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Knightly News - July 30, 2017
Principal's Post

As we are approaching the end of July, it means that the start of school is just around the corner. I hope that everyone in the STA family has found time for some rest over the summer. 

Here at STA we have been busy preparing the school with newly waxed floors and new wall-mounted projectors in the classrooms. We have been performing maintenance on our buses, and have purchased and are preparing 4 new carts of Chromebooks for students. 

We have much to be excited about for this upcoming year. We have a new athletic director, some new coaches and new teachers, and some new curriculum to provide our students the best learning opportunities.  

I want to make sure that everyone is aware of some upcoming dates for the start of the school year. The first is our Annual Pig Roast which is Saturday, August 12, at Sirpilla Stadium. This promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to kick off our school year and our fall sports seasons. Tickets may be purchased from any STA High School athlete or you may contact, Ryan Hill, STA Athletic Director.  

Here are some other important dates:
  • Freshmen Orientation and Class Dinner: Tuesday August 15
  • Middle School Dinner: Thursday, August 17
  • First Day of School: Tuesday, August 22

Have a great Aquinas week! 

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!

Important Meetings & Info - Please Read!
All 2017-2018 School Forms are coming soon to the St. Thomas Aquinas website.

Summer Hours 
Mon - Thu 9:00am - 2:00pm
Fri 9:00am - noon

Upcoming Events 
  • July 31 - Youth Volleyball Camp Grades 5-8, Elite Sports
  • Aug 07-11 - Mini Band Camp 9:30am (note time change)
  • Aug 09 - Sports Pictures
  • Aug 12 - Pig Roast
  • Aug 14-18 - Mini Band Camp 9:00am
  • Aug 15 - Feast of the Assumption Mass - 5:30pm
  • Aug 15 - Freshman Dinner & Orientation 6:00pm
  • Aug 17 - 6th-8th Grade Dinner & Used Uniform Sale  6:00pm
  • Aug 22 - First Day of School  
  • Aug 31 - STARS Breakfast
  • Sep 01 - Picture Day
  • Sep 01 - High School Dance
Assumption of Mary Mass - All Are Welcome
Fr. Dyer will be celebrating a Holy Day of Obligation - The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary at 5:30 in the chapel before the Freshman Dinner & Orientation, Tuesday, August 15th. All are welcome. 
Mandatory 
Parents of STA Athletes, please take the time (approx. 16 min) to watch the MANDATORY "Lindsay's Law" video.

Each player must also turn in the signature form before participating in their first practice.

Still need school supplies and uniforms?


Don't forget the sales tax holiday for 2017: Friday morning, August 4, until Sunday night, August 6. For more information, go to http://www.tax.ohio.gov/ and search for Sales Tax Holiday.

HS/MS Uniform Shopping List & 
MS Supplies Shopping List
Getting your students ready for back to school? Do you use Amazon.com? Your smile.amazon.com purchases can help St. Thomas Aquinas. 
Boys Soccer Alumni Game
Where: Sirpilla Stadium
When: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Shoot out fundraiser and picnic after
Cost,  $5, includes t-shirt
More info, contact Terri Jenkins 330 936 1251

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Mini Band Camp:

August 7 - 11 9:30am - noon
August 14 - 18 9:30am - noon
 
Contact: Lori Burse.
Coming Soon!
STA Girls XC Car Wash at Ro's Custard Creations in North Canton
Saturday, August 19th, 11:30-2:00
Congratulations!

3 From St. Thomas Aquinas named to the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Senior Academic All-Ohio team!


Aaron Hoffman

Andrew Sedmock

Sean Guthridge

Did you get your tickets yet?
Purchase your tickets from any of the 23 STA Athletic Teams. Each team has been given a certain number of tickets to sell. Please contact your favorite STA athlete and purchase directly from them. If you don't have a favorite athlete, you can purchase online or contact the Athletic Office.
Athletics
Fall Athletes and Parents, please remember to have all paperwork in to take part in practices. Football, this means tomorrow and all other athletes will turn them in by Tuesday. -- Mr. Hill, Athletic Director

Go Knights!
VOLLEYBALL CAMP
Grades 5-8
July 31
9:30am - 2:30pm
Elite Sports
Coach Alyssa Thewes
$65
Golf Try Outs
GOLF TRY OUTS
Skyland Pines August 1 & 2 at 10:38, Golfers are responsible for greens fees on those days.

PARENT PRESEASON MEETING
Padre's Pavilion on Thursday July 27th at 6pm. For more golf team information email coach Terry Murphy @ tmurphy@youngstowndiocese.org
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Alumni News
Cheerleading Alumni Night 2017

All past STA cheerleaders are invited to cheer the 1st half of the football game on Friday, September 1st, 2017. Please join us and  support this year's STA cheerleaders!

When: Friday, September 1st, 2017
Where: Sirpilla Stadium
Time: 5:45pm (meet in the commons).
Cost: $25 (includes t-shirt to wear for the game!)

If there are any questions, please contact Chelsea Lenox at:

Please return the registration form along with cash or check made out to STA before August 15th go guarantee a t-shirt.

GO KNIGHTS!
2017 REUNIONS

The Class of 2002 - 15 Year Reunion
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Bud's Corner
No ticket or RSVP Required - stop by anytime! Bud's outside grill serves food until 11:00pm. Tables will be reserved in the pavilion area.
Class of 1972 45 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Friday, October 20, 2017 Meet & Mingle The Fox and Hound on Everhard 6:00pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Walsh University Barrett Center 
Contact Ann Moegling-Foltz | afoltz@neo.rr.com 
NEW!
Class of 1987 30 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Let's Get Reaquainted cocktail reception at Fox and Hound on Everhard Rd., 7:30pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Maize Valley Winery in Hartville, 6:00pm

Contact Mary Jo Stephens | trubucki@yahoo.com
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
2018 REUNIONS

Premier Class of 1968 50 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Friday, June 22, 2018 - “Meet and Greet” at Mulligan’s Pub, Library room.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Reunion dinner will be at Skyland Pines Banquet Center.   
 
Details and more events will follow.  For more information or if you were not contacted, please email Aquinas50thReunion@yahoo.com.

We will also post information and entertain discussion on our Facebook page, which was started a couple of years ago and presently has 50 members.   Please join!   St. Thomas Aquinas – Class of ’68.
 
Leslie Nicola
330-806-2845
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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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