SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Upcoming Events

Through February 5: AP Art Show Gallery

Wednesday, February 1: HS Preview Night | ZFAB Meeting

Thursday, February 2: VEX @Laumbeu Field

Friday, February 3: CSW All School Mass | Z-Cabaret | VEX @Laumbeu Field | Spirit Shop open 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, February 4: Forensics @Sun Prairie | Z-Cabaret

Monday, February 6: Forensics @Hilbert | ZBC Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 7: Zephyrs Spirit Day | Coffee with Principals at SG

Wednesday, February 8: Spirit Shop open 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | New Student Course Registration Night

Thursday, February 9: Liturgy

Friday, February 10: First Friday Mass | Adoration | Spirit Shop open 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, February 11: Forensics @West Bend East | VEX @FVL HS | Snowball Sweetheart Dance

Monday, February 13: Forensics @Winnebago Lutheran

Wednesday, February 15: Spirit Shop open 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | BOT Meeting


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

View the 2022-23 School Year Calendar at a glance.


For schedules of SMC sports, visit thebigeast.org

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) runs through Saturday, February 4. This year’s theme is FAITH. EXCELLENCE. SERVICE. We celebrate CSW in many ways and students and staff can be out of dress code when participating in the following themes:

  • Thursday, February 2--Catholic College Day--wear apparel from your favorite Catholic College
  • Friday, February 3--Zephyrs Spirit Day


We are also hosting a donation drive in support of St. Joe’s Food Pantry. Finally, we end CSW with an all-system school Mass at SMCHS on Friday at 9:15 a.m.

High School Preview Night

St. Mary Catholic High School 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 beginning at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT in the Commons. No RSVP required. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in SMCHS!

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New Student Course Registration Night

Parents and students are invited to attend our New Student/incoming Freshman Course Registration Night on February 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school Commons. We will begin as a group with a brief introduction and explanation of the course registration process. Parents and students will then meet with a teacher or administrator individually to talk through course selections.

Snowball Sweatheart Dance!

The Snowball Sweetheart Dance will be held on Saturday, February 11 in the Commons at SMCHS. It is planned and hosted by the sophomore class. Tickets are $10. Anyone wishing to bring a guest must have an approved dance guest application before purchasing a guest ticket. The number of outside guests is capped at 20. Once the cap is reached, no additional guests will be accepted. Forms are available in the school office and are due by 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 8.

Ski and Snowboard Club 2023

The Ski and Snowboard Club has two more trips for 2023 planned per below. Students should listen to announcements and watch emails from Mr. Post for information about each trip.


Saturday, February 4, Ski Brule

Saturday, February 25, Whitecap Mountain

Zephyrs Sports Update

Girls Basketball

17-1 overall; 12-1 conference; 1st place Big East North; ranked 8th in state in Division 4.


Boys Basketball

16-2 overall; 11-2 conference; 2nd place Big East North; ranked 3rd in state in Division 4.


Powerlifting

SMC competed in the Neenah meet on Saturday, January 28. Congratulations to all who participated including 1st place: Maria Marti, Sophie Roub, Gabby Ruback and Sam Todd; 2nd place: McKenna Lau, and 3rd place: Max Osgood, Carson Emenecker, and Ashton Post. The following have qualified for state: Maria Marti, Gabby Ruback, Ashton Post, Emiliano Romero, Sam Todd, John Schultz and Paul Kundert on March 4-5 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.


Dance

Will perform at halftime of the varsity boy’s basketball game on February 7.


Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at our home middle/high school athletic events is mandatory for families that have students participating in sports. Students are allowed to work concession shifts to fulfill the family requirement and can also earn volunteer hours required for graduation.


Sports Photos are Available

The 2022-23 SMCHS Sports Pictures are available for purchase! To order, please use the following steps:

  1. Go to www.scanlanstudios.com
  2. On the Home Page click on Online Viewing
  3. Then click on Sports/Dance/Schools
  4. You will then find SMCHS Sports '22-'23 and click on it
  5. The Access Code is: 2-3zephyrs
  6. Use the team names on the left-hand side to view your team and individual sports photos
  7. After choosing an image you can click "Buy" and choose your package or product


If you have any questions about the pictures or the ordering process please contact Scanlan Studios by calling 920-729-9013 or email: mail@scanlanstudios.com.

Spring Sports Registration

High School Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, Golf (boys and girls), Track and Field, Boys Tennis


REGISTRATION: The registration site for spring high school sports is now open. This is where you will register and pay the sport athletic fee. The registration fees have been raised for high school sports this year due to increased costs associated with operating athletic teams. Football is $200 and all other sports are $125. Registration will close on February 10. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


SMC High School Athletics Registration and Fee Payment – Click Here


ATHLETIC PAPERWORK: If your student participated in a Fall or Winter sport, you do not need to complete the paperwork again.


If your child is new to a sport this year, the online paperwork for the 2022-23 school year must be completed, submitted, and approved by the Athletic Director prior to the first practice. If not completed and approved your child will not be permitted to practice.


All forms (except the WIAA Physical Form) will be completed and electronically signed online. The link to the online system is below. We are using this system for both high school and middle school athletics. The system will take you through the process and you will not be able to move to the next section until all required questions are answered.


The WIAA Physical Form physical form needs to be uploaded iinto the system because a doctor is required to sign, date and complete this form at your physical examination. Uploading can be as simple of taking a picture of the form with your phone and uploading. You can also scan the form and upload from your computer.


Make sure you go through the entire process of adding your student. There are many accounts created right now and the process has not been completed. You will get a verification email when you have completed the process.


SMC Online Paperwork Registration - Click Here

  1. Click on Athletic Team Registration
  2. Either create a new account for first time users or sign into your account
  3. Click on Register
  4. Click on Students name or Register New Student
  5. Click on High School or Middle School Activity Registration 2022-23
  6. Complete the entire process and submit
  7. You will get a confirmation email or an email asking for more information.


** To ensure clearance for participation, physicals should be completed and uploaded no later than three school days prior to the first day of practice/tryouts. **


If you have questions, please contact Matthew Schoultz, Athletic Director at mschoultz@smcatholicschools.org.

Emergency Notifications/School Closures

SMCS sends text messages related to school closure dates and other emergencies specific to our SMCS schools via SIMPLE TEXTING. To enroll your phone number, please text SMCS to (844) 947-5948. You will receive a confirmation text and a text indicating how to stop the service if needed. You may enroll multiple cell phone numbers using that same process. Text SMCS to (844) 947-5948.

***SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS***

College Visits

UW Green Bay – Thursday, March 2 @ 7:50 a.m.

Marquette University – Monday, March 13 @ 7:50 a.m.

U.S. National Guard – Friday, March 31 @ 9:36 a.m.

Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Opportunities

The YA Webinar will be held TONIGHT from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. for students in grades 10 & 11 who are considering a YA next year. Brewster Village is also offering paid apprenticeships for students to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant license. Attend the virtual webinar on February 22 at 5:00 p.m. for details.

AP Registration for Spring Semester Courses and Test Only Exams

Parents with students in semester two only AP courses received an email yesterday to confirm their child’s exams. A response is requested by February 15.

Women in the Pipe Trades Open House

Explore careers in plumbing, pipefitting, welding, fabrication, and HVAC. Meet four successful women working in the industry, tour the training facility, view demonstrations, and meet contractors. The event will be held on March 8 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the UA 400 Training Facility, 2700 Northridge Drive, Kaukauna. UA 400 also offers paid apprenticeships. RSVPs are appreciated by February 20 but walk-ins are welcome.

WEF College Fair

On March 16, juniors will have the opportunity to attend a College Fair at Fond du Lac High School. The event, hosted by Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF), features over 150 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools. This field trip is optional. Permission forms were emailed to parents today and a hard copy will be sent home with your child and MUST be returned by February 3.

Fox Valley Technical College Summer Camps

Summer camp registration is open! Camps fill fast, so register early. Register here.

NWTC Engineering Open House

Tuesday, February 21 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. See details here

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.

UWO Preview Events

The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh campuses are hosting Preview Events on February 15 (Music), April 21 (all majors), and March 2 (Fox Cities Campus).

Spring 2023 College Fairs

WEF College Fair – At Fond du Lac High School on March 16. SMC will be providing a bus for any juniors who would like to attend. Permission forms are due February 3.

Xavier High School - In-person college fair at Xavier High School on Tuesday, March 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) - Virtual college fairs on February 19, March 19, and April 23.

Law Enforcement Career Academy

Juniors or seniors interested in law enforcement may apply for the Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA). This is a five-day program held at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy in Ft. McCoy July 24 – 28, 2022. There is no cost to students who attend. Apply here by March 31, 2023.

Fox Cities Career Expo

Sophomores will be attending the Fox Cities Career Expo on April 19.

Rotary Luncheons

SMC seniors are invited to attend a luncheon with the Neenah Rotary. Those who attend are eligible to apply for Rotary scholarships in the Spring. Contact Mrs. Hall for details.

FVTC Community Open House & Scavenger Hunt

Join Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton Campus) on Tuesday, February 28 from 3:00 -6:00 p.m. for a free fun family event that includes a scavenger hunt, prizes and a visit to their high-tech labs. Apply for free. No registration is required.

Zephyrs Scholarships

Each year graduating seniors have the opportunity to submit one application to be considered for 10 different scholarships. Applications are due March 1.

UW Fall Workbook for Students

The Fall Workbook is now available digitally for high school students. This publication is a step-by-step guide to help students prepare for college in the UW System. Download a copy today!

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.

Resource for Scholarships

Naviance > Colleges > Scholarships & Money

  • Scholarship search = current active list of scholarships with due dates and links to the applications
  • National Scholarship Search = comprehensive, safe database. Over 3.5 million scholarships with total awards over $18 billion
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