SMCHS News Update
Wednesday, January 4, 2022
Thursday, January 5: Assembly/Liturgy schedule for School Mass at 9:20am | Big East Band/Choir Concert
Friday, January 6: First Friday Chapel Mass @7:20am | Adoration
Saturday, January 7: VEX Tournament @SMCHS
Monday, January 9: Math Meet @Xavier
Tuesday, January 10: Liturgy/Assembly Schedule for School Mass @9:20am | Zephyrs Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, January 11: A Day Schedule Finals (Blocks 1, 2, 5, 6) | Spirit Stop open 11:15am-12:15pm
Thursday, January 12: B Day Schedule Finals (Blocks 3, 4, 7, 8) | End of the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
Friday, January 13: No School | Finals Make-up if needed | Staff Professional Development | Spirit Stop Open 7:30-8:15am
Monday, January 16: No School | International Student Ice Skate/Dinner Event
Tuesday, January 17-Friday, January 20: J-Term Courses
Saturday, January 21: VEX Tournament @Winneconne High School
Monday, January 23: Start of HS 2nd Semester
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
First Semester Finals Information
All students debts must be paid (lunch balance or other) before finals.
- Finals for hours 1, 2, 5, 6 will be on Wednesday, January 11.
- Finals for hours 3, 4, 7, 8 will be on Thursday, January 12.
- Lunch and study halls will be the same as a normal school day.
- We will have break times built into every 93-minute class.
- Students with four exams in one day can request to take a final on Friday, January 13. Students may pick up a request form in the office and return by Friday, January 6. Administration will select the test and the time of the make-up on Friday.
- Students are required to be present for their final exam period.
Lunch will be served daily for students who are in school and will also offer a bag lunch option for those on field trips over the lunch time. Students will receive information on how to order the lunches in advance.
A reminder that if a student is absent during J-term, it is an absence like any other school day and they should be called in. These are regular school days in our calendar--they are not extra days. If your child is unable to attend their experience during the week, normal attendance expectations for athletics and co-curricular activities apply.
We are very excited to be able to offer these experiences! Thank you for your support!
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. Students may purchase tickets beginning on January 23. 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 the trips for 2020 planned per below. Students should listen to announcements and watch emails from Mr. Post for information about each trip.
Wednesday, January 18, Nordic Mountain
Saturday, January 28, Tyrol Basin
Saturday, February 4, Ski Brule
Saturday, February 25, Whitecap Mountain
Spanish Service Trip 2024
Señora Fritsch is leading a Spanish service trip to the Dominican Republic in June 2024. For more information, please see the following resources:
Informational meeting recording: INFORMATIONAL MEETING
To enroll: www.eftours.com/2615949NV
Funddraising: Individual fundraising page
Scholarships: EF’s Global Citizen Scholarship
Zephyrs Sports Update
11-1 overall; 7-1in the Big East Conference ; 1st place in the Big East North Division; ranked 9th in state in division 4
11-0 overall; 6-0 in the Big East Conference; 1st place in the Big East North; ranked 1st in state in Division 4
Congratulations to Danny Griffith for scoring his 1,000th career point in a win over Hilbert on December 15.
The next meet is at Winneconne High School on Saturday, January 7. Several lifters have already qualified for the State Championships in March, including Gabby Ruback, Paul Kundert, Sam Todd, John Schultz and Emiliano Romero.
First performance--halftime of the girls varsity basketball game on Tuesday, January 10.
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.
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***
Summer Leadership Academy for Women
Mount Mary University's Summer Leadership Academy helps young women — current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors — develop into bold leaders and earn 2 college credits. The program will be held June 25-29, 2023. It is a 5-day, 4-night residential program for mature and motivated students focusing on leadership development, college preparation and career exploration. The cost to attend is $500 and includes tuition, meals, lodging, activity, and program costs. Financial assistance scholarships are available. Click here for program details.
PreACT Score Reports
Pre-ACT score reports for sophomores will be sent home with students on January 6.
Crunch Time Freshmen Finals Review
Each year SMC’s National Honor Society students host “Crunch Time” for freshmen which is a designated time for freshmen to study for finals, receive help from upper classmen in specific subjects and enjoy snacks. This year’s event will be held on Monday, January 9 from 2:45-4:30pm in the Commons. Students need to bring their own study materials and laptops.
FVTC Community Open House & Scavenger Hunt
Join Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton Campus) on Tuesday, February 28 from 3-6pm for a free fun family event that includes a scavenger hunt, prizes and a visit to their high-tech labs. Participants will have the opportunity to explore degree options, talk with instructors, and apply for free. Family and friends are welcome. No registration is required.
Women in Public Safety
Young women ages 15-20 are invited to “Women in Public Safety: Investing Today for a Safer Tomorrow”. This one-day event is led by local women in the professions of police, fire/EMT, corrections, dispatch, and legal services. The day will provide career exploration opportunities and one-on-one mentorship to attendees. The event will be held for 8 hours on Wednesday, March 8. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. Contact email@example.com for an application packet.
Each year graduating seniors have the opportunity to submit one application to be considered for 10 different scholarships. Applications are available in Naviance and due on March 1.
Students were informed in their CAPP classes that this is the first year UWO is billing students directly. Tuition for fall CAPP classes was due November 28th so please use this link to find billing and payment information through your child’s UWO account, or you may call the Cashier’s Office at 920-424-1338 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. While no late fees are being charged, UWO transcripts will be blocked for any students until their tuition has been paid.
AP Exam Charges
Students who ordered AP exams will see the charges on the January or February tuition bill.
2023-24 Course Registration
Course Registration forms for next year were distributed to juniors on December 7 and will be given to freshmen and sophomores on January 6. Signed and completed forms must be returned by January 25 to English teachers or School Counselors.
Counselors are currently meeting with all juniors for individual planning conferences through February. Parents are welcome to attend and may join virtually or in person.
Free Help Completing the FAFSA
Fox Valley Technical College is offering free help for families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 9am-6pm every Tuesday at the Oshkosh Riverside Campus, and every Thursday in Room G149 at the Appleton Campus.
Wisconsin Tuition Promise
The Wisconsin Tuition Promise is a new initiative to ensure underserved Wisconsin students can attend any UW System university without paying tuition or fees. It is set to go into effect in Fall of 2023. Visit the following link for additional information.
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!
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