SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, January 4, 2022

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Upcoming Events

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

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.

J-Term Reminders

J-term experiences will take place from Tuesday, January 17 to Friday, January 20. Group leaders have been eagerly preparing field trips and activities. Students have met with their group leaders and are aware the activities taking place during the week. Meeting times will vary by group, so please be sure to communicate with your student so you know their schedule that week.

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:

Parent Guide to Travel

Informational meeting recording: INFORMATIONAL MEETING

To enroll:

Funddraising: Individual fundraising page

Scholarships: EF’s Global Citizen Scholarship

Zephyrs Sports Update

Girls Basketball

11-1 overall; 7-1in the Big East Conference ; 1st place in the Big East North Division; ranked 9th in state in division 4

Boys Basketball

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.

Dance Team

First performance--halftime of the girls varsity basketball game on Tuesday, January 10.

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.

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.


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 for an application packet.

Zephyrs Scholarships

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.

CAPP Tuition

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 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.

Junior Conferences

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!

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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