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Knightly News - November 19, 2017
Principal's Post

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I encourage everyone in the Aquinas community to take stock in everything for which we have to be thankful. I am particularly thankful for all the students that attend St. Thomas Aquinas and their families, along with the teachers and staff. I am also thankful to have a school like St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School where the truths of our Catholic-Christian faith can be shared and lived out in an overt manner.  

Also, I am thankful for the safe return of Fr. Dyer from Italy. He had a great time and has assured me the Pope Francis is doing great!

As you gather around your Thanksgiving table please remember to pray for God’s will to be done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School and for God to give us courage in our pursuit of Truth, Scholarship, and Excellence.  

Have a great Aquinas week! 

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!
"Catholic schools exist to introduce students to Jesus Christ, and to assist them as they grow in their love of Him"(University of Notre Dame, 2017)
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 
  • Nov 21 - NHS Tapping Reception
  • Nov 22 - Whole School Mass
  • Nov 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 8 - Whole School Mass - Immaculate Conception
  • Dec 11 - West Branch Young and Alive
  • Dec 14 - HS and MS Christmas Program
  • Dec 18 - 20 Semester Exams 

Athletic Events
  • Nov 24 - Girls Basketball vs Malvern (home)
STA Students partner with Walsh University students for the 2nd & 7 Reading Program to read to St. Peter 2nd graders.
Luke May, a sophomore, representing St. Thomas Aquinas had lunch with Bishop Murry this past week during the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. Over 22,000 people across the nation gathered to participate in service opportunities, prayer experiences, keynote sessions, Sacraments and Liturgy. The next NCYC will take place Fall 2019.
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”

Adventure Place - Catholic Charities
Saturday, December 2nd 8:30am-noon,
Catholic Charities - 800 Market Ave. N - the old McKinley High School
help kids "shop" for their families and wrap gifts, set up tables and cleanup. Must sign up in the attendance office by Tuesday, November 28th .

Babysit for parents on “Date Night”
Fri. Dec. 8th 6-10pm 
Regina Coeli parish, Alliance
NO CELL PHONE USE - you are taking care of children & should be engaged with them. Not on cell phones. 
-Crafts, play in the gym & movies
Ages 1 year old - 5th grade students
Call Stacie Weimer 330-428-0579

Breakfast with Santa
Christ the Servant parish 
Sun. Dec. 17th 9:30-11:30
Wear holiday attire, help with crafts, etc.
Questions or when at event check in with Mr. Drew Sarachman 330-518-4313
Donuts & Discussion
Dan Gravo, the president of Central Catholic & St. Thomas Aquinas, along with several board members would like to meet YOU, offer you breakfast, discuss their plans for the growth of our Stark County Catholic High Schools, and hear your thoughts! They have setup visits at many of the Stark County Catholic Parishes. Please join them for fellowship and important conversation at any of our upcoming visits: 

Sunday, December 3 – 11:45 am (after the 10:45 am Mass) at Regina Coeli (Alliance)
The combined STA and CCHS choirs performed for the Ohio Power Retirees at the Louisville Eagles. With music directors Mary Pusateri and PJ Chavez.
Touchdowns & Tutus - STA Dance Pairings
Tamaki Hoshi and Christian Harwood
Emily Kuntz and Luke May
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 .

COLLEGE: DIAMOND ADVISORS CLARITY SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline, November 30, 2017

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.
Hannah Soehnlen Signs with Walsh University
Volleyball Champions Parade & Rally
Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
STA & CCHS Read to St. Paul Pre-Schoolers
Planning a class reunion, email us and we'll post the information in our weekly eBlast!
Andrew Zellers '16
Andrew Zellers, Dennison University sophomore center was named to the North Coast Athletic League's honorable mention squad for the 2017 season. He was the heart of a Big Red offense that averages 35.5 points a game. He is a 2-year letterman who has started all 20 games in his career.
Olivia Crawford '14
Olivia Crawford is a senior dance minor at Otterbein University. She was the student choreographer for the opening and closing scenes of "Move Me", as well as dancing in the concert.
Cory Glines '13
Cory Glines is part of the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Cross Country Team. They just won their second NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship in a row! Congratulations to Cory and his team!
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

To stay in the know with all things STA, please be sure to update your information on the website.
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If you have any announcements for the STA eBlast, please email it to the STA eBlast Editor . Please add EBLAST in the subject line.

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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