SMCHS News Update
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." ― Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Monday, November 23: Boys Basketball Begins
Wednesday, November 25--Friday, November 27: No School--Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 1: Zephyrs Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, December 2: Blood Drive / School Mass @10:52am
Friday, December 4: No School
For a complete calendar listing, view our Google calendar online.
A Message from Principal Fouts Regarding Attendance
We sure are living in tricky times. One school issue that has been particularly tricky is attendance. Some parents are calling in their students quite regularly for a "virtual day." If your child is not feeling well or has another COVID-related reason, this is the correct thing to do. It is not the correct thing to do if your child just does not feeling like being in school on a particular day. It is already a challenge for our teachers to accommodate our remote students and those in quarantine without adding in students who are in neither category and could be in school. It is our expectation that students attend every class in-person whenever possible.
If your child attends remotely OR is in quarantine for a defined period of time, they MUST attend all classes during the designated class time. In the event they cannot attend, the office must be informed of the absence or it is considered an unexcused absence.
We have had to make many adjustments this year. Our teachers and staff have been amazing and have ensured that learning continues for our students. Our students have been very compliant to the ever-changing procedures. Our parents and caregivers have been supporting this at home. Together we will prepare our students for success in the future!
SMC Welcomes New School Chaplain
On Monday, we welcome our new school chaplain, Mr. Eric Rudd. Here are a few words from him:
"I' am so excited to join SMCHS! A little bit about me--I was born and raised in Oshkosh. I attended UW-Oshkosh and later Conception Seminary College, where I spent three years studying for the Diocese. I have spent the last two years working for St. Raphael Parish in Oshkosh as a high school and young adult ministry coordinator. I can't wait to join you next week!"
2020 Fall Sports All-Conference/State Awards
1st Team All-Conference
Tip Hogerty – Cross Country
AJ Groppel – Cross Country
Kaela Groppel – Cross Country
Addison Dinka – Cross Country
Noah Bublitz – Football – WR/TE (Unanimous)
Luke Steffen - Football – Utility Offense
Trace Lein – Football – Defense Line (Unanimous)
Aidan Anderson – Football – Linebacker (Unanimous)
Agii Kerwin – Football - Specialist
Connor Powers - Boys Soccer
Anna Vanden Acker – Girls Tennis - Singles
Jaydin Vosters - Volleyball
2nd Team All-Conference
Michael Weninger – Cross Country
Danny Griffith - Football – Quarterback
Ethan Campbell – Football – WR/TE
AJ Groppel - Boys Soccer
Haley Jensen - Girls Tennis – Singles
Eva Schneider – Girls Tennis – Singles
Emma Jares - Girls Tennis - Doubles
Drew Korth - Girls Tennis - Doubles
Ava Staehler - Volleyball
Honorable Mention All-Conference
Ashton Post – Cross Country
Ben Schoeni – Cross Country
Kaden Miller – Cross Country
Pierce Steffen – Cross Country
Haley Gustafson – Cross Country
Sylvia Walentowski – Cross Country
Gavin Bergstrom – Boys Soccer
Luke Peters – Boys Soccer
Olivia Bergstrom - Girls Tennis - Singles
Natalie Chakar - Girls Tennis - Doubles
Lilly Griffith- Girls Tennis – Doubles
Emma Dimmer – Girls Tennis – Doubles
Sophia Taubel - Girls Tennis - Doubles
Lauren Fischer – Volleyball
Boys Cross Country
Boys Soccer – 1st
Volleyball – 2nd
Girls Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Boys Cross Country – 2nd Place
Girls Cross Country – 3rd Place
Boys Soccer – 2nd Place
Girls Tennis – 3rd Place
Emma Jares - Girls Tennis – Doubles
Drew Korth - Girls Tennis – Doubles
Lily Griffith – Girls Tennis – Doubles
Natalie Chakar - Girls Tennis – Doubles
Anna Vanden Acker - Girls Tennis – Singles
Boys Cross Country Team – 7th Place
Tip Hogerty - Cross Country – 42nd
AJ Groppel – Cross Country – 43rd
Michael Weninger – Cross Country – 54th
Ashton Post – Cross Country – 71st
Ben Schoeni – Cross Country – 89th
Pierce Steffen – Cross Country – 95th
Kaden Miller – Cross Country – 106th
Kaela Groppel – Cross Country - 13th
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 email@example.com.
Parenting Program Offered by the Diocese
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.
Grand Canyon University – Wednesday, December 2 @9:20am
Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Information Night
Current sophomores, juniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a virtual Youth Apprenticeship Information Night on either December 2 or December 7 at 5:30pm (click on one of the dates to register). If unable to attend, register online for one of the dates listed and information will be emailed to you following the event.
YA programs include Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts/ A/V Technology & Communications; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality, Tourism & Lodging; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.
University of Wisconsin Madison Information
UW-Madison Virtual Open House is on December 2, 3, and 4 from 8:30am --5:00pm each day.
UW-Madison is also hosting two special sessions for Wisconsin students. These sessions are shorter than a live information session, about 30 minutes total, and similar to a high school visit. It is hosted by UW-Madison Admissions Counselors and provide information and time for questions! Both events will provide the same information, so choose the one best for your schedule.
- Thursday November 19, 7:30am, use this link to join us on Zoom
- Thursday November 19, 4pm, use this link to join us on Zoom
ALL high school students can learn more about UW-Madison:
- Talk to current students.
- Find out more about what we look for in our applicants to UW-Madison.
- View the UW-Madison virtual tour available 24/7
- Schedule a “Chat with a current UW-Madison student tour guide”
- Join other live information sessions from academic programs, majors, and campus resources at Visit Bucky
- Watch pre-recorded information sessions at Visit Bucky
The University of Alabama (UA) – Free Application
Students have until 11:59pm on November 20 to apply to UA with their free code: AL20. To use the code: 1) Fill out the application in its entirety; 2) DO NOT mark the fee waiver box at the beginning of the application; 3) At the end of the application, type AL20 into the 'Staff Only Use' box above the submit button.
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Meet MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design) is a week of free, virtual programming including live panels, discussions and workshops with the MIAD Admissions team, faculty and alumni. High school juniors, seniors and parents are encouraged to attend. See the full schedule at miad.edu/meetmiad. Students & families are invited to take a virtual tour of the campus to learn more about our facilities, programs, the neighborhood and Milwaukee.
FVTC--New Teacher Education Program for Fall 2021
FVTC is offering a new program for Fall of 2021: Foundations of Teacher Education Associate Degree. Click here https://www.wistechcolleges.org/explore-careers/program/foundations-teacher-education or contact Admissions Specialist Thong Xiong firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Counselors will begin meeting with juniors and their parents on December 8 to discuss academics, post high school planning, testing (ACT/SAT/PSAT), transcripts, career and college resources and graduation requirements. Information will be emailed to parents this week.
Badger Boys State (BBS) & Badger Girls State (BGS)
BBS and BGS are summer programs that help students who have completed their junior year of high school become better informed citizens on how our government functions. For more information visit the Badger Girls State and Badger Boys State websites. Opportunities will be discussed during junior conferences.
Wisconsin's Colleges Go Test Optional
Private - Wisconsin's 21 private, nonprofit undergraduate colleges and universities 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. To determine whether it is best to submit a score, view the average ACT scores of admitted students at the institution and contact an admissions counselor.
Public - The University of Wisconsin System will not be requiring an ACT or SAT score to be sent for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 academic years. The University of Wisconsin–Madison received authorization to also include the 2022-23 academic year. Contact each school’s testing or admissions office 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:
FVTC FAFSA Help
Fox Valley Technical Institute is hosting virtual FAFSA workshops on Thursdays (except when the college is closed). The next event is scheduled for November 19 at 9:00am. Students and their families can log in and get assistance completing the FAFSA from start to finish here. Chrome is the recommended browser.
Senior Transcripts & Applications
- Students request transcripts in Naviance for electronic delivery to colleges and universities.
- Requests for hard copies should be emailed directly to email@example.com.
- Students interested in pursuing a Certificate of Global Competence, must work with their World Language teacher to complete the forms and requirements.
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