SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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“I'm 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

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


Wednesday, September 16: School Mass @10:52am

Thursday, September 17: VEX and STEM Kickoff Meeting @6:15pm

Wednesday, September 23: School Mass @10:52am

Friday, September 25: No School--Professional Development

School Entry/Arrival Reminders

All students should now enter through the Commons Doors in the morning. Students arriving late or leaving for or arriving from an appointments ANYTIME DURING THE DAY will only be allowed to enter through the front door/office door.

COVID-19 Screener

SMCS has hired a COVID-19 screener. This person will be the main contact for SMCS parents to report symptoms and act as liaison with the City of Menasha and Winnebago County Health Departments to report and track cases. They will work closely with administrative assistants and principals to accurately record attendance, tracking of cases, and return to school for students.


Please continue to call your school office with any absences. Please call 920-716-7139 or email studentsafety@smcatholicschools.org to report symptoms, concerns, positive cases, exposures, etc.

Thank you!

Please view this message of gratitude from SMCS Superintendent Tim Schigur.

Fall Sports

Fall sports are in full swing! As you are aware spectators are limited for sporting events. Until we can once again pack the stands, please keep our teams in your prayers as they compete. If attending, always check the Big East scheduling site for any changes, weather related delays or cancellations.

Substitute Teachers Needed!

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a substitute teacher for our school, please contact Patti Fouts. An associate or bachelor's degree is required to obtain a Wisconsin substitute teaching license. We are in great need of substitute teachers this year!

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN NEWS

School Chaplain Calendar

Students! As your school chaplain, Fr. Mark is available to chat with you about anything from questions about faith to the sacrament of confession and more. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please use this link: School Chaplain Calendar You are always welcome to stop in the Campus Ministry office anytime on Wednesdays!

School Liturgy

Students will participate in liturgy each week on Wednesdays. We will rotate mass attendance by class, with the remainder of the school attending virtually. Those attending virtually will have an opportunity to receive communion and confession in the school chapel after mass. While we are not able to invite guests to our masses right now, we can offer you this link to livestream the weekly masses: SMCS FAEC STREAMING CHANNEL We hope you can join us!

St. Andrew Dinner

High school and college men are invited to the St. Andrew Dinner at the Green Bay Diocese on Wednesday, September 23. Please see the flyer below for information.
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SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS

Revised Counselor Assignments

Grade 9

Mrs. Castagna works with students whose last names begin with A-H.

Mrs. Van Camp works with students whose last names begin with J-Z.


Grades 10-12

Mrs. Castagna works with students whose last names begin with A-N.

Mrs. Van Camp works with students whose last names begin with O-Z.

PSAT Reminder

PSAT registration forms and payment are due this Friday, September 11.

Senior Meetings

Counselors are meeting with seniors this Friday, September 11, during lunch. Topics include senior year requirements/options, post high school planning, college applications, scholarships and financial aid, and sign-up for senior conferences.

Technical College Open Houses

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will host a Virtual Open House on Tuesday, October 20 (time TBA). Application fees are waived.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) – students must schedule an in-person visit. Application and placement test fees will be waived.

Virtual College Fairs

Wisconsin Education Fairs are going virtual with over 100 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools. Each month they offer a virtual college fair from 3-5 p.m., followed by a 5-6 p.m. interactive financial aid presentation. Click here for the Fall Schedule and Spring Schedule. Check out this video on how students register and navigate through the events. Register Now!


NACAC National Virtual College Fairs https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual

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

Sept. 13: 12-8 p.m. ET
Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET

Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET

Visit college websites directly for specific campus options.

Scholarships

Scholarships can be found on the Naviance home page under Colleges/Scholarships & Money.

  • 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

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications open on October 1. College Goal Wisconsin is an organization which provides free help completing the FAFSA. Virtual events will be offered on October 7, 14, 21, and 28, November 4 and 11. Click here for details.

ACT and SAT Test Dates

Links to ACT and SAT test dates.