SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." Saint Teresa of Calcutta

SCHOOL NEWS

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 22: Picture Retake Orders Due

Wednesday, October 28: School Mass @10:52am

Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 3: Zephyrs Spirit Wear Day

Wednesday, November 4: School Mass @10:52am

Friday, November 6: First Friday Mass and Adoration


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

Fall Sports Pictures

The 2020 Fall 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 Zephyrs 2020 Fall Sports and click on it
  5. The Access Code is: smchsfall20
  6. Use the team names on the left-hand side to view your team and individual sports photos


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@pinnaclepix.com.

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School Lunch--USDA Waiver Extended

The USDA Waiver Program has been extended for the entire 2020-2021 school year. St. Mary Catholic Schools students will not be charged for full school meals (ala carte items will still be charged) through the end of this school year, through a federally-funded waiver program. Free lunch became available for all of our locations beginning October 1st.



All virtual learners enrolled at St. Mary Catholic Schools are also eligible for free lunch. We will start lunch pickup for virtual students this week. The pickup location will be St. Gabriel Elementary in the horseshoe driveway. Please watch your email for a bi-weekly signup.


Please contact Food Service Director Diane Agrell at dagrell@smcatholicschools.org with any questions.

Spiritual Bouquet for the Englebert Family

As a school community, we are offering our prayers for the passing of Jim Englebert, the husband of SMCS President Helen Englebert and father of teacher Mrs. Clare Stefanich. Father Mark, our school chaplain, is coordinating this effort. We ask that you kindly use this Google form to offer one or more prayers for the repose of his soul and for all those who mourn his passing. You can resubmit, for instance, if you offered two rosaries. This beautiful spiritual bouquet will be presented to the family on Friday for the funeral. Thank you and God bless!

Zephyrs High School Theatre--Fall Play

Fall Sports Update

Congratulations to our tennis team for an excellent season. They won conference with every player taking first followed by all ten girls winning their matches at subsectionals. At sectionals, our #1 doubles team of Emma Jares and Drew Korth, our #2 doubles team of Natalie Chakar and Lilly Griffith, and our #1 single, Anna Vanden Acker, qualified for state.


The football team has been competing tough, winning two of their four games this season. Their next game is Friday at home.


Both the boys and girls cross country teams finished first in the WIAA sub-sectional meet this week and now move on to the sectional meet in Three Lakes on Saturday.


The volleyball team defeated Sheboygan Lutheran in the first round of the WIAA regionals. They play Hilbert in the regional semi-final match at Hilbert on Thursday.


We are very proud of our teams and wish those still competing the best of luck! To follow our teams via live stream, use this link: SMCS EVENTS CHANNEL For game schedules, visit the BIG EAST SITE.

COVID-19 Absences

Please continue to call the school office with any absences. If you are concerned about symptoms, positive cases or exposure, please call our Covid Screener at 920-716-7139 or email studentsafety@smcatholicschools.org.

Order Your Yearbook!

Get ahead of the game and order a book full of awesome memories for your student. Order today for $60. ORDER YEARBOOK

SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS

Virtual College Visits

Visit dates are listed on the Naviance home page under “What’s New”. The link moves to the Naviance/Colleges Home/College Visits page and becomes active 24 hours prior the virtual visit.


Viterbo University – October 22 @11:56am

Drake University – Monday, October 26 @9:30am

University of Denver – Wednesday, October 28 @9:20am

Michigan Technological University -- Monday, November 2 @1:36pm

Freshman Conferences

Freshman conferences with a school counselor began today. Parents/guardians received an email with details, instructions and a link to sign up for their conference. Students will meet in person with their counselor and parents will join virtually.

National Honor Society Tutoring Program

The National Honor Society Tutoring program has started again. Tutoring can be done virtually or in person. Virtual tutoring will use Microsoft Teams, while in-person tutoring will be held in the Resource Center. To get connected with one of the NHS tutors, students need to email tutoring@smcatholicschools.org and provide their name, study hall hour, whether on campus or off during study hall and what subject(s) they need assistance in. They will be contacted by a volunteer to select the time and how often they would like to meet. Tutoring sessions will be 30 minutes and will maintain safe distancing; masks will be worn ALWAYS during in person tutoring sessions.

Virtual College Fairs

Wisconsin Education Fairs

November 8 from 3:00pm–6:00pm with over 100 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools. Each month they offer a virtual college fair from 3:00pm–5:00pm, followed by an interactive financial aid presentation from 5:00pm–6:00pm . Click here for the Spring Schedule. Check out this video on how students register and navigate through the events. Register Now!


NACAC National Virtual College Fairs

Over 600 participating colleges!! Click below to see which colleges will be there on each date:

November 8: 2:00-10:00pm ET

https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual Visit college websites directly for specific campus options.

Wisconsin's Colleges Go Test Optional

Wisconsin's 21 private, nonprofit undergraduate colleges and universities and the University of Wisconsin System have gone test optional for Fall 2021. This means that, with the exception of some competitive programs, students can apply without submitting an ACT or SAT score. In addition, the UW System schools will not be requiring an ACT or SAT score for the 2021–22 academic year and UW Madison received authorization to also include the 2022-23 academic year. Contact each school’s testing or admissions office for details.

UW System Campus Tours

Use this link to find campus tour information for all UW System Schools:

https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/prep-for-college/campus-tours-visits/

University of Wisconsin Campuses Free Application Events

UW Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Stevens Point, Superior, Whitewater--Now through October 31.

UW Green Bay--Now until funds run out

Contact individual campus admissions offices or UW Help with questions.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications opened October 1, 2020.

College Goal Wisconsin

College Goal Wisconsin is an organization which provides free help completing the FAFSA. Virtual events are offered on October 21, and 28, November 4 and 11. Click here for details.

Understanding the Financial Aid Process--Virtual Presentations

Ripon College Office of Financial Aid is happy to share a virtual step-by-step guide to filing the FAFSA and the financial aid process for all students planning to attend private, public or technical schools after graduation. This is the same financial aid evening program offered at SMCHS in the past. Click on the links below for each topic:

Welcome from Director of Financial Aid, Linda Kinziger

Part 1: Financial Aid Basics and Creating an FSA ID

Part 2: Completing the FAFSA

Part 3: Next Steps (The FAFSA is complete)

Part 4: Special Circumstances and Other Questions

Conclusion: Parting words with Linda

FVTC FAFSA Help

Fox Valley Technical Institute is hosting virtual FAFSA workshops on Thursdays (except when the college is closed). Students and their families can log in here and get assistance completing the FAFSA from start to finish (Chrome is the recommended browser).

Senior Transcripts & Applications


  • Reminder for seniors with early applications to request all materials well in advance of due dates.
  • Students request transcripts in Naviance for electronic delivery to colleges and universities.
  • Requests for hard copies should be emailed directly to chall@smcatholicschools.org.
  • Students interested in pursuing a Certificate of Global Competence, must work with their World Language teacher to complete the forms and requirements.

Scholarships

Scholarships can be found on the Naviance home page under Colleges/Scholarships & Money. Seniors should check Naviance weekly for updates.

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