Be Unique - Be a Leader - Be Aquinas
Knightly News - December 17, 2017
Affordable - Stark County Catholic Schools give out $1.5 million dollars in scholarships and grants every year. 93% of our students receive grants, scholarships, or tuition assistance to attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School. 

Hometown - Serving Stark County since 1964! Many of Stark County's community leaders got their start in Catholic education or are connected to St. Thomas Aquinas.

Excellence - 100% graduation rates, and 90% senior acceptance rates into first choice colleges. The Class of 2017 earned $55 million dollars in college scholarship offers. Aquinas students score, on average, a 24.6 composite score on the ACT, while the state average is 22 and the national average is 21. 

Principal's Post

At St. Thomas Aquinas we are continuing to prepare our hearts to receive the presence of the Baby Jesus, our King, at Christmas. Two tangible ways we did this during the past week was to gather for a prayer service honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and by having class communal reconciliation services. The students were very reverent and respectful during both of these services. 

We also held our Christmas music concert this past week. It was very enjoyable and included the high school and middle school choirs and the advanced and beginning bands. 

I want to express my thanks and appreciation for all the alumni and friends of St. Thomas Aquinas who have supported us financially during 2018. Without your support, we would not be able to continue our mission of sharing the Gospel and pursuing excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. If you have not had an opportunity to share in your blessings, there is still time before the end of the year. Please contact the school at (330) 875-1631. 

Finally, I want to share a video from massimpact.us that discusses taking time to listen to the Lord as we prepare for Christmas. Click here to view the video

Please continue to pray for God’s will to be done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School and that we, as a faith-filled community, prepare our hearts to receive Jesus at Christmas.   

Have a great Aquinas week and a Merry Christmas!

Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!
A beautiful nativity scene created by students in Mrs. Bravis' ceramics class is placed at the foot of the altar in the chapel.

Christmas Music Program at
St. Thomas Aquinas
Spanish Christmas Program at Partner Schools
Reflection and Reconciliation in the Chapel During Religion Class
Our Lady of Guadalupe Service
On December 12th, the St. Thomas Aquinas school community celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Student team leaders planned the prayer service then read, presented and sang. Senior Panchos of Louisville donated food and a homemade cake was made by our students.
STA Students Fulfilling Our Mission to Serve:

Aquinas students, Please connect with Mrs. May about details for these volunteer opportunities.

St. Joseph Nursing Home  
-Help Residents log on to new tablets & teach how to play games 
-Help residents in a program called “Music and Memory”
Important Meetings & Info - Please Read!
All 2017-2018 School Forms are available on the St. Thomas Aquinas website.

Regular School Hours 
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 3:30pm STA Phone 330-875-1631

Upcoming Events 
  • Dec 18 - 20 Semester Exams
  • Dec 21- Jan 2: Christmas Break 

Athletic Events
  • Wednesday, December 20, Girls Basketball at Marlington
  • Saturday, December 23 - Girls Basketball vs. Cleveland Central Catholic
  • Saturday, December 23 - Boys Basketball vs. Marlington at Mount Union
  • Thursday, December 28 - Boys and Girls Basketball vs. Canton Central Catholic at Walsh University
Congratulations Sydney Brown!
United Way of Stark County Kids of Character Nominee
Sydney Brown, Seventh Grade
Sydney is a pleasure in the classroom. She arrives at school each day with a smile and is always ready to learn. Sydney is consistently prepared to take on new challenges, is active in group activities and always has many insightful ideas to share with the class. Her kind, caring, and friendly character makes her a role model for the class. In fact, her cheery demeanor has made her a friend to many in our classroom.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
STA High School & Middle School students paid $2.00 to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters a fundraiser to help the Home & School Association.
2018 Aquinas Gold Auction
A Silent Auction Teaser - Week 2:

Country Club Dinning for Six
Enjoy an elaborate evening with Brian and Dianne Cain at the beautiful and prestigious Congress Lake Country Club. Chef Walter, known for his superb tasting food, will create a delectable menu, uniquely created for your dinner, paired with the perfect wine and a desert that will surely be fit for royalty. Gather your friends wisely to bid on this extravagant Congress Lake evening. It will be filled with laughter and friendship, a night you soon won’t forget. 

Purchase your ticket(s) for the 2018 Aquinas Gold Auction.
Thank You!
2018 Aquinas Gold Auction Sponsors
Thank You for your Knight level sponsorships.
  • Bill Fayen
  • Louisville Vision Center
  • Dr. Emil Poporad, DDS
  • Sherrit & Associates, Inc.

To donate, please contact St. Thomas Aquinas 330-875-1631.
From the Guidance Office
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Please check in with the Guidance Office for many more College Scholarship opportunities or the STA website for recent additions .

Deadline, December 31, 2017

THE CANTON STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION for graduating seniors holding a 2.0 and higher GPA looking for financial assistance must call before June 1st deadline ph # 330-493-0020.
A Fun & Creative Night Out!
Great Article In Louisville Herald
Written by STA Alum Ben DiCola '72
Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
Spanish Christmas Program Visit to Our Lady of Peace School
Planning a class reunion, email us and we'll post the information in our weekly eBlast!
CLASSMATE UPDATES

The Class of '68 reunion is coming up - where are you now? Send us an update !
2019 REUNIONS

Class of 1979 is looking for a few fabulous alumni who would love to be a part of the 40th Reunion Planning Committee. Please contact Don Trubisky at 330-265-9647
CLASSMATE MEMORIALS

Eternal rest grant unto them...
STA IN TOUCH

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The weekly deadline is Saturday at noon to be included in that week's newsletter. Any announcements submitted after this deadline will be in the following week's STA eBlast.
Upcoming Events - Save the Date
Mark your calendars, the Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for February 3, 2018 .

The KNAC will need all hands on deck. Contact Stephanie Wheeler to find out how you can help make this FUN event SUCCESSFUL.

Money raised by this event supports all high school and middle school athletics.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Aquinas Vegas Gold Auction 2018 Needs Your Help

The Auction Committee is seeing TICKET donations for the following:
Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Attractions
Columbus Clippers, Columbus Blue Jackets
Canton Attractions, Blossom/Quicken Loans Arena upcoming events.

Contact Diane Harwood or school 330.875.1631
Ways to Support STA
St Thomas Aquinas High School is partnering with Schoola ( www.schoola.com ).

What’s Schoola? It’s a great way to raise funds for our school. Schoola collects pre-loved women's and children’s clothes, preps and sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds (minus the cost of inbound shipping) back to St Thomas Aquinas High School to help fund programs for our kids. That’s $2 out of every $5 earned back to our school! Simply click on the image to view our very own Schoola landing page where you can request a bag and view our progress and funds earned

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to St. Thomas Aquinas High School & Middle School to help fund programs for our students. Every little bit counts, donations quickly add up.

It's easy! Type smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon.com account. Select St. Thomas Aquinas High School (yes the Middle School benefits too!), Louisville, OH. That's it. Now whenever you make a purchase STA benefits.

Thank you for your support!

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