SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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Summer Office Hours & Parking

The High School Office will be open:

June 8-9 from 7:30am - 3:30pm

June 12-16 from 8:00am - 12:00pm

The office will be closed over the summer and will re-open Monday, August 21.

Over the course of three weeks in June, the entire parking lot is being repaved. One entrance will remain open to the campus at all times during the repaving, but please be aware certain sections will be blocked off and the traffic pattern may change from day to day. Thanks for your patience as we complete this project and look forward to a fresh parking lot for fall!


While scrip delivery will continue all summer, pickup locations have changed this year. The High School Office will no longer be open on Thursday afternoons, therefore, please pick up your orders at the High School Administrative Offices which will be open Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm. As usual, orders may not be picked up before 11:00am on Thursdays of the week you placed your order. If you have designated a parish for summer pick-up, your orders will go to the parish. Please direct any questions regarding the summer scrip program to Liz Uhlenbrauck at

Graduation Gown Donations

If your child is the last in your family to graduate from SMCHS and you no longer want his/her graduation gown, you can drop it off in the bin outside the school office this summer between 7:30am-3:30pm. Thank you for helping out other students and reducing waste!

Work Permit Changes

The Department of Workforce Development is moving to an online Work Permit Application for parents that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device. As a result, work permits will no longer be issued through the school office after June 16, 2023.

Parents can obtain work permits using these instructions. Payment is made directly to the department through the application, using a credit or debit card or by ACH direct withdrawal. Once the permit application process is complete, the Department mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer.


The following recognitions were made following the Academic Awards programs on May 17. Congratulations to all of these students for their accomplishments!


NIcholas DeBraal – for his participation in a yearlong, statewide online math competition conducted by the Department of Mathematics and College of Engineering Talent Search at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The final exam was conducted in-person and he was one of twenty-four students who were recognized as finalists!


Meggen Deering - Volunteer Service Award

Dylan Dwyer - Gallon Grad

Sam Foord - Volunteer Service Award

Bryn Korth - Menasha Rotary Scholarship

Charlie Nackers - Ferguson Family Foundation Scholarship

Liam O’Toole - Volunteer Service Award

Owen Ripley - Gallon Grad, Volunteer Service Award

Volunteering at SMCS

Returning Volunteers Need:

A background check every 4 years

Annual Virtus recertification training - 45 minute online module

Annual Pastoral Code of Conduct Form

Login to your current VIRTUS account here to complete any steps you are missing and update any old information. Please do not create a new account.

New Volunteers Need:

Virtus training, a background check, and signed code of conduct.

To create an account go to Virtus Online. Enter your legal name as shown on your Driver’s License. Select Green Bay, WI (Diocese), St. Mary Catholic Schools (Neenah) as your primary location and select “VOLUNTEER” for the “type of role”, to ensure your application gets submitted to the correct location and assignment.

Please direct any questions to Patty Foulks. Thank you for volunteering!

Class of 2024 Senior Portrait Information

As you are having your senior portraits taken this summer, please be mindful that the photo submitted for the SMCHS yearbook must meet the requirements listed below.

Portrait Requirements:

  • Vertical head + shoulder pose (no hands, knees, etc.)
  • Minimum of 300 dpi (resolution)
  • Size of a standard wallet photo
  • Yearbook attire (See below for details)
  • Simple background
  • No props, pets, or other people

Yearbook Attire Girls:

  • The neckline is to be modest.
  • Sleeves (long or short) are required. No tank tops. Shoulders must be covered.
  • Sweaters or solid, non-logo fleece may be worn. (SMCHS/SMCS corporate logos are allowed.)
  • All other SMCHS/SMCS spirit apparel is not allowed.
  • Hair must be a natural shade.

Yearbook Attire Boys:

  • Boys must wear a button-down dress shirt with a collar and an appropriate tie. The tie must be tied and worn at the traditional collar level.
  • Sweaters or solid, non-logo fleece may be worn over the dress shirt and tie. (SMCHS/SMCS corporate logos are allowed.)
  • All other SMCHS/SMCS spirit apparel is not allowed.
  • Boys’ hair, including sideburns, must be no longer than the bottom of the ear at the sides and above the shoulders in the back.
  • Boys must be clean-shaven.
  • Hair must be a natural shade.

All senior portraits must be submitted to our Yearbook Advisor, Ms. Sirstins, at by Friday, October 6, 2023.

SMC Sports Updates

All Sport Informational Meeting

The All Sport Informational meeting will take place on Monday, August 7 from 7:00-8:30pm in the FAEC. One parent and the student are required to attend this meeting if the student plans to participate on a high school sports team in the 2023-24 school year. Please put this date in your calendars now.

Fall Sport Registration and Athletics Paperwork

An email will be sent when registration for fall sports is open and athletics paperwork can be completed for 2023-24 school year. Look for this information in the next few weeks.

Fitness Center Open Hours

The Fitness Center will be open for SMC high school students only on the following dates from 6:00–7:00pm.

  • Tuesday, Jun 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, Jun 14, 2023
  • Thursday, Jun 15, 2023
  • Thursday, Jun 22, 2023
  • Tuesday, Jun 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023
  • Thursday, Jun 29, 2023
  • Tuesday, Jul 11, 2023
  • Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023
  • Thursday, Jul 13, 2023
  • Tuesday, Jul 25, 2023
  • Wednesday, Jul 26, 2023
  • Thursday, Jul 27, 2023

Congratulations to all our SMC spring sport teams! We had some amazing accomplishments this spring and plenty to be proud of:

All Conference Awards

1st Team All-Conference

Owen Ripley – SMC - Baseball

Wesley Auth – SMC - Boys Tennis - Singles

Grant Bergstrom/Harry Bergstrom – SMC - Boys Tennis - Doubles

Spencer Lynch - SMC - Golf

Adel Schneider - SMC - Softball

SMC - Track and Field - Boys 4 x 200 Relay

Harry Higgins, Charlie Nackers, Ashton Post, Dylan Dwyer

Charlie Nackers - SMC - Track and Field - High Jump

Ashton Post - SMC - Track and Field - Pole Vault

Lauren Ripley - SMC - Track and Field - 1600

SMC - Track and Field - Girls 4 x 800 Relay

Alejandra Cunillera Fernandez, Maria Marti, Norah Lee, Addison Dinka

Nolie Anderson - SMC - Track and Field – Discus

Nolie Anderson – Conference Field Athlete of the Year

2nd Team All-Conference

Colin Nigl – SMC - Baseball

Jose Vaquero – SMC - Boys Tennis – Singles

Audrey Wanless – SMC – Girls Soccer

Nevaeh Saringer - SMC Softball

Chloe Vogel - SMC - Softball

Emily Vogel - SMC - Softball

Lauren Ripley - SMC - Track and Field - 800

Gabby Ruback - SMC - Track and Field - 100 Hurdles

SMC - Track and Field - Girls 4 x 400 Relay

Lauren Ripley, Maria Marti, Norah Lee, Addison Dinka

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Fisher MacKenzie – SMC - Baseball

Gabe Groom – SMC – Boys Tennis - Singles

Michael Fairweather/John Osland – SMC – Boys Tennis - Doubles

George Staner/Ethan Tines – SMC – Boys Tennis - Doubles

Cole Uhlenbrauck - SMC - Golf

Danny Griffith - SMC – Golf

Audrey Norville – SMC – Girls Soccer

Rhiannon Reichenbacher - SMC - Softball

Addison Dinka - SMC - Track and Field - 800

Gabby Ruback - SMC - Track and Field - Long Jump

Sectional Qualifiers


Lauren Ripley

Maria Marti

Norah Lee

Addison Dinka

Alejandra Cunillera Fernandez

Haley Gustafson

Nathan Seiske

Ethan Auer

Ben Schoeni

Aj Groppel

Kail Koeper

Noah Valentine

Gabby Ruback

Madeline Breen

Rylee McClone

Grace Dominaski

Geneva Miller

Harry Higgins

Charlie Nackers

Ashton Post

Dylan Dwyer

Alex (Joel) Alvarez

Greg Wheeler

Nolie Anderson

Boys Tennis

Wesley Auth

Nicholas Miller

Grant Bergstrom

Harry Bergstrom

Ethan Tines

George Staner

Golf – Regional Champions

Softball – Regional Champions

State Qualifiers

Boys Tennis

Wesley Auth – Singles - 6th Place

Grant Bergstrom/Harry Bergstrom – Doubles – 17th Place

Track and Field

Ashton Post, Harry Higgins, Charlie Nackers, Dylan Dwyer, Alex Alvarez (Alt), Greg Wheeler (Alt) – 4 x 200 Relay – 14th Place

Ashton Post – Pole Vault – 15th Place

Charlie Nackers – High Jump – 10th Place

Nolie Anderson – Discus – 1st Place STATE CHAMPION


Spencer Lynch – 2nd Place – STATE RUNNER-UP

Host an International Student!

Host families do not need to have a student at SMCS. Please pass this opportunity along to anyone you think may be interesting in opening their home. There is a $600 monthly stipend paid to host families and a $1500 tuition credit for SMCS families for hosting an international student.

  • Host families provide a room (can be shared), meals when not in school, some transportation to school events and lots of love and support!
  • International students who come from an approved program have their own spending money and full health insurance.
  • Host families are eligible for a tax deduction for hosting.
  • Learn about another country as your student shares his/her culture with you!
  • Students are 15-18 years old. They are from Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.
  • Students live as a member of the host family (not a guest) and participate in family activities, respect host family rules, and help with chores.

Please reach out to Kelly Beisenstein-Weiss if you are interested in hosting an international student for the 2023-2024 school year.

2023-24 SMCS Registration

Current SMCS families do not need to do anything to register for the 2023-2024 school year. If your family does not intend to return to St. Mary Catholic Schools for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Anne Ledwith.

2023-24 tuition and grant information can be found here. Please reach out to Shelley Wautlet for information on tuition assistance and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).


2023-24 Schedules

Students in current grades 9-11 received preliminary schedules for the 2023-24 school year. Course blocks may move during the summer and final schedules will be available in August. Any course change requests MUST be done by June 15 via the link that was sent to students. Students were informed that schedule change requests should not be communicated via email.

Schedules for incoming freshmen will be available at orientation in August. Details to follow.

Wisconsin Private College Week

July 10-15. Register here to participate in unique open houses and special events at 20 different campuses!

Healthcare Opportunities

Job Shadow: Through Fox Valley Health Care Alliance or Lakeshore Health Care Alliance

Healthcare Path 2 Practice: Online, self-paced, free exploratory health careers course

Summer Boot Camps: Participants will learn how health care teams work together and what a day in healthcare is like through ThedaCare Health System

Fox Valley Technical College Offerings

Campus Guided Tours: Pre-registration required.

Summer Camps: For middle and high school students.

University of Wisconsin System Updates

Online Placement Testing - registration for Summer and Fall 2023 students began in March.

Wisconsin Tuition Promise - visit their website for updates. Information is added to this webpage as it becomes available.

AP Credits - use the search tool to see how AP courses will transfer at UW System campuses. For specific questions, please reach out to the school you plan to attend.

Placement Testing - is offered online. For more information, please reach out to the appropriate Placement Testing contact.

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.

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