This year, our Director of Technology, John Kappes, and Instructional Technology Specialist, Andrew Price, created a new 2-year plan for both the Lower School and Upper School that includes improvements to our current 1:1 program.
Congratulations to Hayden M., Ainsley Grace L., and Zachary E. for receiving the 2018 Serra Club Altar Server Award.
The STA Upper School presents the 2018 STEM Fair and Expo on Thursday, April 26th 7:30am- 4pm and Friday, April 27th 7:30-9am. The STEM Expo will be Thursday night from 5:30pm-7pm.
Last Saturday, 59 St. Thomas Aquinas students competed in 19 events at the annual Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) District 1AA Meet held at All Saints Catholic School.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has become a power house of basketball over the last few years. Fielding 25 teams with 218 student-athletes in 5th-8th grade and 52 plus volunteer coaches, this season it was very likely that STA would see a championship this season.
School librarians from across the Diocese of Dallas met at the Lower School in February to share resources and ideas.
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Each year the Monsignor John T. Gulczynski Endowment Fund funds teacher requests for educational enhancements from the interest of the Fund. In January, the Board was proud to provide $25,414 in grants.
Congratulations goes to Stephanie Todora for being named 2018 STA Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Todora is an Upper School 8th grade homeroom and English teacher and advisor for the STA chapter of National Junior Honor Society.
"Oh see can you say hooray, horray STA!" It's Dr. Seuss' birthday! Kindergarten students and teachers spent Thursday, March 1st celebrating what would be Dr. Seuss' 104th birthday by reading books, rhyming and dressing in fun characters from his most famous books.
- Lower School
The St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. this spring in the Upper School Drama Room. Over 70 members on our cast and crew who have been working two days a week since January to prepare for our production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Congratulations to our STA Wired Cats for their dedication and hard work this season! There were 435 teams who participated this season in FIRST LEGO League Robotics for the North Texas Region and only 60 teams performed well enough in the qualifiers to earn an invitation to compete in the North Texas FIRST LEGO League Championship Robotics Tournament. Both of our STA Teams were included in this select group.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Wildtones, the middle school a capella choir under the direction of Taylor Coffin and Amanda Neinast received a superior rating at the Diocesan Choral Festival.
St. Thomas Aquinas Speech and Drama Club took 3rd place overall in the Diocesan Speech and Drama Meet this weekend. Thirty-four members of the Speech and Drama Club participated in the meet.
Congratulations to Anna W. (3rd) for receiving the Honorable Mention Award in the 2018 Catholic Schools Week Poster Contest.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School honored Catholic Schools Week with activities and events that celebrated the meaning of Catholic schools.
Family is not just a blood relation for three mother-daughter pairs at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. They consider the school their family.
This year's Catholic Schools Week Art Show will have a little different format and include guided gallery walks at both the Upper School and Lower School campuses.
The ACA-Wildtones, St. Thomas Aquinas a cappella choir, led by Mr. Taylor Coffin the Upper School music teacher, has grown 12 members during its inaugural year to 33 members this year.
Students celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Thursday, February 1st at the Upper School by skyping with Jodi Kendall, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Honest Truth and Good Dog, and Stacy McAnulty, author of Excellent Ed and Beautiful.
The STA Wired Cats Robotics Team competed in the FIRST LEGO League 2nd Round Tournament on Saturday, January 20. Their overall performance advanced the team, along with the other Wired Cats team to the North Texas Championship at Parish Episcopal on February 3.
On Friday, December 1, class spelling bee winners from grades 4 through 8 competed in the 2017-2018 St. Thomas Aquinas Spelling Bee in the gym in front of the 4th – 8th grade students, teachers, and parents.
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Congratulations to the 30 STA students, in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, who participated in the 2017 Diocesan Winter Speech and Drama Meet at St. Rita’s Catholic School on Saturday, December 2nd.
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The STA Wired Cats participated in the FIRST LEGO League first round Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, December 2nd. Both teams worked hard, performed with poise and confidence, exhibited all of the core values (especially teamwork), won awards, had a wonderful experience, and advanced to the next level.
- Upper School
As the final seconds ticked off of the clock the sideline went crazy. Players and coaches were jumping in the air as time expired and St. Thomas won the DPL championship for the second year in a row. It was a game that was full of crucial moments and big highlights. St. Thomas entered the game as the undefeated, number one seed facing the number two seeded St. Monica Bearcats.
On Thursday, November 16th, the STA cheerleaders participated in the Annual Spreading Good Cheer to benefit Catholic Charities Food Bank. STA raised over $9,000, and overall, the event raised over $26,000, which can make a big difference in many people’s lives.
Volleyball season has now come to an end for STA. The Wildcats had 11 volleyball teams: 3 fifth grade, 2 sixth grade, 3 seventh grade, 2 eighth grade, and 1 coed. We are very proud of all these teams and how they played this year! 4 of those 11 teams made the playoffs: 5th grade – White, 6 th grade D1, 7th grade D1, and 8th grade D1. Our 6th grade D1, 7th grade D1, and 8th grade D1 then advanced to the semifinals.
On Tuesday, November 14, author Jeramey Kraatz paid a visit to STA to talk to the students and teachers about his books, The Cloak Society Series and the Space Runners Series. Mr. Kraatz talked about his childhood and how he was a big fan of comic books, especially the X-Men Series.
Congratulations Lexi McClure on being recognized as the 2017 GEDCC Teacher of the Year.
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- Lower School