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Hone your superpowers and mark your calendar for the Superhero Soiree at Gilly's on Saturday, March 30th beginning at 6pm.

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Band performance

St. Thomas Aquinas Upper School students performed with the rest of the Music Learning Band in the City of Richardson Christmas parade on Saturday, December 1st.

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A Page Turning Club at STA

A new club has been added to the variety of activities offered here at STA: Book Club. The club has around 20 members including 3 teachers and the principal, Ms. Watts.

Veterans Day Celebration

The 3rd-5th grade welcomed Col. Walter D. Powers and Veterans of all branches of the military with a program filled with tributes and song on Monday, November 11, 2018.

Join us for the STA Book Fair

It's that time of year all our students have been waiting for. Book Fair time! Join us in the Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair Sept. 24 -Sept. 27.

Enchanted Forest: STA's Scholastic Book Fair

Mark your calendar!
Book Fair dates:
Monday, September 24 – Thursday, September 27
Shopping hours: 
Upper School: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Lower School: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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Let's Get Social!

Learn about our St. Thomas Aquinas Parents' Association (STAPA) school fundraisers, volunteer spotlights, and general happenings. Join the STAPA conversation @staparents on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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Back to School Guide Available

 This year's Back to School Guide for  is now available on the Parents tab. This go-to resource prepared for STA parents can be referenced throughout the year. See you in  a couple of weeks!

New Computers

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.

2018 Stem Fair Expo

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.

Record Year for St. Thomas Aquinas at PSIA

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. 

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Wildcat Basketball Brings Home 3 DPL Championship Trophies

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. 

Teachers receive 2018 Gulczynski Endowment Awards

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.

Stephanie Todora named STA Teacher of the Year

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! 

"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.

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WiredCats Finish Season Strong

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. 

STA celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School honored Catholic Schools Week with activities and events that celebrated the meaning of Catholic schools. 

ACA Wildtones to perform this holiday season

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.

World Read Aloud Day

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

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STA Wired Cats Advance

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.

STA Spelling Bee 2017

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

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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Robotics Teams Advance

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.

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STA Wins Catholic Bowl, Sets Milestone

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.  

STA Cheerleaders  Are Spreading Good Cheer

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 Wrap-Up

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.

Jeramey Kraatz visits STA

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.

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Wildcat Word

The Wildcat Word is a blog created for the students, by students, and about the students.

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