SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 21: Junior Class Retreat | School Prayer Service @11:00am

Friday, October 22: Spirit Stop Open 7:30am-8:15am | Fall Play @ 7:00pm

Saturday, October 23: Fall Play @7:00pm

Sunday, October 24: Fall Play @2:00pm

Thursday, October 28: End of First Quarter | School Mass @11:00am

Friday, October 29: No School-Professional Development

Monday, November 1: No School

Tuesday, November 2: Zephyrs Spirit Wear Day | School Mass @11:00am


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

For schedules of SMC sports, visit https://www.thebigeast.org/public/genie/772/school/12/

Parent/Teacher Conferences

SMCHS will hold our fall conferences virtually on the dates are below. A link will be sent within the week to sign up.


  • Thursday, November 4--3:45 to 6:45pm
  • Thursday, November 11--3:45 to 6:45pm

Grade updates are always available to you through your PowerSchool Account. If you need assistance with PowerSchool access or issues, please contact Ms. Jungbauer at mjungbauer@smcatholicschools.org.

SMC Presents "The Imaginary Invalid"

The fall play, The Imaginary Invalid, opens this weekend! This classical comedy will be sure to have you laughing as you try to follow the characters and their clever antics. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. On Sunday, students can get STUDENT RUSH tickets! Just bring two canned goods or non-perishable food items and receive a ticket for just $5! All donations will go to support your local food pantry! https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/56841
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Sports Update

GIRLS TENNIS

The SMCHS Girls Tennis team played in sub-sectionals (hosted by SMC) on Monday, October 4th. The team finished 2nd overall and advanced Anna Vanden Acker, Eva Schneider, Audrey Wanless, Lilly Griffith, Grace Ogden, Olivia Bergstrom and Rebecca Schultz to Sectionals.


The Sectional match was played at Kohler on Wednesday, October 6. The team finished as Sectional runner-ups. Anna Vanden Acker qualified for state in singles and Lilly Griffith/Grace Ogden qualified for state in doubles.


At the WIAA State Individual Girls Tennis tournament, Anna lost in the first round and Lilly/Grace lost in the first round. Congratulations to the Tennis Team on a great season!


FOOTBALL

The Football Team will play their final game of the season against Wausau East in a non-conference game at Zephyr Fields on Friday, October 22 beginning at 7:00pm. The team finished conference play last week with a record of 7-0. SMC is not eligible for eight player football playoffs because our school enrollment is over 200. Congratulations to our football on winning their first conference title since 1968!


Order Conference Champion shirts by Thursday, October 21 at 8:00am. Click Here


VOLLEYBALL

The Volleyball Team received the 5th seed in their regional bracket. They defeated Iola-Scandinavia in the Regional quarterfinal on Tuesday evening and will now play at Bonduel on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00pm in the Regional semifinal match. The team finished 3rd in the Big East Red Division and 5th in the Big East Conference Volleyball tournament.


Thursday’s game will be webcast on the Bonduel School District YouTube account. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHnGqYsiA3YfMkXyVcdCzg/featured


WIAA Girls Volleyball Division 3 Playoff Bracket


BOYS SOCCER

The Soccer Team received the 6th seed in their sectional bracket. They will host Green Bay NEW Lutheran on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00pm in the Regional semi- Final. The team finished 3rd in the Big East Conference.


WIAA Boys Soccer Division 4 Playoff Bracket


CROSS COUNTRY

The Cross Country Team will competing on Saturday, October 23 in the Sectional Meet at Weyauwega-Fremont High School. The boys race will begin at 12:00pm, with the girls to follow at 1:00pm.


WIAA Cross Country Tournament


WIAA sets the ticketing policy for WIAA playoffs. Conference or student passes are not accepted. Prices are:

Regionals - $6 Student/Adult

Sectionals - $7 Student/Adult

Mass of Remembrance on November 2

Our Liturgy and Music class is planning a Remembrance Mass on Tuesday, November 2. Students will remember friends, family and alumni who have passed away in the last year by reading their names at mass. If there is someone you would like us to remember please email please email Spencer Lynch by October 22.

Student Absences/Attendance

We ask that whenever possible, student appointments be made outside of school hours, on school days off or during the students study hall or off period. There have been a great number of absences for appointments in recent weeks. Adding these in with students already out for illness really increases the workload for our teachers.


When reporting a student absent, please follow the following protocol:

  1. Please contact office before 7:45am by calling 920-722-7796 to leave a message or emailing attendance@smcatholicschools.org.
  2. IF ARRIVING LATE to school anytime after the 7:50am bell, a student is tardy and must first check in to the office for a pass to class. If there is a valid reason for the tardiness, a parent must call or email the office to notify us. If there is not a valid reason, the student will be considered 'tardy unexcused' and a discipline referral will be sent to the parents via email. If arriving any other time time of the school day (even at lunch time) from an appointment or other excused reason, the student will stop in the office to sign in and get a pass to enter class.
  3. IF LEAVING during the school day, the student will pick up a pass in the school office before the school day. They will present the pass to the teacher at the beginning of the class which they will be leaving and stop in the office to sign out before departing.

Lunch Balances

Please check lunch balances in your PowerSchool account or ask your child. All accounts need to be brought to a positive balance by the end of the quarter. Students are not allowed to purchased a la cart items or super lunches if there is not a positive balance. Thank you!

COUNSELING NEWS

Upcoming College Visits

Lakeland University- Tuesday, October 19 @ 9:24am

Central Michigan University - Tuesday, October 19 @ 1:08pm

DePaul University – Wednesday, October 20 @ 1:08pm (VIRTUAL)

Marquette University – Tuesday, October 26 @ 9:24am

UW – Milwaukee – Tuesday, October 26 @ 11:00am

Marian University – Wednesday, October 27 @ 1:08pm

Lawrence University – Thursday, November 4 @ 7:50 am

Carroll University – Tuesday, November 16 @ 1:08 pm

Smart Girls Rock!

Smart Girls Rock! is a one-day event that is open to females in grades 10 & 11 who are interested in learning about STEM careers. The event is Wednesday, November 3 and students will be out for the entire school day. Participants attend 12 interactive stations led by female professional mentors and the cost is $10.00. Space is limited and permission forms must be in by this Friday, October 22. Please email chall@smcatholicschools.org for a form.

Virtual Career Experience (VCE) Events

VCE events are online, live interactions with a local healthcare professional. Students will learn about the professional’s academic and career journey, their daily routine, starting or average salary, and types of patients they see or work with throughout a day. Events include: CNA, Lab Director, Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, and Registered Nurse. Register for events here.

Exploratory Health Careers Course

Seniors who may have an interest in health are able to take a free online “Healthcare Path 2 Practice” class. The class includes six online courses: Health, Patient Care, Information & Biotechnology, Behavioral & Integrative Health, Research/Public Health & Administrative Careers, and Medical Terminology. Contact Jill Niemczyk at jilln@newahec.org or call 920-652-0238 for details or to register.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Please have your child bring in their AP order form and payment by Thursday, October 28 as we there is not school on Friday, October 29.

UW Oshkosh Fall Preview Events NEW

The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh will be hosting a variety of Preview Events this fall to help students learn more about the three campuses of UW Oshkosh, degrees available, and the opportunities they could have while a student.


Friday, October 22 – Education Titan Preview

Friday, October 29th – Titan Preview (All Majors)

Tuesday, November 9th – Nursing Titan Preview

Friday, November 19th – Titan Preview (All Majors)

Friday, December 3rd – Health Sciences Titan Preview

UW – Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus Preview Day, October 20 from 5:00-7:00pm. Register here.

Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Informational Sessions

YA is a 1- or 2-year program that gives juniors and seniors the chance to explore a career area of interest. Students spend part of their school day earning credit and wages while they gain valuable industry experience under the guidance of a local business mentor. Virtual Informational Webinars will be held at 5:00pm on several dates. Click on one of the following dates to register: October 13, 2021, December 8, 2021, and February 2, 2022.

Freshman Conferences

Counselors will be holding individual planning conferences with each freshman and his/her parents through November 23. Please use the link in the email from Mrs. Hall to schedule your appointment.

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

Ripon College has provided the following video series for families beginning the FAFSA process:

Welcome

Part 1: Financial Aid Basics and Creating an FSA ID

Part 2: Completing the FAFSA

Part 3: Next Steps (Once the FAFSA is Complete)

Conclusion

College Fairs

The Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) is taking registrations for their Virtual College Fairs on Monday, October 18 and Wednesday, November 3 from 5:00 - 7:00pm CST. Students have the option to choose which colleges they would like to hear from by registering for specific sessions.


Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF) will have in-person and virtual options this year from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on November 10 and December 1. Over 100 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools will be represented. Check out this video on how students register and navigate through the events.


National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National Virtual College Fairs with over 600 participating colleges. Fairs will be held:

  • October 24 – Signature Fair from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT
  • November 2 – Arts & STEM Fair from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT
  • November 14 – Signature Fair from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

Visit college websites directly for specific campus options.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications open Oct 1st. For assistance completing the FAFSA please see below:

  • College Goal Wisconsin is an organization which provides free help completing the FAFSA.
Virtual events will be offered on October 20, 27, and November 3, 10 at 6pm. Click here for details and a list of what to bring.
  • Fox Valley Technical College offers free online chat support from 9am-6pm here.

Links to ACT and SAT test dates.

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