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Here are the great things happening on campus.
STA Updates Technology Plan for Both Campuses
Rachel Wright

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School integrated the 1:1 iPad program for 6th-8th grade (Middle School) students into the curriculum in 2012. Since then, our teachers have used the devices to create a more hands-on and engaging learning environment, preparing your children for high school and beyond.

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Record Year for St. Thomas Aquinas at PSIA
Rachel Wright

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. 

  • PSIA
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Teachers receive 2018 Gulczynski Endowment Awards
Rachel Wright

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.

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Speech and Drama Club takes 3rd Overall
Rachel Wright

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.

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  • STEM
2018 Stem Fair Expo
Rachel Wright

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.

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Sarah T. receives 2018 DPL Student-Athlete Scholarship
Rachel Wright

On Tuesday, March 6th, 8th grade student-athlete Sarah Theodore received the 2018 Dallas Parochial League Scholarship. The $500 award will go toward her freshman year at Bishop Lynch High School. Sarah has participated in STA Wildcats athletics since 5th grade in cheer, volleyball, basketball, and track. Congratulations Sarah!

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Wildcat Basketball Brings Home 3 DPL Championship Trophies
Rachel Wright

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. 

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Diocesan Librarian Meeting Hosted by the Lower School
Mary Packard

School librarians from across the Diocese of Dallas met at the Lower School in February to share resources and ideas. Hosted by Mary Packard, our Lower School librarian, with the help of a few of our 8th grade ambassadors, the group discussed ways to encourage middle school students to read more, what author/illustrator visits are on the horizon and plans to have a book tasting for teachers at the beginning of the school year. 

  • Library
  • Lower School
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  • Middle School
Stephanie Todora named STA Teacher of the Year
Rachel Wright

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.

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Oh see can you say hooray, horray STA! 
Rachel Wright

"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
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WiredCats Finish Season Strong
Rachel Wright

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. 

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STA celebrates Catholic Schools Week
Rachel Wright

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School honored Catholic Schools Week with activities and events that celebrated the meaning of Catholic schools. This week students filled 900 Manna Bags with snacks and useful items for the Stewpot and St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at St. Thomas Aquinas, they dressed as their favorite book character for World Read Aloud Day, celebrated our school's 70th anniversary with a fun '70s dress day, participated in morning prayer and the pledge around our flagpoles on both campuses, and more.

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World Read Aloud Day
Rachel Wright

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. Students also read to each other in their classrooms and dressed as their favorite book character. 

  • Library
  • Upper
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STA Wired Cats Advance
Rachel Wright

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.

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STA Spelling Bee 2017
L ydia H. (8th)

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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Speech and Drama Meet Results
Rachel Wright

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.

  • clubs
  • middle school
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Robotics Teams Advance
Rachel Wright

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.

  • Robotics
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Upper School
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