St. Mary Catholic Schools News

April 14, 2021

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“The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.” ~Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Dan McKenna Named SMCS Superintendent

Dan McKenna has been named SMCS's new superintendent and will begin at SMCS on Monday, May 3, 2021. A transformational Catholic educator and leader, Dan brings a passion for serving students, families, and staff; a commitment to faith formation; and a strong background in curriculum innovation, among many other key characteristics, to our SMCS community.

Read more here about Dan's successful career in Catholic education leadership, the superintendent search committee process, and a letter of introduction from Dan.

Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Zephyrs family!

Zephyrfest 2021

Zephyrfest 2021 is quickly approaching! There is still time for you to participate in all the fun.

Purchase sweepstakes tickets for great prizes, including a new Ford Bronco, Kawasaki UTV, Packers tickets and cash.

Register for Zephyrfest 2021 and you will receive the latest updates. Updates will include the link for the live viewing on April 24, along with alerts and reminders for the silent auction.

Preview the silent auction and begin marking your favorites! Trips, outdoor items, luxury apparel, dining experiences, sports memorabilia, Zephyrs themed packages and so much more are available.

Alumni Nomination Form

Do you know an SMCS alum that deserves recognition? Fill out the SMCHS Awards nomination form now!

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP): Deadline April 15

Who is eligible?

- SMCS returning students entering 4K, Kindergarten, and grades 1 or 9.

- Students new to SMCS coming from a public school or homeschool and entering 4K-grade 12.

- New students from another private school entering 4K, Kindergarten, and grades 1 or 9.

Parents must reapply for the WPCP grants for each previously awarded student and submit required documentation before April 15 to secure the grant for 2021-22.

Determine if your income is eligible for the WPCP grant and apply for free tuition here.

If you do not qualify for the WPCP grants and need assistance for 2021-22, apply for SMCS assistance as soon as possible.

If you have questions or are seeking more information, please contact Shelley Wautlet at

Educator/Staff Awards

Each year, St. Mary Catholic Schools recognizes the talent and dedication of outstanding SMCS teachers and staff members. Please click here for details of the awards and to submit a nomination. The deadline for nominations for the 2021 awards is Friday, April 30, 2021.

Summer Sports Camps Registration Now Open!

Spring has arrived and it will be the last day of the 2020-2021 school year before we know it. Sign your child up for summer camps now!

Thank You For Being Safe!

Thank you to the SMCS community for following safety protocols throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To review protocols for reporting symptoms, concerns, positive cases, exposures, etc., view the SMCS COVID-19 Dashboard here.

Spirit Stop

Limited spring sports apparel is still available on the SMCS Spirit Stop website. While looking at the spring apparel, check out the last chance sale items and other Zephyr Apparel!

Our SMCS Business Directory is on our website

In an effort to promote community, St. Mary Catholic Schools has developed a Business Directory to include businesses owned or operated by our families, alumni, and parish members. Check it out and support our community. Your business can be included in our directory, just fill out the Business Directory information form.

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for great people to work for SMCS! Check out our current openings!

Parish connection

St. Gabriel: Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday

St. Margaret Mary: Summer Service Experience in partnership with St. Gabriel (Middle and High School) June 6-10

St. Mary and St. John the Baptist: Cash raffle drawing on May 1. Buy tickets here.

St. Patrick: Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. on April 16. Pickup only.