St. Mary Catholic Schools News

January 26, 2022

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Upcoming Events

Winter Sports

Cheer on your Zephyrs this winter season! View the Big East calendar here to find games that work with your schedule. All SMCS students get in free to home events. Go Zephyrs!

ZCabaret

January 28 and 29, 2022

7 p.m.

This annual event will feature many fabulous performers and offer an evening of entertainment, appetizers, and drinks. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

St. Mary Catholic High School Preview Night

January 31, 2022

6 p.m.

St. Mary Catholic High School

Prospective parents and students are invited to SMCHS Preview Night. Our teachers, administrators, and current students will present and answer questions about academic offerings, courses, college preparation, faith formation, athletics, fine arts, STEM programs, and much more. No RSVP required. Learn more here.

Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. SMCS Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2022

From dress up days to basketball games to a “souper bowl” sized canned food collection, all five campuses of SMCS will be in celebration mode next week, as our school system joins others around the country in marking Catholic Schools Week 2022.


Here are some ways parents can participate in CSW 2022:


  • Join us for a System Wide Virtual Prayer Service, Wednesday February 2 8:10 a.m.
  • Attend Mass with students
  • Cheer on the Zephyrs at a home basketball game (FREE Admission for students)
  • Souper Bowl of Caring: drop off canned goods at any SMCS campus
  • Shop the Spirit Stop: use code CSW between January 30 and February 6 for 20% off


Complete school specific schedules are attached to this newsletter.

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Day of Fun in the Snow

February 21, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nordic Mountain

What do you do with a day off of school in February? You go skiing, of course! Enjoy a fun day of tubing, skiing, or snowboarding at Nordic Mountain. Monday, February 21 is a day off of school, so you can enjoy the whole day with friends and family. This event includes lift tickets, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., rentals (including helmets), and a two-hour tubing session. A fabulous pizza and soda buffet lunch is also included. Registration closes on February 6. Click here to register.

Planned Giving/Estate Planning Presentation

February 24, 2022

5:30 p.m.

St. Mary Catholic High School

St. Mary Catholic Schools will host an informational night to highlight legacy gifts and estate planning, led by Thrivent Financial. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Doors open for this free event at 5:30 p.m., registration starts at 5:45 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will take place in the SMCHS Commons. Please enter the building through the Fine Arts Center doors. Email Chris Decker to RSVP before February 22.

Zephyrfest 2022

April 30, 2022

Fox Cities Exhibition Center

Save the date! This annual premier event brings the St. Mary Catholic Schools community together in celebration of students, teachers, and our mission. www.smcszephyrfest.com

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Click here to view the SMCS calendar for more upcoming events and happenings.

COVID Updates

A system-wide COVID-19 protocol update was most recently shared on January 7, 2022. The updates reflect changes supported by the CDC and local health organizations. Review updated policies here.


SMCS will continue to monitor COVID-19 levels on our campuses and will make necessary adjustments to keep our schools open and mitigate risk for our students and staff.


Testing at SMCHS is currently unavailable due to supply shortage. Find a nearby testing clinic at https://doineedacovid19test.com.


Click here to review daily dashboard and other COVID resources here.

SMCS Emergency Notifications

SMCS utilizes a text message notification system for emergency notifications, weather-related closures and delays, and other information. To enroll your phone number, please text SMCS to (844) 947-5948. You will receive a confirmation text. You may enroll multiple cell phone numbers using that same process.


With winter here, a reminder that as soon as a weather-related delay or cancellation is determined for school day or activities, information is posted on the SMCS Facebook page, SMCS email, text notification mentioned above, and local TV and radio stations.

Tuition Bills

Please continue to check your tuition bill online for payment adjustments due to newly applied fine arts and sports fees, co-curriculars, and quarterly scrip credits.


Families can view their tuition bills at: https://parent.smarttuition.com/


If you have not logged in to review your billing statement, select “I AM A FIRST TIME USER”. Make note of your computer-generated username for future log in. (TIP: Click the gold button, “My billing details” to see fees and credits.)


Please contact Shelley Wautlet swautlet@smcatholicschools.org with questions on fees and discounts. If you need help logging in, please call customer service at Blackbaud Tuition Management at 888-868-8828.

In Case You Missed It/SMCS Happenings

Parish Connection

Summer 2022 Mission Trips

The Neenah-Menasha Catholic community, in partnership with SMCS campus ministry, is hosting three mission trip opportunities for middle and high school students in summer 2022. Learn more here. All students are welcome, regardless of parish/church affiliation.


Neenah-Menasha Summer Service Mission Experience

June 6-10, 2022, Neenah/Menasha, WI


Catholic Heart Workcamp

June 12-18, 2022, New Castle, PA


Catholic Mission Trips

July 9-17, 2022, New Orleans, LA


Upcoming info session is on January 27. RSVP for an informational session here.

St. Gabriel

You're invited! St. Gabriel Parish invites all students in grades 6-12 to join them for the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally on March 19, 2022. St. Gabriel is taking a bus to Milwaukee for the day filled with worship, breakout session, Mass, and more for youth. Sign up here.

St. Patrick

Lent is around the corner! Mark your calendars for St. Patrick's Parish Lenten Fish Fries on March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1 and 8!

St. Mary Catholic Schools is preparing and inspiring students to lead meaningful lives, rooted in the teachings of Christ in our Catholic tradition.