Student Council

Providing leadership and service to STA
student council

Student Council

Leadership and Service.

The STA Student Council provides leadership and service to the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School community. All eighth graders are members of Student Council and are very involved in service projects, both individually and as a group. There are projects steeped in STA tradition which the Student Council oversees, such as the Valentine Sweet Day, the school-wide food drives for St. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Charities of Dallas, and Catholic Schools Week.

The Student Council plans, fundraises, and provides leadership and manpower for these projects and others. These projects provide community support, community building within STA, as well as generate significant proceeds. The funds raised from the projects go to assist in the cost of student activities such as the 8th grade trip to the Pines Camp and the 7th grade trip to the State Capital of Austin. Both projects are successful because of the tradition and support of the St. Thomas Aquinas community.

Student Council officers are elected by the student body each fall. Officers include the following: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

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Penny Wars

This year, all proceeds will go to rebuild basketball courts, soccer fields, and provide playground supplies for an elementary school destroyed by an earthquake in San Francisco Huilango, Mexico last September. The funds raised will purchase supplies that will be delivered by a few of our very own 8th grade STA students traveling to this small town in Mexico to help.

How to Play:

Upper School Students
Bring in any loose change or dollar bills, but be sure to look for those pennies. Put your pennies in YOUR homeroom's jar located outside the Upper School cafeteria the entire week. Each penny is worth 1 point for your homeroom! Any silver change or dollars go in OTHER homeroom's jars. They are worth negative points! The homeroom that has the MOST POINTS will be announced the week of April 16th.

Lower School Students

Students are encouraged to participate by donating this week because "it is not enough to know it, you also have to show it".