SMCHS News Update
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Wednesday, March 16: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45-6:30pm
Thursday, March 17: School Mass @12:22pm
Friday, March 18: End of the 3rd Quarter | No School | Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 18-Friday March 25: No School--Spring Break
Saturday, March 26: Forensic Meet @Wrightstown High School
Monday, March 28: School Resumes
Thursday, March 31: 10th Grade Retreat | School Mass @11:00am
For a complete calendar listing, view our Google calendar online.
The 2022-23 School Year Calendar is available to assist you in planning for our next school year.
For schedules of SMC sports, visit thebigeast.org
Host Family Needed
The Math Team for receiving second place in the small school division in the math meet at Xavier HS last week. Team members are Noah Bublitz, Camille Dinka, Paul Nutini, Billy Walsh, Shruti Chakrapani, Sam Foord, Charlie Cedergren and Nicholas DeBraal.
Nicolas DeBraal and Billy Walsh for receiving Fox Valley Math League All-Conference honors.
Nicholas DeBraal for receiving a third place medal in freshman/sophomore division in the math meet.
Members of the Forensics team who qualified for State, including: Noelle Anderson, Sylvia Walentowski, Cat Genke, Mari Ladish, Lainey Becker, Nathan Bekkers and Daniel DuVernay. The State competition will take place on Saturday, April 9.
Lilly Griffith for qualifying and participating in the WIAA 3-Point Competition at the girls state basketball tournament last week. Griffith placed ninth.
The following students for qualifying for VEX World Championship: Billy Walsh, Paul Nutini, Kaden Miller, Agii Kerwin, Noah Bublitz, Ashton McGlone, Isaac Pifer, Lainey Becker, Andrew Pope, Charlie Cedergren, Daniel Duvernay, Nate Pable, Sam Foord, Jack Clark, Ethon Moschea, Alex Walsh, Nicholas DeBraal, Matthew Brigham and Ethan Tines.
Student of the Year Campaign--Camille Dinka
Senior Camille Dinka has been nominated to participate in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year program. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community that raise the most funds during the competition, which runs until April 28. Let's show our Zephyr pride and help Camille win "Student of the Year"! Camille will host several in-school fundraising activities for students. You can also support Camille and her campaign by donating through her fundraising page: https://events.lls.org/wi/newisconsinsoy22/cdinka
The Girls Basketball Team fell short against Bonduel in the Sectional Semi-Final game by a score of 46-57. Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team on a great season, including the Big East Conference Championship and the WIAA Regional Championship!
The Boys Basketball Team lost to Roncalli in the Sectional Semi-Final game by a score of 85-61. Congratulations to the Boys Basketball team on a great season that included the WIAA Regional Championship!
Spring Sports have begun! Track and Field began on March 7 and Softball on March 14. Other start dates are:
Girls Soccer and Baseball--March 14
2022-2023 SMCS Registration
We have exciting news for SMCS 2022-2023 registration - there is NOTHING for you to do, at this time, if your child(ren) is returning to SMCS for the 2022-2023 school year! Our new enrollment management system will move students to the next grade level. Registration fees will be billed later this spring, and all existing families will receive the early registration discount.
You can find more details about registration here.
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program – apply now!
The WPCP allows eligible students to attend a participating private school tuition-free. Eligibility is based on student grade level and household income. Continuing WPCP students must reapply each year, but are not required to meet income requirements after the initial qualifying year. Learn more here or apply now.
Contact Shelley Wautlet email@example.com with any additional questions.
Bring all of your questions about WPCP and affordable tuition to the drop in event scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 from 4:30-6:30pm in the SMCHS Commons. This would be a great event to invite friends to who might be considering joining the SMCS family.
For Tax Purposes – filing year 2021
A summary of tuition transactions from 1/1/21 to 6/30/21 was mailed in January. To access payments made from 7/1/21 to 12/31/21, log in to Blackbaud/Smart Tuition account (use link) https://parent.smarttuition.com/ and click on Family Year End Statement. Parents may include the tuition payments for 5-year old kindergarten through grade 12 on the state of WI Schedule PS tax form. Please consult a tax professional to inquire about claiming payments on P3/4K tuition.
The 2021 Schedule PS and instructions can be found on our website. For Part 1 use: St. Mary Catholic Schools, 1050 Zephyr Drive, Neenah, WI 54956.
Spirit Stop Sale!
We've changed the clocks, the snow is melting, and the sun is staying up later. Let's celebrate marching into Spring with a Spirit Stop sale! Visit our website to check out the latest markdowns!
A scheduling note: there will be NO in person shopping on Friday, March 18 and Friday March 25 due to SMCS Spring Break. The Spirit Stop will resume it's Friday morning hours on April 1.
Early tickets sale are sending a clear message: after two years of virtual gatherings, we are ready to celebrate Zephyrfest 2022 in person! If you are planning to attend this premier fundraising event, the time is now to secure your reservations for Saturday, April 30 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Attending Zephyrfest isn’t the only way you can take part in the excitement. Purchase some sweepstakes tickets for your chance to win everything from a new car, to Packers tickets, and even cash. Click here for sweepstakes details.
Walking Through Lent Together
During Lent we are invited to draw closer to God by stripping away the things in this world that keep us from Him. We're invited to fast, to pray, and to give, so that we might prepare our hearts for the gift of the Resurrection. The journey of Lent is personal, but also an opportunity to join a community of believers walking toward Easter.
In the hopes of encouraging community in this season, we have gathered Lenten opportunities from across our five parishes and campuses in one place. We hope you'll find occasions on our Walking Through Lent Together website to connect to God and your SMCS community. The website will be updated as we learn of more opportunities and events to share.
DePaul University – Monday, March 21 at 9:24am (Virtual)
Mount Mary Fashion Academy
This week-long experience is for students entering grades 8-12 who have a love of fashion and want to learn more about the industry. June 27-July1 from 9am-4pm at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. Cost is $214. Find details here.
Bellin Summer Nursing Camps
Bellin College is accepting applications for their summer Nursing and Medical Imaging camps. Current sophomores and juniors may apply online at https://www.bellincollege.edu/admissions/visit/summer-camps/. Space is limited so apply early!
K-12 Scholarships for Music/Art Lessons
The Les and Dar Stumpf Youth Arts Scholarship provides financial assistance to students interested in an art discipline. Applications are due April 1. Click here for details.
Wisconsin High School Business Model Competition
Students in grades 10-12 are invited to compete in the Wisconsin High School Business Model Competition. Applications are due April 10. For details visit https://uwosh.edu/cei/competitions/hs-pitch/.
Tech Savvy for 9th Grade Girls
Tech Savvy is a one-day conference on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at UWO Fox Cities, designed to give sixth to ninth grade girls and their parents an opportunity to experience firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers. Cost is $10 per person. Visit https://appleton-wi.aauw.net/tech-savvy/ for details and registration.
Law Enforcement Career Academy
Current juniors or seniors who are interested in a career in law enforcement related career may apply for the Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA). This is a 6-day program held at the Wisconsin State Patrol academy at Ft. McCoy July 24 – 29, 2022. There is no cost to students to attend. Apply here by March 25, 2022.
FREE FAFSA Thursdays at FVTC
Students and their parents can receive help completing the 2021-22 and 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the Appleton FVTC Campus in room G149. Drop in sessions are on Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm and 4:30pm-6:00 pm.