Tag: Freshmen

College Counseling with Dr. Skemp

Meetings with Dr. Skemp during Advisory for the month of October (dates subject to change):

Tue., Oct. 3 – Seniors

Tue., Oct. 10 – Juniors

Tue., Oct. 17 – Sophomores

Tue., Oct. 24 – Freshmen

Throughout the school year, each senior high class will be meeting with Dr. Skemp once per month during Advisory on Tuesdays. The schedule typically rotates through each class, beginning with Seniors, and working through to Freshmen.

Keep the lines of communication with your student(s) open and ask about these meetings. It’s never too early to begin thinking about vocation, college, and career!

The schedule for the month of September is as follows (dates subject to change):


Aug. 31 – Seniors

Sept 12 – Juniors

Sept 19 – Sophomores

Sept 26 – Freshmen

High School Girls’ Gathering

All freshman and sophomore girls (9th & 10th grade) are invited to a morning gathering to get to know one another on Mon., Aug. 28, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. This event will take place at 1 Point Place, just behind our St. Ambrose Academy building. This is a great opportunity to meet other girls before the school year!

Some of our wonderful junior and senior girls will be running the morning, and they are excited to gather both new and returning girls together in our SAA community!

We’ll provide breakfast treats for everyone. Please RSVP on the simple form linked below so we know how many to expect.

Girls who plan to attend the musical workshop will walk over to Synergy after the gathering together.

Please come and celebrate the Saints and help to raise money to send this year’s St. Ambrose Seniors to the March for Life in Washington, DC in January 2024.

Visit the Sign-Up Genius to sign up for a potluck item and parent help, also scroll down to the end to estimate attendance for the party, including number of adults and children. Pray for successful fundraising and a fun celebration!

Potluck food should be brought to the location before dinner time 4:30 pm. Thank you.

Suggested Freewill Offering $25.00/family-$10.00/individual. Pay cash or check before the event or at the event at dinner time. Checks can be made out to St. Ambrose Academy memo Saints Party donation.

Bring lawn chairs if you’d like.

Thank you for your support and generosity. We hope to see you all there!

We are pleased to announce the 2023 St. Ambrose Academy Homecoming Dance, and all senior high students are invited!  

The dance’s theme will be “Glow in the Dark,” and ALCS teacher and coach Josh Vaughn will be our DJ!

Students will be notified of the callback list via email no later than October 12.

It looks like there aren’t any SH sporting events that day, but the PSAT test is that morning. There is a JH cross country meet, but this is primarily a senior high callback.

Audition for a role in St. Ambrose Academy’s Spring Musical! Auditions are open to 6-12 graders.

Lunch audition slots will be available for soccer players that have a game. All other coaches have been contacted and approved students to attend the audition. Auditions held in St. Mary of Pine Bluff’s gym.

We’re kicking off a fun, new, annual summer event and we want our parents to join us! We’re bringing together the Madison Christian business community, our supporters, and leaders who are changing our communities for the good.

Enjoy a relaxed evening with free live music, delicious food, and drinks on the patio of Karben4 Brewing with our thanks!

Join us for the St. Ambrose Summer Social on Wed., Aug. 16, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Register by August 11. We hope you’re able to join us!

Come to workshop to meet directors and learn audition choreography and vocals!  The workshop is open to 6-12 graders.

If your student would like to participate, please fill out this survey or email me at with student’s name and grade.

The 2023 Abundant Life Challenger Golf Classic is Mon., Aug. 14, and you and your family members are invited to join the action! Click the button below to find all of the details, including a letter from ALCS Athletic Director Michael Thies, location, and the link to sign up. Lots of fun contests and prizes are part of the fun!

Click here to learn more!

We will be having a Uniform Exchange at SAA the following days/times:

  • Aug. 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

All families are welcome to participate in the Uniform Exchange. There is no donation requirement, and no cost to our exchange; any student may benefit from utilizing uniform pieces through the exchange. Bathrooms will be available for trying on uniform items. Optional: If you have uniform items which are not currently needed by your student(s) and would like to donate them to the exchange, please be sure they are clean and in good repair. Donated uniform pieces can be dropped off at any time during the exchange.

If you would like to volunteer to help organize and/or facilitate the Uniform Exchange, please CLICK HERE to contact Laura Karlen via e-mail.

This year’s All Family picnic is Thu. Aug. 17, at Wexford Park, Madison.

  • Dinner served from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Brats, hot dogs, and lemonade will be provided.
  • Please bring dessert, side dish, or snack, and your beverage of choice.

Come meet new St. Ambrose families! Dress is casual. Bring a chair and your favorite lawn/outdoor games.

Volunteers are needed! We need help setting up, serving food, and cleaning up after all the fun. Click the button below to sign up!

Please click the second button to RSVP via e-mail to Ivonne Blahnik –, or click below. We hope to see you there!

Get to know St. Ambrose Academy through presentations made by our talented faculty! RSVP or share questions:

Picture Day is coming quickly – Tue., Sept. 26! Individual pictures will be taken beginning in the morning that day. Students should plan to wear their dress uniform on 9/26.

Uniforms will not be required that Fri., Sept. 29.

School pictures are taken by Lifetouch. Our school code is EVTDM7SB4. Forms came home with students this afternoon.

Hello Parents!

We are so excited for the senior high Discipleship Retreat next week. Below is the schedule and a few other details about the retreat.



Thursday, Sept. 21

3:30: Students go to 1PP for ice breakers and games

4:30: Buses leave for Camp Gray

5:30: Arrive at Camp Gray, go to rooms and drop off stuff

6:00: Dinner

7:00: Talk

8:00: Adoration and Confession

9:30: Free time

10:30: Lights out


Friday, Sept. 22

8:00: Breakfast

9:00: Men’s and Women’s talks

10:00: Mass

11:00: Free time/packing

12:00: Lunch

12:45: depart for SAA, students go to One Point Place upon arrival

1:00: Game

1:45: Final talk and small groups

2:45(ish): Process to Oratory for silent prayer, join the rest of the school in DMC

3:20: Normal pick up


Packing List

Attached is a packing list. Please note the clothing policies:

  • Shorts must be longer than finger length.
  • Clothes must not be skin tight (i.e. one inch of stretch when pulled).
  • Sweatpants, jeans, t-shirts, and sweatshirts are allowed, once we get to Camp Gray: Students are NOT to change out of their uniforms until they arrive at Camp Gray.
  • The packing list mentions warm clothes, but it looks like it might be pretty warm out, so pack accordingly. Only one pair of closed toed shoes are necessary (the packing list says 2).



We currently have enough chaperones, but we are looking for a few more men! If you would, prayerfully consider attending.


Pick Up

Pick up will be at the normal end of school day time on Friday, the 22nd. Students do not need to be picked up early.


Please contact or if you have questions!