021

Zephyrfest 2021 is right around the corner! You could win a new Ford Bronco, Kawasaki UTV, Packers tickets, or cash! Visit to order tickets for Zephyrfest 2021.

To register for Zephyrfest 2021, click here.

SMCS 2021-2022 Student Registration: Early Registration Ends Today

All families, both new and returning, are asked to complete SMCS registration for the 2021-2022 school year. You will be asked to create a new account and complete the registration form for each student who will be attending SMCS in 2021-2022. Registration fees are $75 per student for those registered by March 31 ($225 max per family). Registration fees increase to $100 per student after March 31 ($300 max per family).

To register, visit

Parish Connection: Holy Week

To see the schedule of events, Mass times, and other services during Holy Week for Neenah/Menasha parishes, visit our blog post.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP): Deadline April 15

Who is eligible?

- SMCS returning students entering 4K, Kindergarten, and grades 1 or 9.

- Students new to SMCS coming from a public school or homeschool and entering 4K-grade 12.

- New students from another private school entering 4K, Kindergarten, and grades 1 or 9.

Parents must reapply for the WPCP grants for each previously awarded student and submit required documentation before April 15 to secure the grant for 2021-22.

Determine if your income is eligible for the WPCP grant and apply for free tuition here.

If you do not qualify for the WPCP grants and need assistance for 2021-22, apply for SMCS assistance as soon as possible.

If you have questions or are seeking more information, please contact Shelley Wautlet at

Zephyrs Spirit Stop: Spring Order Deadline April 1

The Spirit Stop is your place for all SMCS apparel. Spring sports apparel is on sale through April 1. Go Zephyrs!

COVID-19 Spring Break Update

If you plan on traveling for spring break, the Winnebago County Health Department (HCHD) recommends you receive a PCR test before returning back to work/school. However, it is NOT an SMCS requirement.

Sunnyview Expo Center: PCR, results back in less than 24 hours, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Appleton COVID-19 Testing Site: Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Christ Rock Community Church in Menasha: PCR, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Culver Family Center: Antigen with follow-up PCR as needed, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Winnebago County Health Department also launched their new website in hopes to more easily connect people with available vaccines. To visit the website, click here.

Educator/Staff Awards

Each year, St. Mary Catholic Schools recognizes the talent and dedication of outstanding SMCS teachers and staff members. Please click here for details of the awards and to submit a nomination. The deadline for nominations for the 2021 awards is Friday, April 30, 2021.

Dance Camp Registration Now Open

St. Mary Catholic Schools will be hosting a Dance Camp Saturday, April 24 at SMCHS. Campers will be divided into groups based on grade. The camp will include instruction from the SMC dance team and a small performance at the end of the camp for parents. To register, click here.

Other sports camps available this summer.

4th and 5th Grade Girls Intramural Volleyball Registration

April 12-May 20

4th and 5th grade girls from all three elementary schools are encouraged to join! Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays (5–6:30 p.m.) for the first few weeks, with games scheduled for Thursdays in May. All practices and games will be at St. Mary Elementary School. Register by April 9!

Our SMCS Business Directory is on our website

In an effort to promote community, St. Mary Catholic Schools has developed a Business Directory to include businesses owned or operated by our families, alumni, and parish members. Check it out and support our community. Your business can be included in our directory, just fill out the Business Directory information form.

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for great people to work for SMCS! Check out our current openings!