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Speech and Drama Team competes in Final Diocesan Meet


February 4, 2017


After participating in several warm-up events, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth-grade students participated on Saturday, February 4th in the Diocesan Speech and Drama's Final Competitive Meet at St. Rita Catholic School.


The team includes Marcos R. and Jackson R. in 8th grade. Natalie H., Lydia H., Sarah Grace N., Cecilia R., Molly P., Ryan S., Thomas S., Adam S., Drew N., Nate D., Alex B., Cole W., and Beckett P. in 7th grade. Bella G., Katie K., Matt H., Tai K., and Damon M. in 6th grade. Congratulations to finalists Marcos R., Jackson R., Thomas S., and Ryan S. and TV Commercial Category second place winners, Sarah Grace N., Natalie H.and Molly P., and fourth place winners, Lydia H., Cecilia R., and Bella G.








Catholic Schools Week Poster Contest Winners

February 3, 2017

Congratulations to 8th grader, Emily L. and 3rd grader, Shea O., for both winning 4th place in their grade level category at the Bishop Lynch Annual Catholic School’s Week Poster Contest this year. Helena S. also represented STA in the 6th-grade category. The Catholic School’s Week Poster Contest encourages young artists from across the Diocese of Dallas to express themselves through their artwork. Students from across the diocesan schools were invited to participate as part of the celebration of Catholic Schools Week by submitting artwork representing the theme: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. Emily, Shea, and their families were honored at a reception celebrating the winners and discussing their pieces.



Wired Cats success at Regionals

February 4, 2017

Congratulations to the STA Wired Cats Robotics Team for making it to the First LEGO League North Texas Regional Championship Tournament! The event was held at Parish Episcopal School on Saturday, February 4. There were over 350 teams that started out competing in the 1st round of Qualifiers. STA progressed through the 1st and 2nd rounds to qualify for this championship. Along the way, they received awards for Robot Design and Core Values. After a full day of judging and robot matches, STA finished 31st overall in this Championship which puts our team in the top 9% of all North Texas FLL teams! We are very proud of their accomplishments!

Team members are Matthew P., Jake P., Briggs U., Owen W., Gray D. and Cade H.. Coaches are Andrew Price, Claire Galvin, and Diane Galvin.


STA selected to participate in testing

February 3, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has been selected to represent private schools across the nation by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). On March 7th, a randomly selected group of 8th graders will take the 120-minute test. First administered in 1969, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in public and private schools know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from state and school assessments because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.



Headed to the Dallas County Spelling Bee

January 12, 2017

This winter, Olivia S., 5th grader, has been busy competing and winning in not only our STA Spelling Bee but she also placed 4th in the Dallas Diocese Spelling Bee. Her hard work has earned her a spot in the Private Schools of Dallas County Spelling Bee to take place on February 14th. Good luck Olivia!


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